WEB EXTRA! Top Oak Park police officials spent two hours Thursday night answering questions regarding the Peter D'Agostino murder investigation from an overflow audience of some 150 people at the Oak Park Conservatory.
WEB EXTRA! On Friday, July 15, Magic Tree Bookstore and The Oak Park Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau will host a number of events leading up to the midnight release of the sixth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Here's a list of the activities. For more information, see the Magic Tree website, www.magictreebookstore.comharrypotter.
WEB EXTRA! After a two-hour stand-off Wednesday night, Oak Park police safely arrested John Nichols, described by police as a person with a psychiatric disorder. Police negotiators persuaded Nichols to leave his Washington Boulevard home shortly after 11 p.m.
Clearly, Bishop Edward K. Braxton has trouble with first impressions. Just ask downstaters in Belleville, Ill., where as much furor as fanfare marked Braxton's installation recently as diocesan high shepherd.
By a vote of 4-2, the Oak Park village board agreed last week to spend the next four months working with the Taxman Corporation on a plan that could result in the redevelopment of much of the southwest quadrant of downtown.
It didn't take long for James Ward to apparently run afoul of law enforcement. The 19 year old, who was paroled from the minimum security wing of the Tamms Correctional Facility in far southern Illinois on Monday, June 27, allegedly assaulted two Oak Park women in separate incidents early Wednesday morning. Unfortunately for Ward, the two women he allegedly chose refused to play the victim.
It usually takes rookie cops months to get their feet wet, so speak. But last week Oak Park's nine newest officers found themselves hitting the pavement their first three days on the job passing out Community Alert fliers related to the murder of Peter D'Agostino. That is, when they weren't busy running down alleged criminals.