6 hours ago

A second wind for Hemingway

The mid-19th-century Hallett & Cumston square grand piano, sitting in the parlor of the 1890 Ernest Hemingway birthplace home, previously no more than a decoration, is finally tuned. Read More...

    A second wind for Hemingway
    T he mid-19th-century Hallett & Cumston square grand piano, sitting in the parlor of the 1890 Ernest Hemingway birthplace home, previously no more than a decoration, is finally tuned.
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6 hours ago

Oak Park police chief takes extended leave of absence

Oak Park Village Manager Cara Pavlicek announced on Wednesday, April 25, that Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose is taking an extended leave of absence and will be temporarily succeeded by Deputy Police Chief LaDon Reynolds.  Read More...

    Oak Park police chief takes extended leave of absence
    Oak Park Village Manager Cara Pavlicek announced on Wednesday, April 25, that Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose is taking an extended leave of absence and will be temporarily succeeded by Deputy Police Chief LaDon Reynolds.
    http://www.oakpark.com

12 hours ago

RF asks resident opinion on proposed North Avenue TIF

A presentation on River Forest's proposed North Avenue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District April 24 drew an audience of 40 residents, most of whom were concerned with the impact the proposed district would have on their homes.   Read More...

    RF asks resident opinion on proposed North Avenue TIF
    A presentation on River Forest's proposed North Avenue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District April 24 drew an audience of 40 residents, most of whom were concerned with the impact the proposed district would have on their homes.
    http://www.oakpark.com

12 hours ago

Midday Fix: Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling

6615 W. Roosevelt Rd.

    Midday Fix: Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
    The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling http://www.nickmossband.com/ Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018 FitzGerald's 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 708-788-2118 Showtime: 8:30pm Ticket price: $15 http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.
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15 hours ago

A civilized stroll No need to miss manners when taking your dog for a walk

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    A civilized stroll No need to miss manners when taking your dog for a walk
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Print Jill Showalter Walking the dog has to be one of life's greatest simple pleasures for both dog and owner. Sure, the die-hards walk their dogs all winter but let's face it-it's a lot easier to head out for a stroll once the temperature cracks 50 degrees.
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31 hours ago

All that jazz ... and swing

To see some of the best jazz musicians in the state, fork over a cover charge, two-drink minimum and steep Chicago parking fees, right?  Read More...

    All that jazz ... and swing
    To see some of the best jazz musicians in the state, fork over a cover charge, two-drink minimum and steep Chicago parking fees, right?
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

Statement of conscience

We want to publicly thank Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) for joining five other representatives who are courageous enough to urge Gaza protestors to carry out their right to assemble nonviolently while calling on members of the Israeli Defense Forces to "exercise utmost restraint in the use of deadly force and to fully comply with international law."  Read More...

    Statement of conscience
    We want to publicly thank Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) for joining five other representatives who are courageous enough to urge Gaza protestors to carry out their right to assemble nonviolently while calling on members of the Israeli Defense Forces to "exercise utmost restraint in the use of deadly force and to fully comply with international law."
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

Thanks, Coach

We have lived in Oak Park for 29 years. Each of our three children attended Oak Park schools, including one who played baseball for Chris Ledbetter.  Read More...

    Thanks, Coach
    We have lived in Oak Park for 29 years. Each of our three children attended Oak Park schools, including one who played baseball for Chris Ledbetter.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

Resistance is a balm, not a cure

First the good news. Even the Democrats might be able to win the House in 2018, and Oprah's a lock for 2020. The sit-com Trump Presidency looks to have a short run. Think My Mother The Car. Read More...

    Resistance is a balm, not a cure
    First the good news. Even the Democrats might be able to win the House in 2018, and Oprah's a lock for 2020. The sit-com Trump Presidency looks to have a short run. Think My Mother The Car.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

An angel at Buzz Cafe

Ten years ago, my family reluctantly decided to kiss Detroit goodbye and move to Chicagoland for a job opportunity we couldn't turn down.  Read More...

    An angel at Buzz Cafe
    Ten years ago, my family reluctantly decided to kiss Detroit goodbye and move to Chicagoland for a job opportunity we couldn't turn down.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

A carbon fee system would put us on the right path

With another Earth Day past, we find our environment and our society facing considerable risk from climate change. Read More...

