This week’s headlines in review

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Teen arrested for death of a Proviso East student
A minor has been arrested in the shooting death of Calvin Henry, a 17-year-old Maywood resident and student at Proviso East, according to a Wisconsin media outlet.

“After a search for the suspect, Winona, MN police tracked the teen down to Winona Senior High School, where he was arrested without incident,” said Detective Terrence Powell from the Maywood Police Department. The police reports that the teen recently moved to the city of Winona and had been attending school there.

Fenwick boys basketball dominates Proviso East
Behind the leadership of junior Mike Ballard and his 28-point, 7-rebound performance, the Fenwick Friars cruised to an 83-53 win over neighborhood rival Proviso East.

Upcoming games for Fenwick include a trip to St. Laurence on Jan. 30 before returning home on Jan. 31 for a game against St. Rita.

The last newsstand operator of Oak Park, Rick Meegan

Rick Meegan Photo Credit:

Richard H. “Rick” Meegan, age 80, was the last standing newsstand operator left in Oak Park. Meegan passed peacefully on Jan. 12, in hospice surrounded by family members. His contributions will have a lasting impression on our community for years to come.



Secretary indicted for alleged paycheck thief
Samantha Bardgett, an executive secretary at the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center has been indicted on two counts of Class 1 felony theft.  It is believed that Bardgett may have stolen over $50,000 from fraudulent checks, according to the River Forest Police.

OPRF Historical Society to begin work on new history center
The Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest has plans to annex a new museum with a target opening date of July 2015.

Redevelopment of the former Cicero Firehouse, a 117-year-old, village-owned building at 129 Lake St., was made possible by more than $750,000 in donations to the effort, the most recent of which comes from the late Jeanette Fields, according to Frank Lipo, Historical Society executive director.

OPRF hockey making strides in three-year plan
In his second year as head coach of the Huskies, Dave Dyson claims the team is halfway through accomplishing his three-year plan for the team.

“When you take over a program, you look at it as a multi-year plan,” Dyson said. “The first year is about changing the culture, the second year focuses on fixing the hockey, and the third year is about pushing it to the next level of truly becoming a great hockey club.”

Fenwick girls basketball defeats rival OPRF
The Friars outlasted the Huskies 60-49, winning their twelfth out the last thirteen meetings between the cross-town rivals.

“It’s a real nice win for us,” Fenwick coach Dave Power said. “We lost a heartbreaker [60-50] to them last season when we lost All-State guard Jade Owens in like the first minute of the game. It’s nice to get the cross-town win back on the Fenwick side.”


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