2 days ago

Dominican U. president receives inaugural Cornerstones Award

The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa's Leadership Council recent bestowed its first-ever Cornerstones Award on Donna Carroll, Dominican University president and the Wednesday Journal's 2017 River Forest Villager of the Year.  Read More...

    Dominican U. president receives inaugural Cornerstones Award
    The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa's Leadership Council recent bestowed its first-ever Cornerstones Award on Donna Carroll, Dominican University president and the Wednesday Journal's 2017 River Forest Villager of the Year.
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2 days ago

Kennedy calls Pritzker 'status quo' candidate

Democratic candidate for governor, Chris Kennedy, waited until the last question of the night of Jan. 15 to deliver a direct attack on rival and perceived Democratic frontrunner, J.B. Pritzker. Read More...

    Kennedy calls Pritzker 'status quo' candidate
    Democratic candidate for governor, Chris Kennedy, waited until the last question of the night of Jan. 15 to deliver a direct attack on rival and perceived Democratic frontrunner, J.B. Pritzker.
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2 days ago

Armed carjacking attempt on North Kenilworth

A man brandishing a handgun ordered a woman from her vehicle in the 1100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 17, but he failed to drive off with the car, according to a police report. Read More...

    Armed carjacking attempt on North Kenilworth
    A man brandishing a handgun ordered a woman from her vehicle in the 1100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 17, but he failed to drive off with the car, according to a police report.
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3 days ago

Car thieves strike again on same block in River Forest

For the second time in less than a month, a vehicle has been stolen during a garage burglary on Franklin Avenue in River Forest. Read More...

    Car thieves strike again on same block in River Forest
    For the second time in less than a month, a vehicle has been stolen during a garage burglary on Franklin Avenue in River Forest.
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3 days ago

Oak Park ends Divvy program

The fledgling Divvy bike-sharing program in Oak Park was killed last night by the Oak Park Board of Trustees on a 4-3 vote, with trustees voicing their disappointment with the low ridership and high cost of the program. Read More...

    Oak Park ends Divvy program
    The fledgling Divvy bike-sharing program in Oak Park was killed last night by the Oak Park Board of Trustees on a 4-3 vote, with trustees voicing their disappointment with the low ridership and high cost of the program.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

New Trinity president focuses on raising enrollment

Corinne Lally Benedetto first stepped in front of a classroom when the 24-year-old graduate student was trying to get Dominican University undergrads excited about the lost language of Mercia. How did she teach young learners about a forgotten dialect? By reading straight from the textbook. Read More...

    New Trinity president focuses on raising enrollment
    Corinne Lally Benedetto first stepped in front of a classroom when the 24-year-old graduate student was trying to get Dominican University undergrads excited about the lost language of Mercia. How did she teach young learners about a forgotten dialect? By reading straight from the textbook.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Man carjacked at gunpoint on Pleasant

A man was cleaning snow off his girlfriend's car in the first block of West Pleasant Street at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, when he was carjacked at gunpoint. Read More...

    Man carjacked at gunpoint on Pleasant
    A man was cleaning snow off his girlfriend's car in the first block of West Pleasant Street at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, when he was carjacked at gunpoint.
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3 days ago

Activate Oak Park: Start the New Year on the Right Foot

It's a new year, and the Park District of Oak Park is here to help you meet your wellness goals for 2018.  Read More...

    Activate Oak Park: Start the New Year on the Right Foot
    It's a new year, and the Park District of Oak Park is here to help you meet your wellness goals for 2018.
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3 days ago

In the Dog House with Jill

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    In the Dog House with Jill
    In the Dog House with Jill
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3 days ago

Celebrating Schubert's birthday

You could hop a plane and make your way to Hohenems or Schwarzenberg, Austria, to take in world-class performances of music by a 19th-century master of lieder (song) and chamber music at the Schubertiade. Or you could treat yourself to the same right in Oak Park at a national Historic Landmark. Read More...

    Celebrating Schubert's birthday
    You could hop a plane and make your way to Hohenems or Schwarzenberg, Austria, to take in world-class performances of music by a 19th-century master of lieder (song) and chamber music at the Schubertiade. Or you could treat yourself to the same right in Oak Park at a national Historic Landmark.
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4 days ago

How do you like your food? Old, please

Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: Read More...

    How do you like your food? Old, please
    Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others:
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4 days ago

Condo construction stalls on Bonnie Brae

A condo development approved in late 2016 and expected to be well on its way to completion by now won't break ground until later this year due to market conditions.  Read More...

    Condo construction stalls on Bonnie Brae
    A condo development approved in late 2016 and expected to be well on its way to completion by now won't break ground until later this year due to market conditions.
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4 days ago

River Forest law fines those who lie to the village

After being misled by a local parish and a former colleague, River Forest trustees recently voted to crack down on those who lie to them, fining scofflaws up to $750 over proven falsehoods. Read More...

    River Forest law fines those who lie to the village
    After being misled by a local parish and a former colleague, River Forest trustees recently voted to crack down on those who lie to them, fining scofflaws up to $750 over proven falsehoods.
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4 days ago

A hand up ... and out

Rashad Glover, an Oak Park and River Forest High School graduate, is an industrial designer by profession. Read More...

