Three hundred eighth-graders filled the auditorium at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave., as human rights activists Bakary Tandia and Biram Dah Abeid spoke to students about their push to end slavery.
The District 200 Finance Advisory Committee's recommendations concerning bringing down OPRF's large fund balance over the next decade were presented to the full high school board Tuesday, which included a recommendation concerning the board's annual tax levy vote on Dec. 19.
The Village of Oak Park took one step forward in the reorganization of its economic development efforts last week, promoting village hall veteran Tammie Grossman to serve as director of the newly created department of Community and Economic Development.
In honor of Nelson Mandela, whose death last week inspired worldwide tributes and retrospectives, Oak Park state Rep. LaShawn Ford (8th) is proposing a permanent renaming of Cicero Avenue in honor of the former South African president.
Union Church in Hinsdale is holding a benefit concert Sunday, Dec. 15 for former First United Church of Oak Park Senior Pastor Julie Ruth Harley, who was diagnosed last year with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.