2018-07-19

Accused threat-maker sick, not dangerous, family says

Daughter of man who threatened Oak Park schools talks about his grief, dementia


Grief, dementia and other medical problems may have contributed to the recent behavior of Morton Green, a former Oak Park Unified parent who blamed the school district for the untimely death of his son, Robert Green, and threatened to use explosives at local schools as revenge. Green seemed to imply on Facebook that his son died by suicide, which stemmed […]

Seen around town

HUNTER—Manju Venkat, a biologist who lives in Oak Park, took this photo of a juvenile green heron that he spotted one morning at the Oak Park Community Park duck pond. “These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their dagger-like bill,” he said. Venkat says he’s documented at least 50 bird species at the pond.

Where are the millennials?

Houses of worship seek to attract, retain young adults


Ask any religious leader about youth involvement in their house of worship and they’ll probably say the same thing: The younger members aren’t there like they used to be. Many 20- and 30-somethings grew up in families that were active in organized religion, but the millennials stopped regularly attending services when they went to college, a trend the Rev. Gary […]


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