Motorists traveling north on Oak Park Avenue may have noticed something amiss when passing under the Metra/CTA train tracks. A couple of the fancy, white and green letters that spell "OAK PARK," adorning the viaduct are missing and have been since June.
It won’t be like college football where many teams tend to schedule a weaker opponent to begin the season when the OPRF football team visits Carol Stream to take on Glenbard North on Friday night (7:30 p.m.). Or maybe it will be — with the Huskies being the weaker team.
The 100 block of South Marion has been in a state of deconstruction for months, with the streets covered in dust and inaccessible by car. But local business leaders are hoping to lure pedestrians back to the shuttered strip — with the allure of playing on a construction vehicle.
With the Borders bookstore set to close at the corner of Harlem and Lake, Oak Park officials are clamoring for Apple to set up shop there. And lo and behold, Apple is moving to take over one of the book chain's old spots, though nowhere near here.
This time of year, at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market, I always make a stop at the corn stand to pick up some of the golden ears familiar to all of us in the Midwest. I can’t help but think, though, that our eating lives would be so much richer if we could find a way to keep less popular or less corporately appropriate species of food alive and reproducing, for the benefit of our table and the continuing evolution of all species, including our own.
Have you ever watched Masterchef, Iron Chef or Chopped, those amateur cooking challenges on TV? No need to turn on the tube to catch the latest in culinary challenges because we have our very own: Effortless Eater Kid's Cook-off competition.