On the final day, in what I had to hope was the final mailing, the kinder, gentler Blake Sercye returned to my mailbox. At least on the front and back of the four-page mailer it was the smiling young man with the good story — raised in Austin by a single mom, still in Austin, Fenwick, Princeton, U of C law school, pro bono legal work, progressive agenda for the county board.
Much of the controversy surrounding the Roosevelt Middle School renovation project will be shelved — at least for now — while community officials work on a comprehensive solution to parking in the neighborhood around the building.
A District 97 legislative board committee is currently working with state lawmakers on revising Illinois' school code to allow for greater sharing of student data between non-unit school districts within the same municipality.
A woman told police she was robbed by an unknown man in his 20s with blonde-tipped dreadlocks in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue around 5 p.m., March 14. Police said the man approached the victim and showed her the outline of a handgun underneath his shirt.
The founder of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word program is hoping to replicate his work in other school districts through a teacher-training initiative he has developed with Concordia University.
When the owners of Magic Tree Bookstore, Iris and Victor Yipp, planned their annual winter vacation, architecture was the last thing on their minds. They planned to ski in the small town of Whitefish, Mont., and visit Glacier National Park afterward.