The Oak Park village board OK'd changes to local liquor laws last week, making it easier to grab a cocktail around town. Gone is the requirement that patrons must buy a food item in order to have a drink in the restaurant portion of establishments.
Among the first phone calls I had planned to make when I got in was to Jassen Strokosch for an Irving School story I was contemplating. I emailed him last Friday afternoon to see if he had time to talk Monday morning. He replied that he did.
The River Forest Park District is slated to revisit a village ordinance regarding athletic field lights in Keystone Park, and River Forest residents are invited to a Monday night public meeting to share their opinions about the proposed amendments.
The lone remaining bookstore in downtown Oak Park issued a letter to customers Tuesday, calling news of Borders closing “devastating,” and asking patrons how The Book Table can better serve the community in the future.
Too bad all Oak Parkers don't love veggies planted in the front garden. That's our view when we heard of another Oak Park town near a Detroit suburb that recently ticketed one of its residents for planting vegetables in their front yard.