1 hour ago

Snow footprints lead cops to burglar

Oak Park police arrested Marquell Strong, 28, of the 800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, at 1:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Euclid on Feb. 11. Read More...

    Snow footprints lead cops to burglar
    Oak Park police arrested Marquell Strong, 28, of the 800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, at 1:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Euclid on Feb. 11.
    http://www.oakpark.com

8 hours ago

The founding fathers remixed

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    The founding fathers remixed
    Providence St. Mel School students John Bonds III, left, and Erik Imathiu-Jones, perform a scene between Banneker and Jefferson last Wednesday.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

17 hours ago

Huskies achieve perfection on hardwood

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Read More...

    Huskies achieve perfection on hardwood
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Former OPRF hoops coach Al Allen set five goals which have not changed under current head coach Matt Maloney.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Rundell, Kaminski win state titles in wrestling

As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign. Read More...

    Rundell, Kaminski win state titles in wrestling
    As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

CPS sells former Key Elementary building to private Christian school

Some Austin resident are complaining about being left in the dark over the $175,000 sale, which the Chicago Board of Education approved last month. The Field School, now operating in Oak Park, is buying the property.

    CPS sells former Key Elementary building to private Christian 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. It has been vacant since CPS shuttered it and three other Austin schools in 2013. The Chicago Board of Education approved the $175,000 sale Jan.
    http://austintalks.org

32 hours ago

Huskies' Rundell, Friars' Kaminski each win state title in wrestling

As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign. Read More...

    Huskies' Rundell, Friars' Kaminski each win state title in wrestling
    As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Target's downtown space on the market for $13M

The retail space housing the recently opened small-format Target on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park is already on the resale market with an asking price of $13.2 million. Read More...

    Target's downtown space on the market for $13M
    The retail space housing the recently opened small-format Target on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park is already on the resale market with an asking price of $13.2 million.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Huskies savor sweet repeat

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Read More...

    Huskies savor sweet repeat
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Autistic student found dead on West Side

Autistic student found dead on West Side

    Autistic student found dead on West Side
    Brandon Porter-Young was found dead on Friday, at around 10 p.m., at an East Garfield Park hotel where he was staying temporarily.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

A bittersweet journey

Bittersweet — that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way. Read More...

    A bittersweet journey
    Bittersweet - that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming

If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start. Read More...

    Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming
    If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

OPRF gymnastics gains experience at sectional

The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season. Read More...

    OPRF gymnastics gains experience at sectional
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Three armed robberies in three days in Oak Park

Oak Park police have reported three armed robberies between Feb.12 and 14 in Oak Park – all three were committed by offenders wearing black ski masks.  Read More...

    Three armed robberies in three days in Oak Park
    Oak Park police have reported three armed robberies between Feb.12 and 14 in Oak Park - all three were committed by offenders wearing black ski masks.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Indoor farmers market Sunday in Austin

Stop by St. Paul Lutheran School's gymnasium, 846 N. Menard Ave., from 12 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Free sampling from noon to 4 p.m.

    Indoor farmers market Sunday in Austin
    Stop by St. Paul Lutheran School's gymnasium, 846 N. Menard Ave., from 12 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Free sampling from noon to 4 p.m.
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

Oak Park man robbed at gunpoint

A man and woman driving a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, robbed an Oak Park man at gunpoint near the intersection Randolph Street and Harvey Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Read More...

    Oak Park man robbed at gunpoint
    A man and woman driving a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, robbed an Oak Park man at gunpoint near the intersection Randolph Street and Harvey Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Woman robbed at gunpoint on Lake

An Oak Park woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in black ski masks as she walked along the 900 block of West Lake Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Read More...

    Woman robbed at gunpoint on Lake
    An Oak Park woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in black ski masks as she walked along the 900 block of West Lake Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

After School Matters accepting applications for spring

Some programs started this week, so Chicago high school students should apply as soon as possible for the more than 7,000 paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities across the city, including a number in Austin.

    After School Matters accepting applications for spring
    After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its spring 2018 program session. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM will be offered at nearly 150 Chicago public high schools, as well as the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community organization locations throughout the city.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

A bittersweet journey

Bittersweet — that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way. Read More...

    A bittersweet journey
    Bittersweet - that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

CAST faces race issues head on

Tackling big issues isn't easy. And while many avoid dealing with sensitive topics, or even deny they exist, those in the arts often embrace their platform and use their craft to raise awareness. Percy Julian Middle School is doing just that, tackling issues of race this school year through the CAST theater arts program. Read More...

    CAST faces race issues head on
    Tackling big issues isn't easy. And while many avoid dealing with sensitive topics, or even deny they exist, those in the arts often embrace their platform and use their craft to raise awareness. Percy Julian Middle School is doing just that, tackling issues of race this school year through the CAST theater arts program.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks

J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks

    J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks
    J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates

Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates

    Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates
    One day before a hearing officer's recommendation shook up the Democratic Primary race for Cook County Assessor, three candidates for the office met face-to-face in Melrose Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

1st District candidates spar in Austin debate

1st District candidates spar in Austin debate

    1st District candidates spar in Austin debate
    Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin faced off against his Democratic primary challenger Brandon Johnson on Feb. 3 at a raucous debate moderated by the Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2

Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2

    Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2
    Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced on Feb. 7 that his office has extended the deadline for filing renewal applications for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption for the 2017 tax year.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

Autistic student found dead on West Side

Autistic student found dead on West Side

    Autistic student found dead on West Side
    Brandon Porter-Young was found dead on Friday, at around 10 p.m., at an East Garfield Park hotel where he was staying temporarily.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home

A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home

    A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home
    Artist Alexandria Eregbu grew up in Iowa, but she and her family would often travel to her great-grandparents' house in East Garfield Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 days ago

New police oversight body meets in Austin

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    New police oversight body meets in Austin
    More than 50 people turned out on Feb. 6 at Hope Community Church, 5900 W. Iowa St., to learn more about the city's new police accountability office.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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