Pruning Vigilante

Someone has been walking around the neighborhood with loppers/shears and cutting tree branches and plants near the sidewalk and leaving piles of clippings. In many cases they are parkway trees and otherwise well-trimmed plants that are barely over the sidewalk and being mutilated by this individual.

David Sokol talks about his new Oak Park book

David will be giving a talk on his new history of Oak Park, OAK PARK: THE EVOLUTION OF A VILLAGE, at the Oak Park Library on Thursday, July 7th, at 7:00. The Book Table will have books available for purchase and signing.

Lost Dog Seen

Seen on the 300 S Taylor block early Saturday morning, a male beagle with a purple collar and tags. Friendly but scared. He wouldn't let me touch him. Hope he finds his way back home.

Jane Schoen

Apartment for rent

Hello neighbors...
Our 2nd floor 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment (@ 214 South Taylor) will be available for rent June 15th. Hardwood floors throughout, working fire place, washer dryer in unit, 1 parking spot included.

Please email if you know anyone who may be interested.


Candi Carter

New Book by former neighbor David Sokol

Dear Friends and neighbors:

My new history of Oak Park, OAK PARK: THE EVOLUTION OF A VILLAGE, has just been released by The History Press. It is 208 pages and includes 95 illustrations. It is available at local bookstores and on

I am scheduled to give a short presentation and sign books at The Magic Tree bookstore from 1:00 – 3:00, during Day In Our Village on June 6th.

A longer talk and book signing is scheduled for July 7th, at the Oak Park Library, at 7:00.

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