The River Forest police department has named Patrolman Seth DeYoung its 2004 Police Officer of the Year. DeYoung, 29, who has been on patrol duties since completing his 18-month probationary period, has been a cop less than 30 months. However in that time he has been awarded an Honorable Mention for exceptional service in the line of duty, three unit citations for his team work with other officers, and a Letter of Recognition.
Five years after the first plans were formulated for the renovation of Keystone Park, 300 parents and their kids gathered last Friday as the sun set on a beautiful warm April evening to christen the new facility.
"I love those," said T.J. Thomas, pointing at a colorful Japanese kimono. Thomas was one of the many students at Irving Elementary School who participated in the annual "Passport to the World" event, an intercultural program organized by teachers and parents at Irving.
About three years ago, John Hyndman, building manager at First Baptist Church decided to venture into the long-abandoned tower as part of an overall facility check, and it was not a pretty sight. Amidst a mountain of pigeon guano, nests, bird carcasses and unhatched eggs, he found a hidden gem: a set of J.C. Deagan Chimes dating back to the 1920s.
Talk about a big moving day. While River Forest residents Kimothy and Corine Lee moved only a few feet north, what their house move lacked in distance, it more than made up for in bulk?#34;112 tons of bulk. On Tuesday morning, April 12, the Lee's moved their 2-story stone and frame house from 807 Forest to 811 Forest Ave.