Road trips for seniors

A series of road trips for Forest Park seniors this month will take participants to Milwaukee, Wis., Schaumberg and along Route 66.

Each jaunt is being run through the Howard Mohr Community Center, and will take place on Wednesdays beginning May 13. The trip to Milwaukee includes a stop at the Milwaukee Public Museum for a tour of the Titanic Artifact Exhibition. In Schaumberg, travelers will see a show at Medieval Times, and along Route 66 there will be several stops, including a drive-in.

For prices and to register, call the community center, 7640 Jackson, at 771-7737.

Summer programs for special needs

The registration period for summer programs run by West Suburban Special Recreation Association is under way, and families have until May 29 to sign up. The recreation association focuses on children with developmental disabilities and their families. Various sports, fitness instruction, socialization and other activities run by the group are explained at

Also on the Web site are registration instructions and contact information. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis.

McDermott withdraws from suit

Just days before the April 7 election, Kevin McDermott was one of four plaintiffs to file suit against the Proviso Township high school district and the school board, claiming that more than $50,000 in legal fees paid on a board member’s behalf should be returned to the district’s coffers. McDermott, who was sworn in as the newest member of the board May 4, said that because he is now a sitting board member, he has withdrawn as a plaintiff. He still believes in the merits of the complaint, but withdrew to avoid potential conflicts, he said.

McDermott finished fourth in a nine-way race for four seats on the District 209 board. He is replacing Reatha “Sue” Henry, who finished sixth in the race.

Winning re-election April 7 were Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Dan Adams and Brian Cross.