2 days ago

Fenwick girls hoops retires three jerseys

Over the years, Fenwick High School has had several student-athletes leave their mark in competition. The numbers of three girls' basketball players - Erin Lawless, Tricia Liston, and Devereaux Peters - were retired in a pregame ceremony before Fenwick's game versus Stevenson on Saturday, Jan. 13. Read More...

    Fenwick girls hoops retires three jerseys
    Over the years, Fenwick High School has had several student-athletes leave their mark in competition. The numbers of three girls' basketball players - Erin Lawless, Tricia Liston, and Devereaux Peters - were retired in a pregame ceremony before Fenwick's game versus Stevenson on Saturday, Jan. 13.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

Fenwick shuts down St. Joseph; Simeon showdown next

With what could be Illinois' top high school boys basketball team coming to Fenwick on Monday, it would have been understandable if the Friars had overlooked Friday's opponent. Read More...

    Fenwick shuts down St. Joseph; Simeon showdown next
    With what could be Illinois' top high school boys basketball team coming to Fenwick on Monday, it would have been understandable if the Friars had overlooked Friday's opponent.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Carjacker shoots as intended victim drives off in Oak Park

An Elmwood Park man who was the target of an attempted carjacking in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, escaped injury after the offender opened fire as he drove off. Read More...

    Carjacker shoots as intended victim drives off in Oak Park
    An Elmwood Park man who was the target of an attempted carjacking in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, escaped injury after the offender opened fire as he drove off.
    http://www.riverforest.com

3 days ago

Oak Park tax watch group searching for solutions

There were no pitchforks and there were no torches – those aren't permitted in the library. But at the meeting held by Oak Park residents to discuss rising property taxes the fear was palpable.  Read More...

    Oak Park tax watch group searching for solutions
    There were no pitchforks and there were no torches - those aren't permitted in the library. But at the meeting held by Oak Park residents to discuss rising property taxes the fear was palpable.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Shots fired during attempted Oak Park carjacking: police

According to police, an Elmwood Park man was sitting inside his car with the engine running in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue when a man approached the driver's side window at approximately 9:30 p.m., tapped on the window, displayed a handgun and demanded the driver's car.

    Police: Shots fired during attempted Oak Park carjacking
    Oak Park police are searching for a man who allegedly fired several gunshots after a failed carjacking attempt Thursday night. According to police, an Elmwood Park man was sitting inside his car with the engine running in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue when a man approached the driver's side window at approximately 9:30 p.m., tapped on the window, displayed a handgun and demanded the driver's car.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Police: Shots fired during attempted Oak Park carjacking

According to police, an Elmwood Park man was sitting inside his car with the engine running in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue when a man approached the driver's side window at approximately 9:30 p.m., tapped on the window, displayed a handgun and demanded the driver's car.

    Police: Shots fired during attempted Oak Park carjacking
    Oak Park police are searching for a man who allegedly fired several gunshots after a failed carjacking attempt Thursday night. According to police, an Elmwood Park man was sitting inside his car with the engine running in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue when a man approached the driver's side window at approximately 9:30 p.m., tapped on the window, displayed a handgun and demanded the driver's car.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 01

Updated 3 days ago

Found a cat in Oak Park

My mom lives in OP and found a very hungry and friendly kitty. Near Home / Roosevelt

  • If kitty hasnt found their wsy home yet check Lost Cats of Illinois on Favebook and Craigslist

4 days ago

Jewelry, cars stolen in River Forest burglary

River Forest police are warning homeowners to be vigilant in securing their homes after at least two people stole two cars, electronics and jewelry during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on the night of Jan. 3.   Read More...

    Jewelry, cars stolen in River Forest burglary
    River Forest police are warning homeowners to be vigilant in securing their homes after at least two people stole two cars, electronics and jewelry during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on the night of Jan. 3.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Oak Park murder suspect held for mental health assessment

Oak Park police have not yet charged the family member of a man who was killed inside his apartment on Jan. 6. Read More...

    Oak Park murder suspect held for mental health assessment
    Oak Park police have not yet charged the family member of a man who was killed inside his apartment on Jan. 6.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Suspect in auto theft arrested on OPRF campus

No one was injured, campus remained open during incident  Read More...

