Any hope of pushing through legislation in Springfield to force a River Forest referendum determining the future of the township government has been put on hold. As a result, the village president who had pushed the referendum last Monday urged residents to pursue other means to effect change while the township supervisor said back-burnering state legislation was a positive development.
Oak Park Public Library's recently-received $100,000 state appropriation from the General Assembly courtesy state Rep. LaShawn Ford (8th) will be used for several projects, including an expansion of the library's teen area, said the library's executive director.
I am moved by the impassioned opposition to the village board's recent decision on energy aggregation. I have read all of your emails (although I may not have had the opportunity to personally respond), and I have taken your positions to heart.
Hundreds of residents and visitors will descend on Scoville Park on the first Sunday in June for the Day in Our Village Festival, which features more than 100 Oak Park-based vendors and various organizations.
Tricia Liston is now among the elite. Well, she always was among the elite really, but now it's official. She joins special athletes hailing from this community like Iman Shumpert, Eric Kumerow, Emery Lehman, Dani Tyler, Ellis Coleman, Becky Wilczak, Kenneth Sitzberger and others who have reached the pinnacle of their sport.
Leaders from some of Oak Park's largest religious institutions have released a statement calling on the Oak Park village board to reverse its decision rejecting renewable energy as the village's primary power source.
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.