A major development in Downtown Oak Park is, at long last, going to take a step ahead. On Monday, the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation will present a negotiated agreement to the village board for developers to build on the village-owned Colt site on Lake Street.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is still down to four plans for the I-290 expansion, but who might be performing the work and a timetable were discussed at a meeting Tuesday night hosted by State Senator Kimberly Lightford at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park.
Congratulations to Oak Park and River Forest High School volleyball player David Hancock, the Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week. The 6-foot-5-inch senior outside hitter has emerged as a major force at the net this season for OPRF.
The road to establishing the village's energy provider has been a bumpy one with the decision by the village board to switch from renewable energy as the default option to so-called brown energy derived from fossil fuels.