Circle Theatre is known for resurrecting musicals that flopped on Broadway. It's been thrilling to witness director Kevin Bellie and company stretch themselves, mounting shows we'd never get a chance to see otherwise.
At approximately 10 a.m. on May 31, a man wearing a hood and sun glasses walked into the currency exchange at Roosevelt Road and Oak Park Avenue with a walkie-talkie and a 3-inch-round bundle that appeared to be dynamite. He attempted to push the package under the security partition, but it wouldn't fit.
Frustrated over the hiring and training of new employees since the disappearance of many dental assistance training schools, Jayne Siou used to say at least once a year, "I wish someone would open a dental assistants' school."
An Oak Park resident reputed to be a high-ranking member of the violent Four Corner Hustler street gang was arrested last Wednesday in a massive federal and Chicago police sweep of a West Side drug operation.
Wednesday Journal, the newspaper and the company, this week mark the start of a six-month celebration of the paper's launch in Oak Park and River Forest 25 years ago this summer. The celebration started Monday at River Forest's Memorial Day parade when the JOURNAL float unveiled both the paper's new logo and a new slogan, "Growing Community."
Twenty-five years ago this spring, Mary's Aunt Hazel died.And just in time.The $3,000 her niece, my wife, received from Aunt Hazel's estate is the reason WEDNESDAY JOURNAL exists. Without that cash, at exactly that time, this would-be publisher and his equally broke colleagues would have been back working in bookstores, restaurants, or, God help us, PR firms.
In an ultimatum backed by property titles, profitable long-term leases and legalese, the Taxman Corporation told the village board Thursday: If you want to redevelop the Westgate area of downtown, either work with us, or buy us out.