3 hours ago

Friday’s community celebration postponed

The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The "summer of opportunity" celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 17.

    Friday's community celebration postponed
    The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The
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9 hours ago

18 hours ago

Oak Park to revisit massage biz law

A police sting that shut down three massage businesses in 2017 and resulted in a strict new ordinance earlier this year for local businesses has prompted a backlash from legitimate massage therapists. Read More...

    Oak Park to revisit massage biz law
    A police sting that shut down three massage businesses in 2017 and resulted in a strict new ordinance earlier this year for local businesses has prompted a backlash from legitimate massage therapists.
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19 hours ago

OPALGA Plans 22nd Annual Gala

On Oct. 13, 2018, OPALGA will host its twenty-second annual Gala at Oak Park's Nineteenth Century Club, and the planning is already well underway for an event unlike any other. Read More...

    OPALGA Plans 22nd Annual Gala
    On Oct. 13, 2018, OPALGA will host its twenty-second annual Gala at Oak Park's Nineteenth Century Club, and the planning is already well underway for an event unlike any other.
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44 hours ago

West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting

Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.

    West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting
    Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.
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45 hours ago

OPALGA scholarships invest in the future

For the sixth year, the Oak Park Area Gay & Lesbian Association (OPALGA) is offering scholarships to youth in the community for continuing education for graduating high school students, or for continuing college or trade school students.  Read More...

    OPALGA scholarships invest in the future
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Print Contributing Reporter F or the sixth year, the Oak Park Area Gay & Lesbian Association (OPALGA) is offering scholarships to youth in the community for continuing education for graduating high school students, or for continuing college or trade school students.
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45 hours ago

OPRF adds protections for transgender students

Oak Park and River Forest High School's school board approved an updated equity policy which puts in place procedures to ensure that transgender students, gender nonconforming students and students questioning their gender have a safe, affirming and healthy school environment. Read More...

    OPRF adds protections for transgender students
    Oak Park and River Forest High School's school board approved an updated equity policy which puts in place procedures to ensure that transgender students, gender nonconforming students and students questioning their gender have a safe, affirming and healthy school environment.
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47 hours ago

Pride 2018

On Oct. 13, 2018, OPALGA will host its twenty-second annual Gala at Oak Park's Nineteenth Century Club, and the planning is already well underway for an event unlike any other. Read More...

    Pride 2018
    On Oct. 13, 2018, OPALGA will host its twenty-second annual Gala at Oak Park's Nineteenth Century Club, and the planning is already well underway for an event unlike any other.
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47 hours ago

Rehm Pool hits the spot

As temperatures soared into the 90s last week, kids of all ages sought to beat the heat by heading over to Rehm Pool in Oak Park to test out the slides, water cannons and climbing wall. Read More...

    Rehm Pool hits the spot
    As temperatures soared into the 90s last week, kids of all ages sought to beat the heat by heading over to Rehm Pool in Oak Park to test out the slides, water cannons and climbing wall.
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47 hours ago

PHOTOS: Oak Park Famers Market | June 16, 2018

Attendees shop for fresh produce from local vendors and enjoy live music on Saturday, June 16, 2018, during the Oak Park Farmers Market on Lake Street. Read More...

    PHOTOS: Oak Park Famers Market | June 16, 2018
    Attendees shop for fresh produce from local vendors and enjoy live music on Saturday, June 16, 2018, during the Oak Park Farmers Market on Lake Street.
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47 hours ago

Home and away: Dog-care planning an essential part of mapping out your vacation

Planning for what you'll do with your dog during vacation is essentially part of planning your vacation. Read More...

    Home and away: Dog-care planning an essential part of mapping out your vacation
    You're all set to go on vacation this year, having skillfully avoided the the issues that tripped you up in the past-no last-minute prescription refills, no "where'd-I-put-thatpassport" searches and no dirty dishes in the sink awaiting your return. And then you remember ... the dog.
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2 days ago

Bank foreclosing on school suing River Forest

A nonprofit private school that is suing the village of River Forest did so because the bank was planning to foreclose on the school's North Avenue property. Read More...

