2 hours ago

Fenwick beats Brother Rice at buzzer

AJ Nixon's buzzer-beating 3-point basket, assisted by his younger brother, Damari, lifted the Friars to a 61-58 win at Brother Rice on Friday in Chicago. Read More...

    Fenwick beats Brother Rice at buzzer
    AJ Nixon's buzzer-beating 3-point basket, assisted by his younger brother, Damari, lifted the Friars to a 61-58 win at Brother Rice on Friday in Chicago.
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16 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.
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2 days 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
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 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.
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3 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.
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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.
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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.
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5 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

5 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

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.
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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

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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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

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

Our new Memorial Day

None of the many, many mass killings of the past decade has turned my stomach quite like the carnage visited upon Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, which took place five years ago tomorrow. Twenty first-graders and six staff (including the principal). Read More...

    Our new Memorial Day
    None of the many, many mass killings of the past decade has turned my stomach quite like the carnage visited upon Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, which took place five years ago tomorrow. Twenty first-graders and six staff (including the principal).
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5 days ago

Busted? A factual look at the condo market

The "Our View" editorial [Viewpoints, Nov. 29] was surprising in tone and content. Why?  Read More...

    Busted? A factual look at the condo market
    The "Our View" editorial [Viewpoints, Nov. 29] was surprising in tone and content. Why?
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5 days ago

Imagine progress

Admittedly, we were skeptics. When, in the wake of an almost impossibly narrow defeat of its referendum to build new pools a year back, Oak Park and River Forest High School created yet another citizens committee to study facilities we were dubious. Read More...

    Imagine progress
    Admittedly, we were skeptics. When, in the wake of an almost impossibly narrow defeat of its referendum to build new pools a year back, Oak Park and River Forest High School created yet another citizens committee to study facilities we were dubious.
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5 days ago

Have a very self-soothing Christmas

I'll probably have a very nice Christmas, with family and friends and music and laughter, despite the country's lurching from crisis to crisis. Read More...

    Have a very self-soothing Christmas
    I'll probably have a very nice Christmas, with family and friends and music and laughter, despite the country's lurching from crisis to crisis.
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5 days ago

Leave the gifts to the Magi

I really like the tradition, message and good cheer of Christmas. I even like going to church. We all could use a little peace and good will. Read More...

    Leave the gifts to the Magi
    I really like the tradition, message and good cheer of Christmas. I even like going to church. We all could use a little peace and good will.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

A defense of holiday cards in the Age of Trump

Here's my hot take on an age-old holiday tradition: I love holiday cards. Christmas cards, holiday cards, whatever you want to call them, I love them. Read More...

    A defense of holiday cards in the Age of Trump
    Here's my hot take on an age-old holiday tradition: I love holiday cards. Christmas cards, holiday cards, whatever you want to call them, I love them.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Straight talk

A large crowd turned out last week at Oak Park's village hall for a well-planned presentation by local police on the recent and frightening series of carjackings in Oak Park.  Read More...

    Straight talk
    A large crowd turned out last week at Oak Park's village hall for a well-planned presentation by local police on the recent and frightening series of carjackings in Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Midas should apply its golden touch

Oak Park has maintained high standards for both home and business buildings since I moved here in 1985. Homeowners are given citations when the grass is too high or their stairs aren't painted. Read More...

    Midas should apply its golden touch
    Oak Park has maintained high standards for both home and business buildings since I moved here in 1985. Homeowners are given citations when the grass is too high or their stairs aren't painted.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Totally modular

Local architect Tom Bassett-Dilley is known for his innovative design practice, which emphasizes green techniques in home construction. While making a name for himself in energy-efficient – also known as passive -- construction, he has continued to explore new techniques in green building.  Read More...

    Totally modular
    Local architect Tom Bassett-Dilley is known for his innovative design practice, which emphasizes green techniques in home construction. While making a name for himself in energy-efficient - also known as passive -- construction, he has continued to explore new techniques in green building.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Don't repeal net neutrality

I'm a 16-year-old nerd who cares about the internet, and wants to preserve its future. If you care about it too, publish this essay! Read More...

    Don't repeal net neutrality
    I'm a 16-year-old nerd who cares about the internet, and wants to preserve its future. If you care about it too, publish this essay!
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5 days ago

Why we have nightmares

I join the folks who have been expressing concerns for the status of our society. I feel as though each day has been providing me with another nightmare.  Read More...

    Why we have nightmares
    I join the folks who have been expressing concerns for the status of our society. I feel as though each day has been providing me with another nightmare.
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5 days ago

Shrubtown December 13, 2017

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    Shrubtown December 13, 2017
    Shrubtown December 13, 2017
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5 days ago

For the next meeting, cooperate and collaborate

Last week, I attended the meeting at Oak Park Village Hall regarding the rash of carjackings recently in our village.  Read More...

    For the next meeting, cooperate and collaborate
    Last week, I attended the meeting at Oak Park Village Hall regarding the rash of carjackings recently in our village.
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5 days ago

Does RF value history?

River Forest's Historic Preservation Ordinance is toothless. Was built to be toothless, a sop to those in town who believe preservation is a virtue, not an attack on private property rights. Read More...

    Does RF value history?
    River Forest's Historic Preservation Ordinance is toothless. Was built to be toothless, a sop to those in town who believe preservation is a virtue, not an attack on private property rights.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

John Staunton, 75

John J.J. Staunton, 75, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on Nov. 25, 2017 in the Florida Everglades, doing what he enjoyed most — travelling around the world and taking videos and photographs wherever he went.  Read More...

