William Langreder, 88, delivered mail in OP for four decades Carolyn Cavallo Eva Mazur, 77, homemaker, former Oak Park resident Arthur Kroeger, 77, microbiology professor, Golden Apple winner Andrew Steinbach, 72, Korean War vet
Ask anyone, "What is Cummings Park?" and you'll probably get a blank stare. Perhaps a new shopping mall? A few rare individuals might correctly identify it as the eastern entry to River Forest, at the northwest corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue. It's the site of the wrecked remains of a once-classical band shell pavilion.
Property tax bills due March 1 First installment property tax bills, mailed to Oak Park property owners in the last week of January, are due on March 1, according to a press release from Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar. Property taxes are paid in two installments, so the first bill is one-half of the total property tax bill for the previous year.
An Oak Park woman had her wallet taken from her purse by a teenager around 2:30 the afternoon of Feb. 7. After taking the wallet, the thief was joined by another suspect, and both ran to the intersection of Pleasant and Marion streets. The woman chased the thieves briefly before the second offender stopped and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her. Total loss was $170.
When the McBride family got cable television and a Betamax VCR in the 1980s, no one could have known that in those investments Jim, who was a student at Oak Park and River Forest High School, would find the seeds for a multi-million-dollar company.
A prominent Harrison Arts District landowner has recently unveiled plans for an extreme makeover of the California-style apartment building he owns at the southeast corner of Harrison Street and Taylor Avenue.
The etchings of Scott Kieffer, currently on exhibit at Expressions Graphics, are beautifully detailed. The etching process creates a grainy black and white image similar to newsprint, which serves to accentuate the artist's interest in texture. He's particularly fond of rendering trees, often in wintertime, when he can really capture the texture of the bark and the crooked, tangled lines of tree branches.
The Aviator gets my vote for Best Picture Oscar. Of course, I don't have a vote, but if I did, I'd cast it for Scorsese's film?#34;even though I enjoyed Sideways more and found Million Dollar Baby more emotionally satisfying.
I'll say up front that it's a challenge to discuss the new show at Open Door Repertory Company with readers who haven't seen it. The plot involves a couple of major surprises that shouldn't be revealed for the play to have its full effect. Bee-Luther-Hatchee, by Thomas Gibbons, is a fascinating mystery that peels away, layer by layer, raising many provocative questions.