The planning part of Oak Park's next comprehensive plan is missing one aspect — public input. The village needs the public's help in updating the more than 20-year-old document, which is long overdue, according to Craig Failor.
The rally, held outside the company's headquarters at 41 Chicago Ave., was prompted by a prospective tenant who learned that the company no longer rents to tenants with federal government Section 8 housing vouchers.
Oak Park resident Hughes N'Cho-Allepot first landed an interior design job in New York City after moving from Paris, where he'd lived most of his life. He had every intention of returning home to open a restaurant.
The building permits are in for the Lake and Forest development, a long-delayed Sertus Capital project, bringing Oak Parkers one step closer to seeing the vision for the 20-story project become a reality.
While Oak Park village trustees expressed satisfaction with the pool of six finalists interviewed last week for the open village manager position, a final choice may still be some time off, said Village President David Pope Monday.
In a vote called "historic," a commitment to early childhood funding across six independently operating governing bodies, which started a decade ago, was solidified by the Oak Park village board at Monday's meeting.
It has been a "sore spot," this issue of Oak Park's village government making regular reports to other taxing bodies about the financial status of the three Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts in Oak Park. So sore, in fact that a long and expensive lawsuit involving the village and two public school districts over one TIF was only settled in the past year.
Val's halla Records in Oak Park isn't technically a historic landmark, but it might as well be. But with the holiday shopping season here, the immediate challenge is to keep Val's halla open at all as dwindling business and a considerable pile of nagging bills pose an imminent threat to survival.