District 97 parent and health activist Ellen Pimentel won the 3rdAnnual Sandra Noel Health Educator Award, which is awarded by Whole Foods Market in River Forest and named for retired District 97 teacher Sandy Noel.
A town hall concerning Oak Park and River Forest High School is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 20 at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St. The event is sponsored by parent group APPLE (African American Parents for Purposeful Leadership in Education).
Among the first phone calls I had planned to make when I got in was to Jassen Strokosch for an Irving School story I was contemplating. I emailed him last Friday afternoon to see if he had time to talk Monday morning. He replied that he did.
Phillip Owen, 26, says he has always felt the Blessed Mother watching over him. Born and raised in St. Luke Parish in River Forest and Fenwick H.S. alum, Owen is the eighth of 10 children in his family. Owen and nine other men are being ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago this weekend.