Can and should River Forest become the equivalent of the "sign police," telling residents that they can only have one political sign on a portion of their lot? That debate was inadvertently launched in December when the village board discussed a change in local code to limit lawn signs placed by construction contractors.
Graduating Oak Park-area high school students active in the LGBTQ community have until April 1 to apply for $2,000 scholarships offered by the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association, according to a news release.
Karen Doornebos – author of Definitely Not Mr. Darcy and the new novel, Undressing Mr. Darcy – will be talking about her newest book at Flavours Cooking School this Thursday, Feb 20, from 7 - 9 p.m., during a class that features a very hopeful spring-themed menu in which attendees will learn to make something delectable and of course drink wine, because what is a book discussion without wine, after all?
A week ago I bundled up in the cold (I know, poor boy) and headed over to Oak Park Village Hall for a Monday night meeting. I wanted to be there when Anan Abu-Taleb accomplished his first major feat as village president: unanimous backing to remake Part 2 of the village's thoroughly and historically muffed economic development process.
Changing District 97's school boundaries as a way to solve overcrowding at some of its schools might be a more attractive — and far less expensive — option compared with spending millions of dollars to construct new space, according to some members of the district's school board.
Safety of the north lot at Roosevelt Middle School still needs scrutiny, District 90 officials said last week. So much so that officials have conducted another study to see if restricting access to the area during the school day would affect traffic around the building.