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.
On Feb. 14, 1905, Frank Lloyd Wright and wife Catherine left their Oak Park home for a three-month trip to Japan. The influence of Japanese architecture, art and culture on Wright's workâ€"and Wright's influence in Japanâ€"has long been a favorite subject of debate for Wright scholars. But an important and ongoing exchange of ideas certainly began with this journey.
It took a quarter of a century to build, but last year, the HO scale model trains that toot-tooted and clickedy-clacked across an ever-changing track configuration in the basement of Dole Center finally screeched to a halt. Luckily, there's light at the end of the tunnel.