5 hours ago

Huskies wreak havoc against Glenbard West

"Huskie Havoc" is the term used by the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team to describe the defensive intensity it plays with. Read More...

    Huskies wreak havoc against Glenbard West
    "Huskie Havoc" is the term used by the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team to describe the defensive intensity it plays with.
    http://www.oakpark.com

46 hours ago

D97 administrator resigns

Alicia Evans, an asst. supt. of finance, has taken another job  Read More...

    D97 administrator resigns
    Alicia Evans, an asst. supt. of finance, has taken another job
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2 days ago

River Forest unveils new village site

The village of River Forest unveiled a sleek new website Dec. 11, which allows residents to now pay for parking tickets, apply for a building permit, map property information and more online.  Read More...

    River Forest unveils new village site
    The village of River Forest unveiled a sleek new website Dec. 11, which allows residents to now pay for parking tickets, apply for a building permit, map property information and more online.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

New ordinance may not allow Sugar Beet beekeeping

On June 13, two days after Sugar Beet installed beehives on the roof of their Schoolhouse, 349 Ashland Ave., the River Forest Village Board questioned the legality of keeping bees in the village. Read More...

    New ordinance may not allow Sugar Beet beekeeping
    On June 13, two days after Sugar Beet installed beehives on the roof of their Schoolhouse, 349 Ashland Ave., the River Forest Village Board questioned the legality of keeping bees in the village.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Oak Park police arrest 15-year-old in 7-Eleven robbery

The Oak Park Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old Oak Park boy and charged him with an attempted armed robbery that took place at the 7-Eleven convenience store, 240 Chicago Ave., at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. Read More...

    Oak Park police arrest 15-year-old in 7-Eleven robbery
    The Oak Park Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old Oak Park boy and charged him with an attempted armed robbery that took place at the 7-Eleven convenience store, 240 Chicago Ave., at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 11.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Oak Park

A Domino's Pizza delivery driver called Oak Park police at about 11:35 p.m. on Dec. 10 to report that six people had just robbed him in the 1400 block of North Austin Boulevard. Read More...

    Pizza delivery driver robbed in Oak Park
    A Domino's Pizza delivery driver called Oak Park police at about 11:35 p.m. on Dec. 10 to report that six people had just robbed him in the 1400 block of North Austin Boulevard.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Friday is deadline to sign up for Obamacare for 2018

Enrollment ends Friday, Dec. 15 if you need coverage for the next year.

    Friday is deadline to sign up for Obamacare for 2018
    To see the individual plans available in Illinois, go to www.getcoveredillinois.gov. The website is updated, so you can look at all individual plans that are both on and off the exchange. You can also call licensed agents at (866) 311-1119 through from Cost should not be the only factor when selecting a plan.
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3 days ago

Don’t miss Austin’s holiday parade, tree lighting Friday

Celebrate the spirit of unity Dec. 15. The kickoff begins at 5 pm. at Unity Fellowship Church at Cicero and Madison, followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in front of the 15th District Police station, 5701 W. Madison.

    Don't miss Austin's holiday parade, tree lighting Friday
    Celebrate the spirit of unity Dec. 15. The kickoff begins at 5 pm. at Unity Fellowship Church at Cicero and Madison, followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in front of the 15th District Police station, 5701 W. Madison.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Free workshops for parents, caregivers

The next round of classes begins Nov. 28th and runs through Christmas week. Austin Childcare Providers Network is offering the training every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 5714 W. Division. To register, call now.

    Free workshops for parents, caregivers
    The next round of classes begins Nov. 28th and runs through Christmas week. Austin Childcare Providers Network is offering the training every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 5714 W. Division. To register, call now.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Plato avoids closure with contract renewal with CPS

The Chicago Board of Education voted this week to renew Plato Learning Academy's contract for two years, giving the Austin school more time to improve its rating. Specific conditions for the contract renewal will be finalized with Plato’s operator early next year, officials say.

    Plato avoids closure with contract renewal with CPS
    The Chicago Board of Education voted this week to renew Plato Learning Academy's contract for two years, giving the Austin school more time to improve its rating. Specific conditions for the contract renewal will be finalized with Plato's operator early next year, officials say.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Stop by holiday bazaar Saturday

The Central Austin Neighborhood Association is hosting the free event that will feature gift ideas from local artisans. There will be door prizes for the first 50 customers who make a purchase. Stop by from 2 to 6 p.m. at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield.

    Stop by holiday bazaar Saturday
    The Central Austin Neighborhood Association is hosting the free event that will feature gift ideas from local artisans. There will be door prizes for the first 50 customers who make a purchase. Stop by from 2 to 6 p.m. at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Commemorate international day for the abolition of slavery

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Quiwana Bell and the Good Neighbors Campaign will host an event 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at 5437 W. Division. Learn about slavery's impact on black families 152 years after the 13th Amendment was ratified.

