The Journal's cycling columnist Jack Crowe recently rode his bike with a group of cyclists on one of the RAIL (Ride Across Illinois) routes from the Quad Cities to Oak Park. 170 miles in one day! Here's his recap of the adventure.
Team Illinois cruised past Pennsylvania 60-18 in the final of the Cadet National Greco-Roman and Freestyle Duals held in Daytona Beach, Fla. in June. Of the 22 members who represented Illinois, eight hail from Oak Park and River Forest High School.
The Oak Park Windmills 9U softball team won the Lincoln-Way Storm Summer Smash 10U Tournament in Chicago Heights on the weekend of June 14-16. The team captured its second consective tournment championship.
A few weeks ago Jeff Davis kept his cool when umpires unexpectedly flip-flopped on a controversial call at third base during the playoffs for his River Forest Youth Baseball team. The moment affirmed exactly why Davis was recently bestowed the honor of having an annual award named after him by the organization.