2 hours ago

Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela

All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.

    Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela
    All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.
    http://austintalks.org

16 hours ago

Not your average gift shop

Visit Oak Park, on the other hand, is a different type of tourism destination and is working to change that image with Urban Local Made, displaying hand-crafted items by local artists in portions of their Lake Street gift shop. Read More...

    Not your average gift shop
    Visit Oak Park, on the other hand, is a different type of tourism destination and is working to change that image with Urban Local Made, displaying hand-crafted items by local artists in portions of their Lake Street gift shop.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

District House, almost done, holds grand opening

Developer Bob Ranquist, principal of Ranquist Development, held the grand opening of the 28-unit, five-story luxury condo development District House, 809 Lake St., which still has three units available for sale. Read More...

    District House, almost done, holds grand opening
    Developer Bob Ranquist, principal of Ranquist Development, held the grand opening of the 28-unit, five-story luxury condo development District House, 809 Lake St., which still has three units available for sale.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Concordia set to build enclosed walkway

River Forest trustees approved construction of an enclosed walkway between two Concordia University Chicago buildings at a village board meeting on July 9. Read More...

    Concordia set to build enclosed walkway
    River Forest trustees approved construction of an enclosed walkway between two Concordia University Chicago buildings at a village board meeting on July 9.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

OPRF students, staff voice preference for caps and gowns

Oak Park and River Forest High School's next graduation is roughly a year away, there could be a consensus forming about the event's dress code. Read More...

    OPRF students, staff voice preference for caps and gowns
    Oak Park and River Forest High School's next graduation is roughly a year away, there could be a consensus forming about the event's dress code.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Village researching dockless bikes

After cutting the expensive and underused Divvy bike-sharing program in early 2018, the Oak Park Board of Trustees is looking into the less expensive option of dockless bike sharing in the village. Read More...

    Village researching dockless bikes
    After cutting the expensive and underused Divvy bike-sharing program in early 2018, the Oak Park Board of Trustees is looking into the less expensive option of dockless bike sharing in the village.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

D97 to appoint interim principal at Lincoln School

Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 officials announced on July 11 that they will replace Lisa Carlos, the former principal at Lincoln Elementary School. Read More...

    D97 to appoint interim principal at Lincoln School
    Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 officials announced on July 11 that they will replace Lisa Carlos, the former principal at Lincoln Elementary School.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Park district plans Rehm Pool renovations

The Park District of Oak Park has solicited bids for two projects that will spell changes at Rehm Pool, 515 Garfield St. Read More...

    Park district plans Rehm Pool renovations
    The Park District of Oak Park has solicited bids for two projects that will spell changes at Rehm Pool, 515 Garfield St.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Love of letters grows into greeting card business

Growing up, Kimberly Adami-Hasegawa collected stamps. Read More...

    Love of letters grows into greeting card business
    Growing up, Kimberly Adami-Hasegawa collected stamps.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Commission OKs vacating street near Holmes School

During its July 5 regular meeting, the Oak Park Plan Commission voted 6-0 to recommend the vacation of a public right of way outside of Holmes Elementary School, 508 N. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park.  Read More...

    Commission OKs vacating street near Holmes School
    During its July 5 regular meeting, the Oak Park Plan Commission voted 6-0 to recommend the vacation of a public right of way outside of Holmes Elementary School, 508 N. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Sandwich shop robbed at gunpoint

The two men with guns robbed the Subway sandwich shop at 208 W. Lake St. at 9:10 p.m. on July 12. Read More...

    Sandwich shop robbed at gunpoint
    The two men with guns robbed the Subway sandwich shop at 208 W. Lake St. at 9:10 p.m. on July 12.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Paws for inspiration

In May 2016, a cat walked into Christina Vasilakis' alley on the 1100 block of Ferdinand in Forest Park, eyeing her across a lush garden. Read More...

