🌱 Lions In Forest Park + Opening of a new bank + Oak-Leyden organizes a fundraiser

Happy Friday! Thanks for reading today Oak Park-River Forest Daily.

First, today’s weather forecast: Fairly sunny and warm. High: 86 Low: 62.

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Here are the top 4 stories at Oak Park-River Forest today:

1. West Suburban Medical Center now officially owned by Resilience Healthcare. The sale was approved this week by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. (Wednesday newspaper)

2. One A Chicago woman was arrested for impaired driving after crashing her car into a railing at Hinsdale Hospital earlier this month. She was wanted for a previous Oak Park Police Department warrant. (Patch)

3. Oak-Leyden Developmental Services is raising funds for its new mental health program. The local association is is looking to raise $25,000 to hire a consultant which will provide therapy to adults with developmental disabilities. (Wednesday newspaper)

4. The Famous The Art Institute lions arrived in Forest Park this week for a cleaning and wax coating processing, reports Forest Park Review. The project is ongoing at the Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio and will last approximately one month. (Forest Park Review)

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Today in Oak Park-River Forest:

  • River Forest Public Library hosts “Film Lover Fridays”. (Midday)
  • Take a ceramics course at Dole Center. (6 p.m.)
  • Author Caroline Woods talks about her new book “The Lunar Housewife” at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum. (7 p.m.)
  • beer store organizes the 80s party with DJ Desi. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Oak Park Bank will open the new Madison Street branch today with an inauguration ceremony. (Bedroom)
  • A the pet adoption event will be tomorrow at the River Forest Public Library. (RFPL)
  • Today “Hemingway’s Oak Park Walking Tour” has been canceled. (Hemingway Foundation)

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Georgi Presecky

About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years on the entertainment beat for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the United States. Her feature articles have received awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. As editor of the Lewis University journal, she and her team earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and the American Scholastic Press Associations. She started working for Patch in 2019.

Got a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Oak Park-River Forest Daily? Contact me at georgi.presecky@patch.com

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