SECRET TESTIMONY ... Living near West Suburban Hospital is no fun in some respects, what with ambulance sirens, worry about hazardous waste, and now fear of reduction in property values because of planned expansion. But think what it's been like for the sole surviving neighbor from 1914, when the hospital was built, a plucky centenarian for whom life has never been the same.
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, during the late afternoon hours, a friend told me there was a dog locked inside the back of a car for over two hours near Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue. It was still 94 degrees outside, according to the bank reading I had just passed. The dog was a Dachshund constrained in a plastic crate without any water and with only two of the front car windows cracked 2½ to 3 inches.
Roy Gummerson Cross-country Invitational That stress fracture to Brendan Murphy's shin seems to have fully healed. The senior, bogged down by the injury for the bulk of last season, raced his way to first place overall and led his team to the top spot at the Roy Gummerson Invitational held at Schiller Woods on Saturday.
It may have been just a simple off-the-cuff comment when Downers Grove North coaches told OPRF head coach Paul Wright after the Trojans edged the Huskies 1-0 on Sept. 20 that his team is going places, but it was information Wright already knew.
Oak Park and River Forest field hockey's first time hosting a large regular season tournament went off without a hitch, except for maybe the Huskies having to settle for second place after a 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of Assumption High School, a team from Louisville, Ky., in the title game on Saturday.
Due to a punishing run-game and a fearless defense, there was no letdown for OPRF at Morton Friday night. The Huskies followed up a shocking 10-7 upset of West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Hinsdale Central with an 18-0 blanking of the Mustangs in Berwyn.