If Cosmo Coffey achieves his dream of being a filmmaker, he'll have a football coach to thank. The Oak Park and River Forest High School sophomore, by most accounts, is already a filmmaker and will get to take a bow at the Lake Theatre in Oak Park on March 15 with the screening of his first film, Grit.
The question of merging River Forest village and township governments could be addressed as part of the League of Women Voters of Oak Park-River Forest's 2014-2015 program, the organization's president said last week.
Congratulations to OPRF senior swimmer Mark Hallman, the Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week. Hallman turned in a stellar showing at the swimming state finals on Saturday, taking fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (46.19) and sixth in the 50 free (21.22).
Amie Marks, an Oak Park financial planner, started something she thinks will be big: a chance for local women to lunch, and discuss serious current events. She calls her monthly series "Women in the Know." The group meets monthly at caffe DeLuca, 7427 Madison St., in Forest Park.