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.
Forest Park police arrested a man early Monday morning and charged him with robbing and burglarizing three antique stores on Madison Street within the past three months. Oak Park police also charged Carl Griffin, 44, of Chicago, with a convenience store burglary on Aug. 11.
Three Oak Park BP gas stations in may have sold tainted gasoline for two weeks in August. On Wednesday, BP released an updated list of gas stations that sold "off-specification" gasoline produced at the Whiting, Ind., refinery. This includes the stations at 203 Madison, 6119 W. North Ave. and 727 N. Harlem Ave in Oak Park.
Two brothers interested in medicine: One looked west, one looked east. The Harris brothers, Matthew and Mitchell are both doctors, of a sort. Matthew Harris is a board-certified dermatologist while Mitchell is board-certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Last week, they opened an office together in Forest Park, an experiment in combining eastern and western approaches to medicine.
A wake for a reputed gang member at a Berwyn funeral home on Roosevelt Road, July 12, attracted a Chicago Police Department helicopter and a visible police presence in southwest Oak Park Thursday evening.
A chance meeting at a law firm holiday party got Chicago writer/director Susana Darwin thinking about a script she's been working on for 17 years. Darwin, a Jewish lawyer, met a male attorney with his children, who were being raised as Orthodox Jews, even though he had left the Orthodox tradition and no longer practiced his religion.