As an architecture student, I was disappointed to learn that Oak Park plans to demolish the 1923 Hoppe Building at 460 N. Harlem. The building is a pristine example of a Roaring 20's apartment building. Aesthetically, its sense of proportion, the alcove, the height, width, and depth, are appealing.
Every year we join together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and remember what his message was about. We sit in the auditorium and listen to the powerful thoughts put together from people like Marcellus, Josh and Jamal.
What are you doing with the other side of your brain? I know the left side goes to work, shuttles the kids and does the shopping. But what about the right side? The creative side? What are you doing in your spare time that others outside Oak Park would never do because of a busy TV schedule?
I am a resident of and taxpayer in Oak Park, having moved here by choice in 2000. I am a non-smoker. One of my primary motivations for selecting this community was its reputation for tolerance and its acceptance of diversity in all its amazing dimensions.
It's not every parking garage that can meet every need. Luckily for Downtown Oak Park, the Holley Court parking garage is magical. No matter what Oak Park builds, no matter how many parking spaces it commits to other users, there is always room for one more car at Holley Court.
Margaret Martling, 94, teacher, volunteer at Field Museum Richard Ferri, 56, senior attorney for Continental Bank Joycelyn Aumann, 71, secretary for Forest Park public schools John Seaks, 65, worked as an engineer for Citigroup Caryl Cameron, 90, dentist, former Oak Park resident Pat Fahey, 85, Rosary College grad, worked for Quaker Oats
? The following contains incidents reported to the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from Jan. 2 through Jan. 8. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.
Once only offered to merchants within Downtown's Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district, village grants that help support renovation and expansion of retail space are now expected to be made available to business owners village-wide.
The Village of Oak Park's Retail Rehab Grant has aimed to attract businesses to the village for more than a decade. But it's fallen short of giving some new business owners a financial boost when opening a shop or restaurant in the village.