The Illinois Department of Transportation is still down to four plans for the I-290 expansion, but who might be performing the work and a timetable were discussed at a meeting Tuesday night hosted by State Senator Kimberly Lightford at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park.
Getting ready for the Common Core, Forest Park schools are well positioned to make the transition to a new curriculum and teaching evaluations, Superintendent Lou Cavallo told a group of about 50 attending the State of the District address at Garfield school April 16.
Chubbs grew up back in the days when guys were known by their nicknames. If he wasn't being inducted into the 16" Softball Hall of Fame, I wouldn't have found out his real name is Rich Polfus. The retired trader tends bar at McGaffer's, a neighborhood joint that's a hotbed of 16" softball. He will be honored at the Drury Lane, on April 26, for his four decades in the game, many of them as a highly successful player-manager.
At 5:36 p.m. in the 600 block of Harlem April 19, police noticed a Jeep with unlawful tinted windows and ran the plates; this showed the Jeep's registered owner had a revoked license. The driver got out of the car, but when an officer asked to see his license, he responded, "This is not my car." Donnivan D. Allen, 24, of Chicago, said he would get it from the Jeep.
Just ahead of Mother's Day, the Historical Society of Forest Park will present an opportunity to step back in time to drink tea and sample cakes in a Victorian parlor. The Society's first Mother-Daughter Tea will take place Saturday, May 3 in two sessions at the stately Victorian Queen Anne mansion in Oak Park now known as the Under the Gingko Tree Bed and Breakfast.
The Oak Park Concert Chorale in conjunction with the Saint John Choristers will present Cry Out and Shout on Sunday May 4 at 4 p.m. The concert takes place at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 West division in River Forest. This joyous welcome to a long awaited spring will feature a cappella gems from German Baroque, Russian romantic, and American choral traditions.
While Common Core, the new national effort to set academic standards for public schools, gets caught up in the vile extremes of our national politics, the program is moving closer to implementation in school districts across America.