17 hours ago

Looking for shared warehousing

We are a small importing company who would like to expand into distribution. The only thing we need is space in a certified warehouse. We don't need much space as we are a small company and this is mostly just to qualify for the license.

39 hours ago

Attempted carjacking on South Taylor

Oak Park police are searching for two men who attempted to steal a man's vehicle at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 10:35 a.m., on Saturday, May 19. Read More...

    Attempted carjacking on South Taylor
    Oak Park police are searching for two men who attempted to steal a man's vehicle at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 10:35 a.m., on Saturday, May 19.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Sears building to become apts., retail

Seritage Growth Properties, the holding company for Sears properties, and Tucker Development, have released a rendering of the proposed mixed-use building planned for the shuttered Sears department store at Harlem and North avenues. Read More...

    Sears building to become apts., retail
    Seritage Growth Properties, the holding company for Sears properties, and Tucker Development, have released a rendering of the proposed mixed-use building planned for the shuttered Sears department store at Harlem and North avenues.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Be prepared: Don't leave the house without these dog-walk essentials

This week we'll separate the good dog walkers from the not-so-good. Read More...

    Be prepared: Don't leave the house without these dog-walk essentials
    This week we'll separate the good dog walkers from the not-so-good.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Schools launch new mental health app for students

Oak Park District 97, River Forest District 90 and OPRF High School District 200 launched a new mental health support service for middle- and high-school students called "support4u."  Read More...

    Schools launch new mental health app for students
    Oak Park District 97, River Forest District 90 and OPRF High School District 200 launched a new mental health support service for middle- and high-school students called "support4u."
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Angie's Pantry brings kitchen to Oak Park storefront

It's been a whirlwind April for River Forest chef Angie Montroy, who won top honors at the first annual Healthy Chef Challenge cooking competition and opened her own storefront business in the Hemingway District. Read More...

    Angie's Pantry brings kitchen to Oak Park storefront
    It's been a whirlwind April for River Forest chef Angie Montroy, who won top honors at the first annual Healthy Chef Challenge cooking competition and opened her own storefront business in the Hemingway District.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

A painstaking artist finds that painting takes away pain

It is a début of sorts though he has been an artist most of his adult life, Robert Baker III is ready to be seen through his art. Read More...

    A painstaking artist finds that painting takes away pain
    It is a début of sorts though he has been an artist most of his adult life, Robert Baker III is ready to be seen through his art.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Mixed-income apartments planned for South Oak Park

A new mixed-use building is planned for the fenced-off parking lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street. Read More...

    Mixed-income apartments planned for South Oak Park
    A new mixed-use building is planned for the fenced-off parking lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Police seek help finding missing person

The River Forest Police Department issued a statement that Howard A. Wax, of River Forest, was reported missing on May 14. Read More...

    Police seek help finding missing person
    The River Forest Police Department issued a statement that Howard A. Wax, of River Forest, was reported missing on May 14.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

'Blues For Mister Charlie' burns with intensity

James Baldwin, mid-century African-American novelist and essayist, wrote only two plays. Blues for Mister Charlie is one of them. We are fortunate that the intrepid new Echo Theater Collective has mounted a production in our community at Madison Street Theater, 1010 Madison. This seldom-revived 1964 drama still burns intensely.  Read More...

    'Blues For Mister Charlie' burns with intensity
    James Baldwin, mid-century African-American novelist and essayist, wrote only two plays. Blues for Mister Charlie is one of them. We are fortunate that the intrepid new Echo Theater Collective has mounted a production in our community at Madison Street Theater, 1010 Madison. This seldom-revived 1964 drama still burns intensely.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Former McD's CEO gives Fenwick $3M for garage

Fenwick High School has received a $3 million donation from former student Michael R. Quinlan to build a new parking garage. Read More...

    Former McD's CEO gives Fenwick $3M for garage
    Fenwick High School has received a $3 million donation from former student Michael R. Quinlan to build a new parking garage.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Woman robbed by armed man on Home Avenue

An Oak Park woman was robbed by a man with a gun in the 100 block of South Home Avenue at 11:25 p.m. on May 8, according to Oak Park police.  Read More...

    Woman robbed by armed man on Home Avenue
    An Oak Park woman was robbed by a man with a gun in the 100 block of South Home Avenue at 11:25 p.m. on May 8, according to Oak Park police.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Cigar shop's plans up in smoke after neighborhood outcry

After listening to neighbors' concerns about a proposed move to the 400 block of Ashland Avenue in River Forest, the owner of Cigar Oasis and his architect are rethinking their plans for the store. Read More...

