The Village Manager Association will be holding its Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Maze Branch Library Meeting Room, 845 Gunderson Ave. We will elect new officers and discuss our plans to keep Oak Park moving forward.
I was glad to see the article about the Nov. 5 District 97 school board meeting, in which the 75-day period to explore the viability of a new D97 headquarters in the village hall parking lot was announced.
Oak Park police warned residents Nov. 13 to secure window and door locks after a series of overnight burglaries that took place during the early morning hours in single family homes in the 800 blocks of South Kenilworth and Clinton Avenues and in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Elmwood and Scoville Avenues.
A female driver was pulled from her car around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in the 1200 block of North Austin Blvd., Oak Park police reported. According to police, a 48-year-old woman was sitting in her 2008 Mitsubishi with the engine running when an unknown man around 30 years old approached the victim's vehicle and pulled her from the car after making threats to her. The carjacker then drove off southbound on Austin. Police did not say if the vehicle was recovered. No arrests were made.
OPRF freshman cross-country runner Mary Blankemeier made quite a first impression with a fifth-place finish at Saturday's Class 3A state final meet. Blankemeier (17:07) set the pace for the Huskies' 13th place showing overall.
Bob Bell, of Oak Park, ran his 75th marathon at the Madison Marathon on Sunday at the age of 75. About 20 runners from the Oak Park Runners Club ran with Bell in the race. See photos of Bell during the marathon.