Old Comiskey Park’s last World Series discussed at River Forest Library
Updated: April 3, 2013 6:54PM
At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, “The Chicago White Sox and the Pennant of 1959,” will be presented by author and sports historian Charles Billington at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.
Billington will discuss one of Chicago’s most beloved teams, the 1959 White Sox. With their unique style of play the ‘59 Sox finally triumphed over their bitter rivals, the New York Yankees, bringing a pennant to the South Side for the first time in 40 years.
Billington will analyze the season and show rare film footage. He will also go into the behind-the-scenes front office conflicts, discuss the economic climate of baseball in that era and the impact and social implications the White Sox had on the fabric of the city.
OPRF Day Nursery
honored March 18
The Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery’s 100 years of service providing child care and preschool to the community will be honored with a special proclamation from the Village of Oak Park. The Village Trustees will approve this proclamation at their regular meeting on at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Village Hall, 123 Madison At., in Oak Park.
The proclamation will be made at the beginning of the meeting, and all Day Nursery families and supporters are invited to attend.
For more information, call Catherine Hart at (708) 383-8211.~.