Neighbors plan to fight a proposed drive-through bank facility on the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue that they believe will add traffic to an already busy alley, impede their access to their alley garages, and threaten safety of pedestrians in the area. The matter will come before the Plan Commission Thursday night.
A list of references for the three planning firms vying for the contract to work with the village, business and property owners to develop a master plan for Madison Street helped change the minds of a few trustees at a regular board meeting Monday night.
Nearly 14 years after he is alleged to have brutally ended the life of Oak Park resident Margaret L. Coder, Eddie Davis is standing trial for her murder. Davis, who was an early suspect in Coder's murder, was arrested three years ago after advanced DNA testing indicated his DNA was present at the murder scene.
News reports of multiple BB attacks the weekend before last spurred another BB gun victim to report the incident to the police last week. Kate Fitzgerald said she was riding her bike from the Berwyn nightclub her family owns to a friend's house just after 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, when a dark colored compact car pulled up behind her and matched her speed. Fitzgerald then heard a series of pops and felt several stings on her back and arm.
In an effort to contend with that dreaded archetype, the middle school bully, Brooks Middle School designated the month of October as Anti-Bullying Month. With teachers leading discussions, students decorating hallways and classrooms, and the entire school reading James Howe's The Misfits in preparation for a school-wide assembly with the author, the school hopes to neutralize the threat of being bullied.
As an ad hoc Fiscal Action Committee prepared to meet for a fourth time this Wednesday evening to discuss the if, when, ways and means of a possible property tax referendum, the District 90 school board spent much of its regular board meeting Monday night going over best- and worst-case scenarios related to a looming budget crisis.
Redevelopment of the downtown area bordered by Lake, Marion, North Boulevard and Harlem would create more than $17 million in property tax revenue over 14 years, double the revenue the area would generate without redevelopment, a consultant told the downtown "superblock" committee last Tuesday night.
River Forest Back in September of last year, when Laurel McMahon sat down for the first time with members of the new River Forest 125th Anniversary Committee, October 24, 2005 seemed a long way off?#34;with a lot to do between then and now. But time really does fly when you're having fun?#34;and working hard.