Michelle Vanderlaan, owner of Sugar Cup Trading on Marion Street, designed her boutique to be as green as possible. She installed recycled flooring and used reclaimed material for displays, but the cost of installing high efficiency light bulbs was just too expensive. "I did everything else, but upgrading my lighting just didn't make economic sense at the time," Vanderlaan said.
Pilgrim Congregrational Church [460 Lake St.] invites Oak Park, River Forest and Austin residents to Family Halloween Night Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Activities include crafts, games, storytelling and costume photos for children ages 3-12 and a hot dog dinner.
Dominican University enhanced its standing in the U.S. News & World Report rankings this year to No. 13 of 108 Midwest universities. The influential annual "America's Best Colleges" has ranked Dominican in the top tier of master's level Midwest universities for the past 16 years.
Original video programming from the Village of Oak Park, as well as its ongoing social media efforts, won top awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors in September.