A frozen attic water pipe feeding Oak Park and River Forest High School's sprinkler system burst in the early hours of Dec. 20, flooding the northern one-fifth of the school and causing an estimated $750,000 to $1 million in damages.
The village has purchased for one dollar a 35-by-40 foot "notch" of land tucked behind the Marshall Field's building, just north of the Prairie Way alley, that will be used to expand the Holley Court parking garage.
At a meeting Monday night, co-chairs of the village board's finance committee?#34;Trustees Robert Milstein and David Pope?#34;faced sharp criticism from some of their colleagues regarding the pair's efforts to draft "performance measurements" for the village's partner agencies.
I've come to hate the "Holidays." I don't like shopping, baking, or cooking. My desire to socialize drops with the temperature. My job gets more stressful, my kids get more demanding, and I see a definite increase in stupid behavior (my own).
Joel Schumacher's retelling of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera is less magnificent than its on-stage counterpart. Many elements of the stage production that thrive because of their simplicity are overindulged in the film.