On Friday, June 10, the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community hosted its 26th Annual Seniors' Prom, "Summertime in Venice." Following an Italian dinner buffet, residents and guests were serenaded by strolling accordion player Joe Martino. The king and queen of the prom, Helen Ulias and Bernie Gusfield, were crowned by last year's king and queen, Mikki Reinhold and Fred Czerwionka.
River Forest resident Don Fumo has been honored with a street sign at the intersection of California and Wabansia on Chicago's West Side. "Don Fumo Avenue" celebrates Fumo's career as principal of Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 California Ave.
Two weeks ago, Oak Parker Ted Lonergan, spiffily dressed in a suit, tie and bike helmet, peddled his hardly-ever-used bike toward village hall. He was supposed to be on vacation, but a choice made in 1916 set him on this journey instead.
Oak Park police charged Isaias Rocha, 19, of Maywood, and Miguel Riveria, 20, of Melrose Park with aggravated discharge of a firearm last Tuesday after Rocha allegedly fired two shots from a .357 magnum handgun at another car they had been chasing since an altercation in Maywood.
Bill Sullivan was happy running his law practice and real estate business out of his 1101 Lake St. office, where he's been since 1992. But when the opportunity to buy a property for his offices came up, and when that space would increase his visibility, he took it.
Atop two mixed-use buildings near the corner of Pleasant Street and Oak Park Avenue two weeks ago, solar panels rose to greet the sun, making the rooftops look like the wings of a commercial jet at touchdown.
WEB EXTRA! Village President David Pope has nominated Elizabeth Brady, a 10-year Oak Park resident with a strong corporate background and a minor role in the New Leadership Party (NLP) campaign, to serve out the remaining two years of his trustee term.
WEB EXTRA! Oak Park police have received 113 calls as of early Thursday afternoon in response to over 25,000 Community Alert fliers they passed out on Monday and Tuesday. While he wouldn't discuss details of any active leads, Chief of Police Rick Tanksley said Thursday that Oak Park detectives have been looking into every tip. Those tips include information about the "person of interest" being sought by police, as well as reported sightings of the car he is believed to be driving.
Oak Park police have mounted an intense investigation into the brutal murder last Wednesday afternoon of South Oak Park resident Peter D'Agostino. Following four days of canvassing that included much of the southeast section of the village, Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley announced Monday that his department is seeking to locate a "person of interest" in relation to the killing of the 42-year-old D'Agostino.