Oak Park and River Forest concluded a three-year run in the Class AA State Softball Finals by rounding out its success with a 4-1 championship victory in 11 innings over Moline at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday night.
A tutoring program started by Carol Kelly, an Oak Parker and a Juvenile Court judge, is in danger of shutting down after Chicago Public School officials announced it will close Grant Community Academy, where the tutoring is based.
There are many things, most unappetizing, that I'd expect to find on the menu board at the local pool. And Sunday afternoon when my daughter and her pal were hungry, mid-swim, at Ridgeland Common we went to the concession stand.
Oak Park Chief of Police Rick Tanksley introduced his two new deputy chiefs last Wednesday morning with the promise that his command staff will help train and mentor a force which has suddenly dropped in age and experience.
Oak Park police said they are exploring the likelihood that two recent armed robberies in Oak Park may be part of a larger pattern of robberies that extends along North Avenue from the 5100 block in Chicago, through Oak Park and out to the Winston Plaza Shopping center in Melrose Park.
A last ditch effort to retain regular public use of the soon-to-be-sold River Forest Women's Club failed Monday when Women's Club president Marilyn Organ allegedly declined to attend a meeting with probable owner Paul Coffey and Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest president Laurel McMahon.
Finding itself at a watershed moment, with two new members elected in April and a new superintendent coming July 1, the District 97 Board of Education met twice in the past month to discuss roles and responsibilities.