The median age level at the River Forest Tennis Club dropped by a few years last weekend when the Club hosted the River Forest Clay Court Open Singles tournament for boys and girls, in the 14 and 16 year-old brackets. Of 153 competitors from Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, Oak Park and River Forest were well represented by 22 junior high and high school tennis players.
Windmills 14U win entry to two national tourneys "Hot," described the weather and the performance of the Windmills Red team on the last weekend of June at the ASA (Amateur Softball Association) Girls' Class A 14-Under Fast Pitch tournament in Horicon, Wis.
On my drive home from work I see this Citibank billboard: "Your means/LIVE/your means." Solved, this puzzle reads "Live within your means." This principal can help you manage your finances as well as your body weight.
It is clear that student academic achievement is not just the responsibility of school officials and teachers. Students, of course, bear a central role. So, too, do parents. Finding positive and effective ways to pull more parents into the school community has proven difficult in Oak Park and elsewhere. That is especially the case when it comes to minority parents.
It was just a bit more than a year ago that the sound of gunshots rang out from the entrance of the West Suburban Emergency Room as a man was brazenly murdered by gang members. This following a dangerous chase through Chicago streets to the very doorstep of Oak Park.
If a trustee abstains during a vote, has he or she made a decision? The answer is yes. Wednesday Journal writes in an editorial that Trustee Baker and I were saying maybe when we voted to abstain on extending the put-call agreement for the Colt Building ("Yes, no, not maybe," July 6). The editors see this choice as wrong.
I am disappointed that Village President David Pope did not recognize the significance and impact that the inclusion of the wisdom of a historian, an elder statesperson, for want of a better term, would have added to our Oak Park Village Board of Trustees in these times of turmoil, change, and new beginnings in our village.