A woman who sued an Oak Park police officer and the Village of Oak Park over items allegedly stolen from her apartment by her ex-husband, has filed an appeal in United States Northern District Court. Charise Pepper, the plaintiff, filed the appeal Dec. 8.
The River Forest Park District handled its last bit of 2004 business Monday night, unanimously approving the 2004 tax levy at a special board meeting. The $1,064,541 levy represents a 5 percent increase over last year.That levy, which by law must be labeled as "2004," in actuality concerns funds to be used for the 2005 fiscal year.
Both the preservation and celebration of River Forest history came to the fore in 2004. In September River Forest President Frank Paris appointed over 20 people to the village's 125th Anniversary Committee.
Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan made big news with his department's bust of a large-scale fencing operation at 324 N. Central Ave. in Austin on Dec. 2. But police were aware that there was traffic in stolen goods on that block at least seven months earlier.