Go ahead, admit it. At times we've all looked down our noses at Berwyn, our neighbor to the south. Often fixed in our collective consciousness as a strictly blue collar zone of bungalows, babushkas and burritos, Berwyn is frequently perceived as a tough-edged town resistant to change.
Memorial Day weekend seems an apt time for an "Inner Disarmament Training" workshop, but Sensei Robert Joshin Althouse didn't really plan it that way. Instead, his three-day lesson in nonviolent communication coincides with the first anniversary of the Zen Community of Oak Park.
Circle Theatre subscribers might be alarmed at the announcement of the retirement of the theater's mainstay co-artistic director, Greg Kolack. But Kolack is not retiring from Circle so much as he's stepping away from the grind.
Annie C. Higgins, a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, was the speaker at the annual meeting and brunch of the Oak Park Council on International Affairs on May 7 at the Carleton Hotel. The Council has been raising money to support Peace Corps library and school projects around the world for more than 40 years.
As Oak Park and River Forest shake off their winter wardrobe of snowy streets and chilly days, and frosted-over lawns give way to spring-like weather, budding trees and green lawns, planting and lawn care become a top priority for homeowners.
An Oak Park man was robbed at gunpoint and had his 1994 Ford Taurus stolen by three men just after 10 a.m. on May 19. As the man was parking his car in a garage in the 800 block of South Elmwood, he noticed three young men walking by the mouth of his alley. As the man walked out of his garage via his overhead door, he was allegedly confronted by one of the men brandishing a handgun.