By late morning, the cement and gravel dike at Chicago and Thatcher was holding back several inches of water. Chicago Avenue was under water extending west toward Maywood. A couple of Public Works employees came by to check the depth, then moved on. Newly re-elected River Forest Library Board member Patrick Meyer, who lives just east of Thatcher, came by with his son to check the situation.
Doing anything this weekend? If not, don't blame it on a dearth of options. Most weeks when I edit the Calendar section (see page 39), I'm impressed by the rich array of cultural offerings in our communities. But the weekend ahead is nothing short of Culturepalooza.
Meeting number three of the Gun Rights and Responsibilities Group on March 28 went much more smoothly, I'm happy to report. For most of the session, the members who emphasize firearm rights presented their side of the issue while those of us who emphasize responsibilities respectfully listened.
If you were going to predict the arc of Jason Narvy's theatrical career, you probably wouldn't guess that it would go from Los Angeles, playing a character named Skull Skullovitch on the kids' action series Power Rangers, to assistant professor in the theater program at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. But that is precisely what happened.
Oak Parkers are a conflicted bunch. On the one hand, we take pride in being anti-establishment — progressive, innovative, cutting edge. But we also have mortgages, kids, careers, so we've developed a strong establishment streak as well.