Executive sessions in Oak Park are typically labeled on public agendas in general, vague terms. The merits of the meeting are not immediately known, and, per Illinois Open Meetings Act, village officials don't have to divulge what happened behind closed doors.
The village board is back in session next Monday after a two-week hiatus and will be faced with a typical packed August agenda leading into budget season. Among the list of items to approve will be a proposal to bring pay-by phone to village parking meters.
More than 50 applicants vied to be Oak Park's next village attorney — including Interim Village Attorney Simone Boutet — but last week Village Manager Cara Pavlicek announced that a new face will be joining the team soon.
Oak Park police will join law enforcement agencies across Illinois in targeting impaired drivers from Aug. 16 through Labor Day as part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on those driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.