Congratulations to OPRF senior swimmer Mark Hallman, the Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week. Hallman turned in a stellar showing at the swimming state finals on Saturday, taking fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (46.19) and sixth in the 50 free (21.22).
Amie Marks, an Oak Park financial planner, started something she thinks will be big: a chance for local women to lunch, and discuss serious current events. She calls her monthly series "Women in the Know." The group meets monthly at caffe DeLuca, 7427 Madison St., in Forest Park.
A special commission charged with fighting racial discrimination in Oak Park's rental housing market held its first meeting, Tuesday, tentatively forming a 12-member task force made up of citizens and village officials.
The Oak Park Residence Corporation has hired a new executive director with a background in municipal government and investment banking. Most recently she has worked for a non-profit housing initiative in Chicago.
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 and the Oak Park Police Department have formalized their process of reporting crimes committed by students via a new intergovernmental agreement between to two entities.