Increase in commercial taxes + Village being hired

Hello, OPRF! Let’s get to today’s headlines.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Rain in the evening and at night. High: 88 Low: 73.

Here are the best stories in Oak Park-River Forest today:

1. Oak Park saw one of the biggest increases in commercial property taxes in Illinois over the past two years, according to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. The village received 20 percent more in total commercial tax revenue in 2020 than in 2019. (Wednesday newspaper)

2. The Oak Park Residence Company awarded scholarships of $ 2,000 to two Oak Park River Forest High School graduates who reside in OPRC buildings. Charmir Akins and Josias Turner were the first winners of the new scholarship. (Wednesday newspaper)

3. “The way we try to stop the transmission of the coronavirus is by making people wear masks” Oak Park Health Director Dr. Theresa Chapple-McGruder said in a recent village video on the local mask mandate. “My mask protects you, your mask protects me.” (VOP)

4. The Town recruiting! Open positions include Animal control officer, Human resources coordinator and more. (VOP)

5. The Illinois Department of Public Health will distribute Vaccines against covid-19 this weekend at Franklin Park Party, which begins today despite the increase in coronavirus cases. (Franklin Park Herald Journal)

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Today in Oak Park-River Forest

  • Madison Street Theater presents “Get Happy – Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland.” (10h)
  • Oak Park’s Citizen Involvement Commission meets. (5:30 p.m.)
  • The Oak Park High School and River Forest The council meets. (6.30 p.m.)
  • Forest River librarians share new titles with “Book Buzz.” (7 p.m.)
  • Comedy Club night at Oak Park Brewing Company. (8 p.m.)

Oak Park-River Forest Patch Notebook

  • Dominican University is one of more than 360 private and public campuses requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. (UD)
  • Oak Park and River Forest High School officials are answering questions about why they can’t impose COVID-19 testing on unvaccinated students. (OPRFHS)
  • Oak Park Public Library offers book club kits to help cardholders start their own club. (OPPL)
  • North river bank authorities ask park visitors to stop feeding wildlife. (Riverside-Brookfield Landmark)

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That’s all for today! See you tomorrow for the Friday edition of the Patch Daily.

Georgi Presecky

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