The family of Rachel Smylie, a former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who died April 7 in a single car crash while in Namibia, have established the Rachel G. Smylie Memorial Scholarship in memory of Rachel's love of Africa.
Developers wanting to build 22 townhouses on a parking lot near the West Cook YMCA took their proposal to the public, Monday, but while many residents were happy to see a better use for the site, some were cautious about the parking shortage it would create.
A woman who bought credit cards encoded with stolen account information was arrested after using a fraudulent debit card in River Forest to withdraw money from a Bank of America ATM, River Forest Police said.
Rachel Smylie had a smile that could light up Oak Park Stadium. When I heard about Smylie's death in a single-car crash on April 7 in Namibia (a country in southern Africa) while studying abroad, like anybody who heard the tragic news, I was deeply saddened.
For the third time in four years, the Fenwick boys water polo team won the DeSmet Tournament in St. Louis over the weekend. The Friars capped off a perfect 5-0 run through the tourney with an impressive 13-7 win over St. Louis University High School in the championship match
Bill Mahon had no knowledge of rugby when his son, Sean, started playing the sport at a local club six years ago while a freshman at Fenwick High School. Now he is the coach of a Fenwick team that is fast becoming one of the strongest high school programs in Illinois and just returned from a trip to Ireland.