Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Collins, who represented Oak Park and River Forest, helped push for parity in athletics, championed universal health care.
Female athletes in high schools and colleges may be keenly aware of their increased presence on the basketball court, soccer field and ice rinks and elsewhere. But they probably do not know the name of the woman who helped push to make athletic parity with men a reality. That woman was Cardiss Collins. Collins, who represented Chicago along with Oak Park and other west suburban communities for more than two decades, died earlier this month in Arlington, VA. She was 81. Her death was announced by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, who became the 7th District representative after Collins retired in 1997. During her more than two decades in the Congress, Jet Magazine hailed her as a trailblazer, said Davis in a statement. “She was the first African …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The results are in. Find out who won the races for county, state and congressional seats and other elections in Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
When the votes are tallied tonight, check back to Patch for all of the results impacting your neighborhood. Throughout the night, we'll be posting updates on the vote counts and talking about the presidential election and more in our live blog. Tonight: Join Patch's Live Blog As Election Results Roll In Read our Oak Park and Forest Park election guide for information about local races and candidates. Want to keep talking about the election? Like us on Facebook and get the latest local news sent free to your email: Anxious About the Election? Talk to a Therapist as the Results Come in at Buzz Cafe. 58-Year Election Judge Says Local Precinct Social Event of the Season At Village Hall in River Forest Voters Say Yes to Obama, No to Home Rule
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Former OPRF board member has a long, uphill battle to win bid for 7th District seat long held by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.
A confluence of financial stresses and pressures led to Jacques Conway's surprise resignation from the Oak Park-River Forest High School board last May. Earlier: Conway Resigns from District 200 Board Now, he wants to tackle a job that is way-low on the popularity scale, high on frustration and takes up gobs of time away from home. Conway wants to be a congressman. The 49-year-old River Forest resident filed his statement of candidacy with the Illinois State Board of Elections last month to run as a Democrat in the 7th Congressional District. He’s running against Danny K. Davis, who has represented the Oak Park area since 1997. Davis has loads of name recognition, an ensconced campaign organization and lots of campaign cash — $263,667, …