    Suspect in auto theft arrested on OPRF campus
    No one was injured, campus remained open during incident
    http://www.oakpark.com

  • B R Jones science and computer teacher

    Was it a teacher, principal, student, security guard?

4 days ago

Fenwick swimming rolls into 2018

The Fenwick High School boys swimming team closed out 2017 with a home meet called the Three Wise Men Invite against Marmion and Rockford Boylan.  Read More...

    Fenwick swimming rolls into 2018
    The Fenwick High School boys swimming team closed out 2017 with a home meet called the Three Wise Men Invite against Marmion and Rockford Boylan.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Trinity High School names new president

After months of searching, Trinity High School has named Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto as president of the college prep school in River Forest. Read More...

    Trinity High School names new president
    After months of searching, Trinity High School has named Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto as president of the college prep school in River Forest.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Murano Midwest: An Art Glass Space Unlike Any Other

Murano Midwest stands alone as a premier destination for a curated collection of art glass, glass giftware and jewelry. Read More...

    Murano Midwest: An Art Glass Space Unlike Any Other
    Murano Midwest stands alone as a premier destination for a curated collection of art glass, glass giftware and jewelry.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Kaegi sues Berrios, overcomes ballot petition challenge

It has been a big week for Cook County Assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, who overcame a nominating petition challenge – an effort by incumbent candidate Joe Berrios' campaign to get Kaegi kicked off the ballot – and filed a defamation lawsuit against Berrios over a campaign ad he says is misleading. Read More...

    Kaegi sues Berrios, overcomes ballot petition challenge
    It has been a big week for Cook County Assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, who overcame a nominating petition challenge - an effort by incumbent candidate Joe Berrios' campaign to get Kaegi kicked off the ballot - and filed a defamation lawsuit against Berrios over a campaign ad he says is misleading.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

What do we talk about when we talk about racism?

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we pass over in silence. I think there is the suggestion that we humans may well be prisoners of our language. Language may limit comprehensibility and intelligibility. Read More...

    What do we talk about when we talk about racism?
    The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we pass over in silence. I think there is the suggestion that we humans may well be prisoners of our language. Language may limit comprehensibility and intelligibility.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Free Readers turns 25

A quarter-century has transpired since a group of local thespians — some professional, some hobbyists — decided they liked what they were doing so much in their Scene Study Workshop, they wanted to continue. Now, one show shy of 200, five of the original group remain, along with six others. The Free Readers Ensemble puts on eight shows per season in Oak Park. Read More...

    Free Readers turns 25
    A quarter-century has transpired since a group of local thespians - some professional, some hobbyists - decided they liked what they were doing so much in their Scene Study Workshop, they wanted to continue. Now, one show shy of 200, five of the original group remain, along with six others.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Moving beyond woman vs. man dualism

In his Jan. 3 Viewpoints column, "Calling all women: Help!" Ken Trainor wrote about important issues involving women, men, politics and society. Read More...

    Moving beyond woman vs. man dualism
    In his Jan. 3 Viewpoints column, "Calling all women: Help!" Ken Trainor wrote about important issues involving women, men, politics and society.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Aggravated, and aggravating, robbery of food order

A food delivery driver was robbed by a man, possibly armed. Read More...

    Aggravated, and aggravating, robbery of food order
    A food delivery driver was robbed by a man, possibly armed.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Speaking on peace in the Middle East

At this time of year our hearts and minds often turn to the Holy Land, spiritual home to three of the world's major religions.  Read More...

    Speaking on peace in the Middle East
    At this time of year our hearts and minds often turn to the Holy Land, spiritual home to three of the world's major religions.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Booming development in Forest Park driven by out-of-towners

After 30 years of life on a historic block in River Forest, Mark Zinni bought a building in Forest Park, renovated it to his liking and moved his business, family and home there in July 2016. Read More...

    Booming development in Forest Park driven by out-of-towners
    After 30 years of life on a historic block in River Forest, Mark Zinni bought a building in Forest Park, renovated it to his liking and moved his business, family and home there in July 2016.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Jim McClure's leadership legacy

Remarks delivered at the recent memorial service: Jim McClure was president of the village of Oak Park for two 4-year terms, from 1973-1981, and it was my honor and privilege to serve as a village trustee with him for the second of those terms. Read More...

