The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest's Second Annual Housewalk: "A Parade of Elegant Homes - River Forest at 125" is now history, and we are grateful to the many people and businesses that helped to make it our most successful event to date.
The week of April 17-23 was National Volunteer Week. Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, National Volunteer Week celebrates the positive impact volunteers have on communities. According to the foundation, "Volunteers help inspire those they help and inspire others to serve."
I am the parent of one current student in the [OPRF High School] TEAM program and one graduate of the program. My third child is in the LD program. I am also a school social worker in a neighboring district. I have learned to look at the special education program at the high school as both an insider and an outsider. The balance between the two is sometimes difficult.
Brilliant puns notwithstanding, I'm not really "uprooted" (positively or negatively) by the Oak Park Forestry Commission's decision to pass on my proposal to pass out Sugar Maple saplings to kids [Sugar Maple squabble leads to Arbor Day argument, NEWS, April 27].
In this era of ethnic genuflection and sniffy multiculturalists, the University of Illinois will eliminate Chief Illiniwek as the mascot-slash-cheerleader of the school's basketball and football teams.