An Oak Park man, Kenneth Demos, 50, has been charged with failing to report a felony in connection with the recent arrest of a former Cook County official who is accused of fraudulently steering four county contracts.
A federal grant totaling more than $1.1 million, awarded to the Village of Oak Park, will help link Oak Park's downtown CTA station with the surrounding retail and commercial area on Marion Street and South Boulevard.
The village board is months away from passing the 2013 budget, but the season of financial planning is officially underway. Overall, the village's finances are on the mend after a tough few years, but pension obligations and debt payments could continue to be daunting for Oak Park, according to discussions at Monday's special board meeting.
Wednesday marks Oak Park Township's newest expansion as the doors at the new senior services building officially open across the street from Township hall. Although the open house celebration isn't scheduled until Saturday, Aug. 11, client services begin Wednesday at 130 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Parkers have proven that living in an urban area can have a country feel. For any garden enthusiast — or even skeptics — who feel out of their element in the world of agriculture, the Sugar Beet Cooperative's first Edible Garden Tour on Saturday, Aug. 11, will show what it takes to keep a garden sprouting.
The legal fees associated with the lawsuit involving the National Rifle Association, the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park are expected to total roughly $1.3 million, pending a judge's approval, but Oak Park won't have to empty its pockets.
A medical office building that is part of Rush Oak Park Hospital is close to being sold for roughly $54 million to an Arizona-based real estate investment trust. Healthcare Trust of America Inc. announced earlier this week that it signed a definitive agreement deal for the 135,000-square-foot building, located at 601 S. Maple Ave. in Oak Park.
The 100 block of North Elmwood Avenue was buzzing with extra activity on July 25. The commotion, however, started around 6 a.m. on July 24 when a storm swept through the area — taking down a hefty-sized tree in the front yard of the Steketee family home.
There's one place in Oak Park the music hasn't died, all thanks to one woman. Local music aficionado Val Camilletti, longtime owner of Val's Halla Records has offered a haven for enthusiasts of nearly every genre who want to share in her one true love. That will be the center of this year's hallaPalooza, a tradition dating back decades.
Years ago, the Lakota Group was tasked with preparing an urban design plan for Oak Park's Arts District. Following a tour of the district, 18 points were noted as areas for improvement. They included unifying the district through streetscape and lighting, signage updates, addition of a gathering space, CTA station enhancements, landscaping upgrades, improving the gateway at Austin and creating an overall sense of vibrancy.