The River Forest village board said goodbye to two departing members and welcomed a new trustee and village clerk at its meeting Monday night. It also recognized the professionalism of 10 police officers in relation to a March 16 murder.
Discontent over Oak Park and River Forest High School's handling of abuse and neglect charges brought parents and community members to the school's entrance early Tuesday morning to form a picket line where protesters chanted, "No abuse, no neglect; all students deserve respect!"
The River Forest Park District board has raised serious concerns regarding proposed details of the River Forest 125th Anniversary Committee's planned renovation and restoration of the E.A. Cummings Memorial.
By high noon on April 30, the old Altenheim nursing home building in Forest Park looked like something out of the movie SWAT: Tactical units from across Illinois manned staging areas, snipers were poised to take their shots, command posts dotted the cemetery, streets were marked off and a handful of officers stood steadfast, eyes trained on the building, waiting to give the order to go.
Construction is expected to begin this summer on a 7-story condominium and retail development at the Bank One lot on Marion Street, said John Schiess, the architect representing the developer of the project.
Love him or hate him, there is no denying the effect the presidential reign of George W. Bush has had on the country in the last half decade. From the record youth turn-out for the last presidential election to the "Vote or Die" campaigns supported by celebrities whose larger than life persona's almost give the impression of a certain imperviousness to the political process, the level of interest over local and state government is the highest it has been in a quarter century.