    A carbon fee system would put us on the right path
    With another Earth Day past, we find our environment and our society facing considerable risk from climate change.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

Film is anti-Semitic propaganda

We the undersigned are very concerned that on April 25, the Lake Theatre will host a virulently anti-Semitic film: "The Occupation of the American Mind," a film replete with well-worn anti-Semitic canards, which have for centuries been used against Jews and more recently the only Jewish state.  Read More...

    Film is anti-Semitic propaganda
    We the undersigned are very concerned that on April 25, the Lake Theatre will host a virulently anti-Semitic film: "The Occupation of the American Mind," a film replete with well-worn anti-Semitic canards, which have for centuries been used against Jews and more recently the only Jewish state.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

The heart of who we are

Perhaps, like me, you always make it to the District 97 Ethnic Fest. Or perhaps you're new to town or have never had a reason to venture out on the first Saturday in May to hear, see, taste or experience something new, different, exciting and cross-cultural.  Read More...

    The heart of who we are
    Perhaps, like me, you always make it to the District 97 Ethnic Fest. Or perhaps you're new to town or have never had a reason to venture out on the first Saturday in May to hear, see, taste or experience something new, different, exciting and cross-cultural.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

The importance of hearing both sides

We are honored and delighted to be partnering with the Palestinian Film Festival to bring the film, The Occupation of the American Mind to the Lake Theatre. Read More...

    The importance of hearing both sides
    We are honored and delighted to be partnering with the Palestinian Film Festival to bring the film, The Occupation of the American Mind to the Lake Theatre.
    http://www.oakpark.com

32 hours ago

Entertaining ... and a good cause

Ever been surprised by seeing everyday people, sometimes people you know, showing musical talent you didn't know they had? How about talent that isn't just your casual, sit-around-at-the-party, group-singing sort? The sort that makes you say, "Geez. These people are really good!" Read More...

    Entertaining ... and a good cause
    Ever been surprised by seeing everyday people, sometimes people you know, showing musical talent you didn't know they had? How about talent that isn't just your casual, sit-around-at-the-party, group-singing sort? The sort that makes you say, "Geez. These people are really good!"
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Developers reveal plans for North Ave. Sears site

During 29th Ward Ald. Chris Taliaferro's regular community meeting, held April 18 in Chicago's Montclare neighborhood, residents got their first look at some possible plans that developers are considering for the site of the shuttered Sears, located at the intersection of North and Harlem Avenues.  Read More...

    Developers reveal plans for North Ave. Sears site
    During 29th Ward Ald. Chris Taliaferro's regular community meeting, held April 18 in Chicago's Montclare neighborhood, residents got their first look at some possible plans that developers are considering for the site of the shuttered Sears, located at the intersection of North and Harlem Avenues.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Earth Day 2018

Children take a seat in a police cruiser and play with the sirens and lights on Saturday, April 21, during the 9th annual Fest at the Village of Oak Park Public Works building on South Boulevard. Read More...

    Earth Day 2018
    Children take a seat in a police cruiser and play with the sirens and lights on Saturday, April 21, during the 9th annual Fest at the Village of Oak Park Public Works building on South Boulevard.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Questionable residency cases rising at OPRF

A recent presentation to the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education by OPRF Principal Nathaniel Rouse revealed that 245 people were prohibited from enrolling at the high school during the 2017-18 school year after residency checks found that they did not live in the school district.  Read More...

    Questionable residency cases rising at OPRF
    A recent presentation to the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education by OPRF Principal Nathaniel Rouse revealed that 245 people were prohibited from enrolling at the high school during the 2017-18 school year after residency checks found that they did not live in the school district.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Village asks court to toss Keystone Montessori lawsuit

The village of River Forest recently filed a motion to throw out a lawsuit by a nonprofit private school, contending Keystone Montessori School's complaint is untimely and that the school entered a voluntary, binding and rational agreement with the village to pay property taxes in November 1998.  Read More...

