23 hours ago

Applications open for NOF grants

Applications open for NOF grants

    Applications open for NOF grants
    Applications are currently being accepted for the second round of grants from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

28 hours ago

BB gun shots cause thousands in damage

They're easy to overlook and often inconspicuous due to their size – typically about as big as a quarter – but the pockmarks left on windows from projectiles shot from a BB gun can cost thousands of dollars in damage. Read More...

    BB gun shots cause thousands in damage
    They're easy to overlook and often inconspicuous due to their size - typically about as big as a quarter - but the pockmarks left on windows from projectiles shot from a BB gun can cost thousands of dollars in damage.
    http://www.oakpark.com

30 hours ago

W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back

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    W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back
    This Thanksgiving Day, three young entrepreneurs will take to the corner of Madison and Pulaski to do what they've done since attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale - help out those in need. Austin natives Wesley Lofton, 25, and Kelvin Ison, 28, met South Sider VerShaunte King, 26, while working on a charity prom event in college.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Harmon bill seeks cannabis alternative for opioids

In an effort to reduce the number opioid prescriptions, Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has introduced a bill that would fast-track temporary medical cannabis cards to patients as an alternative. Read More...

    Harmon bill seeks cannabis alternative for opioids
    In an effort to reduce the number opioid prescriptions, Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has introduced a bill that would fast-track temporary medical cannabis cards to patients as an alternative.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

House cleaner recommendations

My mom is a senior with mobility issues. I'm looking to hire someone to come clean her 2BR/2 BA apartment

2 days ago

Fenwick 13th, OPRF 16th at swimming state meet

The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls swimming team and its top performer didn't exceed or even match last season's historic showing at the IHSA state meet. Nevertheless, the Huskies turned in a solid performance at the state meet hosted by New Trier on Saturday, finishing 16th with 28 points in the team standings. Read More...

    Fenwick 13th, OPRF 16th at swimming state meet
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls swimming team and its top performer didn't exceed or even match last season's historic showing at the IHSA state meet. Nevertheless, the Huskies turned in a solid performance at the state meet hosted by New Trier on Saturday, finishing 16th with 28 points in the team standings.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Shop Small, Shop Local with Camille et Famille

Camille et Famille has been a part of the local retail scene for twenty-seven years, and the small town, locally-owned shop is a great place to turn out for Small Business Saturday. Read More...

    Shop Small, Shop Local with Camille et Famille
    Camille et Famille has been a part of the local retail scene for twenty-seven years, and the small town, locally-owned shop is a great place to turn out for Small Business Saturday.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Why we need more laughter in our lives

I have been a professor and a writer for more years than I care to reveal in print. It all started with my first "mid-life" crisis and my fascination with how we are affected and identified by our jobs and our careers (My Job My Self, 2000). Read More...

    Why we need more laughter in our lives
    I have been a professor and a writer for more years than I care to reveal in print. It all started with my first "mid-life" crisis and my fascination with how we are affected and identified by our jobs and our careers (My Job My Self, 2000).
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

OPRF student brings 'look-alike' gun to school

The student was taken to the police station following the Nov. 21 incident Read More...

    OPRF student brings 'look-alike' gun to school
    The student was taken to the police station following the Nov. 21 incident
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

West Siders march against armed robberies

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    West Siders march against armed robberies
    During a Nov. 17 rally and march that started at 900 N. Massasoit, dozens of community members, galvanized by the Westside Health Authority's Good Neighbor Campaign.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Rev. John Crawford, still advocating

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    Rev. John Crawford, still advocating
    In 1990s John Crawford Jr., who had been among the leaders of the West Side Organization.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

A Turkey Day discussion you'll be thankful for

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    A Turkey Day discussion you'll be thankful for
    I do a column asking the adults in the household to hold a discussion with their young people about life and how your young people should not put themselves into situations that are life altering.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Davis, Boykin endorse Kennedy

