With a raft of vacancies looming on the Oak Park police department, the Oak Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners selected two vendors last Thursday to conduct written and psychological testing for its entry level police officer process.
It doesn't appear that Ascension Church will be getting back to its normal routine any time soon in the wake of a small but very smokey storage room fire. The blaze, which was discovered early on Jan. 6, was quickly extinguished before it could spread, but the flames had apparently smoldered all night, producing copious smoke throughout the entire church interior.
As of noon on Tuesday, five candidates had filed to run for the Board of Education for Oak Park Elementary School District 97, including three scientists, an ad man and incumbent board Vice President Carolyn Newberry Schwartz.
The consulting firm studying the feasibility of capping the Eisenhower Expressway has narrowed down three concepts to one proposal, which will be presented in the village hall council chambers at 7 p.m. tonight.
A paroled convict with a record of multiple weapon, theft and drug convictions was arrested Jan. 10 at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Otis Brown, 48, of the South Side of Chicago, was spotted on the school's third floor by teachers around 2 p.m.