Through the generosity of family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, the second grade Brownie Troop at Lincoln Elementary School in Oak Park recently donated 99 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to Hephzibah Children’s Association.
After 10 years in Oak Park, the local location of Cosi restaurant shut down on Monday. The property’s owner, Anthony Shaker, had a deal lined up to bring in a 1950s-themed burger chain to take its place, but it appears to have come apart.
Two village residents vying for a spot on the Park District of Oak Park Board of Commissioners officially announced the platform for their campaign on Thursday. Diane Dunn and Thomas Finch are calling themselves "Alive! Our Parks!" and are touting that neither of them are “an insider” in the race for three open spots on the board.
As a preemptive strike against the marital discord she feared might follow retirement, Oak Parker Ceoria Coates took up acting. She knew that having something do in her spare time would lower the chances of her and her late husband getting stir-crazy and driving each other nuts at home all day.
Oak Park Village Manager Tom Barwin spends most of his Monday nights at village board meetings, hearing residents protest about parking or trustees squabble over spending. But this past Monday he was 6,000 miles away in Abuja, Nigeria, hanging out with three professional football players.