To increase efficiency among local suburban food pantries, the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry reduced its zip code coverage this year by more than half, primarily because of overlapping boundaries with other organizations.
The Oak Park Village Board, the plan commission and village staff all agreed the Oak Leaf Academy was a great fit for Oak Park. The debate at last week's board meeting, however, boiled down to where that daycare center should go.
For the past six months, Wednesday Journal has been tracking who would be paying the roughly $1.3 million in legal fees associated with Oak Park and Chicago's battle with the gun association, which led to overturning the handgun bans in the two municipalities.
The Madison Street Walgreens may soon have a bigger presence in Oak Park. In 2009, when the village board approved the development of a 13,800 square foot multiple-tenant commercial development to allow for Walgreens to move down Madison Street to a more visible location, there was a 1,000 square-foot separate retail space included.
By the time this hits the news boxes, we may or may not know who our next president is. Wednesday Journal heads to the printer before that decision was made. Before Election Day, however, we know that more than 8,000 voters registered their votes in Oak Park.