Using a measure reportedly common in assessing the buying and selling of hospitals, Crain's reported Thursday that the sale of West Suburban Hospital by Vanguard Health Systems to a Texas-based health system put a value on the Oak Park hospital of $143.2 million.
Among this week's list of "things I learned at the Oak Park Village Board meeting," this is one of my favorites so far: Citizen Involvement Commission members wear red sashes. It's an odd, unique little thing that caught my attention.
The legendary Oak Park record store, Val's halla celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The shop hit its share of struggles during that notable year, but thanks to the dedication of owner Val Camilletti and her loyal fan base, the store kept its doors open.