Sallie Wolf understands the charm that draws people to downtown Oak Park. For more than three decades, the longtime Oak Parker has enjoyed the colorful shops, vibrant groups of people, eclectic restaurants, and the neighborhood-like atmosphere just miles from the city.
Donna Slepicka is on a mission to make the lives of River Foresters a little bit sweeter, and, so far, it seems like her new shop is doing just that. Slepicka opened the village's newest business, River Forest Chocolates, on March 31 and she said customers are keeping her busy.
Participants at this year's annual Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest's housewalk will get it all. On April 21, the historical society's Glimpses of Oak Park: Then and Now housewalk, will offer a peak into seven historic Oak Park homes, highlighting the dwellings as they are and as they were when they were first built.
Student at West Suburban Temple Har Zion's Koven Religious School in River Forest, planted 600 yellow flags on the synagogue's lawn on Sunday in memory of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust.