Despite our having requested that members of the general public be allowed more than two weeks amidst a major traveling holiday, public comments reference the Draft Purpose and Need are due to the Illinois Department of Transportation tomorrow, June 1st – the IDOT…Continue
Added by Rob on May 31, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
I'm not sure what the status is on this since it's a few days old, but I wanted to share anyway:
Oak Park Police are questioning a man in connection with an alleged attempt to abduct a 10-year-old as she waited for a school bus at about 7:30 a.m., Thursday. The name of the man is not being released pending determination of any charges.
The alleged victim told Police she was waiting for the bus near the corner of Washington Boulevard…
Added by Becca on May 30, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments
If you haven't been to A Day in Our Village before, you should definitely check it out next weekend. We've gone a few times and have always enjoyed ourselves. It's a great way to get out and meet your fellow Oak Parkers and learn a thing or two along the way:
Scoville Park and Rehm Park are the places to be on Sun., June 5 when Oak Park's pre-eminent celebration of diversity and community involvement – A Day in…
No matter what your talent level, on Sunday, June 5, at the annual Day in Our Village at Oak Park’s Scoville Park, you’ll still be able to help the community cash in with your golfing skills.
There, the Oak Park-River Forest Community…Continue
Added by Matt Baron on May 27, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments
I am hoping someone on this site has had a similar issue and found a solution!
I have that classic 20s / 30s tile that so many homeowners in Oak Park have in my kitchen and bathroom. The grout looks terrible, the tiles themselves appear dirty, and some are cracked and should ideally be replaced. I have tried without much success to at least clean it up - I have not tried any harsh cleaners for fear of causing more damage.
Does anyone have any recommendations…Continue
Here's a video of what transpired when I went out with one of my students and her friends to offer 'free hugs' to passersby at the entrance of Scoville Park from noon to 2:00 on May 1. It was an amazing experience for all of us.
When I came out of my garage this morning, I saw a black garbage bag sitting outside of our trash can in the alley. I wasn't sure how it got there and made a mental note to put it in the can when I returned. When I came back and picked up the bag, I noticed it seemed unusually heavy and a little too round-yet-lumpy to be filled with kitchen trash.
In 1933, my mother, Gertrude "Trudel" Adler, who was then 21 years old wrote in her diary,
"There is no future for Jewish youth in Germany. I think I shall go to Palestine."
But a relative in Chicago sent her papers and on May 8, 1934, she left her home in…Continue
I was driving home from work today and noticed that Division Street now has bike lanes. I'm not sure when they were painted, but I think they're fairly recent. Has anyone else noticed new bike lanes in their neck of the woods?
Bring Grandma and the kids... this is a family affair!
Mr. D. w/his Magic and Illusion Show will have performances at 11:30 and 1:30. He's bringing his magic truck and it looks like it will be a lot of fun. Kids can also help paint a mural or have their face painted. Brown Cow will be selling cold…Continue
Added by Colleen Shannon on May 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Lloyd will share insights about the Communityworks campaign that is under…Continue
Added by Matt Baron on May 18, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments
For some reason, I often forget about the Prairie Bread Kitchen when we're thinking about where to go for lunch. I think part of it is the location and the other part is that I'm not a big sandwich eater.
But whenever we do go there, I'm always reminded how truly delicious it is. The bread is always soft. The sandwiches are filling. The pound cake with the icing on the top makes my heart flutter.
I usually use this blog to write about new restaurants and…Continue
My fellow homeless compatriot Steve walked into the Forest Park, IL Friday night shelter in early January 2011. He had just lost his wife to cancer and all of his worldly possessions to the mortgage company that foreclosed on his home. Everything Steve and his wife had is gone. He has a huge pile of medical bills to pay for treatment trying to stop his wife from dying of cancer.
Just wanted to post a reminder for everyone about Earth Fest:
Community-wide Earth Fest set for Sat., May 21
Earth Fest 2011, a gathering of eco-friendly vendors, groups, children’s activities and live entertainment, is set for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., May 21, at the Oak Park Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
In its inaugural year, Earth Fest drew more than 250 people and event organizers hope to double that number in 2011. More than 40…
Added by Becca on May 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
There is an important I-290 meeting on May 18th that you should attend, details of which are captioned at the bottom of this post.
I am in an interesting play Friday at 7:30 and Sunday the 22nd at 2. It is part of Polarity Theatre's Dionysus Festival and is performed in nearby Bucktown at 1500 N. Bell. Tickets are only $5 for our show or $10 for the full festival. It is not a traditional staged reading, but more of a play with scripts. It isn't air conditioned, so dress lightly if you come. More information can be found at www.petheatre.com. Here's a…Continue
Added by Joyce Porter on May 12, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments
When it gets cold out, my Oak Park exploration activities tend to take a dip. So, I had no idea that construction was already underway in the old cafe Minou spot at 104 North Marion Street until I passed by yesterday. According to a story on Patch, the new place is called Munch. It sounds like they could be cooking up something inside from a decor perspective because I also came across this…Continue