In our wrap-up of the River Forest Memorial Day Parade last week [Caterer a perfect 2-for-2] we mischaracterized The Perfect Dinner as, well, a "caterer," which is not their primary business. They do offer catering, but their primary business is prepared family-favorite dinners available for carry-out or delivery during the week.
Last week the new Oak Park village board indicated that it plans to take a more critical look at the village's longstanding Diversity Assurance Program (DAP). The village board met last Thursday evening in a nearly 4-hour study session to receive and discuss a report on the DAP program prepared by the village's Housing Programs Advisory Committee (HPAC).
The District 97 Board of Education was expected this week to appoint a Morton Grove middle school principal to head Brooks Middle School, and Mann Elementary Principal to head Whittier Elementary School.
For Jim Dickert, the spark came when he read a Bob Herbert column in the New York Times last April. For Jennifer Harbury, the spark came from discovering that her Guatemalan husband had been tortured and executed by military officers on the payroll of the CIA.
"We are the fastest rising team of division I," said Tom Peroulas, public affairs spokesman for the Condors Rugby Club of Chicago, which plays at Rockne Stadium in Austin and has strong Oak Park connections.
As anyone who's ever thrown a big party knows, getting people to call back with their RSVPs for an affair can be like pulling teeth. If the folks putting together one of River Forest's biggest parties this year?#34;the 125th Anniversary Gala?#34;didn't know that already, they know it now.
While River Forest's adults get ready to have their June 17 soiree, numerous village grade school students have weighed in with their own statements, both written and artistic, on what their hometown means to them. The essays and quilts created by both public and parochial school students are on display at the River Forest Public Library.