A winter ritual caught the attention of Sharon Hermanns who submitted this photo which captures a row of several smiling trees on the 200-400 block of Forest Avenue. After almost every snowfall, trees can be seen wearing grins made of snow at the handiwork of a mysterious elf.
As part of an effort to bring more attention to businesses along South Oak Park Avenue near the expressway, the Southtown Business District hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. There was a strong turnout for the travel-themed event as businesses hosted activities including face painting, giveaways and bank vault tours.
The storm that swept through northern Illinois in the morning on Monday, July 11 damaged trees and left several residents and businesses in Oak Park and River Forest withouth power. Readers sumbitted their photos of the storm damage to OakPark.com.