A devastating early morning house fire in the 100 block of South Harvey Ave. claimed the life of an elderly Oak Park woman Saturday. Virginia Cameron, 76, reportedly lived on the second floor of the large 2-story home at 121 S. Harvey Ave., and shared the home with her daughter, who occupied the first floor.
Oak Park resident David A. Hoffman, 68, is being held in the DuPage County Jail on $1 million bond in connection with an alleged $500,000 scam involving his 94-year-old mother. According to DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett's office, Oak Brook police were contacted in October 2003 by concerned relatives of the victim, Oak Brook resident Angela Hoffman.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich visited Oak Park and River Forest High School last Thursday to announce a school funding hike proposal that would be financed by revenues from expanding gambling at existing casino boats.
2005 Vote As of Tuesday morning, documents available from the Illinois State Board of Elections offered some insight into who supported whom in this year's Oak Park village elections, as well as the campaign for the park district referendum.