The contest to fill the open Cook County Commissioner seat representing Oak Park, Austin, and the near west suburbs, has become, in effect, a two-person race. Either Richard Boykin or Ike Carothers is going to be our next County Commissioner.
I've been enjoying the 40th anniversary edition of The Sun, a monthly magazine out of Chapel Hill, N.C., started in 1974 by a Brooklyn transplant named Sy Safransky, who is still at the helm four decades later.
OPRF High School recently named four winners of its annual Martin Luther King essay contest. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, students were asked to write about the cause they would march for today. We are running one essay each week.
State Rep. Chris Welch (7th) is proposing legislation that would allow elimination of River Forest Township (RFT) by merging its functions into the Village of River Forest. RFT currently has a longstanding Intergovernmental Agreement with Oak Park Township to provide key services.