It's hard to believe on a dreary February day, but the end of the school year is just around the corner. But have no fear. WEDNESDAY JOURNAL has once again compiled a list of local activities to keep the kids happyâ€"and supervisedâ€"through the summer. The information listed below is not conclusive, as many camps are still finalizing details. Please call the locations with any questions or up-to-date information.
There's a well-worn cliche in sports fiction: an upstart team of scrappy players with big hearts wins the big game against a bigger, richer favorite. It's a story playing out for real with a group of Oak Park and River Forest High School kids, but their sport of choice isn't a sport at all.
Much of my inspiration for this column comes from the foods I'm currently preparing in my own home kitchen. Quirky as it may sound, much of what I prepare at home is more often than not dictated by the weather. And then there are other idiosyncrasies.
On a gloomy, dripping Sunday redolent of English weather, the Handel Week Festival 2005 offered a timeless message with their performance of Judas Maccabaeus at Grace Episcopal Church. It was the final event of the three-concert series, which ran here from Feb. 5 to Feb. 13.
Juan F. Menefee, 44, of Oak Park was charged with Aggravated Battery after he allegedly struck a man on the head and on his left leg with "the Club," an anti-vehicle theft device, around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 13. The man, who suffered multiple skull fractures and multiple leg fractures, had allegedly been involved in a previous altercation with Menefee, whom he confronted at the rear of Menefee's residence in the 300 block of South Oak Park Avenue.
Debate over the proposal to reopen the Marion Street mall to vehicular traffic has resurfaced after the release of the downtown plan by Crandall Arambula, the Portland, Ore., firm hired by the Village of Oak Park to study its downtown business districts.
When District 97's Education Council?#34;made up of teachers and administrators?#34;introduced five policies concerning parent-teacher interactions to the Board of Education last summer, disapproval from members of the board and school community placed a major speed bump in the path of instituting the policies.
Citing financial concerns as well as a perceived conflict in its mission statement, the River Forest Park District announced that it was withdrawing after four years as "tenant?#34;in-principle" of the River Forest Women's Club as of April 30.