Pro-meat, anti-meat, vegetarian or vegan —no matter where people stand on the carnivorousness continuum, the question of if beef should be "what's for dinner" is becoming a topic of discussion in Oak Park.
Monday was the deadline for residents to submit comments and concerns about the Illinois Department of Transportation's multi-modal plan for the possible Eisenhower Expressway expansion. In Oak Park, resident Rick Kuner, a transportation and urban planning expert and former village trustee, has been working tirelessly to keep IDOT on its feet.
The weekend starts early this Thursday. And the trend will continue for the rest of the summer. Shops and restaurants stay open late on Thursday nights to take advantage of Downtown Oak Park's popular dine-around series, Thursday Night Out, beginning May 23.
You learn a lot being the local government reporter in a town like Oak Park. Sometimes it's dry; sometimes it's entertaining. Monday's village board meeting was both. Here's a roundup of my observations.