    A hand up ... and out
    Rashad Glover, an Oak Park and River Forest High School graduate, is an industrial designer by profession.
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4 days ago

A celebration fit for a King

For the past few years, sixth- through eighth-graders from Austin's Ella Flagg Young Elementary Schools have been singing and dancing at Oak Park's West Suburban Medical Center on Martin Luther King Day. Read More...

    A celebration fit for a King
    For the past few years, sixth- through eighth-graders from Austin's Ella Flagg Young Elementary Schools have been singing and dancing at Oak Park's West Suburban Medical Center on Martin Luther King Day.
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4 days ago

Armed robbery at Lake N Austin Foodmart

Lake N Austin Foodmart, 422 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 11.  Read More...

    Armed robbery at Lake N Austin Foodmart
    Lake N Austin Foodmart, 422 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 11.
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4 days ago

Oak Park area faces flu 'pandemic'

The number of people experiencing coughs, sore throats, and more at hospital emergency departments across the county is rising, according to Cook County Department of Public Health data. And area medical experts say the flu virus causing these symptoms is more severe and presenting itself earlier than in years past.  Read More...

    Oak Park area faces flu 'pandemic'
    The number of people experiencing coughs, sore throats, and more at hospital emergency departments across the county is rising, according to Cook County Department of Public Health data. And area medical experts say the flu virus causing these symptoms is more severe and presenting itself earlier than in years past.
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4 days ago

Fraudster busted fleeing to Ecuador

A Florida man who defrauded investors of an estimated $175 million, including area municipalities and school districts, was arrested by federal authorities on Jan. 6, attempting to flee the country to avoid incarceration. Read More...

    Fraudster busted fleeing to Ecuador
    A Florida man who defrauded investors of an estimated $175 million, including area municipalities and school districts, was arrested by federal authorities on Jan. 6, attempting to flee the country to avoid incarceration.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

At OPRF, but tested by the streets

They are close friends — both 17-year-old girls, both juniors at Oak Park and River Forest High School, both of their lives nearly wrecked by homelessness, sexual abuse, drugs and broken homes in downstate Illinois that they both fled last year before finding a refuge called Anne's House in Chicago. Read More...

    At OPRF, but tested by the streets
    They are close friends - both 17-year-old girls, both juniors at Oak Park and River Forest High School, both of their lives nearly wrecked by homelessness, sexual abuse, drugs and broken homes in downstate Illinois that they both fled last year before finding a refuge called Anne's House in Chicago.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Report: Oak Park among highest tax rates in 2015

While many communities in Cook County saw their effective residential property tax rates drop in 2015, three municipalities of the dozen studied by the nonprofit Civic Federation experienced increases – and Oak Park was one of them. Read More...

    Report: Oak Park among highest tax rates in 2015
    While many communities in Cook County saw their effective residential property tax rates drop in 2015, three municipalities of the dozen studied by the nonprofit Civic Federation experienced increases - and Oak Park was one of them.
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4 days ago

Taxing concerns

It's possible you're one of those people whose got it all figured out. Your budget and bills are on autopilot, and no curveball is going to mess that up. Until this year.  Read More...

    Taxing concerns
    It's possible you're one of those people whose got it all figured out. Your budget and bills are on autopilot, and no curveball is going to mess that up. Until this year.
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4 days ago

John Mobed, 92

Jehangir "John" Mobed, 92, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 19, 1926, he was a volunteer at West Suburban Hospital and at the Oak Park Township where he helped seniors with their taxes. Read More...

    John Mobed, 92
    Jehangir "John" Mobed, 92, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 19, 1926, he was a volunteer at West Suburban Hospital and at the Oak Park Township where he helped seniors with their taxes.
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4 days ago

Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition?

Danny Davis has represented Illinois' 7th District for more than two decades. Now it appears that Rep. Davis believes his past work means he should remain in office indefinitely and face no competition when he has to run for re-election.  Read More...

    Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition?
    Danny Davis has represented Illinois' 7th District for more than two decades. Now it appears that Rep. Davis believes his past work means he should remain in office indefinitely and face no competition when he has to run for re-election.
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4 days ago

It's time for a change in the 7th District

I want to draw your readers' attention to two very different candidates and their campaigns for the Illinois 7th District.  Read More...

    It's time for a change in the 7th District
    I want to draw your readers' attention to two very different candidates and their campaigns for the Illinois 7th District.
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4 days ago

Davis goes un-democratic in primary

Anthony Clark is a candidate for U.S. Congress in our 7th Congressional District. He has significantly more than enough approved signatures to be on the ballot. Clark has been endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Read More...

    Davis goes un-democratic in primary
    Anthony Clark is a candidate for U.S. Congress in our 7th Congressional District. He has significantly more than enough approved signatures to be on the ballot. Clark has been endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Voting carries power, even when you don't

As an African American pastor and grassroots activist in Chicago, I hope to invoke a determination in my people to exercise your right to vote in our upcoming 2018 gubernatorial election.  Read More...

