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.
The Business and Civic Council announced Monday that it favors Whiteco's mixed-use development, but has concerns about the "protracted" process that has surrounding the controversial project for years.
Working through a light agenda Monday night, the River Forest village board unanimously passed an amendment to formally authorize the police department to grant waivers to legal parking restrictions, and heard a positive progress report on the work of the village's 125th anniversary planning committee.
Two parent groups will sponsor a "neutral forum" on Feb. 28 on a proposal to add stadium lights at Oak Park and River Forest High School. The forum is aimed at gathering feedback, addressing questions and concerns.
Business leaders and members of Smoke-Free Oak Park held a meeting Monday morning to see if they could find a common ground solution to an issue that has bitterly divided the health and business communities.