Village trustees, during Monday's board meeting, were receptive to contributing tax increment financing (TIF) dollars to a private entity following a presentation by Madison Street Theatre, which requested $500,000 for renovations.
Congratulations to OPRF wrestlers and newly minted state champions Isaiah White, Larry Early, Kamal Bey and Davonte Mahomes, the Wednesday Journal's Athletes of the Week sponsored by Midtown Athletic Club.
The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys swim team won its first-ever sectional title Saturday at with 294 points, followed by sectional host Fenwick (253 points) and Oak Park and River Forest (231 points). As for the Friars, their impressive streak of 10 straight sectional titles came to an abrupt end courtesy of the upstart Bulldogs.
A somewhat cryptic message appeared on Noon Whistle Brewing Co.'s facebook fan page Sunday night suggesting that the new microbrewery will not be moving in to the proposed location at 18 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park.
A great week for 1st District Cook County Board candidate Blake Sercye continued Saturday as Sercye easily won the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Oak Park (DPOP) at a hastily called endorsement session held Saturday morning at DPOP headquarters. The endorsement capped off a big week for the 27 year old Sercye that has made him a strong contender in the March 18 Democratic primary race.