    Jim McClure's leadership legacy
    Remarks delivered at the recent memorial service: Jim McClure was president of the village of Oak Park for two 4-year terms, from 1973-1981, and it was my honor and privilege to serve as a village trustee with him for the second of those terms.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

D97 working on landmark equity policy

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 officials are in the process of creating the district's first-ever equity policy. Read More...

    D97 working on landmark equity policy
    Oak Park Elementary School District 97 officials are in the process of creating the district's first-ever equity policy.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Progressive and tight with a nickel

Why Oak Park's property taxes are so high and why we're having a moment, or having a movement. Read More...

    Progressive and tight with a nickel
    Why Oak Park's property taxes are so high and why we're having a moment, or having a movement.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Let's have more unifying concerts like Twelfth Night

I just wanted to share with others in our community about the unique five church choir Twelfth Night Concert that took place this past Sunday afternoon.  Read More...

    Let's have more unifying concerts like Twelfth Night
    I just wanted to share with others in our community about the unique five church choir Twelfth Night Concert that took place this past Sunday afternoon.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Sneak peek into Wright Plus 2018

Wright Plus returns to Oak Park on Saturday, May 19. Along with a handful of Wright designs, this year's walk will feature other architecturally significant homes designed by Wright's contemporaries.  Read More...

    Sneak peek into Wright Plus 2018
    Wright Plus returns to Oak Park on Saturday, May 19. Along with a handful of Wright designs, this year's walk will feature other architecturally significant homes designed by Wright's contemporaries.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

D97 among top destinations for CPS transfers

According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, Chicago Public Schools has lost more than 52,000 African American students and is on pace to become majority Latino. Read More...

    D97 among top destinations for CPS transfers
    According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, Chicago Public Schools has lost more than 52,000 African American students and is on pace to become majority Latino.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

A 'hard' look at Chicago politics

An effort to get big money out of politics was the fire that ignited Dan Luepker, a 24-year-old Berwyn resident. Read More...

    A 'hard' look at Chicago politics
    An effort to get big money out of politics was the fire that ignited Dan Luepker, a 24-year-old Berwyn resident.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

D97 mulls pay increases for some at-will workers

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    D97 mulls pay increases for some at-will workers
    D97 mulls pay increases for some at-will workers
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

New building emerges in the Wright District %u2014 an igloo

A newly constructed wintery dwelling in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright District is still standing strong, according to its builder. Read More...

    New building emerges in the Wright District %u2014 an igloo
    A newly constructed wintery dwelling in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright District is still standing strong, according to its builder.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Surviving the deep freeze

White Christmas was a pleasant surprise, and most welcome. What followed was not. The last week of 2017 and the first week of 2018, temperatures never got within shouting distance of 20 degrees, and most of the time they were mired in single digits, one side or the other of dreaded zero. Read More...

    Surviving the deep freeze
    White Christmas was a pleasant surprise, and most welcome. What followed was not. The last week of 2017 and the first week of 2018, temperatures never got within shouting distance of 20 degrees, and most of the time they were mired in single digits, one side or the other of dreaded zero.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Shrubtown January 10, 2018

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    Shrubtown January 10, 2018
    Shrubtown January 10, 2018
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Mr. Biss goes to Oak Park

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) brought his campaign for governor to Oak Park for a day last week. Read More...

    Mr. Biss goes to Oak Park
    State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) brought his campaign for governor to Oak Park for a day last week.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Talking taxes

On Thursday night, we'll see if Oak Parkers charged up on Facebook about rising property taxes can make the transition to real life and face-to-face conversation. Read More...

    Talking taxes
    On Thursday night, we'll see if Oak Parkers charged up on Facebook about rising property taxes can make the transition to real life and face-to-face conversation.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Start with disruption

Disrupt. That's the key word in the draft of a first-ever policy on equity being considered in Oak Park's District 97 public elementary schools. Read More...

    Start with disruption
    Disrupt. That's the key word in the draft of a first-ever policy on equity being considered in Oak Park's District 97 public elementary schools.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Susan Goeb-Miniscalco, 60

Susan Elizabeth Goeb-Miniscalco, 60, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on Dec. 16, 2017 at West Suburban Hospital. Born on June 4, 1957 in Chicago to Elizabeth and the late John "Jack" Goeb, she graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School and Oak Park and River Forest High School. Read More...