    Village asks court to toss Keystone Montessori lawsuit
    The village of River Forest recently filed a motion to throw out a lawsuit by a nonprofit private school, contending Keystone Montessori School's complaint is untimely and that the school entered a voluntary, binding and rational agreement with the village to pay property taxes in November 1998.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Is OPRF's south end obsolete?

At an April 16 community engagement session, the Imagine OPRF work group revealed a series of preliminary long-term facilities plans for Oak Park and River Forest High School — the most significant of which called for knocking down and rebuilding the south end of the high school, where most of the gym classes, athletics and extracurricular activities take place.  Read More...

    Is OPRF's south end obsolete?
    At an April 16 community engagement session, the Imagine OPRF work group revealed a series of preliminary long-term facilities plans for Oak Park and River Forest High School - the most significant of which called for knocking down and rebuilding the south end of the high school, where most of the gym classes, athletics and extracurricular activities take place.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

River Forest Park District releases strategic plan draft

The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted unanimously to release the first draft of its strategic plan for the next three years. Read More...

    River Forest Park District releases strategic plan draft
    The River Forest Park District Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted unanimously to release the first draft of its strategic plan for the next three years.
    http://www.oakpark.com

33 hours ago

Dominican students come out of shadows, into the light

More than a year into the presidency of Donald Trump, undocumented students at Dominican University in River Forest are still grappling with the fear of deportation. Some of those undocumented students confronted that fear head-on during an April 17 rally held inside the university's social hall.  Read More...

    Dominican students come out of shadows, into the light
    More than a year into the presidency of Donald Trump, undocumented students at Dominican University in River Forest are still grappling with the fear of deportation. Some of those undocumented students confronted that fear head-on during an April 17 rally held inside the university's social hall.
    http://www.oakpark.com

34 hours ago

Madison St. 'bend' dead, but plan inches ahead

While plans to bend Madison Street to create a larger development site at Oak Park Avenue are likely dead, plans to bring a grocery store and condominiums to the village-owned site are nearing 100 percent, Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb said in an interview. Read More...

    Madison St. 'bend' dead, but plan inches ahead
    While plans to bend Madison Street to create a larger development site at Oak Park Avenue are likely dead, plans to bring a grocery store and condominiums to the village-owned site are nearing 100 percent, Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb said in an interview.
    http://www.oakpark.com

34 hours ago

Third teen arrested for April 14 carjacking

A male juvenile from Chicago was arrested in the 4700 block of Gladys in Chicago, at 5:01 p.m. on April 16, and charged with an armed carjacking that occurred on April 14 in the 900 block of South Elmwood in Oak Park. Read More...

    Third teen arrested for April 14 carjacking
    A male juvenile from Chicago was arrested in the 4700 block of Gladys in Chicago, at 5:01 p.m. on April 16, and charged with an armed carjacking that occurred on April 14 in the 900 block of South Elmwood in Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

35 hours ago

Another view on Mohr

I am offering another view in contrast to the recently published (and older) comments relating to problems with the H.J. Mohr and Sons business in south Oak Park. Read More...

    Another view on Mohr
    I am offering another view in contrast to the recently published (and older) comments relating to problems with the H.J. Mohr and Sons business in south Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

35 hours ago

Helping us believe again

A lovely day for a rally, blue skies, temps climbing into the 50s, everything's coming up roses (well, eventually), the weather tipping us, perhaps, finally, into spring itself, and our kids letting it be known they're not going away, tipping us, perhaps, finally, into change itself. Rallying our flagging spirits. Read More...

    Helping us believe again
    A lovely day for a rally, blue skies, temps climbing into the 50s, everything's coming up roses (well, eventually), the weather tipping us, perhaps, finally, into spring itself, and our kids letting it be known they're not going away, tipping us, perhaps, finally, into change itself. Rallying our flagging spirits.
    http://www.oakpark.com

35 hours ago

'A civil and moral tragedy'

A 24-year-old Oak Park man, whose family members say he was unlawfully arrested and detained twice by the Chicago Police Department in 2016, died on April 18, after spending more than a year and a half on life support resulting from an attempted suicide in Cook County Jail. Read More...

