The space at the Oak Park Public Library once purposed for a coffee shop has found new life as a haven for creative thought and artwork. Perks of this space are that it will change monthly while offering interactive ways to engage patrons with in the small glass-encased room.
Sallie Wolf understands the charm that draws people to downtown Oak Park. For more than three decades, the longtime Oak Parker has enjoyed the colorful shops, vibrant groups of people, eclectic restaurants, and the neighborhood-like atmosphere just miles from the city.
Rattling off a list of complaints, including unfit working conditions, poor management and a stressful atmosphere, a group of former PCC Community Wellness Center employees held a press conference April 25 outside the Oak Park facility at 14 Lake St.
If you've noticed less of those dreaded bright orange parking ticket envelopes on windshields around Oak Park this year, you've caught onto a "concerning trend" the village is facing when it comes to parking fine enforcement.
The Oak Park Board of Health was tasked by village trustees with reviewing options for handgun regulation in the village after the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Oak Park's handgun ban. Meeting April 23, the health board reached preliminary recommendations that the village not pursue specific regulations such as a handgun registry or mandatory handgun training.
Judging by the freshly cut tall trees strewn across the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Berkshire Street in Oak Park, Monday morning, it appeared as though a thunderstorm had struck overnight. The debris, however, came from a landscaping crew tackling removal of one of this season's last targeted groups of ash trees on village-owned property.
Aaron and Ethan Gyllenhaal, two OPRF students, are avid bird watchers, are always seeking a new adventure and always have had a fascination with nature. As such, they are frequent visitors of Douglas Park in Chicago, but on a visit last week, the brothers found themselves in the presence of one bird not many can claim to have spotted — at least not around here.