    Commemorate international day for the abolition of slavery
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Quiwana Bell and the Good Neighbors Campaign will host an event 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at 5437 W. Division. Learn about slavery's impact on black families 152 years after the 13th Amendment was ratified.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

CTU organizer running for Cook County Board in 2018 primary

Austin resident Brandon Johnson filed his nomination petition Monday to run against first-term Cook County Commissioner Richard Bokyin for the 1st District seat. Boykin also filed his petition on the first day candidates for the March 20 primary were able to do so.

    CTU organizer running for Cook County Board in 2018 primary
    Austin resident Brandon Johnson filed his nomination petition Monday to run against first-term Cook County Commissioner Richard Bokyin for the 1st District seat. Boykin also filed his petition on the first day candidates for the March 20 primary were able to do so.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Visit with Santa Saturday at Loretto

One and all are invited to the hospital's 27th annual Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 9 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Visit with Santa Saturday at Loretto
    One and all are invited to the hospital's 27th annual Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 9 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Residents to discuss proposal to hike check-cashing fees at currency exchanges

State Rep. La Shawn Ford will hold a town hall at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Austin Town Hall to discuss a possible increase that he and others say will hurt low-income residents and communities of color.

    Residents to discuss proposal to hike check-cashing fees at currency exchanges
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford will hold a town hall at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Austin Town Hall to discuss a possible increase that he and others say will hurt low-income residents and communities of color.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

West Side children’s choir to perform Wednesday at Austin Town Hall

Launched in 2016, the choir includes students aged 9 to 14 and is looking to expand. Tickets to tonight's performance are free, though donations are welcome.

    West Side children's choir to perform Wednesday at Austin Town Hall
    Children with the Austin Neighborhood Choir rehearsed Monday for their winter concert that will take place tonight at Austin Town Hall. The Austin group is an offshoot of the Chicago Children's Choir founded in Hyde Park in 1956 and now serves more than 4,600 youth across the city.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

29th Ward residents choose community projects to be funded in 2018

About 390 residents cast votes last month to decide how to spend Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s $1 million menu money. Sixty-five percent will go to street and alley resurfacing, while $312,500 will be spent on four community projects.

    29th Ward residents choose community projects to be funded in 2018
    Nearly 400 residents in the 29th Ward cast their votes t0 help determine how Ald. Chris Taliaferro will spend about $1 million in infrastructure money in 2018. They chose four community projects; the remaining 65 percent will be spent on street and alley resurfacing. From Nov.
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3 days ago

4 days ago

Life's An Itch For Dogs With Dry Skin

If your skin is drier than usual, think of what the lack of moisture in the air is doing to your dog. Read More...

    Life's An Itch For Dogs With Dry Skin
    If your skin is drier than usual, think of what the lack of moisture in the air is doing to your dog.
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4 days ago

River Forest third-grader struck by car on way to school

A third-grader struck by a car as he walked to Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday morning is in stable condition following surgery, according to a school official. Read More...

    River Forest third-grader struck by car on way to school
    A third-grader struck by a car as he walked to Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday morning is in stable condition following surgery, according to a school official.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

D200 superintendent announces medical leave, license issue

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams called an all-staff meeting on Dec. 6 to announce that she'll be going on medical leave for back surgery starting Jan. 8, 2018. At the same meeting, the superintendent announced that she still needs to complete a math proficiency test required in order for her to obtain an Illinois high school superintendent's license. Pruitt-Adams has until June 2018 to pass the math portion of the test. Read More...

    D200 superintendent announces medical leave, license issue
    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams called an all-staff meeting on Dec. 6 to announce that she'll be going on medical leave for back surgery starting Jan. 8, 2018. At the same meeting, the superintendent announced that she still needs to complete a math proficiency test required in order for her to obtain an Illinois high school superintendent's license.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Oak Park police arrest teen for three carjackings

Oak Park police have arrested an 18-year-old Chicago resident suspected of hijacking three vehicles in the village during September and October. Read More...

    Oak Park police arrest teen for three carjackings
    Oak Park police have arrested an 18-year-old Chicago resident suspected of hijacking three vehicles in the village during September and October.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Ballet Legere cracks 'The Nutcracker' for the 33rd time

Ballet Légere danced The Nutcracker ballet, Dec. 7 through 11, in seven individual performances, four for school groups and seniors and three for the public. The show, held at Dominican University's Lund Auditorium, was seen by an audience of approximately 10,000 people over the five days, according to Ballet Légere. Read More...

    Ballet Legere cracks 'The Nutcracker' for the 33rd time
    Ballet Légere danced The Nutcracker ballet, Dec. 7 through 11, in seven individual performances, four for school groups and seniors and three for the public. The show, held at Dominican University's Lund Auditorium, was seen by an audience of approximately 10,000 people over the five days, according to Ballet Légere.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Alleged robber shot at Chicago Ave. 7-Eleven

A 17-year-old who allegedly attempted to rob the 7-Eleven convenience store at 240 Chicago Ave. was shot and wounded by the clerk at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday. Read More...

