Burglars pried open a rear door of JJ Fish, 6317 North Ave. overnight on Aug. 30. Once inside they broke through a wall and into the restaurant, entered the safe and cash register and took $2,310. They also damaged a surveillance camera. Total loss and damage was $4,910.
WEB EXTRA! It seems so surreal writing these words you read today about how last week my family and I fled like rats from a sewer people used to know as New Orleans. It's where jazz was born. There's half a million stories in the wretched city.
Max Rasche and Sean McKay planned on rooming together this fall at New Orleans' Tulane University. After Hurricane Katrina struck the city Monday, Aug. 29, the two Oak Park and River Forest High School graduates and longtime friends scrambled to get into new schools.
All last week people kept phoning with what were essentially condolence calls. You know, the kind of contact you make when somebody's loved one dies. Friends would extend their sympathy, telling us how sorry they were for our loss.
New Orleans, known as The Big Easy, has been transformed by Hurricane Katrina into a place where little is easy. This past weekend, several Oak Park and River Forest firefighters left for New Orleans to help lend a hand in that desperate situation.
Though the number of parking citations issued this year is actually down by between 9,000 and 10,000 from last year, the village is expecting to collect $900,000 more in scofflaw-generated revenue by the end of 2005.
In the wake of a string of armed robberies in Northeast Oak Park recently, area residents voiced their complaints about conditions that they believe foster crime. One major concern was the shoddy condition of commerce along North Avenue, and in particular the presence of four pawn shops within a two block area.