Dominican University School of Business' third in a fall series of lectures on business and ethics will feature William Daley, chairman of the Midwest Region for JP Morgan Chase & Co. Daley is also the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton. He will present a lecture titled "Could You Look Your Neighbor in the Eye" next Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
River Forest police are investigating the theft of a large amount cash and jewelry from a River Forest woman. According to River Forest police the thefts have occurred over a period of time. The victim, who lives in the 1400 block of Park Avenue, told police that sometime between Oct. 4 and 11, $7,000 in cash, a diamond ring valued at $35,000, and a sapphire tennis bracelet were taken from a box under her bed.
A presentation to the Forest Park village council from West Cook YMCA board members last Monday night received mixed reactions, as commissioners said they could not provide much feedback on the project until the Y was ready to talk dollars and cents.
WEB EXTRA! 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 night.
Demolishing the Colt Building, opening Marion Street to vehicular traffic and adding a new street to improve access and circulation in the downtown Oak Park superblock are among the major recommendations expected next week from an ad hoc committee charged with studying the issue.
Four years ago Susannah Yong was a veteran dispatcher for the Forest Park police department who decided she wanted to change careers. Intrigued by a conversation she'd had with a crime analyst, Yong asked the village to send her to a week-long crime analysis class in Springfield conducted by the Alpha Group Crime and Intelligence Analysis Center.
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: Downzoning: A piece in the Monday New York Times reports that 3,600 blocks in New York City have been "downzoned" since 2002. That is 42 neighborhoods that have requested and received zoning changes making it more difficult to add density, do teardowns, add population.
A copy of Antoinette Giancana's latest book, "JFK and Sam," recently arrived at our office. The book's main claim is that Giancana's father?#34;Sam "Momo" Giancana?#34;ordered the hit on America's popular 35th president.
The early preference for a consultant to lead a study of the Madison Street corridor that would culminate in a master plan could delay the process two months if the consultant is selected at the village board's Oct. 17 meeting.