15 hours ago

Oak Park students confront Columbine

Julian students demonstrate against gun violence in Scoville Park Read More...

    Oak Park students confront Columbine
    Julian students demonstrate against gun violence in Scoville Park
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17 hours ago

Man attacked, robbed on Washington Blvd.

An Oak Park man was beaten and robbed in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard sometime around 9:15 p.m. on April 19. Read More...

    Man attacked, robbed on Washington Blvd.
    An Oak Park man was beaten and robbed in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard sometime around 9:15 p.m. on April 19.
    http://www.oakpark.com

18 hours ago

Three fires in three weeks in Oak Park

April has been a busy month for the Oak Park Fire Department, extinguishing fires in three multi-unit buildings over the last three weeks – one of which resulted in a death.  Read More...

    Three fires in three weeks in Oak Park
    April has been a busy month for the Oak Park Fire Department, extinguishing fires in three multi-unit buildings over the last three weeks - one of which resulted in a death.
    http://www.oakpark.com

26 hours ago

Don’t miss family night on Friday

Doors open at 4 p.m. April 20 at the Austin Community Family Center, 501 N. Central Ave. Other groups sponsoring the free event - open to all in Austin - include BUILD, Communities Partnering 4Peace, Westside Health Authority and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.

    Don't miss family night on Friday
    Doors open at 4 p.m. April 20 at the Austin Community Family Center, 501 N. Central Ave. Other groups sponsoring the free event - open to all in Austin - include BUILD, Communities Partnering 4Peace, Westside Health Authority and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.
    http://austintalks.org

43 hours ago

Takara moving to Forest Park

Takara Beathea-Gudell will be moving her Oak Park-based clothing and accessories store to Forest Park in mid-June, a move inspired, in part, by her desire to find better dance partners.    Read More...

    Takara moving to Forest Park
    Takara Beathea-Gudell will be moving her Oak Park-based clothing and accessories store to Forest Park in mid-June, a move inspired, in part, by her desire to find better dance partners.
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45 hours ago

Small apartment fire on Lombard Avenue

Smoke was billowing from two units on the third floor of an apartment building at 423 S. Lombard Ave., as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Read More...

    Small apartment fire on Lombard Avenue
    Smoke was billowing from two units on the third floor of an apartment building at 423 S. Lombard Ave., as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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45 hours ago

Malnati steps down at Fenwick

Looking ahead to next season, the Fenwick High School boys basketball team returns a lot of talented players, notably nationally-ranked guard DJ Steward and prolific playmaker Damari Nixon. Read More...

    Malnati steps down at Fenwick
    Looking ahead to next season, the Fenwick High School boys basketball team returns a lot of talented players, notably nationally-ranked guard DJ Steward and prolific playmaker Damari Nixon.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

Jeff Mauro, Sandwich King, next WJ Conversation, May 15

Jeff Mauro, born, raised and returned to River Forest, found his passion in creating sandwiches in a deli he launched after college with his cousin. But he found fame on TV, again with sandwiches as the Food Network's "Sandwich King." Read More...

    Jeff Mauro, Sandwich King, next WJ Conversation, May 15
    Jeff Mauro, born, raised and returned to River Forest, found his passion in creating sandwiches in a deli he launched after college with his cousin. But he found fame on TV, again with sandwiches as the Food Network's "Sandwich King."
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

District House - Nearing Completion

After 16 months of construction, District House is rapidly approaching completion. Read More...

    District House - Nearing Completion
    After 16 months of construction, District House is rapidly approaching completion.
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3 days ago

Local school elections held this week

Parents, teachers and school staff will be able to vote Wednesday at elementary schools and Thursday at high schools. In Austin, there will still be vacancies on 12 of the 17 LCSs, which will be filled before July 1 when all members begin serving.

    Local school elections held this week
    Parents, teachers and school staff will be able to vote Wednesday at elementary schools and Thursday at high schools. In Austin, there will still be vacancies on 12 of the 17 LCSs, which will be filled before July 1 when all members begin serving.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

Laura Zumdahl, president and CEO of New Moms Inc., thought she would never see, but the nonprofit that provides housing for low-income moms broke ground this month. Read More...

    New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project
    Laura Zumdahl, president and CEO of New Moms Inc., thought she would never see, but the nonprofit that provides housing for low-income moms broke ground this month.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Mohr Concrete open by appt.

It's been about two months since H.J. Mohr & Sons Co., Oak Park's oldest business, ceased operations selling concrete. Read More...

    Mohr Concrete open by appt.
    It's been about two months since H.J. Mohr & Sons Co., Oak Park's oldest business, ceased operations selling concrete.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

One carjacking and one attempt in two days

Oak Park police are investigating an armed carjacking and a failed carjacking attempt that took place on April 14 and 15, respectively. Read More...

