Retired staff and teachers from Forest Park School District 91 returned to the hallways of Garfield School on Friday for the First Annual Annual Retiree Reading Day. Earlier in the morning Friday, beloved 40-year custodian Bob Crane was honored by the school on his retirement from the district.
A River Forest police street stop in early May led to information allowing area police departments to execute a search warrant in Maywood that netted heroine, crack cocaine and ecstasy with a street value of $28,000.
The Roos building was once a grand edifice. Three stories of solid brick, capped with a multi-story water tower stood over Forest Park, adorned with a majestic pillared entranceway, carved with the words "ED Roos." But time, neglect and the elements have destroyed the building past any hope of being repurposed, said Larry Piekarz, executive director of the Park District of Forest Park on Thursday.
To hear her talk, it would seem that the past century sort of sneaked up on her. Forest Park resident, Lorraine Boy celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday in Forest Park, surrounded by friends and family. "They're very excited," said Boy, referring to her loved ones. "I never thought about retiring or age or anything. I've had a busy life."
Forest Park Elementary School District 91 Superintendent Lou Cavallo was asked to be a member of the Vision 20/20 task force being developed by the Illinois Association of School Administrators, he told the school board Thursday.