Week in Review: August 5

Rounding up the best in local news, this and every week.

We can't be everywhere and neither can you. The "Week in Review" is designed to bring you up to speed on local news in Oak Park and River Forest. Let's get to it:

Books! Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday for the 41st annual Oak Park Book Sale at Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville. Sale resumes Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Books! Part 2: If you can't find what you're looking for at the book sale, head over to Borders at 1144 Lake St. the company is still stocking the shelves, despite the imminent closing.

Oh, Annie's: at the corner of Lake and Lathrop in River Forest is back. Oak Leaves has the scoop on the new owners.

Flooded with Frustration: “We value the diversity and the quality of life in Oak Park and we do our best to keep up our end of the relationship,” Oak Park resident Zerrin Bulut . “The city should do its part to maintain an infrastructure that’s efficient and effective.”

Expansion at Unity Temple? Wednesday Journal reports the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright designed building at 875 Lake St. is set for an expansion in the form of a "companion building." Where? Looks like it's too early to say.

Sertus, Redux: The developers behind the controversial tower project at Lake Street and Forest Avenue in Oak Park have retooled their concept, from pricey condos and hotel rooms to rental units. The changes will require a series of approvals from various levels of village government, TribLocal reports.

Indictment Handed Down: Three men were indicted Thursday for the July shooting death of Chervon Monique Alexander in a River Forest parking lot.

Honoring a Hero: The Oak Park Fire Department has announced plans to dedicate fire engine 602 to Patrick Luby, a veteran firefighter killed in the line of duty battling a residential fire in 1992. (Via Oak Leaves)

What's Up at Briejo? The Oak Park Arts District restaurant quietly . Wednesday Journal reports the restaurant's leaders plan to scale back their concept and offer "a pub with a casual atmosphere, more TVs on the walls, cheaper prices and a larger list of microbrews."


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