On Tuesday the residents of the 700 block of Bonnie Brae in River Forest held their 11th annual LemonAidfundraiser. More than 1,000 people turned out to make charitable donations and get a refreshing beverage. This year's proceeds will go to Sarah's Inn – a charity that works with victims of domestic violence.
After some 250 local Democrats gathered at FitzGerald's to celebrate President Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Sept. 6, their attention turned the next day to building support for the president in neighboring Iowa. While the president visited battleground Iowa on Friday, supporters back in Oak Park were planning another weekend campaign bus trip to the state.
Olympic heroics weren't confined to London this summer. Athletic daring was also on display at Illinois State University, which hosted the Special Olympics for three days in mid-June. A five-member team of athletes from Oak Park competed there for the first time. These novices had no idea what to expect but walked away with a fistful of medals.
Governor Pat Quinn joined Oak Park Village President David Pope and leaders from Cicero and Berwyn last week to celebrate the end of an extensive streetscaping project between Harlem Avenue and Austin Boulevard.