At least a few people around town remember that the Oak Park village board set a very firm deadline of Feb. 28 for proof positive that developers — some developer, any developers — had obtained financing to build the tall, shiny high-rise at Lake and Forest.
While teacher contract negotiations at Oak Park school District 97 are nowhere near the finish line after starting in January, the school board and faculty representatives at the table have reached a point in the process where they'll be getting into the details about what the next contract will look like, according to Supt. Al Roberts.
There was a lot less history to account for in the villages of Oak Park and River Forest in 1970 — the year the local historical society set up shop in a single room of the landmark Pleasant Home at 217 Home Ave.
Departing Triton Community College President Patricia Granados got a generous going-away gift when she announced her retirement at the March 25 board meeting: a pension-sweetening raise of 27.4 percent of her salary, bringing it to $312,000 per year.
The Oak Park and River Forest parent group IMPACT, which formed in 2010 to deal with substance abuse issues among students at OPRF High School, is looking to hire a part-time director to oversee the group's operations and help it grow.