WEB EXTRA Parents of students at InterCultura Montessori School have taken over operations of the school after the school's founder and director fired the entire faculty Thursday afternoon without giving any notice.
A second civil lawsuit has been filed against the Village of River Forest by lawyers for officers Craig Rutz, 53, and Thomas Ludvik, 49. The new suit, which claims that Rutz and Ludvik were passed over for promotion last year in favor of 37 year old Sgt. Dan Dooghie, was filed Nov. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court.
Oak Park and River Forest High School students who just finished reading Homer's The Odyssey. will take something away from it other than tales of great wars and mythical creatures. Thanks to the innovative teaching methods of James Lessing and Ira Bell?#34;and the film work of Oak Park-based director Steve James?#34;90 OPRF freshmen have viewed Homer's epic from the present-day perspective of immigrants.
Kathy Capone spotted the critter near her backyard on the night of Nov. 17, between 10 and 10:30. Her neighbor, who also saw it, thought it was a fox. "But I know what a fox looks like," Capone said. "This was grayer and taller. It was clearly a wild animal."
During its more than four month effort to find a new fire chief, the village of Oak Park looked at some 30 candidates from 11 states. In the end, though, they found their man right in their own back yard. On Monday, Deputy Chief of Operations William M. Bell, a 25 year veteran of the Oak Park fire department, was appointed fire chief, effective immediately.
It started as a response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968 and the subsequent riots across the West Side. A couple of Oak Park women, Sue Bucholz and Martha Keene, along with soon-to-be Oak Parker Susan Powell, formed a group for young mothers and called it "First Tuesday."
How do you get a group of giggly 13-year-old girls to focus intently on executing a 1-3-1 zone defense? Have Avril Lavigne play the baseline? Perhaps, but it's actually easier than that. All you have to do is round up a group of athletic girls who click.