Those deciding between Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oak Park and Qdoba Mexican Grill in River Forest won't have a choice anymore. According to the company's Twitter and Facebook accounts, Qdoba shut down 18 of its 26 Chicago area locations June 28 at 3 p.m.
Just how smart is Oak Park? Pretty smart, according to the crew at NerdWallet.com. At least that's the report back from analysts at the financial site that recommends everything from credit cards, the best gas prices to political advice and travel tips.
Watching Trustee Peter Barber conduct business with his colleagues on the village board, you wouldn't necessarily assume he's new to the group. His eight years on the District 97 school board, most recently as president, gives the governance aficionado an edge when it comes to tackling issues.
Former Village President David Pope kept an active role in the U.S. Conference of Mayors, taking numerous trips, during his tenure, to Springfield and the nation's capital to represent Oak Park's interests.
The Chicago Transit Authority released information about a Blue Line Forest Park Branch Feasibility/Vision Study that will assess needs of the branch between the Clinton and Forest Park stations. Essentially, CTA officials will determine how the stations can be upgraded to be more pedestrian friendly.
Oak Park's Ranger Scouts may not have the same legacy as the Boy Scouts of America, but a handful of parents believe an alternative is better until the 100-year-old group changes its course on discriminating against gay scouts and leaders.
Plans for the downtown Oak Park parcel commonly known as the Colt site (the Colt building formerly occupied that site) will move ahead as recommended in April, potentially bringing a mix of retail, luxury apartments and parking from Lake Street to North Boulevard.