Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar has raised some concerns over expenditures made by the Village of Oak Park out of its Downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District fund, saying some of the expenses are unfair or even illegal.
Seeking to develop new strategies for supporting business districts village-wide, the Oak Park village board on Monday considered creating several new programs, ranging from assistance in marketing efforts to holiday décor grants.
The day members of the National Association for Biology Teachers came calling at Oak Park and River Forest High School to assess whether Marie Urbanski might be their choice for Illinois biology teacher of the year, they found members of her advanced placement class wearing T-shirts reading "Team Urbanski" across the back.
Eighth grade students in Oak Park and River Forest will retake one portion of high school placement tests after the test papers were damaged by?#34;and then lost?#34;during cleanup of a recent flood at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
The Oak Park police department will undergo significant changes in the next month as two 30-year veterans retire from the Oak Park police force. Chief Rick Tanksley announced Monday that Deputy Chief Frank Kennedy and Deputy Chief Richard Toll have notified him of their intent to retire, both effective January 29.
Kostopulos mulled run for prez Sitting Trustee Gus Kostopulos said he had contemplated making a run for village president, but later decided to not enter into a race with fellow board members Diana Carpenter, Bob Milstein and David Pope.
WEDNESDAY JOURNAL's coverage the last two weeks regarding the increasing decline or departure of small Oak Park businesses illustrates a strong warning to our community about the loss of business diversity and character.