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New principals picked for Mann, Whittier schools in Oak Park

Oak Park, 05/12/14--Oak Park police officer Anthony Coleman has fifth-grader Evan Villarreal go through some of the hand signals that bike riders need to use when approaching an intersection. Active Transportation Alliance brought their Bikes on Wheels program to Whittier School Monday to teach children about bike safety.  | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Transportation group brings bike training to Oak Park elementary schools

The Active Transportation Alliance’s bike education program in Oak Park can help kids in two key ways, according to Vincent Lee, a fifth-grader at Whittier School.

Oak Park, 12/07/12--Longfellow School students cross Jackson at Cuyler after school is out. There is now a sign in the street to remind motorists to stop for pedestrians when they are in the crosswalk.   | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media

District 97 approves hot-weather plan, adding AC units

As the weather warms up and the school year ends, officials at Oak Park Elementary District 97 are looking to make the dog days of summer tolerable for students when they return...

Original: 1/6/11 Oak Park,IL The Oak Park-River Forest boys swimming team practices in the East Pool after it was re-opened in Oak Park on Jan. 6, 2011. The pool was scheduled to be finished with construction and upgrades in August but finally passed a health inspection by the state this week. | Rob Hart~Sun Times Media Published: BACK IN THE POOL The Oak Park-River Forest High SchoolÕs boys swim team members practice in the East Pool after it was re-opened on Jan. 6. The pool was scheduled to be finished with construction and upgrades in August but finally passed a health inspection by the state this week. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media Page 6

OPRF board could ask voters’ opinion on new pool plans

A study examining replacement options for Oak Park and River Forest High School’s 80-year-old pool appears to have left School Board members with more questions than answers.

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Here's how many students bring weapons to school

According to a new study, about 200,00 bullied high-school students in the United States brings weapons to school.

<p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Erin Lynch stands with&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Congressman Danny K. Davis Friday after she</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;won 1st place in the Illinois 7th Congressional District Artistic Discovery Contest. | Submitted&nbsp;</span></p>

OPRF student wins 7th Congressional District Artistic Discovery Contest

Erin Lynch, an Oak Park-River Forest Student, won 1st place Friday in the Illinois 7th Congressional District Artistic Discovery Contest, sponsored by Congressman Danny K. Davis.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes School finalist in national garden challenge

Oliver Wendell Holmes School in Oak Park was one of the five finalists of the Dole Fruit Bowls and Captain Planet Foundation LearningGarden Challenge.

Melrose Park residents packed Nuevos Horizontes April 30 to decry Triton College officials' decision to close the center. The facility is set to close and all classes will be taught at the main campus in River Grove. | Jeff Krage/For Sun-Times Media

Triton College officials berated for shutting down Latino community center

Isabella Escobar, 9, lost her five-year battle with brain cancer in January. | Contributed photo

Hatch Elementary community runs in memory of student who died of cancer

In 2009, Isabella Escobar participated in the American Brain Tumor Association’s walk/run event as a survivor of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a cancer of the brain...

<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Retiring Trinity Head Tennis Coach&nbsp;Mary Ann Lappe stands with the new coach,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Alice Tebbutt. | Submitted</span></p>

Trinity tennis coach retires after 14 seasons

The Trinity Athletic Department will be bidding farewell to Head Tennis Coach Mary Ann Lappe.

What’s coming up at Triton College: Job fair, open house, spring concert and more

The following are events coming up at Triton College. All of the events listed are free and open to the public and will take place on Triton’s River Grove campus, located at...

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