Developers wanting to build 22 townhouses on a parking lot near the West Cook YMCA took their proposal to the public, Monday, but while many residents were happy to see a better use for the site, some were cautious about the parking shortage it would create.
Oak Park teen's doodles add dimensions 3D printing is no longer an idea of the future. And thanks to inventors Maxwell Bogue and Peter Dilworth of WobbleWorks LLC and 3Doodler co-founder David Cowen, 3D printing is a tangible item of the present and in the hands of an Oak Park 14-year-old. Click here for more.
The family of Rachel Smylie, a former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who died April 7 in a single car crash while in Namibia, have established the Rachel G. Smylie Memorial Scholarship in memory of Rachel's love of Africa.
The responsibility of bringing children from their first years through high school and on to a career path is not one that can be "simply outsourced to teachers, principals or schools." Instead, at all points of contact from a church to a social worker to a youth sports team, a child needs to be nurtured and propelled by the wide community.
Triton College administrators who had their salary bumped up at the March 25 board meeting made campaign contributions to the "Friends of Mark Stephens" campaign fund for the board president, as well as a new PAC for other trustees.
A state lawmaker suggested last month that the River Forest Township annual town meeting would be a better forum to bring up a possible referendum on whether voters should opt to merge village and township government than to adopt legislation in Springfield.