An Oak Park man, walking in the first block of Harrison Street west of Austin Boulevard and talking on his cell phone around 11 p.m., Aug 22, was approached by three young females. One of them allegedly told him, "Get off the phone and give me your wallet. I have a gun."
It was standing room only last Thursday night as over 230 people crowded into the Hatch School auditorium, 1000 N. Ridgeland Ave., to discuss ways of responding to a recent string of armed robberies in the northeast Oak Park area.
While a number of River Forest trustees expressed interest in learning more about Home Rule Monday night, they also sent a clear message to Village President Frank Paris that they won't support such a change in governance simply to help raise tax money for District 90 elementary schools.
We're not going out this week at all. We're too depressed about being back from vacation. Once again, we find that our life has not changed one whit in our absence. It's the same damn thing every summer.
In its recently-revised survey of Downtown Oak Park and neighboring business districts, the Historic Preservation Commission identified roughly 68 percent of buildings not already within the Ridgeland Historic District as "structures of merit" or as architecturally "significant."