Finally, a solution for shopping guilt. One day a month at one Oak Park boutique, more spending equals more giving. To charity, that is. Every fourth Thursday of the month, the Careful Peach on North Boulevard donates 15 percent of its total proceeds for the day to a different charity. American Rivers has already been a benefactor, as well as PAWS Chicago.
A local boy hit the big time in the world of celebrity culinary arts this week, winning a Food Network competition to become the network's next cooking show star. Jeff Mauro grew up in River Forest and graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School before he packed his bags and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.
River Forest will be getting red light cameras, despite vocal opposition from one board member and multiple residents. The cameras are set to be installed at three River Forest corners; two at Harlem and Lake and one at North and Harlem.
Oak Park police have now linked nine scientific calculators found last week in a Harrison Street apartment drug bust to merchandise reported stolen from students at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
River Forest police have arrested a registered sex offender after he attempted to kidnap a village resident by forcing her into his vehicle and driving off. The woman fought her kidnapper, and was able to escape the vehicle.
A final decision about whether or not to install red light cameras at two busy intersections in River Forest will be made at the Monday night meeting of the board of trustees, and one board member is encouraging residents to let their opinions be heard before the issue comes to a vote.
An unknown offender, described as a white or Hispanic male between 18 and 25 years old, of average weight, with black hair and a white bandana covering his face, entered a business located on the 6500 block of Roosevelt at just after 7 p.m., Aug. 5 and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun with black grips.
Poultry does not make welcome pets in River Forest, as one family quickly found out earlier this summer. Two chickens living in the backyard of a residence on the 1500 block of Franklin were exiled in late June, after village officials found that they violated the village code.
After more than a year of research and planning, the River Forest Park District said that construction will begin this week on two platform tennis courts in Keystone Park, the off-season answer to the traditionally summer sport. Concurrent with construction will be continued discussion about plans to potentially leave the lights on at the new Keystone courts as late as midnight to accommodate platform tennis tournament play.
It's tough to find good clean fiction these days. Good and clean as in free of sex and profanity. Marian Thomas has tried. Booksellers give her strange looks. Even the Christian Literature section is peppered with some of it. So she's taken it upon herself to write some clean fiction of her own.