Single-family home prices dropped in both Oak Park and River Forest in the fourth quarter of last year, but not quite as severely as other communities in the region. And the overall rate of decline is now slowing.
Oak Parker Melissa Stockwell recently graced the cover of USA Triathlon Magazine. Stockwell, who has been featured on CNN and CBS News as well as in Wednesday Journal and several other news agencies over the years for her athletic prowess, was named Women's Paratriathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon.
Back in February, people living near Oak Park and River Forest High School started noticing collapsing concrete in the street, in what turned out to be a sinkhole forming at Erie and Scoville. Fast forward to today, and Village Manager Tom Barwin decided to travel down into the sewers to see the problem up close.