Historic preservationists in Oak Park and beyond orchestrated a small insurrection last Thursday at "the 11th hour" before the village board's planned vote on the Crandall-Arambula Downtown Master Plan (approved 6-1 at the village board meeting Monday night).
A 41-year-old woman who had sworn out an order of protection against her estranged husband was beaten to death on a River Forest street, just 200 feet from the River Forest police station, last Wednesday evening.
After protests from a dozen residents, tenants of Westgate Avenue offices and historic preservation advocates, the village board voted 6-1 to adopt consulting firm Crandall and Arambula's master plan for downtown Oak Park.
Eight years ago this week, my dad went into the hospital. There had been risks and the great reward of modern medicine?#34;reasonably good health instead of being dead as he likely would have been if he had lived even 10 or 20 years earlier.