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A self-described eco-nerd Alisha Kettner said the idea of opening a vegan shoe boutique seemed like just the thing to fulfill her wish to open an animal- and Earth-friendly store. Oak Park boutique Amour de la Terre, which means "love of the Earth" in French, opened Aug. 6, and is the first store of its kind in the country.
Sergio Sanchez, owner of Sergio's Place, 6966 W. North Ave., plans to dress up as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Jesuit priest and leader of the Mexican War of Independence. "People think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence day, but it's not," he said.
For Christina Strand, it comes as no surprise when, once a year, her street floods with neighbors eager for a glass of lemonade. "We're just like a huge family," said Strand, 15. "It's the best block - no offense to the other blocks."
Amber Hines, 35, who has taken over a medical malpractice lawsuit started by her father Edward Hines, who died of bladder cancer last year. Amber Hines, 35, who has taken over a medical malpractice lawsuit started by her father Edward Hines, who died of bladder cancer last year.
Members of Acting for a Cause, a student-run theatre company made up of Oak Park-River Forest High School students. All those traits apply to the members of Acting For a Cause , a student-run theater company comprised of Oak Park and River Forest High School students.
For Hemingway scholar and author Nancy Sindelar there's "no place like home" when it comes to understanding great American writer Ernest Hemingway. Sindelar's new book, "Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work" , is a well-researched, fluidly written study on Hemingway and the family roots and upbringing that helped form and influence his life and writings.
The chances of establishing a tax increment financing district along Oak Park's Roosevelt Road Business Corridor are "questionable," according to a recently unveiled study. Conducted by Minnesota-based advisers Ehlers & Associates, the 21-page study was commissioned by the village earlier this year in an effort to find a way to support development along the Oak Park side of the retail corridor, which runs along village's southern border.
Following an NBC 5 Investigates and Better Government Association investigation, more people are speaking out about "crash" fees from local fire departments. Chris Coffey reports.
Someone robbed an Oak Park resident at gunpoint on Sept. 5. The victim told police that at around 3:15 p.m. the suspect approached them and displayed a gun.
Metra riders on the Union Pacific West line can expect construction delays beginning Sept. 15, according to a Metra announcement .
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.
But as he learned computer programming and realized he could tweak programs to better suit him, Greenwald changed his mind. Taking away the mystery is one of Greenwald's goals with Code Play Learn, which teaches programming concepts for preschool through high-school students.
Oak Park trustees have signed off on the final draft of the village's comprehensive plan, an extensive guidebook meant to steer development and policy in Oak Park for years to come. The 229-page document, which aims to direct the village in "municipal policies, programs, regulations, development, and partnerships for the next 15 to 20 years," is the result of nearly 18 months of planning, community outreach and revisions carried out by Oak Park officials.
With the new school year now underway, Oak Park police are urging motorists to stay alert - especially when driving in school zones. Motorists need to be focused and avoid distractions like talking on cell phones, police say, as well as come to a complete stop at intersections and not stop in crosswalks.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:33 pm
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