In her Sun-Times column Wednesday, Lynn Sweet reported on the ways that Sen. Mark Kirk (R.-IL) has changed his thinking in the wake of the serious stroke he suffered a little more than one year ago. The most telling change in approach was his announcement Tuesday that he now supported marriage for gays and lesbians.
Papaspiros, the Greek restaurant on Lake Street near Oak Park Avenue, is closed – mostly empty, colorful blue awnings gone poof. The Journal has reported on the closing of the restaurant. Still after being a fixture on the street for 15 years, the sudden absence seems a bit of a shock.
A crowd of more than 100 turned out Friday morning to hear a lively and sometimes intense debate between the two candidates for Oak Park village president. Anan Abu-Taleb, a local restaurateur and an independent candidate, faced off against John Hedges, a current village trustee and the candidate of the Village Manager Association (VMA).
The managing director and president of the board of the Madison Street Theatre – the old Village Players on Madison Street -- stopped by the Journal Thursday morning to trumpet their path forward now that Circle Theatre, their main tenant the past year or two, has decamped for a nomadic life producing shows at various venues in the city.