As of noon on Tuesday, five candidates had filed to run for the Board of Education for Oak Park Elementary School District 97, including three scientists, an ad man and incumbent board Vice President Carolyn Newberry Schwartz.
The consulting firm studying the feasibility of capping the Eisenhower Expressway has narrowed down three concepts to one proposal, which will be presented in the village hall council chambers at 7 p.m. tonight.
A paroled convict with a record of multiple weapon, theft and drug convictions was arrested Jan. 10 at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Otis Brown, 48, of the South Side of Chicago, was spotted on the school's third floor by teachers around 2 p.m.
As of press time, the village board was expected Tuesday night to vote on an agreement that would keep Foley Rice Cadillac in Oak Park. The proposed deal will also ultimately put the dealership's lot at 722 Madison St. in the hands of the village, giving Oak Park a 33,825-square-foot parcel at the northeast corner of Oak Park Avenue and Madison Street to develop.
Oak Park Healthcare Center, 625 N. Harlem Ave. was fined $10,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for failing to protect a disabled resident from sexual assault by another drunken resident.