Nearly 300 hundred people filled the Oak Park Country Club as Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park & River Forest presented Fran and Moe Sullivan with the Rita Johnson Humanitarian Award on April 29 at the agency's annual spring benefit, "Bridging the Gap to Mental Wellness."
Though Oak Park's downtown plan was approved in March, it underwent additional scrutiny last week by the new village board and a panel of historic preservationists, citizen commission chairs and the downtown business association.
Oak Park and River Forest concluded a three-year run in the Class AA State Softball Finals by rounding out its success with a 4-1 championship victory in 11 innings over Moline at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday night.
A tutoring program started by Carol Kelly, an Oak Parker and a Juvenile Court judge, is in danger of shutting down after Chicago Public School officials announced it will close Grant Community Academy, where the tutoring is based.
There are many things, most unappetizing, that I'd expect to find on the menu board at the local pool. And Sunday afternoon when my daughter and her pal were hungry, mid-swim, at Ridgeland Common we went to the concession stand.
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.