After a brilliant 11-year run, Mike Powell is stepping down as the head coach of the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team. The School Board accepted Powell's resignation at its March 20 regular meeting. According to OPRF Athletic Director John Stelzer, the search for Powell's replacement hasn't begun yet.
About 60 Mann Elementary School parents showed up at the Oak Park District 97 school board meeting on March 18, and more than a dozen took the opportunity to speak in support of their principal, Sam LeDeaux.
Richard W. Schutt, 84, a longtime resident of Oak Park and Forest Park, died on March 5, 2014 in Mimbres, N.M. Born on May 13, 1929 in Albion, Penn., he was an active member of Third Unitarian Church in Chicago. When he and his
The idea for this column came from Karen Ford, vice president of the National Writers Union, who assisted Soweto West Press and the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest with the publication of our Suburban Promised Land.
In the city of Chicago, the following people were killed by violence, March 13-20: Terrell Wilson, 21; Michael Stewart, 35; Amierah Roberson, 1; Paul Carter, 32; Gregory Shanks, 47; Michael Tingling, 59; Leannia Hall, 76