Widening the expressway has a small impact on congestion. There are 17 hours of weekday congestion now. IDOT project congestion would occur 16.5 to 16.75 hours on the general purpose lanes and 4 to 6.5 hours on the managed lanes.
The Republicans have struck, again. Seniors, low-income families, the disabled and impoverished individuals will have their meager nutrition allowance cut now, and if the Congressional Republicans have their way, cut again later.
Your Oct. 16 Viewpoints section sent my spirits soaring. Ken Trainor's tender introduction to his newborn, twin-preemie grandsons is a potent reminder of the deep love transcending romance that echoes through past and future generations, making every human life precious to all [The time of our lives].
It is to some extent understandable that folks are very disappointed in the functioning of the "ObamaCare" websites. But it is even more disappointing to view the impatience and lack of appreciation involving the promise of this enormous undertaking.
Festival of Trees is a new holiday tradition involving the collaboration of local community service organizations, community groups, corporations, the Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest, and three key sponsors: Holley Court Terrace, Community Bank of Oak Park-River Forest, and Forest Park National Bank and Trust.
By a single-vote margin, the Illinois House Tuesday backed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality Act. Three of those votes came from Oak Park-area state reps: LaShawn Ford, Camille Lilly and Chris Welch.
Oak Park will be buzzing with new places to get brews and burgers soon. According to a news release from Oak Park Development Corporation, Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary's will open its doors in the summer of 2014, pending completion of its acquisition and rehab of an Oak Park building.