15 hours ago

Student walkouts planned for Oak Park River Forest High School, area middle schools

Oak Park River Forest High School students and those at Percy Julian and Gwendolyn Brooks middle schools are joining a national movement today at noon, with planned walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read More...

    Student walkouts planned for Oak Park River Forest High School, area middle schools
    Oak Park River Forest High School students and those at Percy Julian and Gwendolyn Brooks middle schools are joining a national movement today at noon, with planned walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
    http://www.oakpark.com

16 hours ago

Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission

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    Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission
    The Garfield Park neighborhood is home not only to Providence St. Mel School but also to its founder, Paul Joseph Adams III, a community activist fighting to improve opportunities for youth on the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

37 hours ago

OPRF alum, KIPP co-founder terminated for misconduct

Michael Feinberg was a 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award recipient Read More...

    OPRF alum, KIPP co-founder terminated for misconduct
    Michael Feinberg was a 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award recipient
    http://www.oakpark.com

38 hours ago

Woman robbed on West Randolph

A Schiller Park woman threw her phone toward the street in the 1000 block of West Randolph Street (near Home Avenue) after three men, who she believed were about to rob her, approached her and asked to see the device at 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, according to police. Read More...

    Woman robbed on West Randolph
    A Schiller Park woman threw her phone toward the street in the 1000 block of West Randolph Street (near Home Avenue) after three men, who she believed were about to rob her, approached her and asked to see the device at 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, according to police.
    http://www.oakpark.com

44 hours ago

Friars' rally not enough in sectional thriller

When the Illinois High School Association unveiled its brackets for this year's Class 3A girls basketball tournament, one of the most highly-anticipated sectionals was the St. Joseph Sectional. Read More...

    Friars' rally not enough in sectional thriller
    When the Illinois High School Association unveiled its brackets for this year's Class 3A girls basketball tournament, one of the most highly-anticipated sectionals was the St. Joseph Sectional.
    http://www.oakpark.com

45 hours ago

Residents invited to work on quality-of-life plan for Austin

The seven working groups will meet from Feb. 26 through March 7 at Austin Coming Together's offices at 5049 W. Harrison. The working groups are: public safety, youth, housing, civil engagement, education, economic development and community narrative.

    Residents invited to work on quality-of-life plan for Austin
    The seven working groups will meet from Feb. 26 through March 7 at Austin Coming Together's offices at 5049 W. Harrison. The working groups are: public safety, youth, housing, civil engagement, education, economic development and community narrative.
    http://austintalks.org

2 days ago

D90 hires new Director of Special Education

Denise Matthews, earlier in her career a special education teacher and assistant principal in Oak Park, has been named special education director for the River Forest District 90 schools. Read More...

    D90 hires new Director of Special Education
    Denise Matthews, earlier in her career a special education teacher and assistant principal in Oak Park, has been named special education director for the River Forest District 90 schools.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

Oak Park artist holds his first exhibit in Forest Park church

By day, he's a security officer who tells you to take your shoes off at the airport. By night, an artist.   Read More...

    Oak Park artist holds his first exhibit in Forest Park church
    By day, he's a security officer who tells you to take your shoes off at the airport. By night, an artist.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

All are welcome to youth art show

Tickets are $30 for the fundraiser being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is being held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.

    All are welcome to youth art show
    Tickets are $30 for the fundraiser being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is being held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Oak Park students walk out in support of gun control

The demonstrations were part of nationwide walkouts after Florida shooting Read More...

    Oak Park students walk out in support of gun control
    The demonstrations were part of nationwide walkouts after Florida shooting
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Sports Roundup: Huskies, Friars on fire in several sports

The Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest boys basketball teams both landed in the Riverside-Brookfield Sectional of the Class 4A igh school playoffs. In wrestling, OPRF will vie for its fourth state title in five years at the IHSA dual team state tournament.  Read More...

    Sports Roundup: Huskies, Friars on fire in several sports
    The Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest boys basketball teams both landed in the Riverside-Brookfield Sectional of the Class 4A igh school playoffs. In wrestling, OPRF will vie for its fourth state title in five years at the IHSA dual team state tournament.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Student walkout planned for Oak Park River Forest High School

Oak Park River Forest High School students are joining a national movement today at noon, with a planned walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read More...

