Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: We're Evanston without the lake: Evanston has a new city manager, one Julia Carroll. She's been in office about three months and last week gave an interview to the local newspaper, the Evanston Roundtable.
Two adults and a pair of juveniles have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated robbery by Oak Park police in connection with a robbery of the 7-Eleven at 515 Madison St. early Monday morning. In addition, River Forest police have charged the two juveniles in connection with the armed robbery of the White Hen at 7971 W. Lake St.
Girls state track The OPRF track and field team must have left a distinctive mark at the State Meet last weekend at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. By placing in the top 20 for the second year in a row, the Huskies made sure everyone knew they weren't just young pups battling the big dogs.
Time, effort and due process alone constitute a State title for the OPRF volleyball program. The second-ranked Huskies have tasted State tournament action four times since 1996. The program has finished runner-up three times since 1992. This year's squad is as good, if not better, than the back-to-back runner-up teams of 1992 and '93, or the '98 team that went 37-2.
Bridget Gallogly has beenOPRF soccer team's assist specialist for the entire regular season. The center midfielder helped out on nearly half of the 40 goals her team scored. But the Huskies (15-4-1) won't be able to rely on Gallogly's unselfish play and leadership qualities for the playoffs.
I'm holding a press conference! Come one come all to the biggest event since man walked on the moon, since Michael Jackson did the moonwalk, since Randy Moss mooned Green Bay. I may only do this once in a blue moon.