WEB EXTRA A suspect sought by Chicago police in two recent sexual assaults in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood was arrested New Year's Eve by Oak Park police following an alleged attempted rape in Forest Park. Paul Cruikshank, 24, of the 4000 block of Cullerton in Chicago, was arrested on a PACE bus at Harlem and the Eisenhower Expressway.
WEB EXTRA! 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.
Oak Park has a passion for planning and process, and even debating the process of planning. So it was fitting that in 2004, news in the village centered less on the here and now, than on creating best-laid plans for the future.
After Laura Maychruk bought the building just south of her Buzz Cafe?#34;in which she lives and operates the coffee shop?#34;in April, turning the space into something profitable wasn't as easy as it could have been, she said.
Oak Park has seldom been accused of being "normal." In fact, just last month, yet another writer in one of the Chicago dailies referred to us as "The People's Republic of Oak Park" as if he had invented the designation.
A woman who sued an Oak Park police officer and the Village of Oak Park over items allegedly stolen from her apartment by her ex-husband, has filed an appeal in United States Northern District Court. Charise Pepper, the plaintiff, filed the appeal Dec. 8.