Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 11:50 AM
In an effort to promote its historic housing stock, the village of River Forest has recently started producing short videos highlighting homes that have won historic preservation awards.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 3:39 PM
The groundhog may have predicted an early spring, but in the near western suburbs, winter keeps on coming. When it's too cold or dreary to enjoy things outside, Oak Park's landmark Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., is opening its doors for activities that don't require snow boots or a shovel.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 10:21 AM
Sparked in large part by a perceived need in the community and also in response to public scrutiny of the recent uptick in luxury high rise developments in Oak Park, the board of Housing Forward, among other agencies, has put a lot of time into advocating for the village to adopt an inclusionary housing ordinance.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 2:18 PM
These days, it can be hard to escape the stories in the media about grit. People call it grit, gumption, self-sufficiency. But how about calling it self-efficacy, believing you have the stuff to make happen what needs to get done, the ability to work your way through inevitable challenges.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 2:15 PM
Ben Rankin-Parker likes to be busy. The Oak Park resident doesn't let his disabilities keep him at home. He has two part-time jobs and feels a sense of purpose, as well as an enhanced sense of community, from punching the time clock on a weekly basis.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 9:57 AM
When Cynthia Brito's daughter was a student at Percy Julian Middle School, it was standard practice for winners of academic awards in Spanish class to be awarded with the opportunity to wear a sombrero. The third-generation Mexican-American student railed against the culturally-insensitive practice.
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