    'A civil and moral tragedy'
    A 24-year-old Oak Park man, whose family members say he was unlawfully arrested and detained twice by the Chicago Police Department in 2016, died on April 18, after spending more than a year and a half on life support resulting from an attempted suicide in Cook County Jail.
    http://www.oakpark.com

35 hours ago

'Hamilton' and gun protests

'Welcome to the Revolution!" Cameron Kasky of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida welcomed the crowd in Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives on March 14.  Read More...

    'Hamilton' and gun protests
    'Welcome to the Revolution!" Cameron Kasky of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida welcomed the crowd in Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives on March 14.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

Michael McDonnell, 76

Michael E. McDonnell, 76, of River Forest, died on April 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Davenport, Iowa, he was in the first graduating class of Assumption High School where he was captain of the football team. Read More...

    Michael McDonnell, 76
    Michael E. McDonnell, 76, of River Forest, died on April 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Davenport, Iowa, he was in the first graduating class of Assumption High School where he was captain of the football team.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

Madison's future

Major development projects are seldom simple. And so it is with the extended effort by Oak Park village officials to plant something more substantive on land it owns at Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue. Read More...

    Madison's future
    Major development projects are seldom simple. And so it is with the extended effort by Oak Park village officials to plant something more substantive on land it owns at Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

Sports roundup: Friars net PepsiCo Showdown title

Senior captain Lauren Miller scored her first goal of the season and Shannon Ehrhardt added a pair of goals to power Fenwick past Crystal Lake Central 3-1 in the Navy Bracket championship game of the PepsiCo Showdown on Sunday. Read More...

    Sports roundup: Friars net PepsiCo Showdown title
    Senior captain Lauren Miller scored her first goal of the season and Shannon Ehrhardt added a pair of goals to power Fenwick past Crystal Lake Central 3-1 in the Navy Bracket championship game of the PepsiCo Showdown on Sunday.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

Margaret Nichols, 100

Margaret E. Nichols (nee McCall), a former longtime Oak Park resident, died peacefully at age 100 on April 16, 2018. Read More...

    Margaret Nichols, 100
    Margaret E. Nichols (nee McCall), a former longtime Oak Park resident, died peacefully at age 100 on April 16, 2018.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

Welcome, Moms

With nary a NIMBY's cry, construction has begun on an 18-unit apartment project on Chicago Avenue designed exclusively for low-income women with young children. Read More...

    Welcome, Moms
    With nary a NIMBY's cry, construction has begun on an 18-unit apartment project on Chicago Avenue designed exclusively for low-income women with young children.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

William Darley, 89

William Joseph Darley, 89, of River Forest and Williams Bay, Wisconsin, died at home on April 17, 2018 surrounded by his family.  Read More...

    William Darley, 89
    William Joseph Darley, 89, of River Forest and Williams Bay, Wisconsin, died at home on April 17, 2018 surrounded by his family.
    http://www.oakpark.com

36 hours ago

'Tales' housewalk highlights homes of the 1920s

On Sunday, May 6 the Oak Park River Forest Historical Society holds its 15th annual housewalk, the Tales our Houses Tell.  Read More...

    'Tales' housewalk highlights homes of the 1920s
    On Sunday, May 6 the Oak Park River Forest Historical Society holds its 15th annual housewalk, the Tales our Houses Tell.
    http://www.oakpark.com

37 hours ago

Huskies swept by LTHS

Entering this season, the OPRF and Lyons Township High School baseball teams were regarded as the top two teams in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division. Read More...

    Huskies swept by LTHS
    Entering this season, the OPRF and Lyons Township High School baseball teams were regarded as the top two teams in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

A musical walk down memory lane

In his new book – it's a journal, actually – The Mixtape of My Life local author and journalist Robert K. Elder encourages readers to think back to the music that helped shape their lives. Read More...

    A musical walk down memory lane
    In his new book - it's a journal, actually - The Mixtape of My Life local author and journalist Robert K. Elder encourages readers to think back to the music that helped shape their lives.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days 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
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days 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

5 days 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

6 days 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.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days 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.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days 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

Apr 18

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

Apr 18

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.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Apr 17

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

Apr 17

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

Apr 17

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

Apr 17

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

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