Here’s an Oak Park story with Washington Irving roots:
No Oak Park school is better named when it comes to kids’ reading than Washington Irving, on Cuyler in the village’s southeast corner. How can we beat The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with the school teacher Ichabod Crane scared almost to death by a headless horseman.
Or Rip Van Winkle, asleep for 20 years and waking to find his children grown, his mean old wife dead, and the British no longer in charge in his upstate New York village?
There’s more more more here at the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest.