October 16th, 2018 4:11 PM
For those of you who remember your childhood days in Oak Park, Carmen Pistilli was a legend. Mr. Pistilli sold balloons on the corner of Oak Park and Chicago avenues for 50 years.
October 16th, 2018 4:10 PM
With two months remaining to file petitions for next spring's local elections, I wanted all Oak Parkers — including those thinking of running for office — to know that I will not be seeking a third term as an Oak Park village trustee.
October 16th, 2018 4:08 PM
I commend the Imagine Team for its commitment and the comprehensive plans proposed. As a parent of an OPRF High School alumnus and a former OPRF Booster Club member, I agree that infrastructure improvements/repairs and other improvements are needed.
October 16th, 2018 4:07 PM
Instead of feeling powerless about the situation in Washington D.C., Oak Park and River Forest residents can influence swing congressional races outside our safe blue 7th District.
October 16th, 2018 4:06 PM
PART II None of the newly-built high-rises offer relief from high rents in Oak Park. As detailed last week, most current Oak Parkers cannot afford the rent in the newly-constructed high-rises, let alone buy a new condominium.
October 16th, 2018 4:03 PM
After years of subsidizing every private development and commercial infrastructure improvement scheme they could find, even to the point of outsourcing most development negotiation and decisions to the Oak Park Development Corporation to put together fait accompli deals for the village board and the Plan Commission to approve (or else), they are now trying to position themselves as the guardians of property tax efficiency with classic austerity property tax cap and citizen fiscal review board limits to public spending, mostly focused on those "other" taxing bodies.
October 16th, 2018 4:02 PM
Our thanks to Daniel Lauber for documenting what common sense has been telling us for some time that, due to poor decision-making on the part of local government, the village has become unaffordable and unacceptably congested [New housing out of reach: What's a village to do? Viewpoints, Oct. 10].
Along with many current and former Oak Parkers, my husband and I have been watching America to Me with great interest.
October 16th, 2018 4:01 PM
In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
October 16th, 2018 4:00 PM
I was privileged to attend a superb vocal concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Main Library.
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