    Bank foreclosing on school suing River Forest
    A nonprofit private school that is suing the village of River Forest did so because the bank was planning to foreclose on the school's North Avenue property.
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2 days ago

New Rush Oak Park board members

Rush Oak Park Hospital has added two new names to its board of directors – Dr. Jane Llewellyn and Michael Dandorph. Read More...

    New Rush Oak Park board members
    Rush Oak Park Hospital has added two new names to its board of directors - Dr. Jane Llewellyn and Michael Dandorph.
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2 days ago

3rd Wednesday Monthly Community Meeting Tomorrow

Join us at Shriners Hospital @ 6 pm to discuss community concerns and developments in the 29th Ward.

2 days ago

Michael Sokolik, 67

Michael "Mike" Joseph Sokolik, 67, died peacefully at his Oak Park home on June 15, 2018. Born on July 29, 1950 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Jerome and Bernice Sokolik, the oldest of eight children, he earned his B.A. in Psychology from St. Ambrose University, where he was active in social justice and politics. Read More...

    Michael Sokolik, 67
    Michael "Mike" Joseph Sokolik, 67, died peacefully at his Oak Park home on June 15, 2018. Born on July 29, 1950 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Jerome and Bernice Sokolik, the oldest of eight children, he earned his B.A. in Psychology from St. Ambrose University, where he was active in social justice and politics.
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2 days ago

Youth Interventionist funding narrowly approved

The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to continue taking part in and provide funding for Oak Park Township's youth interventionist program. Read More...

    Youth Interventionist funding narrowly approved
    The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to continue taking part in and provide funding for Oak Park Township's youth interventionist program.
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2 days ago

Rethinking middle school

District 97 is beefing up its social services staff at the middle schools because of a spike in the numbers of kids with serious mental health issues: rich kids, poor kids, in-between kids. I wonder why so many kids, why now? Read More...

    Rethinking middle school
    District 97 is beefing up its social services staff at the middle schools because of a spike in the numbers of kids with serious mental health issues: rich kids, poor kids, in-between kids. I wonder why so many kids, why now?
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2 days ago

Welcoming Turano's bread

You got a better idea for Roosevelt Road? An actual better offer than the one currently on the table from Turano Bakery to acquire more land on the Oak Park side of the street and to build a new corporate headquarters for the family-owned baking company? Read More...

    Welcoming Turano's bread
    You got a better idea for Roosevelt Road? An actual better offer than the one currently on the table from Turano Bakery to acquire more land on the Oak Park side of the street and to build a new corporate headquarters for the family-owned baking company?
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2 days ago

Green initiatives should include high-rises

I was pleased to read the recent article titled, "Oak Park poised to advance green initiatives," even though the how of it is still undecided, the issues are complex, and the focus is primarily on internal changes the village can directly control.  Read More...

    Green initiatives should include high-rises
    I was pleased to read the recent article titled, "Oak Park poised to advance green initiatives," even though the how of it is still undecided, the issues are complex, and the focus is primarily on internal changes the village can directly control.
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2 days ago

Support interventionists

Good for the River Forest Park District to seek greater accountability in exchange for its continued funding of the Youth Interventionist program, run these past 20 years out of Oak Park Township Youth Services.  Read More...

    Support interventionists
    Good for the River Forest Park District to seek greater accountability in exchange for its continued funding of the Youth Interventionist program, run these past 20 years out of Oak Park Township Youth Services.
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2 days ago

D97 board tries to address space issues

Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 school board members are trying to resolve critical space issues at Lincoln and Longfellow. Read More...

    D97 board tries to address space issues
    Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 school board members are trying to resolve critical space issues at Lincoln and Longfellow.
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2 days ago

Reframing the term 'conservative'

Attendance was down at the Poplar Park Community Church the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It happened every year. Read More...

