12 hours 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."
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19 hours 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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36 hours 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.
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36 hours 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.
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36 hours 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.
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36 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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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37 hours 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.
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37 hours ago

Police respond to burglary call in River Forest

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    Police respond to burglary call in River Forest
    Police respond to burglary call in River Forest
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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37 hours 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.
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39 hours 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.
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39 hours 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.
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39 hours 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:
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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.
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40 hours 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."
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40 hours 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.
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41 hours ago

District 97 and busing

The District 97 Oak Park elementary school board did two smart things at its last meeting. It agreed to extend its current formula for busing elementary and middle school students for another year and it decided to more rigorously evaluate its options for cutting back on the cost of busing in the future. Read More...

    District 97 and busing
    The District 97 Oak Park elementary school board did two smart things at its last meeting. It agreed to extend its current formula for busing elementary and middle school students for another year and it decided to more rigorously evaluate its options for cutting back on the cost of busing in the future.
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41 hours ago

Madison's forgotten stretch

That stretch of Madison Street west of Desplaines Avenue has been long overlooked by both of the villages it fronts — River Forest and Forest Park. Read More...

    Madison's forgotten stretch
    That stretch of Madison Street west of Desplaines Avenue has been long overlooked by both of the villages it fronts - River Forest and Forest Park.
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41 hours ago

Winnie Bixby, 75

Edwina "Winnie" Hall Bixby, of Terrace Park, Ohio, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 8, 2018 in San Diego, California. Read More...

    Winnie Bixby, 75
    Edwina "Winnie" Hall Bixby, of Terrace Park, Ohio, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 8, 2018 in San Diego, California.
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41 hours ago

Good questions, surprising answers

Four-year-olds ask really good questions. The things we take for granted, they see fresh. Read More...

    Good questions, surprising answers
    Four-year-olds ask really good questions. The things we take for granted, they see fresh.
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42 hours ago

Hank Benton, 88

Henry (Hank) W. Benton, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Chicago. Read More...

    Hank Benton, 88
    Henry (Hank) W. Benton, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Chicago.
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42 hours ago

New Moms Kitchen Walk comes full circle

When this year's New Moms Kitchen Walk takes place on Saturday, April 28, visitors will be treated to 10 spectacular local kitchens, including an Oak Park home that has been featured in commercial shoots and the River Forest kitchen of Top Chef Junior Addison Osta-Smith, who may just leave some cookies on the counter. Read More...

    New Moms Kitchen Walk comes full circle
    When this year's New Moms Kitchen Walk takes place on Saturday, April 28, visitors will be treated to 10 spectacular local kitchens, including an Oak Park home that has been featured in commercial shoots and the River Forest kitchen of Top Chef Junior Addison Osta-Smith, who may just leave some cookies on the counter.
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42 hours ago

Services for Barbara Furlong, former village president

Barbara Furlong, 85, of Oak Park, died on October 2, 2017. Born on Nov. 28, 1931, she was a former president and trustee for the village of Oak Park.  Read More...

    Services for Barbara Furlong, former village president
    Barbara Furlong, 85, of Oak Park, died on October 2, 2017. Born on Nov. 28, 1931, she was a former president and trustee for the village of Oak Park.
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2 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 14th and 15th, 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 14th and 15th, respectively.
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5 days ago

Pilgrim gets new interim pastor

Rev. Michelle Hughes to replace Rev. Sally Iberg for 1-2 years Read More...

    Pilgrim gets new interim pastor
    Rev. Michelle Hughes to replace Rev. Sally Iberg for 1-2 years
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5 days ago

Oak Park teen helps launch 'Birth Control Squad' campaign

In the era of social media, teenagers are more connected to their friends than ever, but in this modern era of communication birth control remains a taboo topic that many find difficult to discuss. Read More...

    Oak Park teen helps launch 'Birth Control Squad' campaign
    In the era of social media, teenagers are more connected to their friends than ever, but in this modern era of communication birth control remains a taboo topic that many find difficult to discuss. For Oak Park and River Forest High School Junior Nellie Kamenitsa-Hale, 16, misinformation about the topic is widespread amongst her peers.
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Apr 11

A few thing to remember as your dog gets back into the spring of things

Although it may feel like it at times, Spring isn't an on/off switch. Read More...

    A few thing to remember as your dog gets back into the spring of things
    Although it may feel like it at times, Spring isn't an on/off switch.
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