Clevedon Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:33:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Clevedon 32 32 OPRF approves redesign of sports fields on campus Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:06:39 +0000

Last week, the Oak Park and River Forest High School board unanimously approved spending just over $17.3 million to build a new 8-lane, 400-meter track and new fields on the school’s campus, among various other athletic improvements. The board approved offers totaling $17,335,486, down slightly from a previous estimate of $17.6 million. The OPRF will use the reserve funds to finance the project.

The cost reduction is due to an overhaul of the architect’s fee after District 200 board member Fred Arkin complained at the November 3 Committee of the Whole meeting about rising costs for the project, initially estimated at around $12 million.

“I almost feel like we got screwed on a juice loan because every time I come back the price goes up,” a frustrated Arkin said Nov. 3.