    Paws for inspiration
    In May 2016, a cat walked into Christina Vasilakis' alley on the 1100 block of Ferdinand in Forest Park, eyeing her across a lush garden.
    http://www.oakpark.com

17 hours ago

Paul Sassone, an honored competitor

Paul Sassone died Monday. An Oak Park guy, he had been a top editor and columnist for our competitors at Pioneer Press for almost 50 years. Read More...

    Paul Sassone, an honored competitor
    Paul Sassone died Monday. An Oak Park guy, he had been a top editor and columnist for our competitors at Pioneer Press for almost 50 years.
    http://www.oakpark.com

18 hours ago

Oak Park funds township youth program

The Oak Park Board of Trustees voted to continue funding Oak Park Township's Youth Interventionist Program, which provides services for at-risk youth. Read More...

    Oak Park funds township youth program
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees voted to continue funding Oak Park Township's Youth Interventionist Program, which provides services for at-risk youth.
    http://www.oakpark.com

18 hours ago

Tough decisions as tax burden increases

Slumping homes sales in Oak Park could be bad news for residents saddled with an increasing tax burden that some say is pushing them out of the village. Read More...

    Tough decisions as tax burden increases
    Slumping homes sales in Oak Park could be bad news for residents saddled with an increasing tax burden that some say is pushing them out of the village.
    http://www.oakpark.com

19 hours ago

Help police track down these criminals

Help police track down these criminals

    Help police track down these criminals
    When I heard that Snoop the Barber had been shot on 71st Street in South Shore, I was expecting a 2018 version of the Laquan McDonald murder.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

19 hours ago

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

    Black women hardest hit by Janus decision
    The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME will likely create another major obstacle for African-American, female government workers.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

19 hours ago

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

    Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life
    Scott Fabino was born and raised in Austin, in a 1970s middle class Italian community around North and Central
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

19 hours ago

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

    The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks
    When temporary workers faced serious hurdles in the workplace, state Rep. Carol Ammons stepped up to pass the Responsible Jobs Creation Act.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

19 hours ago

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

    Area hospital launches new opioid treatment
    Across the country and in Illinois, in particular, the number of newborn babies who experience withdrawal from drugs used by their expectant mothers, particularly opioids, is skyrocketing.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

19 hours ago

Now you sea it...

Now you sea it...

    Now you sea it...
    Campers from Columbus Park's Build summer camp look at the fish swimming last Friday, during the first stop of the Shedd Aquarium's traveling aquarium at Columbus Park in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

20 hours ago

West Siders walk for wellness

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    West Siders walk for wellness
    The rain that fell intermittently on the morning of July 14 didn't keep around 45 people from coming to this year's first Westside Walk to Wellness.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

21 hours ago

Yes, to affordable housing

Something will be built at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren. Gravel parking lots on key commercial strips seldom remain gravel parking lots. Read More...

    Yes, to affordable housing
    Something will be built at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren. Gravel parking lots on key commercial strips seldom remain gravel parking lots.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Born addicted

West Suburban Hospital, in conjunction with the non-profit PCC Community Wellness program, has begun an initiative to provide support for women — pregnant and drug-exposed — and their babies. Read More...

    Born addicted
    West Suburban Hospital, in conjunction with the non-profit PCC Community Wellness program, has begun an initiative to provide support for women - pregnant and drug-exposed - and their babies.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Consolidating governments is not the answer

Consolidation of governments, Oak Park Township and the village of Oak Park, sounds good, and I am sure the village president would love some more control of tax dollars.  Read More...

    Consolidating governments is not the answer
    Consolidation of governments, Oak Park Township and the village of Oak Park, sounds good, and I am sure the village president would love some more control of tax dollars.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

First responders, second thoughts

The other day I noted two Oak Park fire trucks parked at Pete's (Unit 602 from the Augusta station and the behemoth Unit 631, probably from the main station). Read More...

    First responders, second thoughts
    The other day I noted two Oak Park fire trucks parked at Pete's (Unit 602 from the Augusta station and the behemoth Unit 631, probably from the main station).
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Imagine OPRF lacks imagination

I love Oak Park and River Forest High School. Beginning in the mid-1930s, my mother, aunts and uncles completed their high school education in those hallowed halls and my sisters, brother and I followed in their footsteps. Read More...

