The annual fall leaf collection runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 29 with seven pickups for the four sections of the village. Residents are instructed to rake leaves into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before pickup, according to the village newsletter.
Sharon Patchak-Layman, a longtime member of both the OPRF and D97 school boards, has suggested a fix to D97's space issues at its current location. Patchak-Layman told Wednesday Journal last week that she thinks D97 should move its central office locations to OPRF.
Oak Park Public Library cardholders can now check out a NOOK loaded with multiple e-books. Fifty new NOOK eReaders will be available to Oak Park Public Library cardholders with popular e-books selected by Oak Park Public Library.
Last week, Republicans gathered at Bar Louie to watch Mitt Romney at the Republican Convention. This week, supporters of Barack Obama will gather at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road in Berwyn (Clarence and Roosevelt) to watch the president's convention speech.
Maggie Anderson, whose family in 2009 decided to purchase all their goods and services from black-owned businesses to support minority entrepreneurship, appeared on CSPAN Aug. 29. It was the same night GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gave his acceptance speech.
One of our resident film buffs (and art film advocate) Bill Higgins sent the following enticement to see Beasts of the Southern Wild, which continues its run at The Lake, where it was the second highest grossing film of the Labor Day weekend.