Starting Monday, June 11, the first part of the asphalt on Harlem Avenue in Oak Park and River Forest will undergo heavy reconstruction. Crews will be grinding pavement and the road will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
The Animal Care League gave rabbit owners a chance to bring their furry friends in for a little TLC on Dec. 4. ACL, 1011 Garfield, hosted a Bunny Spa last Sunday where the rabbits received nail trims, brushing and a photo.
Through her home based business, wardrobe consultant and personal stylist Suze Solari has been helping her friends and clients dress in confidence and style, learning to maximize the impact of their wardrobe. Suze is now sharing her expertise as the new style blogger on OakPark.com. We sit down with Suze for a Q&A and find out what advice she has when it comes to holiday shopping on a tight budget.
Enter for a chance to win "A Night Out" courtesy of OakPark.com. Enjoy Latin American cuisine at Maya del Sol in Oak Park and the Canadian Brass ensemble's Dec. 3 holiday concert at Dominican University's Performing Arts Center in River Forest.
Lights, camera, and ... crash that kitchen. Last week Oak Parker Mark Meagher, who owns Ultimate Design & Builders, a home remodeling company based in Oak Park, stepped in front of the cameras for the filming of Kitchen Crashers.
Sarah Corbin joins the shopping blog on OakPark.com, bringing her experience as a business owner and life-long Oak Parker. Sarah also contributes to a blog on localoakpark.com, sharing her observations of local businesses and supporting entrepreneurship. Her goal is to spread the word about our local shops right here on OakPark.com. We sit down with Sarah for a Q&A and find out what she has in store for the shopping blog.
Too bad all Oak Parkers don't love veggies planted in the front garden. That's our view when we heard of another Oak Park town near a Detroit suburb that recently ticketed one of its residents for planting vegetables in their front yard.
Wednesday Journal's annual Home Book magazine features photos and stories of some of the most amazing and surprising homes in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Riverside and Brookfield. Home Book also features a guide to locally found furnishings and accessories for updating, redesigning and transforming your home.
Nothing says "Oak Park" like squirrels, our most numerous form of wildlife (we hope). And Oak Parker Joel Brown (whom we profiled on Dec. 10, 2003) is among the most knowledgeable about Sciurus caroliensis. Brown was featured in a Washington Post column last Sunday under the headline, "In the urban game park, nut-gatherers rule."