    Student walkout planned for Oak Park River Forest High School
    Oak Park River Forest High School students are joining a national movement today at noon, with a planned walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Oak Park Eats: Spice up your Winter Olympics

All eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as they host the 23rd Olympic Winter Games this month, and folks who love cooking on a theme will have a full 16 days to whip up Korean dishes at home. Read More...

    Oak Park Eats: Spice up your Winter Olympics
    All eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as they host the 23rd Olympic Winter Games this month, and folks who love cooking on a theme will have a full 16 days to whip up Korean dishes at home.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Can the universe begin again?

It's exciting whenever Open Door Theater mounts a dramatic production. Their latest, The Pavilion is about the strained confrontation between two former high school sweethearts at their 20th class reunion, smoothly directed by Jason Gerace. Read More...

    Can the universe begin again?
    It's exciting whenever Open Door Theater mounts a dramatic production. Their latest, The Pavilion is about the strained confrontation between two former high school sweethearts at their 20th class reunion, smoothly directed by Jason Gerace.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Celebrate black history at Austin Town Hall

Celebrate the rich history of Africa and African-American history through music, dance and community from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

    Celebrate black history at Austin Town Hall
    Celebrate the rich history of Africa and African-American history through music, dance and community from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

Threading the needle

Dye Hard Yarns – it's a fitting name for a store in downtown Oak Park that refuses to be anything other than a knitting supply shop. Read More...

    Threading the needle
    Dye Hard Yarns - it's a fitting name for a store in downtown Oak Park that refuses to be anything other than a knitting supply shop.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

OPRF lays out emergency protocols after Fla. shooting

The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, prompted Oak Park and River Forest High School principal Nathaniel Rouse to release a statement. Read More...

    OPRF lays out emergency protocols after Fla. shooting
    The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, prompted Oak Park and River Forest High School principal Nathaniel Rouse to release a statement.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

D90 science scores decrease, reveal opportunity gap in 2017

Although River Forest District 90 schools continued to widely outperform the state in the Illinois Science Assessment exam in 2017, fifth- and eighth-graders' scores decreased year over year. Read More...

    D90 science scores decrease, reveal opportunity gap in 2017
    Although River Forest District 90 schools continued to widely outperform the state in the Illinois Science Assessment exam in 2017, fifth- and eighth-graders' scores decreased year over year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

River Forest lends itself $500,000 to fix streets

River Forest trustees approved a motion to issue $500,000 in bonds to fund public infrastructure projects at a public hearing on Feb. 16. Read More...

    River Forest lends itself $500,000 to fix streets
    River Forest trustees approved a motion to issue $500,000 in bonds to fund public infrastructure projects at a public hearing on Feb. 16.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

OPRF facilities committee ready to lay out the challenges

Leaders of Imagine OPRF shared their thoughts on the work that the 40-member group has conducted so far.  Read More...

    OPRF facilities committee ready to lay out the challenges
    Leaders of Imagine OPRF shared their thoughts on the work that the 40-member group has conducted so far.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Using sea slugs, Dominican professors make memory breakthrough

Do you remember the first time you went through a romantic breakup? Read More...

    Using sea slugs, Dominican professors make memory breakthrough
    Do you remember the first time you went through a romantic breakup?
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Developer chosen for former Sears site

Developer chosen for former Sears site

    Developer chosen for former Sears site
    The shuttered Sears department store at the corner of Harlem and North avenues could be headed toward redevelopment with the selection of a lead developer for the site.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Rest in peace, Bill Hampton

Rest in peace, Bill Hampton

    Rest in peace, Bill Hampton
    One of the hardest things to do is to learn of someone's death and it is too late to adjust your schedule so that you can attend the service.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Bannon on ice

Are you missing Steve Bannon yet? When he was around, it was all so clearly horrific and bombastic. It still is, but now it's sort of like the Romanovs without Rasputin, unless Stephen Miller starts running around in monk's robes. Read More...

