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Oak Park Village Board member Ray Johnson’s farewell speech - Sun-Times
First, it struck me during last night’s Oscar telecast a good number of acceptance speeches end with a thank you to family ... for providing me the support to do this job to the best of my ability. I hope I succeeded.
Oak Park Village Board member Ray Johnson signs off - Sun-Times
Residents and former and current public officials lined up to praise outgoing Oak Park Trustee Ray Johnson for his service, courage and warmth during his final meeting on March 3. Fellow trustees, former Village President David Pope and former ...
Whittier School principal retiring after school year - Sun-Times
I think that’s not for everybody, but it was great for me,” Young said. Young is the mother of three adult children, who attended William Beye Elementary School, Percy Julian Middle School and Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Letter: Remember first Illinois female lawyer this Women’s History Month - Sun-Times
As our nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March, we should remember the extraordinary, trailblazing efforts of women who overcame tremendous obstacles to enter and succeed in the workforce. One of those women was Illinois resident Myra Bradwell ...
Girls basketball: Future DePaul teammate reaches out to Prochaska - Sun-Times
A couple of familiar faces greeted Lauren Prochaska as she left the locker room at Hinsdale South Feb. 27 after the Blazers lost a Class 4A sectional final to Young in Darien. The first to greet the Trinity senior starter with a hug was former teammate ...
Paul Sassone: Discrimination sad, but not surprising - Sun-Times
Denying access for no good reason? That’s discrimination. Now, I read in Oak Leaves that a report to the Oak Park Village Board has found housing discrimination against African-Americans and the disabled. In keeping with the village’s long tradition of ...
Hockey: Troy Nelson, Naperville Central pour it on against Fenwick - Sun-Times
"It paid off for us tonight and let's hope it pays off for us in the next round." Nelson scored the first goal of the game on a power play with 8 minutes, 9 seconds left in the first. After a goal by Naperville Central's Kyle Widman with 5:05 to play ...
Swimming: Mark Hallman blows up OPRF record in 100 freestyle - Sun-Times
Mark Hallman ended his swimming career for Oak Park-River Forest Saturday with three state medals. He also accomplished his three-year goal Friday by breaking the school record in the 100-yard freestyle. It was a time Hallman has aimed for since joining ...
Kuumba Kids celebrate cultural spirit and dance - Sun-Times
Donna Cannon founded the Kuumba Kids dance troupe when her son started attending Oak Park’s Longfellow Elementary School. “There wasn’t anything being done at that time significantly to celebrate African American History Month,” she explained.
Things to do around Oak Park this weekend, March 7-9 - Sun-Times
See a star from "Glee" perform, catch a classic children's story and music of the Beatles onstage and more in our top picks of things to do this weekend around Oak Park. For a complete listing of events, visit oakpark.suntimes.com/calendar.