The cleanup and restoration of Barrie Park may have gained a reputation for delays, but the Park District of Oak Park is confident that the playground area of the park will be open to the public beginning Saturday morning.
A Catholic church in the Austin neighborhood was closed after a final mass on Mother's Day and Rev. Andrew Greeley is feeling badly. He wrote about it in his Sun-Times column last week. It was, to me, a lovely and moving piece until the end when my mind and his words came out at the same troubled place.
Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley released a statement regarding the hiring of two new deputy police chiefs on Thursday, May 12. The statement confirmed that a decision had been made regarding the two positions, but noted that details remain to be dealt with before any public announcement is made.
Fenwick celebrated its second straight year of water polo dominance when both its boys' and girls' water polo teams won their respective IHSA State championships at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire on Saturday. The coincidental victories came in similar fashion as game-winning goals were scored by siblings Luke Baldwin and Keely Baldwin.
The pitching match-ups for OPRF's doubleheader with Lyons Township Saturday?#34;Huskies pro prospect Tim Dennehy starting the opener and LT ace Dan Sorce throwing in Game 2?#34;suggested the strong possibility of a split.