Outgoing River Forest village trustee Dale Rider, a frequent opponent of Village President Frank Paris in village board votes, will be Paris's opponent in the April presidential election. Rider, a 10 year veteran of the village board, was one of 10 individuals filing papers with the village clerk early Tuesday morning for village president, trustee or library board. For Rider, it's all or nothing after 10 years on the village board.
Morris Buske, 92, and Roy Gummerson, 90, died on the same day, Jan. 14, 2005, Buske at his home in Holley Court Terrace, Gummerson at West Suburban Hospital, where he had spent years working as a dedicated volunteer.
Spent part of Friday afternoon with Tim Connelly, president of Whiteco. He came calling, along with his Oak Parker-of-a-PR-guy. Whiteco now has Oak Park architects, Oak Park advisors. Everything Oak Park.
With a raft of vacancies looming on the Oak Park police department, the Oak Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners selected two vendors last Thursday to conduct written and psychological testing for its entry level police officer process.
It doesn't appear that Ascension Church will be getting back to its normal routine any time soon in the wake of a small but very smokey storage room fire. The blaze, which was discovered early on Jan. 6, was quickly extinguished before it could spread, but the flames had apparently smoldered all night, producing copious smoke throughout the entire church interior.
As of noon on Tuesday, five candidates had filed to run for the Board of Education for Oak Park Elementary School District 97, including three scientists, an ad man and incumbent board Vice President Carolyn Newberry Schwartz.