With two days of live music performances, food, and outside vendors to spread art and flowers throughout the entire district, the Harrison Street Arts District's What's Blooming on Harrison event is, well, blooming.
Developer Alex Troyanovsky will assemble as many as five properties to create a public/private courtyard surrounded by mixed-use buildings at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and South Boulevard, John Schiess, the project's architect, said Friday.
Imagine Bob Walsh's surprise when he received a small manila envelope in the mail, addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Welsh." Despite the misspelling, the envelope had their correct home address, so he opened it.
Dr. Constance Collins will be the new District 97 school superintendent come summer. But for now she is one of the most visible faces on local and national TV responding to the Sunday murders of two second grade girls from her Zion school district. The bodies of Laura Hobbs and Krystal Tobias were found early Monday in a wooded area near their school.
Just past 10 a.m. last Thursday, a fourth grader at Beye Elementary School, 230 N. Cuyler Ave., attempted to slide head-first down a banister at the school. He lost his balance, plunging three stories to the ground level. The student somehow righted midair, landed on his feet, and escaped the incident relatively injury-free.
Emmanuel Jenkins, son of Cherie Hopkins (left), and Sophie Maynard, daughter of Tina Mingo (right), took part in Take Your Child to Work Day at Rush Hospital in Chicago on April 28. Cherie and Tina are nurses in the Labor and Delivery Department, and their kids got what they were hoping to see?#34;the birth of babies. In fact, they witnessed twins, said Mingo.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the cancellation of the 34th Annual "Walk with Israel" have been greatly exaggerated. More precisely, a letter announcing the cancellation of the event, scheduled for this Sunday, is being investigated by Oak Park police as a hoax, not an exaggeration.
Featuring wide hallways, sweeping windows, and few high walls between visitor and public servant, Oak Park's village hall was designed and built to be a physical reflection of a commitment to open government.
A questionnaire passed out to some Oak Park and River Forest High School students with the intention of raising awareness of gay, bisexual and transgendered teen issues has raised protest from at least one OPRF parent, who has found support from the co-chair of the Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Association.