The village board had an unexpected visit from Ma Gawa African Drum Studio during the last board meeting. Teachers and students gave a brief drumming performance and updated board members on their current situation.
By fall, 12 benches painted by local artists are expected to line the sidewalks of the Harrison Street Arts District corridor as part of a program created by the village's Public Art Advisory Committee.
You might say Jeanette Fields' future was cemented when she was just 10 years old, a little girl living in a Sears mail-order home just beyond the Des Moines city limits, in Madrid, Iowa. People always said her family's house looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright. And so it did, a little.
The River Forest Township Assessor received a major increase in her modest budget last week. But it left neither the givers, the township board of trustees, nor the receiver, Assessor Rogue Weiland, happy or content.
Other than fresh sod, West Suburban Hospital isn't sure what will go at the site of a vacant two flat it owns at 209 N. Humphrey Ave., but demolition of that building may begin as early as Thursday, said hospital spokesperson Molly Gaus.
This fall, the Park District of Oak Park will begin drafting master plans for improvements to Carroll and Andersen parks, the first two of 18 plans that will eventually be completed for parks village-wide.
Saturday night the Oak Park and River Forest softball team gave a graduation present to its families, friends, and classmates: The long pursued Class AA State championship. In one of the longest championship games in Illinois history, the Huskies defeated four-time State champion Moline 4-1 in 11 innings at Eastside Centre in East Peoria.