    Voting carries power, even when you don't
    As an African American pastor and grassroots activist in Chicago, I hope to invoke a determination in my people to exercise your right to vote in our upcoming 2018 gubernatorial election.
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4 days ago

Shrubtown January 17, 2018

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    Shrubtown January 17, 2018
    Shrubtown January 17, 2018
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4 days ago

Has Davis' long tenure corrupted him?

Years ago, Danny Davis was known as an independent voice who battled the corrupt Cook County political machine. I worked in the independent movement and shared Davis' ideals and supported him.  Read More...

    Has Davis' long tenure corrupted him?
    Years ago, Danny Davis was known as an independent voice who battled the corrupt Cook County political machine. I worked in the independent movement and shared Davis' ideals and supported him.
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4 days ago

In mid-sentence for 47 years

When I started as editor of the Forest Park Review way back in 1990, Jackie Schulz had already been writing her column, "The Talk of the Town," for almost 20 years. People who have written a newspaper column for 47 years comprise a very small club. Read More...

    In mid-sentence for 47 years
    When I started as editor of the Forest Park Review way back in 1990, Jackie Schulz had already been writing her column, "The Talk of the Town," for almost 20 years. People who have written a newspaper column for 47 years comprise a very small club.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Of vaccinations and votes

I got my flu shot this year at the food store. My husband did not; neither did my grown sons. They all got the flu. The virus marched through their households, and was so nasty, everyone promised to get a flu shot next fall. Read More...

    Of vaccinations and votes
    I got my flu shot this year at the food store. My husband did not; neither did my grown sons. They all got the flu. The virus marched through their households, and was so nasty, everyone promised to get a flu shot next fall.
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4 days ago

Angelo Ruggiero, 86

Angelo Ruggiero, 86, who had lived in River Forest for 43 years, died on Dec. 6, 2017. Read More...

    Angelo Ruggiero, 86
    Angelo Ruggiero, 86, who had lived in River Forest for 43 years, died on Dec. 6, 2017.
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4 days ago

The only black person in the room

I notice when I am the only black person in the room. This realization is a blessing in that I am constantly cognizant of the world's racial disparities, but it's also a curse in that it triggers a dual consciousness that can be mentally paralyzing.  Read More...

    The only black person in the room
    I notice when I am the only black person in the room. This realization is a blessing in that I am constantly cognizant of the world's racial disparities, but it's also a curse in that it triggers a dual consciousness that can be mentally paralyzing.
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4 days ago

Marion Thiesse, 77

Marion Thiesse, 77, of Westchester, formerly of River Forest, died on Jan. 14, 2018. Read More...

    Marion Thiesse, 77
    Marion Thiesse, 77, of Westchester, formerly of River Forest, died on Jan. 14, 2018.
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4 days ago

Reasonable tax debate

It was a good start last week as a group of Oak Park residents, previously assembled only in a Facebook group, came to life in a meet-up at the main library. The topic: concern over the impact of Oak Park's ever-rising property tax bills.  Read More...

    Reasonable tax debate
    It was a good start last week as a group of Oak Park residents, previously assembled only in a Facebook group, came to life in a meet-up at the main library. The topic: concern over the impact of Oak Park's ever-rising property tax bills.
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4 days ago

Better lighting, less light pollution

I see that Oak Parkers are calling for better lighting to reduce crime. Read More...

    Better lighting, less light pollution
    I see that Oak Parkers are calling for better lighting to reduce crime.
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4 days ago

The Trinity difference

Talk about hard acts to follow and you discover Corinne Lally Benedetto, the new president of Trinity High School and the successor to Sr. Michelle Germanson. Read More...

    The Trinity difference
    Talk about hard acts to follow and you discover Corinne Lally Benedetto, the new president of Trinity High School and the successor to Sr. Michelle Germanson.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Barbara Kroeplin, 91

Barbara H. Kroeplin, 91, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Keystone, Colorado and River Forest, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on June 4, 1926, she was a member of Christ Church of Oak Brook.  Read More...

    Barbara Kroeplin, 91
    Barbara H. Kroeplin, 91, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Keystone, Colorado and River Forest, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on June 4, 1926, she was a member of Christ Church of Oak Brook.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

OPRF hockey rankings on the rise

Since the OPRF Hockey Club hired Dave Dyson in 2013 to serve as the organization's hockey director and varsity head coach, the Huskies have shown steady improvement on the ice. This year's team is the best one he's coached.  Read More...

    OPRF hockey rankings on the rise
    Since the OPRF Hockey Club hired Dave Dyson in 2013 to serve as the organization's hockey director and varsity head coach, the Huskies have shown steady improvement on the ice. This year's team is the best one he's coached.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 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

Jan 13

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

Jan 12

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

Jan 12

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.oakpark.com

Jan 01

Updated Jan 12

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

Jan 11

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

Jan 11

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

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

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
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  • B R Jones science and computer teacher

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

Jan 11

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.
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Jan 10

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

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