    Cigar shop's plans up in smoke after neighborhood outcry
    After listening to neighbors' concerns about a proposed move to the 400 block of Ashland Avenue in River Forest, the owner of Cigar Oasis and his architect are rethinking their plans for the store.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Oak Parker helps 'farm lab' grow in Chicago

On a windy Saturday morning at a former soccer field in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, students from Prosser Career Academy and neighbors from the surrounding area have gathered to begin their work digging in the soil. Read More...

    Oak Parker helps 'farm lab' grow in Chicago
    On a windy Saturday morning at a former soccer field in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, students from Prosser Career Academy and neighbors from the surrounding area have gathered to begin their work digging in the soil.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Portion of hospital named after OPRF student

An Oak Park and River Forest High School sophomore recently received an honor that is often reserved for millionaires and moguls. Read More...

    Portion of hospital named after OPRF student
    An Oak Park and River Forest High School sophomore recently received an honor that is often reserved for millionaires and moguls.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Ugly but grace-full Mills Park Tower

My eyes recently rested on the inaugural skyscraper in our midst. That would be Mills Park Tower. Read More...

    Ugly but grace-full Mills Park Tower
    My eyes recently rested on the inaugural skyscraper in our midst. That would be Mills Park Tower.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

D97 looks ahead to future construction

During a regular board meeting on May 8, District 97 officials laid out the district's future capital improvement plans. Read More...

    D97 looks ahead to future construction
    During a regular board meeting on May 8, District 97 officials laid out the district's future capital improvement plans.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Why we made a gun commercial

My journey on the gun topic was a rather serendipitous path. I have been thinking and pondering about gun violence for many years. In fact, I detested guns. Read More...

    Why we made a gun commercial
    My journey on the gun topic was a rather serendipitous path. I have been thinking and pondering about gun violence for many years. In fact, I detested guns.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Village board should reject inadequate parking pilot

On April 30, the Oak Park Transportation Commission recommended the proposed parking pilot be sent on to the village board.  Read More...

    Village board should reject inadequate parking pilot
    On April 30, the Oak Park Transportation Commission recommended the proposed parking pilot be sent on to the village board.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Will Jupiter Realty fool us twice?

In the April 25 Wednesday Journal, in an article and an accompanying editorial, the Madison Street Bend was reported to be dead. Read More...

    Will Jupiter Realty fool us twice?
    In the April 25 Wednesday Journal, in an article and an accompanying editorial, the Madison Street Bend was reported to be dead.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Patricia Huebner, 89

Patricia A. Huebner (nee Roney), 89, of River Forest, has died. A graduate of Rosary College (now Dominican University) and an executive officer at the Oak Park Board of Realtors and the La Grange Board of Realtors, she enjoyed needlepoint, reading and music. Read More...

    Patricia Huebner, 89
    Patricia A. Huebner (nee Roney), 89, of River Forest, has died. A graduate of Rosary College (now Dominican University) and an executive officer at the Oak Park Board of Realtors and the La Grange Board of Realtors, she enjoyed needlepoint, reading and music.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Credo vs. Credimus

Ken Trainor's May 2 column in Wednesday Journal titled, "What I Believe," is yet another purely subjective postulation on religion. Read More...

    Credo vs. Credimus
    Ken Trainor's May 2 column in Wednesday Journal titled, "What I Believe," is yet another purely subjective postulation on religion.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Contacting our elected officials

I appreciate your kind responses to my pleas to get involved. One of my callers reminded me that I have neglected to list phone numbers for contacting our Senate and House leaders. Therefore, for your information, I am listing the central office numbers to contact: Read More...

    Contacting our elected officials
    I appreciate your kind responses to my pleas to get involved. One of my callers reminded me that I have neglected to list phone numbers for contacting our Senate and House leaders. Therefore, for your information, I am listing the central office numbers to contact:
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Equity, residency, morality and taxes

It has been said, "There is no such thing as a victimless crime," and to this I would tend to agree.  Read More...

    Equity, residency, morality and taxes
    It has been said, "There is no such thing as a victimless crime," and to this I would tend to agree.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Concerns with art and music in D97

Oak Parkers passed a referendum for the schools last fall. District 97 told us we needed to raise our property taxes in order to maintain our art and music programs.  Read More...

    Concerns with art and music in D97
    Oak Parkers passed a referendum for the schools last fall. District 97 told us we needed to raise our property taxes in order to maintain our art and music programs.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

What about the opioid shortage?

This is pretty amazing: A nationwide shortage of IV opioids. There must be a news story there! Hard not to think this is related to having a president who has neglected to appoint people to hundreds of federal jobs (and, of course, the ones he has appointed all want to destroy the federal government). Read More...

