On Sept. 17, a perfect late-summer day, a sold-out crowd of 1,200 visitors enjoyed a tour of the spectacular Grunow Mansion at 915 Franklin in River Forest. This one-time opportunity to walk through the elegant English Tudor built in 1928 by Majestic Radio magnate William Grunow, and later owned by reputed crime boss Anthony Accardo, attracted not only residents of both villages but hundreds of people from the entire metropolitan area.
I am writing to publicly thank all who made this year's Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Book Fair our most successful ever. This year, the 35th of the Fair, the Friends raised over $45,000 in sales and admissions.
On behalf of the Oak Park International Film Festival co-coordinators?#34;Donna Watts, Karen Osborne, Yves Hughes Jr., and myself?#34;I'd like to thank all of the individuals and organizations that played a part in our great reception Friday...
After reading Ms. Klein's letter to Wednesday Journal of 21 September [Starbucks biker pandemic cramps our weekend mornings], I had to do some soul-searching. I looked in the mirror?#34;no angry man there. I meditated. I sought electronic counsel with my fellow bikers.
For a long time in Oak Park you only had one choice for a cab ride. So I put up with the dispatchers and the unnerving feeling that I had no choice when it came to my transportation to and from the airport.
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune included the information that over 50 percent of the students entering ninth grade in the Chicago Public School system do not graduate four years later. A 54-percent high school drop-out rate is a very disturbing statistic in the 21st century.
International Walk to School Week is Oct. 3-7, 2005. This year, more than 3 million walkers from 36 countries will walk to school together?#34;all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk. Now in its ninth year, Walk to School Week is expected to include 3,000 schools from all 50 states.
I loved Ken Trainor's column, Take time to write your personal creed [Viewpoints, Aug. 17]. Your thoughts reflect my beliefs and say it more beautifully than I ever could. I will keep that column on my fridge for quite a while! It inspires me to be a better person. Thanks.