Riverside-Brookfield junior guard Damonta Henry is a game-changer. He proved it during the last three quarters of the Bulldogs’ 72-57 win over Fenwick in an intriguing semifinal matchup of the RB Regional on Tuesday night.
In a few days, the newest officer on the Oak Park Police Department will head to Michigan to begin five weeks of training that will prepare him to start his job strong come April. He's a lot younger and smaller than the rest of the department's staff, but that won't stop him from learning how to seek out drugs from the cars and homes of suspected offenders, or how to stay on the trail of a missing person.
Elected officials remain mum on why Oak Park's village manager, Tom Barwin, is leaving in the middle of a performance evaluation. But the five-year administrator shed some light on his resignation, during an extended interview last week.
To many of the Thursday night guests at First United Methodist Church in Oak Park, they are Mama and Papa Bear. Patti and Phil Sheehan take the nicknames as signs of love and respect, earned through the weekly volunteer shifts they've been doing for almost 20 years.
It was by all accounts an ambitious art project for Longfellow Elementary School, one that took four years, hundreds of Oak Park students and thousands of pounds of cement. But more than a decade later, the mosaic, which depicts the village's history dating back to the Stone Age, is sitting in one mom's basement, rather than being displayed in all of its splendor.
Marz Timms hopes to be eating "prize-winning chili" at Hattie Dortilus's house warming party sometime soon. It's her dream too, and Dortilus is working diligently with Timms, her counselor at the West Cook Homeownership Center in Oak Park, to make her transition from renter to first-time homeowner.
Even a quick glance of the Fenwick Swimming Sectional score sheet clearly reveals that the host Friars, hometown rival OPRF, Lyons Township and Riverside-Brookfield dominated the action during Saturday's intense eight-team competition.
It was the Trinity basketball team that handed OPRF a 63-33 loss in the season opener and it was the Blazers who officially ended their area rival's season with a 67-38 win in the Class 4A River Forest Regional at Sister Michele Germanson Athletic Facility on Thursday night.
Wires are used to transfer information, says Oak Park resident and musician Chris Neville. They connect guitars to amplifiers and microphones to speakers. So Neville, a member of the band Tributosaurus, and four of his business partners who are also in the music industry, thought that WIRE would be the perfect unifying name for what will be a new music complex on the Berwyn side of Roosevelt Road.