Police seeking artists to help create community art wall

For Immediate Release: 04.30.09
Village of Oak Park

If you want your art on the side of a building, then the Oak Park Police are looking for you – but not to make an arrest. Artists of all ages and skill sets are invited to submit drawings to be part of a 40-foot by 20-foot community art wall at 411 Harrison St.

Drawings may be dropped of at the police booth for What's Booming on Harrison, Sat., May 16, or e-mailed to Drawings should be no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches and electronic files must be smaller than two megabytes.

Deadline to submit drawings in person and via e-mail is 8 p.m., Sat., May 16.

Local artist Steve Fisher will coordinate all of the submissions to create a cohesive theme for the wall. Fisher and a panel of judges will choose the winning drawings. Winning entrants then will be asked to help create the wall and have their names on the dedication plaque.

Spray paint will be the primary medium for the wall, as police work to transform a building that has historically had graffiti problems into one that showcases local talent.

Call 708.3836.3800 or e-mail for more information.

Please attend the May Beat Officer to discuss 216 S. Lombard

The neighborhood beat meeting with Officer Primak our beat officer is held the second Wednesday of of the month. The next meeting will be May 13th at 7 p.m. at Julian Middle School. I am encouraging everyone in the neighborhood with concerns and questions about the incident that involved 2 teens from 216 South Lombard to attend this meeting and ask their questions.

I have spoken with Officer Primak and advised him that this will come up as an issue and that he should be prepared to respond to everyone's questions and concerns. He will be bringing his supervisor to the meeting as well. Please attend this meeting to show your concern. I've asked Officer Primak to specifically address what actions the police department will be taking to improve the safety of our neighborhood, to advise us of when the court dates are for the 2 teens so that we as a community can be involved, and to assure us that there are no weapons at 216 S. Lombard, and that the guns that were found during the most recent incident were indeed confiscated and taken out of circulation.

We had approximately 60 signatures on our petition that we gave to the Housing Authority last week, with their assurances that they are aware of the situation and can't really share information with us but we should trust that they are working on it. In short, I have no specifics to share with you.

Thank you
Mindy Kolodziej
221 S. Lombard

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From Andrea Green

We live at 224 S. Lombard Ave. Wednesday morning 12/17, we discovered the light bulbs were missing in the motion-detector lights over our garage door. No damage occured and nothing was missing, but it may be that some criminal activity was planned in our area.

Andrea Green

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