As part of a joint campaign, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple could receive $10 million toward the cost of restoration efforts, according to a preliminary agreement announced today in a joint statement from the Alphawood Foundation of Chicago and the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
To honor the mother of Jesus, many Catholics adorn her statue with a crown of flowers each May. But St. Luke Parish School in River Forest does not just crown their statue. The second- and eighth-grade students, dressed in First Communion and Confirmation clothes, lead a procession, bearing the statue from the school to the church on a special bier.
In response to a small group of parents who objected to a novel being taught in their middle school children's classrooms that contained explicit language and mature themes, District 97 will offer those parents an alternative book for their students to read.
It was my intention to try to even up our coverage of Oak Park and River Forest's political seasons by writing this column about the exit and entrance of village board members Monday night in the village by the river. Unfortunately my plan to skip the early portion of the meeting, which, based on years of agenda watching, looked to be at least 45 minutes worth of governmenting, did not account for just how quiet and efficient River Forest officials had become.
Rigas, 53, who grew up next door in Oak Park, served eight years as a River Forest trustee, followed by eight years as a member of the Oak Park and River Forest High School board (one of those years as president), then four years as River Forest village president.
This weekend, art lovers and festival-goers alike can mingle in the annual What's Blooming on Harrison Street, which kicks off 6-10 p.m., Friday, May 17, and runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., the following day.