The River Forest Park District board has raised serious concerns regarding proposed details of the River Forest 125th Anniversary Committee's planned renovation and restoration of the E.A. Cummings Memorial.
By high noon on April 30, the old Altenheim nursing home building in Forest Park looked like something out of the movie SWAT: Tactical units from across Illinois manned staging areas, snipers were poised to take their shots, command posts dotted the cemetery, streets were marked off and a handful of officers stood steadfast, eyes trained on the building, waiting to give the order to go.
Construction is expected to begin this summer on a 7-story condominium and retail development at the Bank One lot on Marion Street, said John Schiess, the architect representing the developer of the project.
Love him or hate him, there is no denying the effect the presidential reign of George W. Bush has had on the country in the last half decade. From the record youth turn-out for the last presidential election to the "Vote or Die" campaigns supported by celebrities whose larger than life persona's almost give the impression of a certain imperviousness to the political process, the level of interest over local and state government is the highest it has been in a quarter century.
An April 22 N.Y. Times feature detailed a 36-hour visit to Oak Park for a series the paper is doing on weekend getaways. "In the town," wrote author, and tourist, Betsy Rubiner, "you will also find galleries, boutiques, restaurants, live music and a world-class zoo ..."
The Fenwick boys' water polo team was able to pull off their second victory in a row against powerhouse Brother Rice on Saturday, edging the Crusaders 8-6 in the title game of the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference tournament in Oak Park. After beating Mt. Carmel 24-7 and St. Patrick 15-4 earlier in the tournament, the Friars' quick offense and teamwork kept them in control against the Crusaders.