How will Oak Parkers know that the District 97 school board, now flush with cash from last week's surprisingly lopsided referendum win, isn't going to just start spending the money? You know, iPads all around as the unfair rap went during the campaign.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has issued two more critical findings against Community Bank of Oak Park-River Forest, just months after the bank last ran into trouble with the nation's top bank regulator.
From the District 97 tax hike referendum to the contested election for the OPRF high school board, Wednesday Journal's news team will be on the job tonight. Our reporters will be out gathering the news and reactions from candidates and supporters at victory (or non-victory) parties. Our photographers will be shooting election night pictures and slideshows.
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: If you're so critical of OPRF's board why ... : Why, I've been asked this week, if the Journal is always harping on the school board at the high school would the paper endorse the three incumbents?
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: Full Circle: We're reporting today that Circle Theatre and the Madison Street Theater (Village Players, is what most of us still call it) are near a lease extension that will keep Circle in Oak Park for now. That is very good news.
Two things are likely to happen this week on the Oak Park block where I've come to work each morning for the past 30 years. Taken individually, each notable proposal could make sense. Put them together and they conflict.
Ten years into the century, 40-plus years after Oak Park first contemplated racial integration, we're about to find out how the experiment is going. The question, asked with trepidation and doubt, in the late 1960s was whether it was really possible to craft and nurture a racially diverse community.