A 30-year Oak Park resident, who lives at 431 S. Ridgeland Ave., Unit D, I purchased a Village Quarterly Parking Permit for Lot 97, also known as 331 Washington Boulevard. I was informed at the time of purchase that my parking privileges were overnight parking, Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., and 24-hour parking on Saturday and Sunday.
A comprehensive plan determines community goals and objectives for community (land use) development. In 1990 Oak Park's elected officials, staff, commission, and volunteer residents wrote the current comprehensive plan.
It's an interesting idea eliminating Oak Park's vehicle stickers. But it was a better idea last week when the village board shelved the concept for now as it moves quickly to craft a budget for the new year.
On the list of things assumed in Oak Park village government was the reality that sooner or later a large chuck of cash was going to be needed to overhaul the 40-year-old police shooting range in the basement of village hall. Something like $350,000 has been allocated for the update in recent years, though never spent.
Please note an error in the Nov. 6, page 12 article titled, "Harmon calls Ike ditch Oak Park's 'ugly scar'." Near the end of the article, the writer states, "congestion is to be relieved enough to increase average speeds from the current 25 mph to 50 mph."
No matter how empty the garden in late fall might appear, there's actually much to see. A row of hardy beets continues to grow in our raised bed. The variable temperatures characteristic of the season allow tougher root vegetables like these to endure beyond the time when most of the other plants have gone to rest.