An effort by one District 97 Board of Education member to reform the role and responsibilities of board president received little support last week when new members were sworn in and new officers elected.
Dr. Anibal Pepper, a noted surgeon in River Forest, is from Arequipa, Peru. Though he left his hometown decades ago, he has not forgotten his roots. In fact, he has worked hard to link Arequipa and River Forest.
Additional individual student discipline cases at Oak Park and River Forest High School will be reviewed by a state auditor after initial looks into how discipline is meted out at the school showed no evidence of unfairness.
Last week,Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez appeared on a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and proclaimed, "Habemus papam." Millions of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world held their breath as he paused and then added, "Cardinale Ratzinger."
Oak Park police are investigating a series of alleged criminal sexual assaults against a 12-year-old girl the afternoon and evening of Thursday, April 21 at an apartment in 100 Forest Place and the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.
The union representing healthcare workers at two Oak Park nursing homes announced a three year agreement with the Illinois Association of Healthcare Facilities (IAHF) last Wednesday that will significantly increase pay and benefits for workers in the 114 care facilities it represents.
At the moment it's a colorful quilt of Virginia bluebells, white trillium and greenery that looks uniform though it's anything but. Twelve years ago, however, the northwest corner of the Cook County Forest Preserve District property (by the corner of Bonnie Brae and Quick in River Forest) was an overgrown thicket of trees of heaven and buckthorn, recalled Richard Newhard, director of the Department of Resource Management.
The Oak Park park board voted 4-0 to approve the Austin Gardens Master Plan at last Thursday's final meeting of the current board. Two new members will take their seats in May. The master plan, developed by CYLA Design Associates, and summarized by the firm's principal, Carol Yetken, consists of three phases.