    Alleged robber shot at Chicago Ave. 7-Eleven
    A 17-year-old who allegedly attempted to rob the 7-Eleven convenience store at 240 Chicago Ave. was shot and wounded by the clerk at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Area police collaborate on carjacking strategy

River Forest police played host to several local law enforcement agencies on Dec. 7 for a discussion about how best to combat and collaborate on the increased number of carjackings and gun-related violent crimes. Read More...

    Area police collaborate on carjacking strategy
    River Forest police played host to several local law enforcement agencies on Dec. 7 for a discussion about how best to combat and collaborate on the increased number of carjackings and gun-related violent crimes.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

After 30 years, River Forest police chief retires

After serving in River Forest for three decades, Police Chief Gregory Weiss announced his retirement at a village board meeting, Dec. 11. Read More...

    After 30 years, River Forest police chief retires
    After serving in River Forest for three decades, Police Chief Gregory Weiss announced his retirement at a village board meeting, Dec. 11.
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5 days ago

Oak Park contractor sued for fraud

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office is suing a local painting and decorating business it says used deceptive business practices and defrauded multiple customers dating back to 2012. Read More...

    Oak Park contractor sued for fraud
    The Cook County State's Attorney's Office is suing a local painting and decorating business it says used deceptive business practices and defrauded multiple customers dating back to 2012.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

OPRF-centered series debuts at Sundance

A documentary series exploring the intersection of race and education at Oak Park and River Forest High School will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Read More...

    OPRF-centered series debuts at Sundance
    A documentary series exploring the intersection of race and education at Oak Park and River Forest High School will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Lincoln to get new classroom over winter break

Some students at Lincoln School, 1111 Grove Ave. in Oak Park, will return from their upcoming winter break to a new classroom. Read More...

    Lincoln to get new classroom over winter break
    Some students at Lincoln School, 1111 Grove Ave. in Oak Park, will return from their upcoming winter break to a new classroom.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

The superintendent's real test

Was just last week I offered up my opinion that a school board's top job is to hire a strong superintendent. Read More...

    The superintendent's real test
    Was just last week I offered up my opinion that a school board's top job is to hire a strong superintendent.
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5 days ago

On the frontlines of the opioid crisis

On a chilly Monday afternoon in the West Side neighborhoods of Austin and West Garfield Park, the streets are quiet. Read More...

    On the frontlines of the opioid crisis
    On a chilly Monday afternoon in the West Side neighborhoods of Austin and West Garfield Park, the streets are quiet.
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5 days ago

Workers, activists protest Galewood bakery

Former and current workers at a large commercial bakery in Galewood, along with various activist groups from Chicago and Oak Park, say that recent reports about the bakery's losing more than one-third of its employees. Read More...

    Workers, activists protest Galewood bakery
    Former and current workers at a large commercial bakery in Galewood, along with various activist groups from Chicago and Oak Park, say that recent reports about the bakery's losing more than one-third of its employees.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Oak Park hospitals see spike in opioid overdoses

The number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state of Illinois and across the country is skyrocketing, and Oak Park's first responders and medical professionals are seeing those trends play out in real time. Read More...

    Oak Park hospitals see spike in opioid overdoses
    The number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state of Illinois and across the country is skyrocketing, and Oak Park's first responders and medical professionals are seeing those trends play out in real time.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Renovations to leave Austin with one full-service library

Renovations to leave Austin with one full-service library

    Renovations to leave Austin with one full-service library
    Austin will be down to just one full-fledged branch library for the next month and a half after North Austin branch library closes on Dec. 18.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Austin residents seek to strengthen community bonds

Austin residents seek to strengthen community bonds

    Austin residents seek to strengthen community bonds
    When Pearlie Mae Tyler moved to Austin with her husband Johnny Tyler in 1974, everything was new.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Austin school to stay open

Austin school to stay open

    Austin school to stay open
    Parents and faculty of Plato Learning Academy are relieved their school will remain open after the Chicago Board of Education voted to renew Plato's contract for two years.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Better watch out

Better watch out

    Better watch out
    Attendees sit and take photos with Santa Claus last Saturday, during Loretto Hopsital's 27th annual Visit With Santa at the Columbus Park Refectory on Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

West Side residents decry currency exchange fees

West Side residents decry currency exchange fees

    West Side residents decry currency exchange fees
    Elected officials, community members and residents have come out strongly against the proposal to increase the fees that currency exchanges charge every time a customer cashes a check.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Bradly Johnson, on giving back to the place where he grew up

Bradly Johnson, on giving back to the place where he grew up

    Bradly Johnson, on giving back to the place where he grew up
    Growing up in Austin and upset by the disinvestment that brought the neighborhood down, Bradly Johnson is now looking to empower people and forge working relationships.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Crime is getting crazier ... and younger

Crime is getting crazier ... and younger

    Crime is getting crazier ... and younger
    There has been a recent rash of carjackings involving juvenile offenders.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

5 days ago

Workers, activists protest Galewood bakery

Workers, activists protest Galewood bakery

    Workers, activists protest Galewood bakery
    Former and current workers at a Galewood bakery, along with various activist groups, say that recent reports about the bakery's losing more than one-third of its employees.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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