Patrick Rollens became increasingly popular when he joined the Village of Oak Park staff. He is liked more, been tweeted at, and more and more people are following him. This may seem odd since his name isn't well known in the village yet, but anyone who has visited Oak Park's Facebook and Twitter accounts in the past week have read the new guy in town.
The first haircut. It's one of many firsts parents will snap for the scrapbook, but it's also a moment that may stir tears and create stress for child and parent. But one local business aficionado thinks his shop can do just the opposite. In fact, throw in a glass of ice cold lemonade and he's hoping he's got the recipe for a successful Oak Park children's hair salon.
The Village of Oak Park is in the process of hiring up to five additional parking enforcement officers, a plan that may help address the "concerning trend" seen in the declining revenue for fines related to parking.
Governor Pat Quinn joined Oak Park Village President David Pope and leaders from Cicero and Berwyn last week to celebrate the end of an extensive streetscaping project between Harlem Avenue and Austin Boulevard.
Foreclosure filings in Oak Park are holding steady compared with last year's numbers, but the number of auctions, i.e. homes sold in foreclosure, have more than doubled in a year's time, according to village data.
Rebuilding its finances and planning for the future are the hot-button items at the heart of Oak Park's 2013 budget, which was introduced to finance committee members Monday for first review. Rebuilding its finances and planning for the future are the hot-button items at the heart of Oak Park's 2013 budget, which was introduced to finance committee members Monday for first review.
Thursday is the deadline for those who want to nominate a local building for Oak Park's 2012 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards, sponsored by the village's Historic Preservation Commission, highlight single-family residences, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, public/institutional buildings and religious structures that maintain historic integrity in a number of categories.
Country singer Annie Kennedy doesn't always have to be in the spotlight, she just wants to be part of the crowd. The Nashville-based recording artist will have that chance as she returns to Oak Park to play at Eastgate Cafe at 102 Harrison St. this Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.
The fifth annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review kept Marion Street hopping as visitors from more than 160 communities in 17 states came together to share their love for craft beer. Attendance at Saturday's event was up more than 20 percent over last year, and it was the first time the fest was held since South Marion Street was renovated.
The five-story Oak Leaves building in downtown Oak Park will go up for auction on Sept. 10. With a starting bid of $800,000, the 1920s-era building, located at 1140 Lake St., offers 64,590 square feet of office/retail space. The property was recently listed on Auction.com by Foresite Realty.