    What about the opioid shortage?
    This is pretty amazing: A nationwide shortage of IV opioids. There must be a news story there! Hard not to think this is related to having a president who has neglected to appoint people to hundreds of federal jobs (and, of course, the ones he has appointed all want to destroy the federal government).
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Join us to help Imagine OPRF

Imagine OPRF is just a few weeks away from initiating discussion with the District 200 school board about recommendations for a long-range facilities master plan. We invite all to come review and discuss our master plan concepts on May 19 (9:30 a.m.) or May 21 (7 p.m.), our fourth round of community conversations since November. Read More...

    Join us to help Imagine OPRF
    Imagine OPRF is just a few weeks away from initiating discussion with the District 200 school board about recommendations for a long-range facilities master plan. We invite all to come review and discuss our master plan concepts on May 19 (9:30 a.m.) or May 21 (7 p.m.), our fourth round of community conversations since November.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Finally, Harrison blooms

Every May, the Oak Park Arts District optimistically stages its What's Blooming on Harrison street fest. Read More...

    Finally, Harrison blooms
    Every May, the Oak Park Arts District optimistically stages its What's Blooming on Harrison street fest.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Two demolitions

Oak Park and River Forest saw the demolition of two notable structures last week. Different villages, different circumstances.  Read More...

    Two demolitions
    Oak Park and River Forest saw the demolition of two notable structures last week. Different villages, different circumstances.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Why I'm proud to be from Oak Park

My pride in this village is more than mindless booster-ism. It's based on something. We haven't done everything right, but we did some big things right. Read More...

    Why I'm proud to be from Oak Park
    My pride in this village is more than mindless booster-ism. It's based on something. We haven't done everything right, but we did some big things right.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Thanks for sharing our path to peace

We want to thank the people who joined us on May 12 for the Interfaith March for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine. We were delighted that you chose to spend a part of this busy weekend thinking, talking, and singing about our shared commitment to pursuing paths that can transform the structures of suffering in that land. Read More...

    Thanks for sharing our path to peace
    We want to thank the people who joined us on May 12 for the Interfaith March for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine. We were delighted that you chose to spend a part of this busy weekend thinking, talking, and singing about our shared commitment to pursuing paths that can transform the structures of suffering in that land.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Little Free Libraries in South Oak Park

I'm in the habit of taking a weekly walk of several miles with my friend Bob. Recently I came across a brief flyer prepared by a teacher candidate at Elmhurst College listing a selection of Little Free Libraries in Oak Park and Berwyn, which gave me the idea of putting our weekly walks to a practical use — I mean other than the exercise.  Read More...

    Little Free Libraries in South Oak Park
    I'm in the habit of taking a weekly walk of several miles with my friend Bob. Recently I came across a brief flyer prepared by a teacher candidate at Elmhurst College listing a selection of Little Free Libraries in Oak Park and Berwyn, which gave me the idea of putting our weekly walks to a practical use - I mean other than the exercise.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Building relationships across borders

From April 21 to 28, a delegation of five judges from the Republic of Georgia gained firsthand experience of the life and lifestyle of Oak Park.  Read More...

    Building relationships across borders
    From April 21 to 28, a delegation of five judges from the Republic of Georgia gained firsthand experience of the life and lifestyle of Oak Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Don't miss Night of Champions 4; all set for June 20

Hello sports fans! It's Marty Farmer, the sports editor of the Wednesday Journal and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark. I have exciting news for you. Read More...

    Don't miss Night of Champions 4; all set for June 20
    Hello sports fans! It's Marty Farmer, the sports editor of the Wednesday Journal and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark. I have exciting news for you.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Burnham and Root, with a good dash of Wright

In many ways, Charles Roberts was quite the progressive Oak Park resident in the late 19th century.  Read More...

    Burnham and Root, with a good dash of Wright
    In many ways, Charles Roberts was quite the progressive Oak Park resident in the late 19th century.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

From stable to garage to home

Most likely built in 1885, the structure next door to the Charles E. Roberts House, the Charles E. Roberts Stable has seen multiple uses in its existence.  Read More...

    From stable to garage to home
    Most likely built in 1885, the structure next door to the Charles E. Roberts House, the Charles E. Roberts Stable has seen multiple uses in its existence.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Need more Wright? Make it a road trip

Last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomed more than 150,000 visitors to five Frank Lloyd Wright-designed sites: the Wright Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park, and the Rookery Building, Frederick C. Robie House and the Emil Bach House in Chicago.  Read More...

    Need more Wright? Make it a road trip
    Last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomed more than 150,000 visitors to five Frank Lloyd Wright-designed sites: the Wright Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park, and the Rookery Building, Frederick C. Robie House and the Emil Bach House in Chicago.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Huskie badminton on the rise

The Oak Park and River Forest High School badminton team sent two doubles teams to compete in the state tournament at Eastern Illinois University over the weekend. Read More...

