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forestparkreview.com — Proviso East High School administrators recently decided not to renew the contract of head varsity football coach DeWan White Sr., according to Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officials. In a statement put out on Nov. 15, Cynthia Moreno, the district's spokesperson, stated that "Proviso East will be hiring a new football coach and will ensure that the program is headed in a competitive direction."
austinweeklynews.com — Austin Green Team founder Mary Peery, right, shown in 2015 inside of her garden at the corner of Huron and Latrobe. | FileMary Peery, the well-known founder of the Austin Green Team, died on Friday, Nov. 10 after a lengthy illness. She was 91 years old. Green Team member Vera Watson confirmed Peery's death earlier this week. The Green Team, an organization that's become renowned for its prolific planting of gardens throughout the West Side, was founded by Peery in 1995.
oakpark.com — At least 300 people packed Oak Park and River Forest High School's south cafeteria Nov. 14 to hear a panel of four students share their everyday experiences at the high school — where panelist Grace Gunn, a junior who is African-American, said she "feels like I constantly have to defend my value."