Frank Lipo, executive director of the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest, received the 2013 Community Service Award from the Park District of Oak Park for the years of historical information he has provided on parks and facilities for a number of programs and projects.
A memorial concert, a special remembrance of Rev. Julie Harley with music, poetry and scripture, will take place this Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m. at 848 Lake St. The concert, led by First United musicians and Chancel Choir, is offered in thanksgiving of the life and witness of Harley, former pastor of First United Church of Oak Park, who died recently of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). A reception to thank Julie's caregivers will precede the concert.
While some banks advised customers to keep a close watch on their bank account activity shortly after the major Target security breach in December 2013, Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest helped customers recover by issuing 250 new debit cards and account numbers to affected individuals.
As snow and ice continue to melt after two consecutive days of around 40 degree temperatures, Oak Park Public Works Department crews prepare for possible flooding Wednesday by clearing sewers of ice and debris.
Chris Ware can do more than just illustrate. The Oak Park resident and author/illustrator of Building Stories was one of numerous contributors in the New York Times Book Review section last Sunday, answering the Valentine's Day-inspired question, "What has literature taught you about love?"
After creating a fashion blog, curating two books and masterfully playing a supporting role in the film Enough Said, 17-year-old Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson has made a name for herself in the world of arts and culture.
Just in case you were wondering, it is 100 percent OK to fan girl. Not familiar with the phrase? Oak Parker Tavi Gevinson shares her thoughts on fan girling, art, music and other musings on Nerdette Podcast.