Very interesting story about a hometown athlete who makes it big. Story featured a lot of voices. It provided nice insights into the subject.
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Plus, he was given the 1st Place Award for Best Sports Column!
"Great artwork. It carries both sections submitted. The OPRF Playoff football artwork was stellar and used well. Layout is also well-done. Stories are good."
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With its lovely, tree-lined streets and architecturally significant homes, Oak Park is considered one of the most scenic suburbs in Chicago. Cyclists took their turns enjoying Oak Park via the 10th Annual Wright Ride.
Parks are viewed as places to relax, and a recent innovation at Scoville, Lindberg, Taylor and Mills parks in Oak Park now allow visitors to recharge their cellphones while they relax and recharge themselves.
The Park District of Oak Park's board is moving ahead cautiously with plans to build a community recreation center, settling on a 107,000-square-foot building costing between $41 million and $43 million, as the most feasible.
Fenwick High School won its first sectional championship this spring over the weekend. Whether bass fishing is a sport or not (the Illinois High School Athletic Association classifies it as an "activity"), the Friars finished first in the Skokie Lagoons Sectional of the IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
I suppose any time OPRF and Fenwick square off in an athletic event, that's the best matchup (and rivalry) in town. In over a decade and change of area sports coverage, I've also discovered that the annual baseball series between OPRF and Lyons Township is about as good as it gets.
Cleaning service looking for cleaning technician serving western suburbs (LaGrange, W.Springs, Oak Park). Must speak English and have own car. M-F 8am to 2pm. Pay commensurate w/ experience. Call 708-937-9110.