Agnes Thompson, 96, mother of former governor of Illinois Donald Barth, 64, ex RF firefighter Thomas Krebs, 56, attorney, nature lover, world traveler Richard Walsh, 74, former state senator and representative
I don't often feel sorry for the Village of Oak Park. There has always been an air of superiority about its residents that I don't really appreciate. Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright, bigger homes, a cap over their portion of the Ike ...all of it being held over the collective heads of Forest Parkers.
FANTASTIC!...Good morning, Oak Park. It's February 2, 2025. We're into the century's second quarter or the last year of its first quarter, depending on your approach. It's not all that depends on your approach, and that's putting it mildly, because the sound of the A-word is heard in our village.
An alert citizen informed the Downtown Oak Park beat officer of a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun lying on the front seat of a Chevy Yukon parked in the Shops of Downtown Oak Park parking lot the morning of Jan. 27.
"It's a very sunny, happy place to live," Gail Friedman says of the mango-hued, circa-1888 farmhouse she and husband Jay wake up in each morning. Modest in size but brimming with personality, "It's perfect for us."
Not long after 5 p.m., the students in Stephanie Clemens' Thursday evening ballet class began shuffling in one by one. Distilled out of the chaos in the hallwayâ€"a flashing din of moms and siblings and snow boots and bookbagsâ€"10-year-old Alex Schorsch gabbed with Max Gorgol, and Christopher Gaumond meandered the length of the room, humming to himself.