Oak Park has a lot of apartment units. The village was built that way back in the 1920s and today some half of all housing units in Oak Park are rentals (or condos). That's got advantages and disadvantages. The apartment stock greatly extends Oak Park's economic diversity as a first stop for future homebuyers and as a destination for others seeking entry for their kids into local schools, or an easy commute to the Medical District.
Another nail in the coffin of our democracy! The McCutcheon v. FEC case was handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 2. "The Corrupt 5" of the Supreme Court did their dirty business again, further blowing up any vestige of reasonable campaign finance regulation in our politics.
As a member of last year's Gun Rights/Responsibilities Committee, I have read with dismay, articles written by members of the Gun Rights contingent. The difference in the way each of us remember the meetings is a stark reminder of how an event or series of events is influenced by one's beliefs and prior experiences.
To the citizens of Oak Park and River Forest: Descent-based slavery is a problem mainly in the countries of Niger, Mauritania, and Mali, but is still important to know about in our communities. Though slavery is prohibited in these African countries, descent-based slavery is a type of slavery that is culturally ingrained and is more difficult to challenge. Our knowledge on the issue could help eliminate institutionalized slavery, and we can easily start this spread of knowledge within our towns.
I am a junior at Oak Park River Forest High School and have been working on a group project in my English class about bonded labor. My group members and I think it is an important issue that needs to be addressed. We need to take action against it, and the first step is to educate my community.
The Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild will påresent the hit comedy, Legally Blonde, The Musical, on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick auditorium, 505 Washington Blvd. in Oak Park.
Looking at the crowd the past two Saturdays at the main library one would have to conclude that Oak Park's jaw-dropping, unparalleled efforts 45 years ago to stop the rapid racial change that had gripped and unhinged Austin — and instead somehow fostered actual racial integration — was nothing more than a lesson in nostalgia.
Since there were seven people in our family, we had a number of cereals on hand. We had Cream of Wheat, Shredded Wheat, Hot Ralston, Quaker Puffed Rice, Post Toasties, Wheaties and Grape Nuts in the cabinet.