June 12th, 2019 10:55 AM
The racial equity policies passed by the Oak Park Elementary School District 97 and Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 school boards both acknowledge that those districts are rooted in institutional racism that help perpetuate disproportionate academic outcomes and school experiences.
June 12th, 2019 10:47 AM
As the Oak Park and River Forest communities continue to move towards equity on many fronts, there are a lot of supporters of the efforts.
June 12th, 2019 10:44 AM
When Melanie McQueen first joined APPLE (African American Parents for Purposeful Leadership in Education) in 2010, the group was the only local organization that she knew of dedicated to fighting for equity.
June 12th, 2019 10:30 AM
We started with diversity – removing systemic barriers that kept certain people out. It then increasingly became a choice – a conscious decision to live somewhere with others, who do not look like you, pray like you or have the same family structure as you.
June 11th, 2019 3:34 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently covered up racist graffiti on a south-facing wall along the Eisenhower Expressway near the Oak Park Avenue Blue Line stop.
June 11th, 2019 3:32 PM
Meet Up & Eat Up Mondays through Fridays, June 18 to Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St Catherine of Siena Hall: Drop in weekdays for free meals, activities and games for youth ages 18 and younger.
June 11th, 2019 3:30 PM
Due to a production error by Wednesday Journal four names of 2019 OPRF graduates were left off last week's four-page section celebrating graduation.
June 11th, 2019 3:29 PM
Beye Elementary ended the school year with a touching moment that went viral, thanks to a June 6 Facebook post by Laura Berrios Best. She tells the story, well, best.
June 11th, 2019 3:27 PM
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced it has re-accredited Dominican University's Brennan School of Business, a recognition only 5 percent of the world's business schools achieve.
June 11th, 2019 3:25 PM
Concordia University Chicago has named Russell P. Dawn as 12th president of the River Forest-based institution.
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