As we are well aware, winter has had a firm grip on all of us in Chicago this year, with record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures. This unprecedented winter has taken its toll not only on our spirits but also on water lines and infrastructures. Due to the persistent winter, the Park District of Oak Park is experiencing many challenges for getting fields safe and playable for the 2014 spring baseball and soccer seasons.
If Cosmo Coffey achieves his dream of being a filmmaker, he'll have a football coach to thank. The Oak Park and River Forest High School sophomore, by most accounts, is already a filmmaker and will get to take a bow at the Lake Theatre in Oak Park on March 15 with the screening of his first film, Grit.
The question of merging River Forest village and township governments could be addressed as part of the League of Women Voters of Oak Park-River Forest's 2014-2015 program, the organization's president said last week.