A passionate Joanne Trapani spoke about Oak Park's prosperity, self-sufficiency and fiscal stability during this year's League of Women Voter's State of the Villages Dinner on March 4 at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park.
A child's prank 911 call brought well over a dozen squad cars to Longfellow school just before noon Tuesday. Oak Park police received a 911 call reporting that a man with a knife had entered the school at 715 Highland Ave.
Since its inception in 1985 Circle Theatre, located for most of its history on Madison Street, just off Circle Avenue, has been providing Forest Park with riveting, dramatic performances and cutting-edge productions. For this they have received numerous awards and, often, rave reviews.
Looking to publicize negotiations with several area nursing homes, 20 healthcare workers and union personnel picketed Oak Park Healthcare, 625 N. Harlem Ave. on Friday, March 4. Hal Ruddick, trustee for Service Workers Employees International Union Local 4, which represents workers at Oak Park Healthcare and the Woodbine Center in Oak Park, as well as the 232 bed Pavilion of Forest Park facility at 8200 W. Roosevelt Road, among other locations, said the employees are demanding raises in wages and protesting a proposed 50 percent cut in healthcare benefits.
Certified teachers in Oak Park's elementary schools have reached a tentative agreement on a 3-year contract with the District 97 Board of Education that would award Oak Park elementary teachers with significant salary increases while maintaining benefits and provide for a common start time for all K-5 schools.