    Reframing the term 'conservative'
    Attendance was down at the Poplar Park Community Church the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It happened every year.
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2 days ago

Equity committee outlines next steps for schools

Tri-Board Committee presents recommendations to local school boards. Read More...

    Equity committee outlines next steps for schools
    Tri-Board Committee presents recommendations to local school boards.
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2 days ago

Irene Garamoni, 100

Irene Garamoni, 100, who was born in Oak Park, died on May 23, 2018 at her daughter's home in Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in Oak Park and River Forest until 2011. Born on April 14, 1918, the daughter of Julius Breneisen and Mathilde Bedard, she graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1936, and married Michael Garamoni in 1944.  Read More...

    Irene Garamoni, 100
    Irene Garamoni, 100, who was born in Oak Park, died on May 23, 2018 at her daughter's home in Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in Oak Park and River Forest until 2011. Born on April 14, 1918, the daughter of Julius Breneisen and Mathilde Bedard, she graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1936, and married Michael Garamoni in 1944.
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2 days ago

Finally, Lake and Lathrop

It has been a long time coming but the signs are good that a real and viable mixed-use development project is coming to Lake Street in River Forest.  Read More...

    Finally, Lake and Lathrop
    It has been a long time coming but the signs are good that a real and viable mixed-use development project is coming to Lake Street in River Forest.
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2 days ago

Group home expert warns Oak Park on zoning plan

Oak Park municipal staff and policy makers will soon revisit a proposed policy to remove zoning requirements for group homes in the village. Read More...

    Group home expert warns Oak Park on zoning plan
    Oak Park municipal staff and policy makers will soon revisit a proposed policy to remove zoning requirements for group homes in the village.
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2 days ago

Public hearing set for Lake/Lathrop development

The River Forest Development Review Board will hold a public hearing about a proposed development at Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue. Read More...

    Public hearing set for Lake/Lathrop development
    The River Forest Development Review Board will hold a public hearing about a proposed development at Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue.
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2 days ago

OPRF's antiquated swimming requirement

At the June 26 District 200 school board meeting, the Imagine OPRF Work Group will present its master facility plan proposal.  Read More...

    OPRF's antiquated swimming requirement
    At the June 26 District 200 school board meeting, the Imagine OPRF Work Group will present its master facility plan proposal.
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2 days ago

Shrubtown June 20, 2018

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    Shrubtown June 20, 2018
    Shrubtown June 20, 2018
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2 days ago

The VMA legacy we can't afford to lose

The VMA officially ended last week, going out, not with a bang, not even with a whimper. More of a whisper. The VMA has been in decline long enough that many Oak Parkers no longer even know what it stood for — the initials as well as the convictions. Read More...

    The VMA legacy we can't afford to lose
    The VMA officially ended last week, going out, not with a bang, not even with a whimper. More of a whisper. The VMA has been in decline long enough that many Oak Parkers no longer even know what it stood for - the initials as well as the convictions.
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2 days ago

Good for the VMA

Would have been 1965 that I first learned about the VMA — the, as of last week, dissolved Village Manager Association. Read More...

    Good for the VMA
    Would have been 1965 that I first learned about the VMA - the, as of last week, dissolved Village Manager Association.
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2 days ago

More practical thoughts about gun violence

I agree with Ray Simpson's statement, "Congress would need to create new laws to force gun owners into compliance and then convince the judiciary to enforce those laws. Key to this … is to convince bad individuals to start to comply with the rules of modern society."  Read More...

    More practical thoughts about gun violence
    I agree with Ray Simpson's statement, "Congress would need to create new laws to force gun owners into compliance and then convince the judiciary to enforce those laws. Key to this ... is to convince bad individuals to start to comply with the rules of modern society."
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2 days ago

The VMA is dead. Long live ...?

When someone dies, we all say positive things and try to make the pain easier to bear. The VMA is dead. Remember the good times, the successes, the victories, the laughter, and the people. Read More...

