According to AshleyMadison.com, Oak Park ranks among top Chicago suburbs where people are looking to cheat on their significant other. As reported last week on OakPark.com, the online dating service, which includes an option for people who want to cheat, ranked Oak Park among the top 10 areas around Chicago where people are looking to cheat on their spouses.
The cosmetic touch-ups at Mills Park Tower are in their final phase, but the next stage of repairs will have to wait a bit longer. As one of Oak Park's tallest buildings, the 1970s-era, 19-story, subsidized, mostly senior housing block owned by the Oak Park Housing Authority is addressing a laundry list of repairs — from patching up cracks to fixing deteriorated and corroded grout and cleaning up water damage — that will come with a hefty price tag.
Oak Park public works crews have capped a geyser of water that started shooting out of a water main Friday morning. The break occurred along Humphrey Avenue, just north of the train track overpass, where crews had been doing work on one of the water lines that delivers Oak Park's water supply from Chicago.
A few questions were left on the table last week when the Oak Park village board removed the plan that would have allowed for the humane killing of pigeons. Animal activists made it clear they weren't on board with this plan, but as explained at the meeting, it was mostly practical matters that let the birds off the hook — at least for now.
A longtime tenant of 201 Harrison St. has filed a lawsuit against the property owner, the project's contractor and the Village of Oak Park, among others. Matt Kwilas, owner of Prodigy Glassworks, was displaced from his business last August when the facade of the building collapsed.
Oak Park residents and village trustees clashed with the Illinois Department of Transportation on multiple issues during a special meeting Monday when IDOT presented its case for the potential widening of the Eisenhower Expressway along with moving the left-side Austin Boulevard and Harlem Avenue interchanges to the right side.
Oak Park officials took a step forward Thursday in an initiative that could put another green mark on Oak Park's map. As part of discussions dating back a few years, representatives from the Korea Smart Grid Institute met with village leaders for a letter-of-intent signing ceremony at village hall.
The Oak Park Village Board has called a special meeting for Monday, June 11, to allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to present information on what, if anything, should be done with the Austin and Harlem interchange ramps on the Eisenhower Expressway.
Seven properties on Harrison Street in Oak Park are officially on the market, and included with them is the opportunity for a fresh start following years of controversy stemming from the management of current owner, Chris Kleronomos. All seven buildings are currently in foreclosure.