All five of the people competing for spots on the Oak Park Village Board of Trustees are white, and only one is a woman. A questioner at a candidate forum last week asked for the political hopefuls’ reaction to that relative lack of diversity.
Trinity High School students, staffers, and friends are invited to a prayer service Thursday night to kick-off “Lock-In For Life,” a sleepover event designed as an indoor version of Relay for Life. After a commemorative ceremony to memorialize lives lost to cancer and to celebrate survivors, eligible students will stay through the night for games and activities.
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.