    Susan Goeb-Miniscalco, 60
    Susan Elizabeth Goeb-Miniscalco, 60, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on Dec. 16, 2017 at West Suburban Hospital. Born on June 4, 1957 in Chicago to Elizabeth and the late John "Jack" Goeb, she graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School and Oak Park and River Forest High School.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Kenneth Radnitzer, 91

Kenneth Radnitzer, 91, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on Jan. 1, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Born in Oak Park on Feb. 7, 1926 to the late Adolph and Margaret Radnitzer, he attended school here until eighth grade and then transferred to Northwestern Military Academy (now Northwestern-St. John Military Academy). Read More...

    Kenneth Radnitzer, 91
    Kenneth Radnitzer, 91, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on Jan. 1, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Born in Oak Park on Feb. 7, 1926 to the late Adolph and Margaret Radnitzer, he attended school here until eighth grade and then transferred to Northwestern Military Academy (now Northwestern-St.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Robert Hartmann, 75

Dr. Robert Walter Hartmann, 75, of Macon, Georgia, died on Dec. 15, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming from complications related to pneumonia. Born in Elgin to Walter and Marguerite Hartmann and raised in River Forest, he graduated from OPRF High School, Ohio Wesleyan and Northwestern Medical School. Read More...

    Robert Hartmann, 75
    Dr. Robert Walter Hartmann, 75, of Macon, Georgia, died on Dec. 15, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming from complications related to pneumonia. Born in Elgin to Walter and Marguerite Hartmann and raised in River Forest, he graduated from OPRF High School, Ohio Wesleyan and Northwestern Medical School.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Gene Callahan, 80

Eugene Joseph Callahan died on Dec. 2, 2017, in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. A respected champion of the less fortunate and a man known for his extraordinary moral compass, he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.  Read More...

    Gene Callahan, 80
    Eugene Joseph Callahan died on Dec. 2, 2017, in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. A respected champion of the less fortunate and a man known for his extraordinary moral compass, he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Fenwick hoops busy over holidays

The Fenwick High School girls basketball team notched a 69-53 win over Johnsburg at the Chicago Showcase, hosted by Benet Academy on Saturday. Read More...

    Fenwick hoops busy over holidays
    The Fenwick High School girls basketball team notched a 69-53 win over Johnsburg at the Chicago Showcase, hosted by Benet Academy on Saturday.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Fuller upholds family tradition at OPRF

Isaiah Fuller led the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team to its first big win of the season when they beat crosstown rival Fenwick 64-59 at the Chicago Elite Classic on Dec. 1 Read More...

    Fuller upholds family tradition at OPRF
    Isaiah Fuller led the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team to its first big win of the season when they beat crosstown rival Fenwick 64-59 at the Chicago Elite Classic on Dec. 1
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 08

Tax watch group sets meeting

The Facebook group Oak Park Property Tax Watch launched in October and has since attracted more than 600 members. Read More...

    Tax watch group sets meeting
    The Facebook group Oak Park Property Tax Watch launched in October and has since attracted more than 600 members.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 08

Oak Park police to file charges in murder of 81-year-old

Oak Park police say they plan to file charges against a relative of an 81-year-old man reportedly found beaten to death inside his Austin Boulevard apartment on Jan. 6. Read More...

    Oak Park police to file charges in murder of 81-year-old
    Oak Park police say they plan to file charges against a relative of an 81-year-old man reportedly found beaten to death inside his Austin Boulevard apartment on Jan. 6.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 05

Oak Park police staffing up

The Oak Park Police Department has hired a new generation of officers, following a number of promotions, which puts the department at 116 sworn officers. Read More...

    Oak Park police staffing up
    The Oak Park Police Department has hired a new generation of officers, following a number of promotions, which puts the department at 116 sworn officers.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 05

Lehman wins 5,000-meter race at U.S. Speedskating Trials

United States speedskater and Oak Park native Emery Lehman has not qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics (Feb. 9-25) in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At least not yet. Read More...

    Lehman wins 5,000-meter race at U.S. Speedskating Trials
    United States speedskater and Oak Park native Emery Lehman has not qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics (Feb. 9-25) in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At least not yet.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 04

Man carjacked at gunpoint

A Lindenhurst man was carjacked at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to Oak Park police. Read More...

    Man carjacked at gunpoint
    A Lindenhurst man was carjacked at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to Oak Park police.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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