    Huskie badminton on the rise
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School badminton team sent two doubles teams to compete in the state tournament at Eastern Illinois University over the weekend.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Mallen House returns to walk and to original style

This year's Wright Plus housewalk will feature a home that was last on the walk in 1991. Since that time, architect George W. Maher's Herman Mallen House has undergone quite a transformation.  Read More...

    Mallen House returns to walk and to original style
    This year's Wright Plus housewalk will feature a home that was last on the walk in 1991. Since that time, architect George W. Maher's Herman Mallen House has undergone quite a transformation.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Fenwick water polo sweeps sectional

The Fenwick High School girls water polo team left no doubt which team was best at the York Sectional over the weekend. Fenwick outscored its three opponents 56-14 en route to the title. Read More...

    Fenwick water polo sweeps sectional
    The Fenwick High School girls water polo team left no doubt which team was best at the York Sectional over the weekend. Fenwick outscored its three opponents 56-14 en route to the title.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

May leads by example

Whether it's playing shortstop for Joe Parenti or playing quarterback for John Hoerster, Oak Park and River Forest senior Brian May is an athlete and leader for all seasons. Read More...

    May leads by example
    Whether it's playing shortstop for Joe Parenti or playing quarterback for John Hoerster, Oak Park and River Forest senior Brian May is an athlete and leader for all seasons.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 14

Apartment fire on Lyman

The Oak Park Fire Department was called out on Friday, May 11, to extinguish a fire at a 34-unit apartment building at 910 S. Lyman, according to village spokesman David Powers. Read More...

    Apartment fire on Lyman
    The Oak Park Fire Department was called out on Friday, May 11, to extinguish a fire at a 34-unit apartment building at 910 S. Lyman, according to village spokesman David Powers.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 11

Developers raze historic William St. home

Demolition day has arrived for a historic yet dilapidated home in the 700 block of River Forest's William Street, a house that is rumored to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and which sits on a block the village has declared a local landmark.   Read More...

    Developers raze historic William St. home
    Demolition day has arrived for a historic yet dilapidated home in the 700 block of River Forest's William Street, a house that is rumored to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and which sits on a block the village has declared a local landmark.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 10

Former Oak Parker named interim dean of Medill

His status as a former Wednesday Journal columnist is but a blip in the long journalism career of former Oak Park resident Charles Whitaker, who was recently named interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  Read More...

    Former Oak Parker named interim dean of Medill
    His status as a former Wednesday Journal columnist is but a blip in the long journalism career of former Oak Park resident Charles Whitaker, who was recently named interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 10

Armed robbery on South Home Ave.

An Oak Park woman was robbed by a man with a gun in the 100 block of South Home Avenue at 11:25 p.m. on May 8, according to Oak Park police. Read More...

    Armed robbery on South Home Ave.
    An Oak Park woman was robbed by a man with a gun in the 100 block of South Home Avenue at 11:25 p.m. on May 8, according to Oak Park police.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 10

Metra to introduce unlimited stops for roundtrip travelers

Metra announced today it will introduce the "Round Trip Plus" pass in late summer, which will offer unlimited rides for 24 hours for the same price as a roundtrip ticket, or $7.50 for those traveling from the River Forest and Oak Park stations to Chicago. Customers will be able to purchase these tickets through the Ventra mobile application.  Read More...

    Metra to introduce unlimited stops for roundtrip travelers
    Metra announced today it will introduce the "Round Trip Plus" pass in late summer, which will offer unlimited rides for 24 hours for the same price as a roundtrip ticket, or $7.50 for those traveling from the River Forest and Oak Park stations to Chicago.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 10

VIDEO: Remembering Tyler Lumar

VIDEO: About 150 friends and family of Tyler Lumar gathered for a vigil on May 6, in Scoville Park. Read More...

    VIDEO: Remembering Tyler Lumar
    VIDEO: About 150 friends and family of Tyler Lumar gathered for a vigil on May 6, in Scoville Park.
    http://www.oakpark.com

May 10

Dozens of people in River Forest remain without power after storms

In neighboring Oak Park, only one parkway tree in the 1000 block of North Taylor Avenue was reported to have uprooted during the storm.

    Dozens of people in River Forest remain without power after storms
    Dozens of River Forest residents remained without power Thursday morning after a wave of storms hit the Chicago area. According to River Forest Village Administrator Eric Palm, about 45 residents had no electricity as of 11 a.m. Thursday. ComEd officials estimated that power would be restored to those residents by noon, Palm said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

District House - Model Now Open

Four unique homes remain available. Read More...

    District House - Model Now Open
    Four unique homes remain available.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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