    One carjacking and one attempt in two days
    Oak Park police are investigating an armed carjacking and a failed carjacking attempt that took place on April 14 and 15, respectively.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Baseball field fence approved for Keystone Park

The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 to approve a request for a 4-foot chain-link fence behind the backstop of Keystone Park's baseball field at its meeting on April 9. Read More...

    Baseball field fence approved for Keystone Park
    The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 to approve a request for a 4-foot chain-link fence behind the backstop of Keystone Park's baseball field at its meeting on April 9.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Oak Park approves $1.4M for street improvements

The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a contract with K-Five Construction Corp. to spend $1.4 million to repave and reconstruct 21 blocks on 11 streets. Read More...

    Oak Park approves $1.4M for street improvements
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a contract with K-Five Construction Corp. to spend $1.4 million to repave and reconstruct 21 blocks on 11 streets.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Ledbetter files charges vs. OPRF

Since his firing as Oak Park and River Forest High School head baseball coach, Chris Ledbetter has taken steps to reverse that decision Read More...

    Ledbetter files charges vs. OPRF
    Since his firing as Oak Park and River Forest High School head baseball coach, Chris Ledbetter has taken steps to reverse that decision
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3 days ago

Housing Center given tentative funding OK

It's probably no surprise that as the village celebrates the 50th anniversary of its trailblazing Fair Housing Ordinance, which encouraged racial integration in the village. Read More...

    Housing Center given tentative funding OK
    It's probably no surprise that as the village celebrates the 50th anniversary of its trailblazing Fair Housing Ordinance, which encouraged racial integration in the village.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Police respond to burglary call in River Forest

Read More...

    Police respond to burglary call in River Forest
    Police respond to burglary call in River Forest
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3 days ago

Pilgrim gets new interim pastor

A prominent and historically significant Oak Park church recently appointed an interim pastor to temporarily serve as the church seeks a leader to permanently replace its former pastor. Read More...

    Pilgrim gets new interim pastor
    A prominent and historically significant Oak Park church recently appointed an interim pastor to temporarily serve as the church seeks a leader to permanently replace its former pastor.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Panels focus on Fair Housing to mark 50th anniversary

It's been 50 years since Oak Park passed its groundbreaking Fair Housing Ordinance and Congress followed suit with its U.S. Fair Housing Act. Read More...

    Panels focus on Fair Housing to mark 50th anniversary
    It's been 50 years since Oak Park passed its groundbreaking Fair Housing Ordinance and Congress followed suit with its U.S. Fair Housing Act.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

D97 holds off on possible busing cuts

The District 97 Board of Education announced earlier this month that busing for elementary students in the district will not be eliminated. Read More...

    D97 holds off on possible busing cuts
    The District 97 Board of Education announced earlier this month that busing for elementary students in the district will not be eliminated.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

More than coffee percolates at Oak Park caf?

Two thousand miles away, a revolution is brewing, and it started here in Oak Park.  Read More...

    More than coffee percolates at Oak Park caf?
    Two thousand miles away, a revolution is brewing, and it started here in Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Cheney Mansion sees boost in rentals

Oak Park's historic Cheney Mansion is getting rented out more than before, thanks to the redesigned website and positive word of mouth generated through the building's participation in 2017 Open House Chicago event. Read More...

    Cheney Mansion sees boost in rentals
    Oak Park's historic Cheney Mansion is getting rented out more than before, thanks to the redesigned website and positive word of mouth generated through the building's participation in 2017 Open House Chicago event.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

River Forest enters class action opioid suit

River Forest village trustees unanimously approved joining a class action lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids at a regular board meeting on April 9. Read More...

    River Forest enters class action opioid suit
    River Forest village trustees unanimously approved joining a class action lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids at a regular board meeting on April 9.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks

Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks

    Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks
    An Oak Park artist is partnering with students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, along with various Chicago literary organizations, to raise funds to have a bronze portrait of the school's namesake.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis

Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis

    Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford expressed what others in the Austin neighborhood, hit hard by the opioid crisis, also wanted to make clear: "We're here on the West Side today because we don't want you to forget us."
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud

Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud

    Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud
    Rita Crundwell stole more than $53 million in taxpayer funds during her 20 years as comptroller for the city of Dixon - a town of fewer than 16,000 people.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Remembering two of our freedom fighters

Remembering two of our freedom fighters

    Remembering two of our freedom fighters
    The world lost a heroine when Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

    New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project
    It's a day Laura Zumdahl, president and CEO of the Austin-based New Moms, Inc., thought she would never see, but the nonprofit that provides housing for low-income moms broke ground
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Nathan Nash, housing attorney

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    Nathan Nash, housing attorney
    Patients at PCC Community Wellness Center can get free legal services thanks to a new partnership the Austin health clinic has with the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH).
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

City's gang database under scrutiny

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    City's gang database under scrutiny
    Since Benny Lee got out of jail 33 years ago, the Austin native has dedicated himself to helping young people with criminal records start productive lives.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Biz incubator has residents concerned

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    Biz incubator has residents concerned
    West Side residents and community leaders expressed concerns about the outreach efforts of the three entities that own The Hatchery.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

West Siders chime in on police reform

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    West Siders chime in on police reform
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that her office would hold a series of Consent Decree Community Roundtables throughout the city.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

State reps call for changes to gun control bill

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    State reps call for changes to gun control bill
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford and Rep. Camille Lilly say changes need to be made to a gun control measure pending in the Illinois General Assembly before they can support it.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

What is home rule?

