State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) and State Representative Camille Lilly (D- Chicago) put themselves in the hot seat last week in Oak Park to address two topics causing a lot of stir across the state: budget and pensions.
The Oak Park School of Rock just opened in May, and it's already given back. But in order to continue to help absorb the tuition costs for kids who otherwise couldn't afford music lessons at the performance-based school, its calling on a little help from its friends.
Oak Park village government staff and the village board made it clear Monday they want the proposed redevelopment plans for the Colt site and surrounding parcels in downtown Oak Park to be an expeditious process on an aggressive timeline.
It's a program many Oak Parkers may not know exists, but for the small business owners it benefits, the small commercial loan program ran through the village and Oak Park Development Corporation is an important one.
Oak Park Development Corporation announced Monday that viaForensics, a tech firm based in Oak Park, will be relocating and expanding into the entire second floor of 1044 Lake Street. The longtime vacant space will be renovated to fit the company's needs, and occupancy is expected by fall of 2013.
Oak Park officials have been clear for some time where they stand on any potential expansion of the Eisenhower Expressway: Keep the Ike within its current footprint. In a recent goal-setting session, village trustees confirmed the group's commitment to staying on top of the issue.