Dr. Constance Collins will be the new District 97 school superintendent come summer. But for now she is one of the most visible faces on local and national TV responding to the Sunday murders of two second grade girls from her Zion school district. The bodies of Laura Hobbs and Krystal Tobias were found early Monday in a wooded area near their school.
Collins appeared on local television newscasts Monday night and was reported to have been interviewed Tuesday morning on both CNN and NBC's "Today" show.
Visiting Forest Park
Last week when Forest Park's Main Street group hosted its annual meeting it was hard not to trip over Oak Parkers (or ex-Oak Parkers) showing their faces in the suddenly hot community to our west.
Let's see, there was Scott Gaalaas, the YMCA executive director who may or may not relocate the Y to Forest Park. ... Former Oak Park Trustee Galen Gockel who is a Forest Park fan. ... John Lukehart of the Arts Council who was talking up Saturday's Kurt Elling concert. ... Tim Hague and Stacy Taxman of Taxman Corporation who seem to be doing just fine with their two notable building projects in Forest Park.
A village event, or two
Residents can give input on what "green design" features they'd like to see incorporated into the Oak Park's new public works building at a public meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Village Hall council chambers, 123 Madison St. The village received a grant to help make the new building more environment-friendly.
The condo development at the Bank One lot on Marion Street is actually expected to include 84 condominiums, not 42 as reported last week. The project will feature two "wings" (architect John Schiess said he prefers not to call them "towers"), with 42 condos housed in each.
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