In the Haley house this February we have "the sickness." We had planned for "the operation." Really, "more of a procedure" than an operation, said our daughter, Mariah, who was, in fact, the operatee. In the end, though?#34;if this is the end and not just a stage on the path to further influenzas?#34;we got the sickness and the operation/procedure.
The primary charge of Oak Park's Animal Shelter Task Force is to identify a site for a new animal control facility. But in addition to that effort, the village-appointed group is also considering scaling back the minimum time that strays must be kept before they can be euthanized?#34;from 30 days, to seven days.
Accused murderer Rodney Adkins moved a little closer to standing trial last week. Flanked by two Cook County Jail guards, Adkins watched quietly as public defender Preston Jones Jr. argued two motions regarding the constitutionality of Illinois' death penalty in court last Wednesday before Circuit Court Judge Thomas Tucker.
A paroled convict arrested last July following a home invasion in the 800 block of South Ridgeland Avenue pled guilty to home invasion and residential burglary Monday morning at the Maybrook Courthouse. Robert Jackson, 34, was then sentenced to 20 years in prison by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Terrel.
An election campaign that normally gets overlooked?#34;the public library board?#34;looks to generate more interest this time around. First off, none of the four incumbents?#34;Betsy Kalmar, Steven Fruth, Naomi Law and George Sikorski?#34;are running for re-election. And no less than six candidates are running for the four seats.
It isn't easy running Oak Park's last industrial operation. It isn't pleasant living next to it. And smoothing over years of built up angst between quiet-seeking neighbors and a business that has to break blocks of concrete with a jackhammer to survive isn't a simple task, either.