The past year's 16 percent drop in crime in Oak Park — reported last week at a community forum — ranges from two percent to 25 percent, depending on which of the seven police beats you live in within the village.
Construction is already scheduled for next summer at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest. But members of the District 90 school board spent time Monday night questioning some smaller details with a goal of making the building more user-friendly.
Oak Park and River Forest High School will transition to a new lock system for the school's gym lockers by Friday after it was discovered last week that a student was in possession of a copy of a master key that provides access to current gym locks, according to an Oct. 14 letter from school officials.
She had been without her iPad for 10 days, and was experiencing serious withdrawal. But Lyn Conniff, an Oak Park attorney, finally has her "favorite toy" back, thanks to the work of the Oak Park Police Department and their unique partnership with a Chicago forensics lab.
Tempers flared Wednesday night as an audience of about 40 opponents and supporters of carrying concealed handguns squared off at a town hall meeting at Oak Park Village Hall, hosted by state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-8th).
It's been difficult not having a playground for the 150 students at St. Edmund Parish School. The younger kids have been making the trek—if it's not raining—to a nearby tot lot on Oak Park Avenue, while the older ones dodge parked cars in a parking lot.
Two months after they adopted an ordinance to allow red light cameras to be installed in the village, the River Forest Village Board approved an agreement Tuesday night with Safe Speed, Inc. to administer the program.
Whole Foods Market in River Forest is turning 17, and area residents will receive the gifts. Gently used adult-sized winter coat donations will be accepted this week at Whole Foods, 7245 Lake St. The first 50 participants on Friday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. will receive a $17 gift card.