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    Davis, Boykin endorse Kennedy
    Danny K. Davis and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), along with former Chicago alderman Robert Shaw and Greater St. John's pastor, Rev. Ira Acree, enthusiastically announced that they are endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back

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    W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back
    This Thanksgiving Day, three young entrepreneurs will take to the corner of Madison and Pulaski to do what they've done since attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale - help out those in need. Austin natives Wesley Lofton, 25, and Kelvin Ison, 28, met South Sider VerShaunte King, 26, while working on a charity prom event in college.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Applications open for NOF grants

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    Applications open for NOF grants
    Applications are currently being accepted for the second round of grants from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Oak Park board approves fee increases

The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a number of ordinances increasing fees for various services throughout the village at its Monday meeting. Read More...

    Oak Park board approves fee increases
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a number of ordinances increasing fees for various services throughout the village at its Monday meeting.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Three arrested in River Forest carjacking

The River Forest Police Department has arrested three people — a Chicago man and two teenage boys. Read More...

    Three arrested in River Forest carjacking
    The River Forest Police Department has arrested three people - a Chicago man and two teenage boys.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

WJ Conversations: Peter Sagal

In Monday night's Wednesday Journal Conversation (second installment), NPR radio host Peter Sagal was alternately funny and serious. Read More...

    WJ Conversations: Peter Sagal
    In Monday night's Wednesday Journal Conversation (second installment), NPR radio host Peter Sagal was alternately funny and serious.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Tap dancing into the wider world

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    Tap dancing into the wider world
    The idea of pursuing African studies in college came to Austin teen Aviance Spain as she tap danced with a group of South and West Side girls.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Time to hurry up at OPRF

Right at the very end of last week's blunt and searing forum on race and education at OPRF, a young woman, a freshman at the school, came to the microphone. Read More...

    Time to hurry up at OPRF
    Right at the very end of last week's blunt and searing forum on race and education at OPRF, a young woman, a freshman at the school, came to the microphone.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Hoops Capsules: Huskies, Friars set sights on conference titles

The Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick High School boys basketball teams both won well over 20 games and enjoyed deep post-season runs last season. With several key returns back for the Huskies and Friars, expectations remain understandably high this year. Read More...

    Hoops Capsules: Huskies, Friars set sights on conference titles
    The Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick High School boys basketball teams both won well over 20 games and enjoyed deep post-season runs last season. With several key returns back for the Huskies and Friars, expectations remain understandably high this year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Lake and Lathrop plans begin to emerge, vaguely

At long last, details are emerging about the condo-retail combo planned for the corner of Lake and Lathrop.  Read More...

    Lake and Lathrop plans begin to emerge, vaguely
    At long last, details are emerging about the condo-retail combo planned for the corner of Lake and Lathrop.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

A race to the bottom ... of the world

On Nov. 18, Ed Baehrend flew to Santiago, Chile, and stayed in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, admiring the city's colonial Plaza de Armas center.   Read More...

    A race to the bottom ... of the world
    On Nov. 18, Ed Baehrend flew to Santiago, Chile, and stayed in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, admiring the city's colonial Plaza de Armas center. From there, Baehrend, of River Forest, caught a plane and traveled three and a half hours south to Punta Arenas, Chile, a stub of land located at the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Condos out, apartments in

It was a golden age for condo conversions in the Chicago area in the 1980s and 90s. Read More...

    Condos out, apartments in
    It was a golden age for condo conversions in the Chicago area in the 1980s and 90s.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

BB gun shots cause thousands in damage

They're easy to overlook and often inconspicuous due to their size – typically about as big as a quarter – but the pockmarks left on windows from projectiles shot from a BB gun can cost thousands of dollars in damage. Read More...

