Juan F. Menefee, 44, of Oak Park was charged with Aggravated Battery after he allegedly struck a man on the head and on his left leg with "the Club," an anti-vehicle theft device, around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 13. The man, who suffered multiple skull fractures and multiple leg fractures, had allegedly been involved in a previous altercation with Menefee, whom he confronted at the rear of Menefee's residence in the 300 block of South Oak Park Avenue.
Debate over the proposal to reopen the Marion Street mall to vehicular traffic has resurfaced after the release of the downtown plan by Crandall Arambula, the Portland, Ore., firm hired by the Village of Oak Park to study its downtown business districts.
When District 97's Education Council?#34;made up of teachers and administrators?#34;introduced five policies concerning parent-teacher interactions to the Board of Education last summer, disapproval from members of the board and school community placed a major speed bump in the path of instituting the policies.
Citing financial concerns as well as a perceived conflict in its mission statement, the River Forest Park District announced that it was withdrawing after four years as "tenant?#34;in-principle" of the River Forest Women's Club as of April 30.
In the Haley house this February we have "the sickness." We had planned for "the operation." Really, "more of a procedure" than an operation, said our daughter, Mariah, who was, in fact, the operatee. In the end, though?#34;if this is the end and not just a stage on the path to further influenzas?#34;we got the sickness and the operation/procedure.
The primary charge of Oak Park's Animal Shelter Task Force is to identify a site for a new animal control facility. But in addition to that effort, the village-appointed group is also considering scaling back the minimum time that strays must be kept before they can be euthanized?#34;from 30 days, to seven days.
Accused murderer Rodney Adkins moved a little closer to standing trial last week. Flanked by two Cook County Jail guards, Adkins watched quietly as public defender Preston Jones Jr. argued two motions regarding the constitutionality of Illinois' death penalty in court last Wednesday before Circuit Court Judge Thomas Tucker.
A paroled convict arrested last July following a home invasion in the 800 block of South Ridgeland Avenue pled guilty to home invasion and residential burglary Monday morning at the Maybrook Courthouse. Robert Jackson, 34, was then sentenced to 20 years in prison by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Terrel.