Cross-country Regional Results "Common sense prevailed," said OPRF girls' cross-country coach Sarah McCabe of her decision to leave freshman phenom Olivia Bird out of the lineup due to a sore hip at the Oak Park Regional held at Schiller Woods on Saturday. McCabe made the decision despite having to run without two other of the team's top performers. In the end, nothing was lost.
After five games of a 10-game season, the Hurricanes Premiere U13 girls soccer team is presently in first place in the top division of the Illinois Women's Soccer League, having scored 11 goals and allowing only three goals to be scored against them.
Oak Park police continue to work to develop leads regarding an ongoing series of commercial burglaries. Six more Oak Park businesses were broken into last week, making a total of at least 20 commercial burglaries in the village over the past three months.
It the time, attending high school in the 1980s was defined by the contrast with attending elementary school in the '70s. Elementary school and the '70s were not a happy time for me. My family moved to Oak Park in September, 1973.
The proposal to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants, is being resurrected by the dedicated group of anti-smoking activists who call their organization Smoke Free Oak Park. Their previous proposal was voted down by the former village board, but it makes sense for the issue to be revived and reviewed by a new board, and, in fact, the topic has been placed on the board's agenda for Feb. 27.