OK, so we missed the fireworks at the high school on the 4th. Don't yell at us; we feel bad enough already. We had a cold, all right? Plus, sometimes we just can't stand crowds. Not even friendly, calm, Oak Park crowds.
Now comes word that Oak Park is being eyed, ogled really, as one of America's "Sexiest Suburbs." Let Naperville be declared, as it was again Monday by Money magazine, the third best place to live in America. Oak Park, you see, is sexy.
Wrapping up over a month-long search process, the village board voted 5-1 last week to appoint Elizabeth Brady?#34;a 10-year resident with a strong corporate background who played a minor role in the New Leadership Party (NLP) campaign?#34;to serve out the remaining two years of now-Village President David Pope's term as trustee.
Harry Potter madness will hit Oak Park again on Friday in honor of the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But this time the organizers have been working hard to avoid the elbow-to-elbow crowds of 2003, said Deirdra Stockmann, organizer of this year's event.
As the investigation into the brutal June 22 murder of Oak Park resident Peter D'Agostino moved into its third week, calls continued for public awareness of the individual and car being sought by police.