    Bannon on ice
    Are you missing Steve Bannon yet? When he was around, it was all so clearly horrific and bombastic. It still is, but now it's sort of like the Romanovs without Rasputin, unless Stephen Miller starts running around in monk's robes.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

The downer side of Black History Month

One would think that as a teenager I would be ecstatic for Black History Month. Who wouldn't love to gush about all the overlooked accomplishments of your race during the shortest and coldest month of the year? Read More...

    The downer side of Black History Month
    One would think that as a teenager I would be ecstatic for Black History Month. Who wouldn't love to gush about all the overlooked accomplishments of your race during the shortest and coldest month of the year? It was the only month in which a rapper or athlete was not the most successful black person spoken about in class.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

With more hunger, more Empty Bowls to fill

By any measure, this year's Empty Bowls fundraising event is significant. It's the 15th anniversary of it being held at Oak Park and River Forest High School.  Read More...

    With more hunger, more Empty Bowls to fill
    By any measure, this year's Empty Bowls fundraising event is significant. It's the 15th anniversary of it being held at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Pipe organs are (like) people, too

The dying, duct taped, more than century-old organ at St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church in South Bend, Ind., was on life support, so the church's leaders called on Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders.  Read More...

    Pipe organs are (like) people, too
    The dying, duct taped, more than century-old organ at St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church in South Bend, Ind., was on life support, so the church's leaders called on Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

D97 apologizes for income tax withholding error

Some employees of Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 are fuming after learning of an accounting error that resulted in an insufficient amount of payroll taxes being withheld. Read More...

    D97 apologizes for income tax withholding error
    Some employees of Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 are fuming after learning of an accounting error that resulted in an insufficient amount of payroll taxes being withheld.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

52 weeks of calling Oak Parkers to action

On the Sunday evening after the second Women's March, a dozen or so Oak Parkers gathered for an anniversary that none would have imagined a year ago. They had faithfully sustained 52 consecutive weeks of resistance, begun following that earth-shattering night in November 2016.  Read More...

    52 weeks of calling Oak Parkers to action
    On the Sunday evening after the second Women's March, a dozen or so Oak Parkers gathered for an anniversary that none would have imagined a year ago. They had faithfully sustained 52 consecutive weeks of resistance, begun following that earth-shattering night in November 2016.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Hiring non-college grads for middle-skill jobs

You might have seen an advertisement at bus and el kiosks around Oak Park and Chicago referring to Grads of Life and featuring a photo of a 20-something, professionally dressed person who is looking for a job. The ad asks: "In looking for the perfect resume, have you overlooked the perfect candidate?" Read More...

    Hiring non-college grads for middle-skill jobs
    You might have seen an advertisement at bus and el kiosks around Oak Park and Chicago referring to Grads of Life and featuring a photo of a 20-something, professionally dressed person who is looking for a job. The ad asks: "In looking for the perfect resume, have you overlooked the perfect candidate?"
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Imagining more than pools at OPRF

The Imagine OPRF citizens committee is getting ready for its next face-to-face with the community. Read More...

    Imagining more than pools at OPRF
    The Imagine OPRF citizens committee is getting ready for its next face-to-face with the community.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

A one-man movement to help the homeless

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    A one-man movement to help the homeless
    They found Miss Bernice dead in a doorway. Forest Park resident John Netherly said he knew that would happen.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

CPS sells Key to private school

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    CPS sells Key to private school
    Some local residents are complaining that CPS kept them out of the loop about the recent sale of former Francis Scott Key Elementary to a private, Christian school.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

W. Side restaurant shines during Black Restaurant Week

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    W. Side restaurant shines during Black Restaurant Week
    For the past three years, Chicago Black Restaurant Week has spotlighted African-American-owned eateries throughout the city and its suburbs.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

After School Matters taking applications now

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    After School Matters taking applications now
    After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its spring 2018 program session.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Bill Hampton laid to rest

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    Bill Hampton laid to rest
    Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of a Maywood church on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission

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    Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission
    The Garfield Park neighborhood is home not only to Providence St. Mel School but also to its founder, Paul Joseph Adams III, a community activist fighting to improve opportunities for youth on the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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