Roundy's Inc., owner of grocery store chain Mariano's, announced today that it will buy 11 Dominick's stores in the Chicago area before they close down at the end of the year. But the announcement does little good for Dominick's patrons in Oak Park and River Forest – with neither local site on the list.
River Forest's new 105-foot "quint" fire truck/engine was damaged Thanksgiving morning around 9 a.m. A driver en route to get fuel miscalculated the height of a viaduct at Central and Keystone and smashed into the bridge.
The Oak Park and River Forest girls basketball team is off to a solid 4-2 start this season. With veterans like Hailey Hoye, Victoria Waters, Emily Schreck and Erin Orr in the mix, the future appears bright.
Parking in Oak Park usually brings out some frustration. The case of the newest IGO car-sharing charging station sparked some negative electricity to the subject – although this time, the village mended its oversight once the business community fired back.
The Frank Lloyd Wright residence known as the William H. Winslow House, 515 Auvergne Place in River Forest, will go on the real estate market for $2.4 million in December, according to real estate broker Pamela Tilton of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty.
Streetscaping has been both a buzz word and a topic of contention in Oak Park. The perks of adding some charm to the village have been mixed with criticism of high costs and debate over economic return.