    John Staunton, 75
    John J.J. Staunton, 75, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on Nov. 25, 2017 in the Florida Everglades, doing what he enjoyed most - travelling around the world and taking videos and photographs wherever he went.
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5 days ago

Clark Dean, 91

Clark E. Dean, 91, died peacefully at his home in Oak Park on Nov. 19, 2017. Born in Petoskey, Michigan, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II and used the educational benefits he received under the G.I. Bill to study photography at the New Bauhaus Chicago, a school established by international artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy Read More...

    Clark Dean, 91
    Clark E. Dean, 91, died peacefully at his home in Oak Park on Nov. 19, 2017. Born in Petoskey, Michigan, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II and used the educational benefits he received under the G.I.
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5 days ago

Beware the wind tunnels!

A few days ago we had some powerful winds blowing around the village. After getting off the Green Line, I decided to walk to Harlem. Read More...

    Beware the wind tunnels!
    A few days ago we had some powerful winds blowing around the village. After getting off the Green Line, I decided to walk to Harlem.
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5 days ago

Perspective on plastic from Kenya

While in Kenya a couple of months ago, I opened the newspaper and found a two-page article titled, "Will we triumph in the war on plastics?" (Daily Nation, Sept. 18, 2017). Read More...

    Perspective on plastic from Kenya
    While in Kenya a couple of months ago, I opened the newspaper and found a two-page article titled, "Will we triumph in the war on plastics?" (Daily Nation, Sept. 18, 2017).
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Remembering WOPA in the '50s

Your note in the "Inside Report" section of the Nov. 22 issue of Wednesday Journal on "Anyone remember WBMX?" or a predecessor, brought back memories of the station when it was WOPA in the late 1950s. Read More...

    Remembering WOPA in the '50s
    Your note in the "Inside Report" section of the Nov. 22 issue of Wednesday Journal on "Anyone remember WBMX?" or a predecessor, brought back memories of the station when it was WOPA in the late 1950s.
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5 days ago

Lynn McClure, 89

Lynn "Carolyn" McClure, 89, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, died on Nov. 23, 2017. Read More...

    Lynn McClure, 89
    Lynn "Carolyn" McClure, 89, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, died on Nov. 23, 2017.
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5 days ago

OPRF wrestling buzz better than ever

With four state championships won since 2009 (including three straight, 2014-2016), the resume speaks for itself. And though the Huskies' bid for a four-peat ended with a loss to Montini in the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Dual Meet last spring, disappointment didn't linger at OPRF Read More...

    OPRF wrestling buzz better than ever
    With four state championships won since 2009 (including three straight, 2014-2016), the resume speaks for itself. And though the Huskies' bid for a four-peat ended with a loss to Montini in the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Dual Meet last spring, disappointment didn't linger at OPRF
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 10

Village of open porches, cluttered lawns

Our homes are not a retreat, a refuge, some moated castle. We dare to live in the open. We aren't hiding.  Read More...

    Village of open porches, cluttered lawns
    Our homes are not a retreat, a refuge, some moated castle. We dare to live in the open. We aren't hiding.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 10

Firecakes are worth the wait

Local doughnut lovers have been waiting patiently since summer for Firecakes Donuts' opening day. Nestled in an unassuming storefront in The Emerson high-rise on the corner of North Boulevard and Maple Avenue, the day-old shop is already churning out small-batch, artisan doughnuts with ease. Read More...

    Firecakes are worth the wait
    Local doughnut lovers have been waiting patiently since summer for Firecakes Donuts' opening day. Nestled in an unassuming storefront in The Emerson high-rise on the corner of North Boulevard and Maple Avenue, the day-old shop is already churning out small-batch, artisan doughnuts with ease.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 10

Carjackings jolt northeast Oak Park

A man was carjacked at gunpoint in the alley of the 700 block of North Harvey Avenue during the evening of Dec. 4 – it was the third such crime committed in northeast Oak Park in less than a week. Read More...

    Carjackings jolt northeast Oak Park
    A man was carjacked at gunpoint in the alley of the 700 block of North Harvey Avenue during the evening of Dec. 4 - it was the third such crime committed in northeast Oak Park in less than a week.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 09

Hoop Dreams

Thanking Marty Farmer, the sports editor at the Wednesday Journal, will never be enough. He welcomed me with open arms in February as a sports intern. For the past 10 months, I've gained valuable experience as a sports journalist for the Journal. Read More...

    Hoop Dreams
    Thanking Marty Farmer, the sports editor at the Wednesday Journal, will never be enough. He welcomed me with open arms in February as a sports intern. For the past 10 months, I've gained valuable experience as a sports journalist for the Journal.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 09

Huskies pull away late against LTHS

Over the years, there have been several competitive high school boys basketball games between Oak Park and River Forest and Lyons Township. The latest installment of the rivalry took place Friday, Dec. 8 in Oak Park, with the Huskies prevailing over the Lions 57-50. Read More...

    Huskies pull away late against LTHS
    Over the years, there have been several competitive high school boys basketball games between Oak Park and River Forest and Lyons Township. The latest installment of the rivalry took place Friday, Dec. 8 in Oak Park, with the Huskies prevailing over the Lions 57-50.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Dec 08

Oak Park police hold meeting on uptick in carjackings

A standing-room-only crowd packed the council chambers at Oak Park Village Hall Thursday night for a meeting with Oak Park police to address a series of carjackings that have taken place in the village over the last year. Read More...

    Oak Park police hold meeting on uptick in carjackings
    A standing-room-only crowd packed the council chambers at Oak Park Village Hall Thursday night for a meeting with Oak Park police to address a series of carjackings that have taken place in the village over the last year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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