The New Year is only five days old and already I'm mad. A number of stories in WEDNESDAY JOURNAL's January 5 edition got the old BP into the hypertension zone. All the good feeling (metaphorically speaking) I got from my recent successful colonoscopy is gone.
A paroled convict with a record of multiple weapon, theft and drug convictions was arrested Monday at Oak Park River Forest High School. Otis Brown, 48, of the South side of Chicago, was spotted on the school's third floor by teachers around 2 p.m. When Brown noticed the teachers noticing him, he reportedly acted as though he was performing repair work in the area, which had suffered extensive flood damage from a leaking roof the week before.
Saying negotiations over the final stages of the Barrie Park cleanup have turned sour to the point of deadlock, the Park District of Oak Park filed a lawsuit on Monday against the utility companies managing the project.
Negotiations on a new teachers' contract at Oak Park Elementary School District 97 will take on a new condensed format this spring, squeezed between the board's busy January schedule and early April elections.
The phone call Cliff Sage got at 2 a.m. last Wednesday may have disrupted his sleep. But it lifted his spirits during a business trip. Sage's son Chris had some news to share with his father that simply could not wait until morning.