Oak Park Fire Chief Thomas Ebsen told the village board he had hoped to come back in a few years asking for a new truck that would be jointly purchased with the Village of River Forest. Instead, due to a recent decision by River Forest, Oak Park will be purchasing the new truck alone.
Over 200 runners from Oak Park and River Forest completed the Bank of American Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Oak Park's fastest runner was Jeremy Pennington, 36, with a time of 2:49:00, placing him within the top 500 at 324.
After reading the "Multi-Hazard Mitigation Report" report released by the village this week our staff got to thinking. Aren't there some disasters this report doesn't cover? Aren't those going to be the really bad disasters, the ones we haven't assessed and planned for?
The Chicago Transit Authority recently completed a rehab project to clean up the Oak Park Avenue Green Line station. The Station Renewal Program is CTA initiative to send "Renew Crews" with a wide range of skills and trades to stations to fix as many problems as possible at one time.
Oak Park's Fourth of July parade put a notch of history in its sweaty belt Wednesday morning. Wednesday Journal meteorologists have delved into the almanacs and believe this parade was the hottest ever, since the annual tradition was revived in 2001.
Storms that moved through Oak Park and River Forestnearly Sunday afternoon downed trees across the villages. On the 600 south block of Scoville Avenue two neighboring houses were both damaged by falling trees.