According to the local press, some River Forest trustees are again looking to impose home rule on our community. Read More...

    What is home rule?
    According to the local press, some River Forest trustees are again looking to impose home rule on our community.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Developing an equity policy requires your input

It is no secret that, for decades, there have been multiple attempts at improving equity in Oak Park's schools. Read More...

    Developing an equity policy requires your input
    It is no secret that, for decades, there have been multiple attempts at improving equity in Oak Park's schools.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Celebrating 50 years of Fair Housing

Join us for a community forum commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Oak Park's Fair Housing Ordinance (May 6, 1968) and the U.S. Fair Housing Act: Read More...

    Celebrating 50 years of Fair Housing
    Join us for a community forum commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Oak Park's Fair Housing Ordinance (May 6, 1968) and the U.S. Fair Housing Act:
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

The Yogi Berra School of English Interdiction

As we get older, it gets tougher to find the right word and easier to find the wrong one. I think it's because the synopsis in our brains are not firing correctly. Read More...

    The Yogi Berra School of English Interdiction
    As we get older, it gets tougher to find the right word and easier to find the wrong one. I think it's because the synopsis in our brains are not firing correctly.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Sports Roundup: Friars water polo savors St. Louis trip

The Fenwick High School boys water polo team made its annual trip to St. Louis to take part in the DeSmet Invite over the weekend. The lengthy trip proved worthwhile as the Friars won four of five matches. Read More...

    Sports Roundup: Friars water polo savors St. Louis trip
    The Fenwick High School boys water polo team made its annual trip to St. Louis to take part in the DeSmet Invite over the weekend. The lengthy trip proved worthwhile as the Friars won four of five matches.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Remembering two freedom fighters

The world lost a heroine when Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2. She was the lioness who kept the fight against the apartheid government of South Africa alive as her husband languished in jail. Read More...

    Remembering two freedom fighters
    The world lost a heroine when Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2. She was the lioness who kept the fight against the apartheid government of South Africa alive as her husband languished in jail.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Pondering human nature at the local cafe

Monday is Pastor Walter Mitty's day off, so he should have been feeling pretty good about having some free time, but he woke up two days ago feeling out of sorts. Read More...

    Pondering human nature at the local cafe
    Monday is Pastor Walter Mitty's day off, so he should have been feeling pretty good about having some free time, but he woke up two days ago feeling out of sorts.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Possible dream: Jousting with 'Man of La Mancha'

Most people will recall Don Quixote was famous for jousting at windmills. But not as many may remember seeing the various versions or revivals of the 1964 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. Read More...

    Possible dream: Jousting with 'Man of La Mancha'
    Most people will recall Don Quixote was famous for jousting at windmills. But not as many may remember seeing the various versions or revivals of the 1964 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

It's time for transparency and facts

I attended the Transportation Commission meeting on Jan. 29 and submitted a list of written questions related to the proposed parking pilot and overnight parking. Read More...

    It's time for transparency and facts
    I attended the Transportation Commission meeting on Jan. 29 and submitted a list of written questions related to the proposed parking pilot and overnight parking.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

We all have the power to make a difference

My life has been enriched through volunteering at various places at different times in my life. I grew up volunteering. Whether at church functions or through the Girl Scouts, volunteering has always been a way for me to give something back to a community that has given me a lot.  Read More...

    We all have the power to make a difference
    My life has been enriched through volunteering at various places at different times in my life. I grew up volunteering. Whether at church functions or through the Girl Scouts, volunteering has always been a way for me to give something back to a community that has given me a lot.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Don't repeal the 2nd Amendment, rewrite it

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Read More...

    Don't repeal the 2nd Amendment, rewrite it
    The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

OPRF girls soccer shows signs of growth

Oak Park and River Forest High School girls soccer coach Ignacio Ponce knows how hard it is to win games in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division. Read More...

    OPRF girls soccer shows signs of growth
    Oak Park and River Forest High School girls soccer coach Ignacio Ponce knows how hard it is to win games in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Huskies battle weather more than opponents

Outdoor spring sport seasons are often tricky for Chicago area high schools, especially when it comes to baseball and softball. This is due to the unpredictable weather that wreaks havoc on the schedules. Read More...

    Huskies battle weather more than opponents
    Outdoor spring sport seasons are often tricky for Chicago area high schools, especially when it comes to baseball and softball. This is due to the unpredictable weather that wreaks havoc on the schedules.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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