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.
Candidates squared off Tuesday at Oak Park Public Library in the hotly contested race for 1st District Cook County Commissioner, defending their political records and giving their visions on topics ranging from the state of public health to overcrowding at the county jail.
Village President Anan Abu-Taleb says his endorsement of Blake Sercye for 1st District Cook County Commissioner was not a switch, despite what Sercye's rival Richard Boykin says on his campaign website.
Several minutes prior to Principal Nate Rouse's opening remarks at the15th annual Black Professionals Day at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Drew Swope, a junior well dressed in a tan vest, dress pants and polished shoes, was saying he knows he wants to work in the hospitality services field some day.
Something got off track recently with plans for Noon Whistle, a microbrewery, to sign a lease and open on Chicago Avenue near Austin Boulevard. The owners of the building — these days an indoor athletic facility but back a decade the mustiest auto repair shop you could imagine — said they worried about being left with a built-out and unusable brewing facility if the microbrew concept didn't fly.
Blake Sercye, one of five Democratic candidates for 1st District Cook County Board, collected five notable endorsements last week starting Tuesday when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel forged an unusual pact and backed Sercye.
There's good news for owners of rental property in the Austin community. In early March a grant-funding opportunity will provide much-needed funds to assist in improving the state of multi-unit rental buildings (2-4) that are vacant and in disrepair, thanks to a $100,000-plus grant recently awarded to the Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC) by HOPE Fair Housing Center in West Chicago.