Hello, OPRF! Let’s move on to the news of December 5.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Rain in the afternoon. High: 43 Low: 31.
Here are the best stories today in Oak Park-River Forest:
1. Oak Park River Forest High School will cancel all sports and extracurricular activities during the winter holidays after 17 cases of COVID-19[female[feminine have been reported to the school. Several students and families gathered on Saturday evening to protest the decision and raise questions about testing and vaccination policies. (ABC7)
2. Fenwick High School will officially buy Dominican Universitypriory campus. President Glenna temple said the high school was the “best partner” for several potential buyers for the 7.6-acre lot located at 7200 Division Street. (Wednesday newspaper)
3. The old one Ashland Avenue gangster house Antoine Accardo sold for $ 1.5 million this week. He lived in the River Forest residence from 1964 to 1979. (Paid source: Tribune)
4. The Oak Park Village seeks community feedback for its Climate action plan. Residents are invited to respond by means of a new interactive platform or by sending an email to ClimatePlan@oak-park.us. (VOP)
5. Gwendolyn Brooks College students are making a difference in the community with service projects. Among their efforts are writing greeting cards for Oak Park Weapons residents, creating inspiring murals and recognizing the achievements of Blacks and Indigenous peoples. (Wednesday newspaper)
Today in Oak Park-River Forest:
- The Knights of columbus collect diapers and baby wipes for local charities in Ascension Catholic Church. (8:30)
- Buy it Animal protection league Holiday bazaar. (11:00)
- Last chance to see “Nutcracker” in the forest of the river. (12h and 4:00 p.m.)
- author of Oak Park Robert K. Elder celebrates his book “Christmas With Elvis” with Rock school the musicians. (4 p.m.)
- The CS Lewis Fellows from Chicago organize an annual Christmas celebration at Memorial Church of Calvary. (4:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- On this day in 1936, the superintendent of the park Gus Lindberg dressed as Santa Claus and led 5,000 Oak Parkers in a Christmas procession. (OPRF Museum)
- Chabad Jewish Center‘s Rabbi Yitzhok Bergstein spoke about the origins of Chanukah when lighting up this year’s menorah. (Forest park review)
- Starring a little-known but historic Oak Park home, the PBS special “Beyond Chicago From the Air” is now available to watch on WTTW. (WTTW)
- TheVOP) The Keep the Wreath Green Safety Campaign will run through January 2 to promote fire safety this holiday season. (
- Airbnb rents the house “Home Alone” at Winnetka for one night this month. (The New York Times)
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