    BB gun shots cause thousands in damage
    They're easy to overlook and often inconspicuous due to their size - typically about as big as a quarter - but the pockmarks left on windows from projectiles shot from a BB gun can cost thousands of dollars in damage.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

These (snow) boots were made for walking

When you've finally eaten your last leftover turkey sandwich and said goodbye to your Thanksgiving guests, it's time to get ready for the holiday season. Nothing helps get you in the spirit and ready for decorating and gift-giving like the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society's annual Holiday Housewalk and Market.  Read More...

    These (snow) boots were made for walking
    When you've finally eaten your last leftover turkey sandwich and said goodbye to your Thanksgiving guests, it's time to get ready for the holiday season. Nothing helps get you in the spirit and ready for decorating and gift-giving like the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society's annual Holiday Housewalk and Market.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Parking question marks

Questions are what I am left with after reading all available information on this potential Pilot Parking Program. Read More...

    Parking question marks
    Questions are what I am left with after reading all available information on this potential Pilot Parking Program.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Community rec center is a collaborative win-win

Collaboration among Oak Park public entities is an opportunity for a win-win outcome for our community in need of facilities and services.  Read More...

    Community rec center is a collaborative win-win
    Collaboration among Oak Park public entities is an opportunity for a win-win outcome for our community in need of facilities and services.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Count me in favor

The high school pools are in disrepair. We have few safe places for our teens to go. There aren't enough community meeting spaces. A new, intergovernmental community center can help solve all of these problems. Read More...

    Count me in favor
    The high school pools are in disrepair. We have few safe places for our teens to go. There aren't enough community meeting spaces. A new, intergovernmental community center can help solve all of these problems.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Safeguards to prevent future Trumps

A year ago, I tried to comfort the community, in the wake of an election that disappointed 85% of us. I observed that the election was already sparking '60s-style activism but said we should wait for the man to do something unacceptable, before taking to the streets. Read More...

    Safeguards to prevent future Trumps
    A year ago, I tried to comfort the community, in the wake of an election that disappointed 85% of us. I observed that the election was already sparking '60s-style activism but said we should wait for the man to do something unacceptable, before taking to the streets.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

John Hutzenlaub, 67

John Travers Hutzenlaub, 67, died peacefully on Nov. 15, 2017 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of John and Lillian Hutzenlaub, graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and was an associate member of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association.  Read More...

    John Hutzenlaub, 67
    John Travers Hutzenlaub, 67, died peacefully on Nov. 15, 2017 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of John and Lillian Hutzenlaub, graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and was an associate member of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Consequences at Lake and Lathrop

Good to see River Forest getting serious in applying pressure to the current preferred developer at Lake and Lathrop. There is a Nov. 30 deadline in place for Sedgwick Properties to file a planned development proposal for the mixed-use project they are proposing for this key site. Read More...

    Consequences at Lake and Lathrop
    Good to see River Forest getting serious in applying pressure to the current preferred developer at Lake and Lathrop. There is a Nov. 30 deadline in place for Sedgwick Properties to file a planned development proposal for the mixed-use project they are proposing for this key site.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Arbor West Neighbors forum hits the mark

People spoke from the heart and from experience. Housing became the very personal, human thing that most of us just gloss over.   Read More...

    Arbor West Neighbors forum hits the mark
    People spoke from the heart and from experience. Housing became the very personal, human thing that most of us just gloss over.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Memorial service

A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. for Cheryl Corbin Tartakoff, 73, of Oak Park, who died on Sept. 7, 2017. Read More...

    Memorial service
    A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. for Cheryl Corbin Tartakoff, 73, of Oak Park, who died on Sept. 7, 2017.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

One for your 'best of' book

Ken, what a sweet column [Bryce and Tyler to the rescue, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Nov. 8]. But real, not syrupy. Honest. An artfully indirect summary of three generations of a family's life. But you are all still a family. Read More...

    One for your 'best of' book
    Ken, what a sweet column [Bryce and Tyler to the rescue, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Nov. 8]. But real, not syrupy. Honest. An artfully indirect summary of three generations of a family's life. But you are all still a family.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

The obvious solution to our male problem

I am not very interested in the Little Picture. I don't really care about fabric, plates, shrubs or soaps. I'm a Big Picture guy. I'm much more interested in the problem of evil, the existence of the afterlife, and why there is something instead of nothing. Read More...

