The Top Five Stories from Jan. 17-23
Mayor Weaver bets on Chicago Bears win; new burger joint on its way to town; and more.
Bears fever swept Darien last week. But sadly it looks like Mayor Kathleen Weaver will be sporting a Packers jersey on an upcoming afternoon. The Darien mayor placed a wager with Oak Creek, WI, Mayor Dick Bolender on the outcome of Sunday's big game. Unfortunately, the Bears lost to the Packers 21-14.
A new hamburger chain will likely open its doors in Darien this spring. SmashBurger has selected a site on 75th Street as its second Illinois location.
The Citizen of the Year Committee announced their selection of Robert Klein as Darien Citizen of the Year at last Monday’s City Council meeting. Klein was selected
The Cass District 63 School Board said it will likely consider a move to a full-day kindergarten schedule at Concord Elementary School during its February meetng. Concord Principal Laura Anderson said the longer school day would give the school more opportunities for early intervention when students need extra help with social or early learning skills.
Darien resident Leslie Goddard will present her lecture Remembering Marshall Field’s at the Darien Historical Society’s Sunday Dinner Jan. 30. Goddard’s book on Marshall Field’s State Street store is scheduled to be published this year by Arcadia Press.