Last year Oak Park was able to secure $400,000 in grants that will go toward the joint project between the village of Oak Park, the Illinois Institute for Sustainable Energy Development and the Korean Smart Grid Institute.
Most grade school students in Oak Park and River Forest scored above state averages on the annual Illinois Scholastic Achievement Test (ISAT) in 2013 despite the state having raised the scores necessary to meet state standards.
An Oak Park man was approached in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard around 11:30 p.m., Nov. 20, by five men. One asked him if he had any weed for sale. When the victim responded no, one offender punched him in the face and the victim dropped his iPhone and fled. Total estimated loss was $250.
The prospect of Oak Park and River Forest High School taking ownership of the Lake and Scoville parking garage from the Village of Oak Park, which has administered the structure since its construction 10 years ago, will not happen anytime soon.
Last week 26 people gathered around three long tables in the second floor library at Oak Park and River Forest High School for the first joint meeting of the three public boards that are funding the Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education, the Oak Park based organization that is working to improve early childhood education, especially for at risk children.
Local writer Lee Brooke is nothing if not prolific. The author of 20 self-published books over the last three decades has now assembled a delightful assortment of personal reflections titled, Zig-Zagging Through Life: Light-Hearted Recollections, which is selling for $10 at The Book Table.