We had every intention of encouraging you to take a good look around you this week and see what you could do for those less fortunate than you, but then we got distracted by the Noel Coward play that previews on Friday at Circle Theatre in Forest Park.
On the fourth anniversary of the last day America was able to consider itself truly at peace, a consortium of groups will take over Scoville Park for a first ever Peace Fair. The Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice (OPCTJ) will sponsor the event September 10 from noon until 5 p.m.
As the traditionally heavy schedule of September special events unfolds in Oak Park, police officials are expressing some concern over the increasingly heavy scheduling demands that such activities place on them. Department officials say they would like to see a reassessment of how the planning and approval process for such activities is handled. That opinion appears to be supported by others both inside village hall, as well as in the business community.
An attorney for the family of Patricia Quane, who was killed Aug. 23 by a Metra train while crossing the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad tracks in downtown Riverside, said last Friday that a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for Quane's family was almost certain.