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You may have noticed that giant, rather bold, front page headline last week that started with "At last meeting."

There is, in fact, another village board meeting, where votes will be taken, on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

It is even possible that there will be yet another meeting toward the end of April. That is unlikely, however, due to provisional ballot legislation. Until all provisional ballots are counted, newly-elected officials cannot take office. So, Trapani and the gang will still technically running the show until the beginning of May.

However, barring an emergency requiring immediate board action, Village Manager Carl Swenson said it is quite likely that the very last meeting of this village board will be on April 4.

We regret the error, and any disruption it may have caused to your VOP Channel 6 watching schedule.

In by St. Patrick's, out by Good Friday

We called former village president John Philbin (1989-93) to ask him about former village trustee Sue Helfer (1985-89), and found out he was recovering from major surgery?#34;for pretty much the same condition that killed Helfer. Philbin's aorta was discovered to be about four times the regular size, which made him a walking time bomb, he said. They caught the aneurysm in time and the surgery was a success, so he's convalescing and no doubt contemplating who might be the next village president. We didn't ask who he was voting for because, after all, he's supposed to be reducing his stress level.

But he did mention that he entered the hospital on St. Patrick's Day ("which I thought was fitting") and left it on Good Friday ("which wasn't fitting").

OP Avenue open by night, closed by day

Starting next week, the stretch of Oak Park Avenue from Washington Boulevard to Randolph Street during work hours will be closed. On evenings and weekends the street will re-open for northbound traffic.

During daytime closure, southbound traffic will be re-routed west to Home Avenue. Northbound traffic will be diverted to East Avenue along Washington and returned to Oak Park Avenue via Randolph. For more information, call 358-5700 or e-mail publicworks@oak-park.us.

?#34;Katharine Grayson and Ken Trainor

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