Oak Park

Townhall Explores Possibility of Redistricting Reform

August 15th 2015

Townhall Explores Possibility of Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2015) “When I was in junior high, there was this famous editorial cartoon in the textbook about Gerrymandering, and it had this oddly chopped up district that was shaped like a monster or a dragon. It was like this big joke that back in […]

Oak Park Kids get Afternoon with Local Hero…

August 13th 2015

Oak Park Kids get Afternoon with Local Hero Public Safety Director Steve Cooper (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2015) After a couple of good stories and some Q & A, the children sitting at the Oak Park Library watched a Superman-like transition happen before their eyes.  As quick as Clark Kent in a phone booth, […]

Sierra Club Offers Solar Partnership for Homeowners

August 11th 2015

Sierra Club Offers Solar Partnership for Homeowners (Art Myatt, Sierra Club of Michigan, Aug. 11, 2015) Have you been thinking about putting solar panels on your home? Are you feeling the pressure to act soon, because the 30% federal tax credit is expiring at the end of 2016? Are you a little lost about where […]

Summerfest Celebrates Oak Park Community

August 8th 2015

Summerfest Celebrates Oak Park Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2015) A beautiful summer weekend doing activities with neighbors. That’s what Oak Park residents and guests got to enjoy at the community’s annual Summerfest.  On Saturday children burned off energy running and playing in the bounce houses and aiming for the top of the rock […]

State Rep Hosting Town Hall on Redistricting Aug. 12

August 5th 2015

State Rep Hosting Town Hall on Redistricting Aug. 12 (event listing)   State Representative for the 27th District Robert Wittenberg will be hosting a “Town Hall” on Wednesday, August 12th at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center (2325 Catalpa Dr.). This event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will cover topics including redistricting, gerrymandering and proposals […]

Oak Park: Man Shot on Albany, Motive Unknown, Suspect at Large

July 29th 2015

Oak Park: Man Shot on Albany, Motive Unknown, Suspect at Large (Compiled, July 29, 2015) A man was shot in the chest on Albany in Oak Park on Wednesday morning around 4am.  The Daily Tribune reports that the shooting took place near Scotia about four blocks south of Nine Mile Road.  Not much is known […]

FedEx Ground Breaks Ground in Oak Park, Delivering New Jobs (video)

July 23rd 2015

FedEx Ground Breaks Ground in Oak Park, Delivering New Jobs (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2015) It was a proud day for Oak Park as City officials welcomed FedEx Ground Executives and other key players in regional development for an official groundbreaking for a 300,000 square foot distribution center. The center will be built […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

July 20th 2015

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice […]

Patterson Presents Budget Recommendations, Emphasis on…

July 17th 2015

Patterson Presents County Budget Recommendations, Emphasis on Buildings and Workforce (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 15, 2015) With an emphasis on buildings and on building up the workforce, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented a three year budget that he hopes will be adopted by the Commission. The budget also includes a reduction in property taxes. […]

Oak Parkers Enjoy Concerts in the Park – More Shows July 23 and 30

July 16th 2015

Oak Parkers Enjoy Concerts in the Park – More Shows July 23 and 30 (Dawn Sketch, Ron Warren Photography) The Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission host Concerts in Shepherd Park Thursday evenings in July. Here are pictures from Toppermost’s July 9 performance. The shows begin at 7pm. Come check out Amazing Clark the Magician […]