Forty-eight hours after a severe storm swept over the area Sunday afternoon over 1,000 are still without power in Oak Park and River Forest. As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday ComEd reported 797 customers without power in Oak Park and 233 in River Forest.
A few extra police officers were present at Oak Park and River Forest High School and staff have limited student movement around the building during classes on Thursday, the day after a bomb threat was discovered written on the wall inside a bathroom stall. Attendance at the school was also substantially reduced as many parents chose to hold their kids back from classes Thursday.
The storm that has left some 704,000 people in northern Illinois without power Monday morning also knocked out power and phones at Wednesday Journal's offices, 141 S. Oak Park Ave. Power was finally restored to Wednesday Journal at around 3:30 p.m.
Jay Leno referenced the Oak Park and River Forest High School student in the news this week for allegedly creating and circulating a list ranking girls on their physical appearance and sexual experience. Check out a video clip as Leno pokes fun at the situation on national television during his Tonight Show monologue Wednesday night.
Who will be Wednesday Journal's 25th Annual Villagers of the Year? You tell us. For the first time, the Journal's editors are opening this long, secret process to our readers. We're asking you to nominate the person you believe has made the biggest impact on Oak Park or River Forest in 2010.