Atop two mixed-use buildings near the corner of Pleasant Street and Oak Park Avenue two weeks ago, solar panels rose to greet the sun, making the rooftops look like the wings of a commercial jet at touchdown.
WEB EXTRA! Village President David Pope has nominated Elizabeth Brady, a 10-year Oak Park resident with a strong corporate background and a minor role in the New Leadership Party (NLP) campaign, to serve out the remaining two years of his trustee term.
WEB EXTRA! Oak Park police have received 113 calls as of early Thursday afternoon in response to over 25,000 Community Alert fliers they passed out on Monday and Tuesday. While he wouldn't discuss details of any active leads, Chief of Police Rick Tanksley said Thursday that Oak Park detectives have been looking into every tip. Those tips include information about the "person of interest" being sought by police, as well as reported sightings of the car he is believed to be driving.
Oak Park police have mounted an intense investigation into the brutal murder last Wednesday afternoon of South Oak Park resident Peter D'Agostino. Following four days of canvassing that included much of the southeast section of the village, Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley announced Monday that his department is seeking to locate a "person of interest" in relation to the killing of the 42-year-old D'Agostino.
In the summer of 2001, Butch Diederich mentioned to a co-worker in Oak Park's public works department that he was getting some plumbing work done on his house. The co-worker, a supervisor in the water and sewer division, told him the department took care of its own. He casually offered to send over his staff to do the work for free.
Following a closed-session meeting Tuesday night, the Oak Park village board has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to vote on whether to extend the deadline of its put-call agreement with Taxman Corp.
With today's edition, Wednesday Journal debuts its most complete redesign since our founding 25 years ago. Some of the changes are as notable as the new flag atop page one. Others are much more subtle, including use of a new and more legible body text called Nimrod. Taken together, though, each change is aimed at making the Journal cleaner, more readable, and better organized.
Yaaaaay!! The Fourth of July is finally here again! Kaboom! Kapowie! Eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh! You're dead! Wait a minute, that's cops and robbers. Do not pause here to contemplate the similarity. This is not the time for self-analysis, my friends. It's time to be Patriotic. Yaaaay!! Ker-blam!
There are things that are going to happen in Oak Park. You know it and I know it. They could happen easy. Or they could happen the Oak Park way. That would be excruciatingly, contentiously, under the delusion they are really important.