Oak Park Chief of Police Rick Tanksley introduced his two new deputy chiefs last Wednesday morning with the promise that his command staff will help train and mentor a force which has suddenly dropped in age and experience.
Oak Park police said they are exploring the likelihood that two recent armed robberies in Oak Park may be part of a larger pattern of robberies that extends along North Avenue from the 5100 block in Chicago, through Oak Park and out to the Winston Plaza Shopping center in Melrose Park.
A last ditch effort to retain regular public use of the soon-to-be-sold River Forest Women's Club failed Monday when Women's Club president Marilyn Organ allegedly declined to attend a meeting with probable owner Paul Coffey and Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest president Laurel McMahon.
Finding itself at a watershed moment, with two new members elected in April and a new superintendent coming July 1, the District 97 Board of Education met twice in the past month to discuss roles and responsibilities.
The village board had an unexpected visit from Ma Gawa African Drum Studio during the last board meeting. Teachers and students gave a brief drumming performance and updated board members on their current situation.
By fall, 12 benches painted by local artists are expected to line the sidewalks of the Harrison Street Arts District corridor as part of a program created by the village's Public Art Advisory Committee.
You might say Jeanette Fields' future was cemented when she was just 10 years old, a little girl living in a Sears mail-order home just beyond the Des Moines city limits, in Madrid, Iowa. People always said her family's house looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright. And so it did, a little.