The Business and Civic Council announced Monday that it favors Whiteco's mixed-use development, but has concerns about the "protracted" process that has surrounding the controversial project for years.
Working through a light agenda Monday night, the River Forest village board unanimously passed an amendment to formally authorize the police department to grant waivers to legal parking restrictions, and heard a positive progress report on the work of the village's 125th anniversary planning committee.
Two parent groups will sponsor a "neutral forum" on Feb. 28 on a proposal to add stadium lights at Oak Park and River Forest High School. The forum is aimed at gathering feedback, addressing questions and concerns.
Business leaders and members of Smoke-Free Oak Park held a meeting Monday morning to see if they could find a common ground solution to an issue that has bitterly divided the health and business communities.
The Oak Park Health Board is planning in the coming year to take a close look at just how the purchase of West Suburban Hospital has impacted health care options for residents, and also how "gaps" in services can be filled.
The Oak Park YMCA will present what a new Y facility looks like to a Forest Park community group on Thursday night, but West Cook YMCA President and CEO Scott Gaalaas said the event doesn't mean the organization has settled on relocation plans.