Streetscaping on Madison Street in Forest Park and River Forest will get a boost west of Desplaines Avenue thanks to a $1.34 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation's Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) and IDOT, the two villages announced yesterday.
Last week for three days, some 150 volunteers joined the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County to conduct an early morning "street count" of homeless people who were not staying in emergency shelters.
Newly sworn-in 7th District Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch set up his local offices in Westchester last week at 10055 Roosevelt Road, and on the payroll as a part-time employee is a convicted felon.
Newly sworn-in 7th District state representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch set up his local offices in Westchester last week at 10055 Roosevelt Road, and on the payroll as a part-time employee is a convicted felon. The 7th District covers River Forest and Forest Park as well as Maywood, Broadview, Westchester and Bellwood.
After more than a year on the run, Carol Mix, of Maywood, was taken into custody in Waterloo, Iowa, on Nov. 27 and extradited to Forest Park. Mix is a suspect in the February 2011 evening attack of a 71-year-old Oak Park woman in the Ultra Foods parking lot at 7520 Roosevelt Rd.
"You're seeing me during my calm years," said David King, the commercial real estate broker, as he sits forward on the edge of his chair. King is the one-man commercial real estate powerhouse behind the DK signs appearing in storefronts all over west Cook County.
The dead come to life — so to speak — this weekend in the award-winning 21st annual "Tales of the Tombstones" historical cemetery walk, which takes place in Forest Home/German Waldheim Cemetery, 863 S. Desplaines Ave., on Oct. 21, starting at 1 p.m.
Check your door knocker for a green tag from the Girl Scouts because their annual Food Drive takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27. Scouts will be hanging more than 20,000 fliers to let residents of Oak Park and River Forest and Forest Park know about the drive, the largest of the year.
A cooperative of local school districts — including Forest Park District 91 and River Forest District 90 — which share special education resources and assists with federal grants may vote to dissolve next month.