    Imagine OPRF lacks imagination
    I love Oak Park and River Forest High School. Beginning in the mid-1930s, my mother, aunts and uncles completed their high school education in those hallowed halls and my sisters, brother and I followed in their footsteps.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Stuck between two mouthy generations

I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I think the derision for "Millennials" has gone considerably past reasonable. Read More...

    Stuck between two mouthy generations
    I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I think the derision for "Millennials" has gone considerably past reasonable.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Saving the holidays

It's good when local government can move quickly. Oak Park's village board did that last year when it directed staff to find $3 million in budget cuts to ease budget pressures. Staff responded with a smorgasbord of dozens of spending cuts — small and smaller.  Read More...

    Saving the holidays
    It's good when local government can move quickly. Oak Park's village board did that last year when it directed staff to find $3 million in budget cuts to ease budget pressures. Staff responded with a smorgasbord of dozens of spending cuts - small and smaller.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

From delight to heartbreak to happiness

The boys just keep growing. A couple of months ago, Kristen mentioned that they weighed in at the doctor's office. Tyler was 34 pounds, Bryce 38. That's heft. He ain't heavy, he's my grandson. OK, they're getting heavier. Read More...

    From delight to heartbreak to happiness
    The boys just keep growing. A couple of months ago, Kristen mentioned that they weighed in at the doctor's office. Tyler was 34 pounds, Bryce 38. That's heft. He ain't heavy, he's my grandson. OK, they're getting heavier.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Wing Leong, 93

Wing Leong, 93, son of Ngum Gee (father) and Chin Shee (mother), died on July 10, 2018. Born in St. Louis' Chinatown, his mother and father were Chinese immigrants and his family owned a restaurant where he worked as a boy making deliveries, greeting customers, and working in the kitchen. Read More...

    Wing Leong, 93
    Wing Leong, 93, son of Ngum Gee (father) and Chin Shee (mother), died on July 10, 2018. Born in St. Louis' Chinatown, his mother and father were Chinese immigrants and his family owned a restaurant where he worked as a boy making deliveries, greeting customers, and working in the kitchen.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Apple pie, my eye!

I love apple pie! Using it to explain the irrational, arbitrary tax assessment system offends my pie senses. Read More...

    Apple pie, my eye!
    I love apple pie! Using it to explain the irrational, arbitrary tax assessment system offends my pie senses.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Interested in historic homes?

Those interested in historic homes/structures located in River Forest might enjoy a series of You Tube presentations created by the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission.  Read More...

    Interested in historic homes?
    Those interested in historic homes/structures located in River Forest might enjoy a series of You Tube presentations created by the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Funeral procession behavior was abhorrent

Recently, I participated in a funeral procession for my cousin. The 40-car procession in Oak Park was reverent, orderly, and respectful.  Read More...

    Funeral procession behavior was abhorrent
    Recently, I participated in a funeral procession for my cousin. The 40-car procession in Oak Park was reverent, orderly, and respectful.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Diversity and development should not compete

As a longtime resident of Oak Park and editor of Wednesday Journal, you have witnessed all the changes in Oak Park.  Read More...

    Diversity and development should not compete
    As a longtime resident of Oak Park and editor of Wednesday Journal, you have witnessed all the changes in Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Surviving a skirmish in our uncivil war

I was recently relaxing at a resort with family members when a skirmish broke out in our country's "uncivil war." As I read the New York Times, the overhead light began to flicker. I asked what was up with the light and someone suggested it was because I was reading "fake news." Read More...

    Surviving a skirmish in our uncivil war
    I was recently relaxing at a resort with family members when a skirmish broke out in our country's "uncivil war." As I read the New York Times, the overhead light began to flicker. I asked what was up with the light and someone suggested it was because I was reading "fake news."
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

We are blessed to have Aunt Ginie in our lives

I want to congratulate you on the article about my aunt, Ginie Cassin [Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu, News, July 11]. It was very well written from the perspective of someone who genuinely knew her well for a number of years. Read More...

