An attempt by two men over the weekend to lure teenagers into their car has left one Oak Park mother encouraging her neighbors to be on alert. Crystal Brown, who lives in the 1000 block of North Lombard Avenue said her neighbor's 16-year-old daughter was walking Sunday afternoon with a friend on LeMoyne Parkway when two men in a silver car began to follow them.
The girls are thousands of miles away from Oak Park, but one purchase you make this weekend could help fund services for them and for their kids. From Friday through Sunday, about 20 stores in Oak Park and Forest Park are raising funds for a non-profit organization that helps orphaned and unaccompanied girls in Nairobi, Kenya.
Now that a contract between the Park District of Oak Park and Nagle Hartray Architecture is in effect for the renovation of Ridgeland Common, park staff can sift through public comments about the project as architects work to finalize its design.
Future leases for units at an Oak Park apartment building where a girl recently died of an apparent heroin overdose will include a crime-free addendum to hold new tenants responsible for criminal activity that takes place in the building.