    The VMA is dead. Long live ...?
    When someone dies, we all say positive things and try to make the pain easier to bear. The VMA is dead. Remember the good times, the successes, the victories, the laughter, and the people.
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2 days ago

Chicagoan cut by attacker on Blue Line platform

A Chicago resident was attacked by a woman on the Oak Park/East Avenue Blue Line CTA platform at 1:47 a.m. on June 17. Read More...

    Chicagoan cut by attacker on Blue Line platform
    A Chicago resident was attacked by a woman on the Oak Park/East Avenue Blue Line CTA platform at 1:47 a.m. on June 17.
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2 days ago

Support efforts to treat TB worldwide

I am writing to discuss the Senate budget mark-up, which is taking place next week, and the role that the federal budget has in reducing the burden of tuberculosis worldwide. Read More...

    Support efforts to treat TB worldwide
    I am writing to discuss the Senate budget mark-up, which is taking place next week, and the role that the federal budget has in reducing the burden of tuberculosis worldwide.
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2 days ago

Robert Ragalie, 30

Robert (Bud) F. Ragalie, 30, of River Forest and Oak Park, died on June 15, 2018. He was a casualty of the opioid epidemic. Read More...

    Robert Ragalie, 30
    Robert (Bud) F. Ragalie, 30, of River Forest and Oak Park, died on June 15, 2018. He was a casualty of the opioid epidemic.
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2 days ago

You can take the joy with you

Oak Park Festival Theatre opened its 44th season with a hilarious, heartwarming new production of You Can't Take It With You. Read More...

    You can take the joy with you
    Oak Park Festival Theatre opened its 44th season with a hilarious, heartwarming new production of You Can't Take It With You.
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2 days ago

Lake Street apartment building sells for $3.97M

Oak Park's downtown area could soon get more upgraded apartments with the sale of the six-story apartment building, known to some as the Oak Hotel. Read More...

    Lake Street apartment building sells for $3.97M
    Oak Park's downtown area could soon get more upgraded apartments with the sale of the six-story apartment building, known to some as the Oak Hotel.
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2 days ago

Thanks for supporting the Julian mosaic mural

This summer, students at OPEF's BASE Camp are working with nationally recognized mosaic muralist Tracy Van Duinen, as well as Julian art teachers Ed Magierski and Phil Switzowicz, to create a stunning mosaic tribute in honor of pioneering African-American scientist, civil rights activist and Oak Park resident, Percy Julian. Read More...

    Thanks for supporting the Julian mosaic mural
    This summer, students at OPEF's BASE Camp are working with nationally recognized mosaic muralist Tracy Van Duinen, as well as Julian art teachers Ed Magierski and Phil Switzowicz, to create a stunning mosaic tribute in honor of pioneering African-American scientist, civil rights activist and Oak Park resident, Percy Julian.
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2 days ago

A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light

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    A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light
    During a Quality of Life Plan Summit, part of a series of public meetings Austin Coming Together has held to gather community input one theme kept cropping up.
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2 days ago

Cuts for a cause

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    Cuts for a cause
    Master barbers Alexander "Great" Fowles and Joshua "Kool" Kruel gave teenagers, ages 13 to 18, free haircuts at the Austin Branch.
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2 days ago

'Red Table Talk' is talk we need

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    'Red Table Talk' is talk we need
    Facebook Watch recently premiered a new series online featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow Smith.
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2 days ago

Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students

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    Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students
    When the Chicago City Council voted on May 25 to approve roughly $29 million in funding required to help build a new $95 million police and fire training academy West Garfield Park.
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2 days ago

Glamour girls

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    Glamour girls
    Students bask in applause last Friday, during the annual Exclusive Spring Fashion Show at Ella Flagg Young in Austin.
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2 days ago

Can the West Side turn around?

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    Can the West Side turn around?
    Chicago is a tale of two cities. Let the mounds of socioeconomic data and anecdotal evidence speak for themselves.
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2 days ago

On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence

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    On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence
    Members of the West Side Black Elected Officials spent part of Father's Day on a scorching Sunday afternoon attempting to create some awareness about the area's violence.
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