    We are blessed to have Aunt Ginie in our lives
    I want to congratulate you on the article about my aunt, Ginie Cassin [Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu, News, July 11]. It was very well written from the perspective of someone who genuinely knew her well for a number of years.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Corvo stays strong with CrossFit

The bar was being bloodied by Joe Corvo's battered hands on his last rep of a four-workout recorded audition to qualify for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Read More...

    Corvo stays strong with CrossFit
    The bar was being bloodied by Joe Corvo's battered hands on his last rep of a four-workout recorded audition to qualify for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Don't retreat, John, keep trying

Numerous times during the last year I have found myself bothered by something John Hubbuch wrote in Wednesday Journal's Viewpoints section. Read More...

    Don't retreat, John, keep trying
    Numerous times during the last year I have found myself bothered by something John Hubbuch wrote in Wednesday Journal's Viewpoints section.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

Has Thursday Night Out suddenly gone dry?

I and several other participants, including business owners, are confused about the rules for drinking beer and wine at the TNO event in Downtown OP. Read More...

    Has Thursday Night Out suddenly gone dry?
    I and several other participants, including business owners, are confused about the rules for drinking beer and wine at the TNO event in Downtown OP.
    http://www.oakpark.com

21 hours ago

RELAY IOWA connects runners

Sometimes I feel that we live in an overly connected digital world and that we often miss out on making real human connections. Read More...

    RELAY IOWA connects runners
    Sometimes I feel that we live in an overly connected digital world and that we often miss out on making real human connections. I'm pretty introverted, but my love of running has allowed me to connect with and develop great friendships with folks in my community, especially through the running clubs I've joined: the Oak Park Runners Club and the OWies.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Oak Park's B&Bs for sale simultaneously

If you've always dreamed of running your own bed-and-breakfast and turning hospitality into a full-time job, now is an unusually fortuitous time to do so.  Read More...

    Oak Park's B&Bs for sale simultaneously
    If you've always dreamed of running your own bed-and-breakfast and turning hospitality into a full-time job, now is an unusually fortuitous time to do so.
    http://www.oakpark.com

25 hours ago

Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace

Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin churches and community groups have been “loitering” on several corners in Austin every Wednesday in June and July since 2010 in an attempt to reduce crime.

    Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace
    For the eighth summer, residents are taking to the streets on Wednesday nights as part of the 100 Blocks/100 Churches campaign. Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin congregations and community groups have been taking part in the same "positive loitering" they have in the past, standing on several corners in an attempt to reduce crime.
    http://austintalks.org

40 hours ago

Affordable apartment plan gets mixed reception

Boston-based Community Builders Inc. held its second meeting last week, giving Oak Parkers new details on its plan to build a four-story, 37-unit affordable-rental building on an empty lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street. Read More...

    Affordable apartment plan gets mixed reception
    Boston-based Community Builders Inc. held its second meeting last week, giving Oak Parkers new details on its plan to build a four-story, 37-unit affordable-rental building on an empty lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street.
    http://www.oakpark.com

46 hours ago

Ward Night Cancelled

The 29th Ward Service Office will not be holding its weekly Ward Night on Monday, July 16. The next Ward Night will be held on Monday, July 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

46 hours ago

Clean Up After Your Dog Signs Are Here

We are very excited to announce that our "Clean Up After Your Dog" signs have arrived! Stop by our office at 6272 W North Avenue to pick up yours. Quantities are limited so there’s a limit of one sign per household.

2 days ago

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW PARTIAL SECOND FLOOR FRAME ADDITION, INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING BASEMENT AND FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR RENOVATION & REAR OPEN WOOD STAIR IN EXISTING BRICK BUILDING, PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1455 N. Mayfield Ave. Issued July 13, 2018 Comment

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