Whittier School, one of the eight elementary schools in Oak Park District 97, is looking for a new principal as current administrator Carol Young is set to retire in June. Young is retiring after more than 25 years in D97, including stints as principal of two district schools — Mann and Whittier.
Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Tess Trinka was recently named to the IHSA's All-State Academic Team. Trinka was one of 26 student-athletes (13 males, 13 females) selected from over 500 nominees around the state.
Fenwick center Dan Dwyer and forward Tom Planek have anchored the Friars' frontline this season in coach Rick Malnati's debut as the Fenwick coach. Both players offer leadership and impressive skill sets for the Friars.
OPRF (20-6) rolls into the Class 4A boys basketball playoffs on a six-game winning streak and as the favorite to win the Leyden Regional. Reporter Matt Le Cren takes a closer look at the Huskies in this postseason preview.
Many possibly walked away from the 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Chicago, Sunday morning with wet clothes and chattering teeth. But Longfellow Elementary School fifth grader Lucas Stowe walked away from North Avenue Beach with an autograph from his hero--Jimmy Fallon.
Trinity's bid to sweep Whitney Young while simultaneously winning the Hinsdale South Sectional championship fell short on Thursday night. Lauren Prochaska scored 18 points for the Blazers, who finished with a terrific 25-6 record on the season.