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Buzz Cafe is Hiring, Oak Park Officials Plan Public Forum, Santa Headed to River Forest

Also in this week's boards and blogs: Oak Parker co-authors article in Illinois Bar Journal, how to help declining monarch butterfly population and more.

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Village Trustee Peter Barber Announce Third Public Forum
Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Village Trustee Peter Barber invite Oak Park residents to attend the third community forum on Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library, 834 Lake Street. This meeting will focus on Oak Park’s economic future and how the Board can best drive growth and vitality.

Santa Visits the River Forest Library on Saturday, December 14
No one will want to miss the ever popular “Stories with Santa” on Saturday, December 14th, from 10 AM - 3 PM.  This annual holiday program for children, now in its 9th year, offers area families a local, intimate and non-commercial option for meeting Santa. 

Job Opening at Buzz Cafe in Oak Park!!
Buzz Cafe is currently hiring for a Part-time kitchen position. Applicant MUST have AT LEAST one of the three following qualifications: 1) Culinary Degree, 2) Sanitation Certification, and/or 3) Experience in a Professional Kitchen for at least 1 year. Open availability is preferred, and application can be found www.thebuzzcafe.com. We are looking to fill this position ASAP.

Oak Park Resident Co-Authors Article in Illinois Bar Journal
Christopher T. Hurley and Oak Park resident Mark R. McKenna, partners with the law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, in Chicago, are the authors of “‘Wrongful Birth’ Plaintiffs Can Recover for Emotional Distress,” an article which appears in the November 2013 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Secret Sunday Sale
Tis the season to get your shopping on! Looking for great gifts? Love the luxe designer brands and labels? If so, we have the perfect holiday treat for you! This Sunday, we are having a SECRET SALE on our fabulous designer merchandise! We carry such brands as Max Mara, Escada, Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein,  Free People, Boden, and many more!

Ensuring the Reign of the Monarch: 10 Ways to Help
The last blog post was a little depressing with all of the information about the status of Monarch butterfly migrations and populations.  There is hope, though, if we all can do some of the suggested steps.  If you can do them all, that’s great and what we should aim for, but even if everyone took one or two steps, that could really help the Monarchs and keep their incredible migrations intact.  

CLAIM Thanks Legislators and Community for Education Forum
District 97’s Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention, and Monitoring (CLAIM) – a group of 13 citizens, two board members, and the superintendent that advocates on behalf of Oak Park’s public elementary schools – thanks our state legislators and the community for participating in an education policy forum at Julian Middle School on October 9. 

Mann School Aids Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Members of the Mann School community recently donned their favorite pajamas for a good cause. Students and staff came to school in their finest sleepwear as part of a fundraiser to help support victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The event raised more than $600, which was donated to the Philippine Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Holmes School Participates in Annual Giving Thanks Campaign
Holmes Elementary School participated in The Neighborhood Giving Project's Giving Thanks campaign. The campaign, which is held annually in November, gives people the opportunity to write thank you notes to police officers, fire fighters, EMT, etc. to express their appreciation for all they do on behalf of the community, especially during the holidays.

Holistic healing facility expands into Berwyn's Depot District
It’s never too early to start setting your New Year’s resolutions. For many, improved health is at the top of our wish lists especially as aches and pains can become more apparent with the arrival of winter weather.

The Toys of Christmas Past are on Display at Divine Consign
Remember begging your parents for an Easy Bake Oven or Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots?  Endless hours spent watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" or listening to Nat King Cole on vinyl? Before the hustle and bustle of this tech-optimized age were the toys and games you couldn't live without - and they are all on display at Divine Consign this holiday season.

Open Houses for December 8th
Weekend open houses in the area. 

Dan Proft of WLS coming to Oak Park Republicans party

It's Sunday the 8th at the Howell house, 644 S. Grove, 2-5. Committeeman Linda Tibensky, at 386-6956, has details. Proft was born in Oak Park. He's a conservative commentator, on weekdays drive-time. Ran for gov in 2010.


Decline of the Monarchs
Perhaps you’ve heard about the demise of the Monarch butterfly, and if not, the once ubiquitous Monarch is now imperiled and its migratory phenomenon is now considered threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Recently the number of Monarchs that made it to their overwintering numbers was reported, and the numbers were very low. 


Just Listed ⌂ 3-story home in Ridgeland Historic District
Listed by RE/MAX, short sale.



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