Greenline Wheels, 105 Marion St., got a visit Tuesday from a celebrity who used to call Oak Park home. Johnny Galecki, best known for his role as David in the sitcom "Roseanne," Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," and most recently as Leonard in "The Big Bang Theory."
So what happened in Oak Park for the first time 20 years ago today? David King hung the very first bright blue DK For Lease sign in an empty storefront. And, you may have noticed, he has hung quite a few in the ensuing years. Ubiquitous is the word that comes to mind.
Back in 2011, a pair of peacocks (peahens, actually; they were females) escaped from Brookfield Zoo and were seen around Brookfield and Riverside for a week before returning home. Well, one of the peahens is back on the prowl and this time made it all the way to Oak Park.
In the first real test of Village President Anan Abu-Taleb's commitment to making meetings move more briskly — and with the Stanley Cup on the line — Anan, a self-professed hockey fan, maneuvered the proceedings so those with an interest could watch the climactic, titanic struggle in Beantown.
Seemed as if half of Oak Park crammed into the Illinois Supreme Court chamber at 160 N. LaSalle St. last Friday morning to see the installation of Pam Meyerson as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, 11th Subcircuit.