Oak Park comes together to honor hometown ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White


By Jackie Walsh Medill Reports Although Betty White was considered a national treasure loved by all, she holds a special place in the hearts of Oak Park residents. The community gathered on Jan. 15 to celebrate White’s centennial birthday and life in the town where she was born. The event had been on the village’s […]

The Chicago Wildfire: Chicago’s Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Chicago has a professional ultimate Frisbee team, the Chicago Wildfire. Professional Ultimate Frisbee is played within the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), comprised of teams all across the country including three Canadian teams. With a large youth movement of the sport in the Chicago suburbs, the Wildfire is reaching out to all […]

Oak Park-River Forest wrestling success goes beyond mat

By Chris Hayre Oak Park-River Forest wrestling coach Paul Collins lights up when he talks about his wrestlers’ accomplishments — off the mat, that is. He proudly and rapidly fires off the names as if he is on a time limit. Collins called Stanford University-bound senior Gabe Townsell the most talented kid he ever has […]