Saying negotiations over the final stages of the Barrie Park cleanup have turned sour to the point of deadlock, the Park District of Oak Park filed a lawsuit on Monday against the utility companies managing the project.
Negotiations on a new teachers' contract at Oak Park Elementary School District 97 will take on a new condensed format this spring, squeezed between the board's busy January schedule and early April elections.
The phone call Cliff Sage got at 2 a.m. last Wednesday may have disrupted his sleep. But it lifted his spirits during a business trip. Sage's son Chris had some news to share with his father that simply could not wait until morning.
Oak Park police are investigating the latest outbreak of what Deputy Chief Robert Scianna last week called a "nagging problem." Ten garage burglaries or attempted garage burglaries were committed over one night in Oak Park early last week, with eight of the incidents occurring in a square half-mile area of southeast Oak Park.
Cool thinking by a church volunteer in the face of heat and smoke quite possibly avoided greater damage after a fire was discovered early Jan. 6 in a small room off of the sanctuary in Ascension Church, 815 S. East Ave.
In the first four of what is expected to be some 20 hours of Plan Commission hearings on Whiteco Residential's proposed apartment and retail complex, the developer and accompanying consultants set out to make a case for why the project would benefit Oak Park.
Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar has raised some concerns over expenditures made by the Village of Oak Park out of its Downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District fund, saying some of the expenses are unfair or even illegal.