"Maybe we should stop talking publicly about an opening date," said Park District of Oak Park Commissioner Mark Gartland, after the park board was presented with the latest roadblock to re-opening Barrie Park.
A survey of parents, students and teachers at Brooks Middle School show mid-range satisfaction in most areas, with teachers?#34;especially white teachers?#34;voicing less satisfaction in the areas of leadership and discipline.
Oak Park resident Robert Mittleman is quite used to watching his boxers dodge punches in the ring. On Monday, Mittleman, 61, dodged a real haymaker himself. The former boxing manager, who pleaded guilty in April to two counts of sports bribery and one count of bribery of a public official, was sentenced to five years probation by a judge in Federal court in Las Vegas.
The only thing certain at present about the future make up of the River Forest Park District is uncertainty. As of Monday, only two people, Dale Jones and Holly Hirst, had picked up filing papers for the April election at the park district office. Jones could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
After years of no new clubs at Oak Park and River Forest High School, and months of expectation after the school indicated it might be able to add clubs at the beginning of the school year but needed to wait for the outcome of teachers contract negotiations, new club organizers are still waiting.
Starting Jan. 6, the Oak Park Plan Commission will hold what is expected to be a series of six or seven public hearings on the controversial Whiteco development project proposed for Harlem Avenue and Ontario Street.
The District 97 Board of Education tabled a vote on principal contracts at its Dec. 1 regular meeting, again extending the process of setting goals for its principals at least until its Dec. 15 meeting.