What is Oak Park's most lovely and welcoming park? I'd say Scoville Park. It sits square in the middle of town, at the intersection of two major streets, Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue. It actually has topography, a small hill, not man-made for sledding. There is the World War I monument, Peace Triumphant, at the summit of the crest. As profound and meaningful, as handsome and well cared for as any war remembrance a small town can boast.
The Imagine OPRF citizens committee is getting ready for its next face-to-face with the community. It'll be next week and the purpose is to tell people what this committee of 30 volunteers has learned about the Scoville Avenue campus after six months of intense study.
It was maybe eight years ago. A meeting at the Cheney Mansion for village officials to present their plan for major infrastructure work and streetscaping along Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. It was also the first time I'd ever seen Anan Abu-Taleb, owner of Maya del Sol, as a potential political force. A sort of Howard Beale kind of force complete with shouting and rumpus-making. The looks on the faces of the village hall folks were incredulous — and pissed.
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