Monday, December 3, 2012
What's up around Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.
Tweet, Tweet Friends, fans and social media enthusiasts in Oak Park can gather at the Avenue Ale House Monday evening for an after-work tweetup. The event, sponsored by the Village of Oak Park will be from 7 to 10 p.m., at 825 S. Oak Park Ave. Fine Arts Movie Series Continues If it's the first Tuesday in December, that means it's time for a fine arts, foreign art, foreign, documentary, specialty or classic movie at the Lake. This month's film, to be shown on Dec. 4, is The Women on the 6th Floor. This French movie focuses on the lives of a conservative couple in 1960s Paris and how the presence of two Spanish maids turns their world upside down. Showings will be at noon and 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for the matinee; $8.50 for the evening. Get…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Oak Park River Forest High School faces off against Waubonsie Valley High School today at 1 p.m.
It's been one exciting season for Huskie fans! Last week's rematch against Hinsdale Central showed once again, that even when the team is down, they aren't out. You can catch the Huskies this weekend live on Patch if you can't make the game. Just click play on our player above starting at 1 p.m. as Oak Park River Forest takes on Waubonsie Valley this Saturday, Nov. 3. While things are never certain in high school football, one thing can be confidently said about the team this season—it's going to be a good game.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The two teams met earlier this month, when the Huskies came from behind to beat the Red Devils in overtime.
Three weeks after Oak Park-River Forest came back from 21 points down to beat Hinsdale Central in overtime, the Huskies will get an opportunity for a repeat performance. According to the IHSA football playoff brackets released over the weekend, Hinsdale Central will host OPRF this weekend in the first round of the 8A tournament. The particular day and time for the game has not yet been set. The Huskies are 6-3. A three-game win streak this fall propelled OPRF, who ran off wins against Lyons Township, Hinsdale Central and Morton from Sept. 28 to Oct. 12. READ: OPRF Does It Again! Huskies Win in Overtime Thriller Against Hinsdale Central In the Oct. 5 game in Hinsdale, Huskies running back Jakari Cammon finished the game with 206 yards on 17…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Oak Park and River Forest High School takes on Proviso West in a match up you can watch live on Patch tonight.
The OPRF Huskies are on a roll! Another big win at last week's Homecoming game means the Huskies are currently at 6-2 this season and are headed for the playoffs. The team faces off against Proviso West tonight at 7:30 p.m. looking for another win to finish out the regular season. You can watch all the action live on Patch by clicking play on the media player above. Tune back in on Saturday for our Updated Score Tracker to see how all the high school teams in the division did this weekend. Get breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook for more news:
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tough loss for Oak Park River Forest High School on the road. See all the high school football scores here.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Octavius Bellamy, a teacher at Oak Park River Forest High School, recently earn a bronze medal in wrestling at the 2012 Veterans World Championships, being held in Budapest, Hungary.
With a name like Octavius Bellamy, you might expect a high score in a Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2012 Veterans World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 20. Bellamy, an English teacher at Oak Park River Forest High School, wrestled in four matches that day and won all but a single match. According to the school, Bellamy competed in last year's competition as well. He didn't do as well as he would have liked last year, so he committed himself training hard over the next year, and it looks like it paid off. Bellamy will also be competing in the Freestyle portion of the tournament this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 23. For more information about Bellamy's wins, take a look at this article published on TheMat.com.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The band placed second in the earliest competition of the year, new heights, with a new show that's a little less "happy-joy-joy."
The Oak Park & River Forest High School marching band is seeing newfound success by going spooky. The band's 2012 show, "Night Terrors," won them a generally unprecendented second-place finish in the AA division at last weekend's Amos Alonzo Stagg Marching Jamboree, finishing just over a point behind powerhouse Glenbard West. “We don’t usually fare very well in local competitions; I would say this year it’s definitely a step up," said a happy band director Anthony Svejda. "This is actually a huge success for us... We were able to accomplish our goal, really.” The "Night Terrors" show is an original composition in three movements—"Are You Afraid of the Dark," "The Darkness Unknown" and "Shadow Finale"—plus a snippet of Puccini's famous …
Friday, July 13, 2012
A collection of Mike Amrhein memories from our readers.
When North High teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein passed away at the age of 37 on July 5, many in the community shared with Patch their memories of Amrhein and the impact he had on their lives. We've centralized those sentiments here to make it easier for people to find and we encourage our readers to continue to share memories of Amrhein in the comments section. Amrhein was a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a college scholarship, graduating in 1997. After graduation, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the tenth round and played six years in their minor league organization, eventually working his way up to AAA, according to Amrhein's profile on the Booster Club site. …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Costly referendum lawsuit tossed; District 200 brings back 16 RIF'd teachers.
Both of Oak Park's school districts made headlines this week as an Illinois appellate court dismissed an appeal from individuals who wanted to block District 97’s tax rate referendum from taking effect. Shortly after voters approved the initiative in April 2011, Taxpayers United of America sued, saying the language used on the ballot intentionally misled the voters about referendum’s impact on property taxes. Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva dismissed the suit on July 1, and an appeal was lodged later that month. TUA could have taken advantage of several opportunities to file an appellate brief, but the group repeatedly failed to meet the court’s deadlines. That led to the dismissal on April 11, district officials said. The district …
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, …