A 17-year-old boy has been charged with a handful of felonies after Oak Park police turned up cannabis, cocaine, weapons, and possibly stolen electronics in an Aug. 4 drug bust. Two other Oak Park men were also charged in connection with the arrests.
The three suspects in the July murder of a Chicago woman in River Forest were indicted Thursday on first-degree murder charges. An arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 10 at the Maybrook courthouse in Maywood.
Six offenders approached a victim from the rear on the 100 block of S. Ridgeland at 12:40 a.m., July 31. The first offender demanded the victim's Blackberry Storm cellphone and struck the victim in the face with his fist.
After more than a week-long rain delay, construction of a new pathway made from recycled glass at the Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum in River Forest was completed Monday morning. Barring any more weather-related delays, the trail is expected to open to the public on August 3.
It's getting to the point where some libraries are getting rid of books altogether. Electronic forms of media abound, rendering traditional versions less preferred. The Oak Park Public Library hasn't reached that point. But there's no doubt change is necessary to keep up with a rapidly evolving literary world.
The River Forest Public Library is considered a "community living room" among village residents, and the library board of trustees is currently working on their own strategic plan to implement necessary changes and improvements without forfeiting the small-town feel of the institution.
Many volunteers will tell you the surest way to find happiness in your own life is to help others find happiness in theirs. At Opportunity Knocks, teens and 20-somethings have found that their community service work is leading to greater self-esteem and empowerment. In reaching out to others, everyone wins in the end.