When Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul learned that District 97's BRAVO! Performing Arts Center possibly faced the chopping block unless voters approved a $13.3 million operating referendum.
Metra and Union Pacific officials joined with elected officials from local, county and state governments in nearby Maywood on April 21 to break ground on a $100 million project to install a third track.
Absences at District 97 elementary schools were "higher than normal" on the Monday preceding Election Day on April 4, according to district officials, who attributed the absences to families that may have extended their spring break by a few more days.
At around 1:25 p.m. on April 7, while interviewing a man inside of a grocery store on the corner of Central Avenue and West Corcoran Place in Austin, just blocks from the Oak Park border, a drive-by shooting broke out.
There's a scene in the breakout hit movie and instant cult classic, Get Out, directed by comedian Jordan Peele (half of Comedy Central's Key & Peele), that resonates with Reesheda Washington (half of the duo behind L!VE Café, 163 S. Oak Park Ave.).