Robin Blench is every real estate agent's dream-client. He's recently retired, an empty-nester, owns a spacious single-family home in a neighborhood close to public transportation and downtown Oak Park, and he's selling it with the intention of buying a condo in the village. If only there were more homeowners like Blench out there.
It's summer camp, but there's no tire swing tied to a tree hanging out over a lake, no hikes through the forest, and no songs to be sung by campfire light. It's the OPRF High School football summer camp.
A few weeks ago Jeff Davis kept his cool when umpires unexpectedly flip-flopped on a controversial call at third base during the playoffs for his River Forest Youth Baseball team. The moment affirmed exactly why Davis was recently bestowed the honor of having an annual award named after him by the organization.
Oak Parkers Bob O'Connor and Bob Hakes are training for the National Senior Games together, just like they did last year before both medaled at the Illinois State Senior Track and Field Championships in Springfield
The old adage: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," rings true for the Park District of Oak Park's second attempt to obtain a grant from the state for additional improvements to Maple Park, a 7-acre site that borders Harlem Avenue in the far southwest corner of the village.
Well, you can't afford to buy them all a round at the local watering hole or take them all out to lunch, but when you've spent 12 years at one particular job and you're moving on and you have an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the people who helped shape your work life in a positive way during that time, you do it.