October 15th, 2019 1:31 PM
In the aftermath of Trustee Susan Buchanan's now infamous outburst at the Oct. 7 village board meeting, Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb.
October 15th, 2019 1:28 PM
Despite opposition from one trustee and a threat from another to not support additional extensions, the River Forest Village Board granted extensions to the developer.
October 15th, 2019 1:08 PM
John Robert Murtagh was born on Jan. 26, 1944 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, fourth in a family of nine. He spent the last 18 years of his 75 in Oak Park, where he was an active member of the community until dementia brought his life to a close on Oct. 14, 2019.
October 15th, 2019 1:07 PM
Rebecca S. Watson, 57, died in her River Forest home on Oct. 1, 2019
October 15th, 2019 1:06 PM
John J. "Jack" Koberstine, 91, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 11, 2019.
October 15th, 2019 1:05 PM
After 33 years in Oak Park, I find there is still so much to love about it: good schools, great people, and earnest attempts (with many failures) at living progressive values. And, of course, there are many great restaurants and family-owned businesses that deserve my patronage.
October 15th, 2019 1:04 PM
I realized while reading "Whose back are you sitting on?" [Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Oct. 9] that I, like most privileged white Americans, would push back against anyone or anything that would deprive me of my privilege.
October 15th, 2019 1:03 PM
The human propensity to compose lofty ideals and then ignore them showed its unbecoming head again this past week. As the Oak Park Village Board debated the language for the renewal of the community's diversity statement, the disparity between the beautiful vision of the document and the dark behavior in the room was jarring.
October 15th, 2019 1:02 PM
You've made reducing the racial predictability of achievement an outstanding top priority. Still, "changing the structure of a school system" should force a deep search for strong evidence. Like Supt. Pruitt-Adams said to the audience on Sept. 18, you might not like what I'm about to say about the evidence, so please remember to keep an open mind.
October 15th, 2019 1:01 PM
Several articles in Wednesday Journal have reported directly or indirectly on the possibilities for strengthening and enriching interactions between older adults and children in our village.
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