It's still about a year before Oak Park's new food cooperative, Sugar Beet, will open its doors to the public. But the fledgling enterprise might have taken much longer to get off the ground — and in the ground floor — had it not been for the help of an Oak Park nonprofit committed to responsibly grown food, plus a handful of conscientious local investors.
Although the highly anticipated openings of the Paul Hruby Ice Arena and the pool at Ridgeland Common won't happen until mid-June, Oak Parkers can check out the new synthetic turf field and reopened dog park this weekend. Both amenities will debut Saturday at an event hosted by the Park District of Oak Park.
River Forest District 90 has postponed summer school registration, which was to begin on Tuesday, until April 3, following what was initially believed to be a suspected security breach with the district's website host provider.
An unlocked garage in the 700 block of South Cuyler Avenue was burglarized via the unlocked side service door, March 21-24. Two bicycles were missing. Police found one of the bikes when they stopped a 50-year-old Melrose Park man riding on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Lyman Avenue the next day. The bike was traced back to the burglarized garage. The cyclist was charged with possession of stolen property.
River Forest District 90 shared an alert from the Elmwood Park police Monday about a possible child-luring incident. According to the memo from Elmwood Park police, a young girl playing outside in her yard was approached by an unknown man in his early-to-mid 20s wearing a red baseball cap. The man began to question her, asking for her name, whom she lived with, how old she was and her mother's email address.
The show was called "Reveal" and was billed as "Our Moment in Fashion." For the designers showing garments in Domincan University's annual student fashion show over the weekend, "Reveal" featured a range of visions and glimpses of promising careers.
Two important anniversaries take place in 2014 for Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio. First is the 125th anniversary of Wright's iconic home. In 1889, he borrowed $5,000 from boss Louis Sullivan to build his home at the corner of Forest and Chicago avenues (in 1898, he also added the famed studio onto his home).