National library leader Cynthia Landrum joined the Oak Park Public Library as Assistant Director for Public Services this fall, bringing extensive library leadership experience and a professional passion for learning and empowering communities.
Gov. Pat Quinn to sign same-sex marriage into law thereby making Illinois the 16th state to legalize gay marriage and there's talk of a bike safety law for cyclists under 17. Watch today's Newsroom Brief.
Emily recently judged the American Pie Council's 2013 Pie Town baking contest and came away with lots of helpful tips on what can make or break a good pie. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Emily shares some of her best pie-baking tips, plus links to the recipes for the winning pies.
Howard Willens was in town last week with a new book. The OPRF High School grad, class of 1949, was a member of the Warren Commission (see LifeLines, page 32) and, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination (this Friday), has written a book about his experiences investigating the murder, titled, History Will Prove Us Right.
Rush Oak Park to receive Green Award, Village board discusses possible fixes to overnight parking ban and on-street parking regulations at the Village meeting Monday evening, the first annual Holidy Bazaar hosted by the Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry and more in today's Newsroom Brief.
David Hammond's well known "You Really Should Eat This" videos will be showing at the Chicago Food Film Fest this weekend. Festival goers will have the opportunity to view two episodes of the food-centric show, "Corned Beef Hash at George's" and "Feijada at the Taste of Brasil Café," on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Kendall College.