Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Norwood Park salutes Memorial Day

The Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade winds through residential streets in this Northwest Side community. My daughter Brigid captured these scenes yesterday.

You'll note the kids holding their ears:

The Vietnam Veterans were represented:

The Grand Marshall of this year's Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade was Ray E. Donovan.

You can't have a parade without politicians. Groups marched on behalf of State Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe and newly elected 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor.

Commissioner Frank Avila of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District also walked the route.

The Taft High School Naval JROTC and marching band provided appropriate entertainment.

The Kelvyn Park High School Band also marched:

For more photos from yesterday's parade, turn to Page Two.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Michael R. Clancy appointed to Circuit Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Oak Park attorney Michael R. Clancy to an 11th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Edward P. O'Brien.

Clancy's appointment is effective May 27, 2011 and will terminate on December 3, 2012. Clancy has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1989. Clancy has sought judicial office previously. He was a candidate for the countywide Hett vacancy in 2002. He also ran for an 11th Subcircuit vacancy in 1998.