For the 11th consecutive year, the River Forest school system has been recognized as one of the best in the state by the School Search Corporation, a national business that helps families seeking to relocate to towns with high quality school districts.
Oak Park trustees debated last week about their use of e-mail messages to discuss board business, a practice heralded by proponents for its efficiency and questioned by sunshine advocates as being against open-government ideals.
All District 97 elementary schools made adequate yearly progress (AYP) according to recently released 2005 Illinois Scholastic Achievement Tests (ISAT). But Percy Julian Middle school failed to make AYP in two subgroups for eighth grade mathematics.
Village documents show a half-dozen or more top-level administrators qualify for the village of Oak Park's one-year early-retirement incentive, with some departments possibly set to lose multiple longtime staffers.
It's precisely contrary to how you might reasonably expect it to go, yet Oak Park police said Monday that the beginning of a spat of auto thefts and vehicle burglaries appears to have coincided with the start of the new school year.