Todd and Katie Wilson first felt the call to adopt between 1998 and 2000 when they lived in Minneapolis. Newly graduated from Wheaton College, Katie was teaching junior high English and Todd was working with college students in a Twin Cities congregation.
A new storm sewer mainline must be installed on Greenfield Street to help keep basements in north River Forest from flooding. The cost is considerable — an estimated $13 million — and money in the fund that covers operating and maintaining the century's old water and sewer systems isn't sufficient for the job.
The event, hosted by the village of Oak Park and Downtown Oak Park, has returned. The outdoor event officially opened June 1 and will spotlight 12 pieces of art from sculptors installed in pedestrian-friendly areas throughout downtown.
It's the end of the school year and your kids come home with leftover boxes of crayons, markers, an extra pair of scissors and unused notebooks. Do you keep them for the next year? Maybe. Or maybe you think you ought to give them to children who aren't as fortunate as you.
Like many parents, Tim Sheridan has oftentimes been called into his daughter's room during a thunderstorm – attempting to explain the natural phenomenon that, to his daughter, just appeared to be a massive force of loud noises and bright lights.
Oak Park officials hope a "shovel-ready" project that extends the success seen on gentrified South Marion Street will catch the eyes of those at the U.S. Department of Transportation who recently announced $474 million in the latest round of federal grants.