As one of its first items of business at its Sept. 6 regular meeting, Oak Park village trustees passed a resolution in memory of Bob James, the Realtor described as "a pivotal force dealing with the issues of integration in the 1960s and 1970s working for the passage of the fair housing ordinance which became law in Oak Park in 1968."
Our dog is driving us crazy. Norman the schnoodle has been bugging us for weeks to take him on the Animal Care League's Walk for the Animals on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Maple Park (Harlem Avenue and Roosevelt Road).
Oak Park's District 97 elementary schools have enrolled five students dislocated by Hurricane Katrina. The five students come from four Gulf Coast families, according to the district. Which schools students have been assigned to is confidential according to the district. At least one parent interviewed by the Journal was full of praise for the district for cutting through paperwork to make the enrollment process easy and quick.
Denise Murmann is a dentist with office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday through Beth Heiferman's dental practice in River Forest. But Murmann hasn't seen patients for the past two weeks. A forensic odontologist, she was assigned to New Orleans as a member of the federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT).
Last week's match against powerhouse New Trier was a "bloody" affair, but OPRF field hockey's 5-4 victory in overtime may be the catalyst for the program's sixth Illinois High School Field Hockey Association (IHSFHA) State championship come late October.