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Development at YMCA parking lot
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bri Apr 3, 2014.

Found this on the village website re: Oak Park Ave and Ike rehab
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becca Aug 17, 2013.

I-go versus Zipcar in Oak Park
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Breymaier Feb 23, 2012.

 

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Favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Close to Chicago, diversity, architecture, walkable neighborhoods, good public transit
Least favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Taxes, crime, byzantine regulations
Interests & Hobbies
transit, history, politics, tech, medicine, jazz, lindy hop, parenthood
Favorite local restaurant
Winberies
Favorite local shop or business
Trader Joe

Latest Activity


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Bri replied to OakParker's discussion Does Oak Park need more Go-To Dining Options for Families/Kids?
"We like Boston Market and Chipotle, but maybe that is more fast-foody than you are looking for?"
Monday

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Bri replied to jfrankena's discussion Your Perspective On Oak Park Neighborhoods & Schools, N/S + E/W
"There's that small grocery store at North and Harvey."
Feb 24

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Bri replied to Diane O.'s discussion winter street cleaning
"We've got permit parking in our neighborhood and when the cars were moved this week they were able to clear the snow from the street all the way to the curbside.  "
Jan 16

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Bri commented on Lance Royce's blog post Off Street Parking Oak Park
"Isn't on-street permit parking available?"
Jan 11

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Bri replied to Christopher Richardson's discussion What's missing in Oak Park?
"To be sure, the vast majority of them will probably live in Chicago, but those with school-aged kids or partners who work in the western suburbs might find Oak Park attractive.  "
Dec 15, 2014

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Bri replied to Christopher Richardson's discussion What's missing in Oak Park?
"Its interesting reading this thread again 4 years later.  Changes since then (just from memory, and heavily Lake St skewed, so not comprehensive): 1. Looks like the cupcake wave has come and gone along with Crumbs and Bleeding Heart. 2. Madison…"
Dec 12, 2014

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Bri commented on Becca's blog post Popular Fried Chicken Restaurant Coming to North Avenue
"Used go occasionally way back when I lived in Hyde Park.  It was okay for cheap student food.  "
Oct 27, 2014

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Bri replied to tmerle's discussion Is Scoville Park a good place to watch the Oak Park 4th of July fireworks?
"The top floor of one of the two parking garages are pretty good spots.  Not only do you get to see Oak Park's fireworks, but you can also see firework displays from some of the surrounding municipalities (at least form the Holley Ct…"
Jun 27, 2014

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Bri replied to Ann's discussion Parking
"I'm sure that has a lot to do with it.  "
Jun 17, 2014

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Bri replied to Jan K's discussion Another Closing - Harlem Caribou
"If the"
Jun 13, 2014

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Bri replied to Jan K's discussion Another Closing - Harlem Caribou
"I was (mostly) joking.  Still, I've seen two Starbucks directly across the street from each other before."
Jun 12, 2014

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Bri replied to Jan K's discussion Another Closing - Harlem Caribou
"Maybe a Starbucks?"
Jun 2, 2014

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Bri replied to Bri's discussion Development at YMCA parking lot
"Yeah, I'm sure that will be the primary concern raised at the meeting.  "
Apr 3, 2014

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Becca replied to Bri's discussion Development at YMCA parking lot
"I'm sure the lost parking won't go over well."
Apr 2, 2014

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Bri replied to Bri's discussion Development at YMCA parking lot
"Wednesday Journal has some more info.  Townhomes are planned. http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-2-2014/Townhouses-planned-for-YMCA-parking-lot/"
Apr 2, 2014

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Becca replied to Bri's discussion Development at YMCA parking lot
"Hmm. I wonder what will go there?"
Mar 23, 2014

Bri's Blog

If you have kids that like trains...

Please go to www.upexcursion.com and vote for the Tuscola turn.

 

Union Pacific is sending one of their authentic, historic steam locomotives on a tour and is putting the route up for vote.  The Tuscola Turn route goes through Glen Ellyn.  Today is the last day to vote.  Here's an article in the Trib:…

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 11:59am

Effect of new Chicago mayor on Oak Park

So the biggest political news in Illinois is the impending retirement of Mayor Daley. Anybody have any insight/thoughts on how or if the new mayor will have an impact on Oak Park?



Obviously we don't get a vote in the matter, but given our geography and economic links, any changes in policy could have major impacts for good or for ill on our village.



Here's a recent Wednesday Journal article:… Continue

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:05am — 8 Comments

Supreme Court to Examine Gun Bans

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-supreme-court-hear-gun-ban-patriot-act/story?id=8712079



Previous lower courts overturned the handgun ban in Washington, DC, but upheld similar bans in Chicago and Oak Park. The distinction relies on DC being a Federal district, as opposed to a non-Federal municipality. As a result of that ruling, Wilmette and a few other towns… Continue

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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At 9:31pm on July 17, 2009,
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Becca
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Hi Brian, welcome! Feel free to jump into any of the conversations we've been having or start your own discussion topic in the forum. I'm sure there are a number of folks interested in talking about taxes or our crime issues. I hope to see you around on the site.
 
 
 

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