    The obvious solution to our male problem
    I am not very interested in the Little Picture. I don't really care about fabric, plates, shrubs or soaps. I'm a Big Picture guy. I'm much more interested in the problem of evil, the existence of the afterlife, and why there is something instead of nothing.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Suspicious of opposition

I thought it was interesting that there was a full-page ad against a community center in Oak Park and River Forest for several reasons, including:  Read More...

    Suspicious of opposition
    I thought it was interesting that there was a full-page ad against a community center in Oak Park and River Forest for several reasons, including:
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

A Thanksgiving Address for all seasons

If you're looking for a Thanksgiving reading when you sit down to dinner tomorrow, you can't do better than the Thanksgiving Address of the Native American Onondaga Nation, included in Braiding Sweetgrass, a book that had a powerful impact on me — as much as any I read this year.  Read More...

    A Thanksgiving Address for all seasons
    If you're looking for a Thanksgiving reading when you sit down to dinner tomorrow, you can't do better than the Thanksgiving Address of the Native American Onondaga Nation, included in Braiding Sweetgrass, a book that had a powerful impact on me - as much as any I read this year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

We will not give up on sensible gun legislation

At Thanksgiving, we find ourselves blessed if we are able to gather with loved ones for a delicious meal and the simple gift of being together.  Read More...

    We will not give up on sensible gun legislation
    At Thanksgiving, we find ourselves blessed if we are able to gather with loved ones for a delicious meal and the simple gift of being together.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Armageddon and tax revenues

I am writing in opposition to the idea of raising waste disposal rates to prevent a rise in property taxes. For a democratic society to function without chaos, there is a need to match tax revenues with the corresponding expenses. Read More...

    Armageddon and tax revenues
    I am writing in opposition to the idea of raising waste disposal rates to prevent a rise in property taxes. For a democratic society to function without chaos, there is a need to match tax revenues with the corresponding expenses.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

No on community center

With decisive no votes, elected leaders at Oak Park and River Forest High School and the River Forest Park District have effectively put the kibosh on a dubious plan to join the Park District of Oak Park in constructing a community center which would include an indoor pool, gymnasium, track, meeting rooms and other amenities. Read More...

    No on community center
    With decisive no votes, elected leaders at Oak Park and River Forest High School and the River Forest Park District have effectively put the kibosh on a dubious plan to join the Park District of Oak Park in constructing a community center which would include an indoor pool, gymnasium, track, meeting rooms and other amenities.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Charles Finn, 85

Charles Finn, 85, died peacefully on Nov. 17, 2017. Born in Gerled, Iowa on Oct. 13, 1932 to Harold and Anna (nee Seibold) Finn, he graduated from the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Army. Read More...

    Charles Finn, 85
    Charles Finn, 85, died peacefully on Nov. 17, 2017. Born in Gerled, Iowa on Oct. 13, 1932 to Harold and Anna (nee Seibold) Finn, he graduated from the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Army.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Thanksgiving

As we wish all of our readers a happy Thanksgiving, we offer a particular thanks to the Community of Congregations for its uplifting and inclusive service Sunday evening at Unity Temple.  Read More...

    Thanksgiving
    As we wish all of our readers a happy Thanksgiving, we offer a particular thanks to the Community of Congregations for its uplifting and inclusive service Sunday evening at Unity Temple.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Racial watersheds, yesterday and today

Watershed moments around race, power and deliberate intentions to do things differently have occurred throughout our history.  Read More...

    Racial watersheds, yesterday and today
    Watershed moments around race, power and deliberate intentions to do things differently have occurred throughout our history.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

OPRF hoops poised for more success

Entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team, Matt Maloney has been around long enough to coach some of the best high school players in Illinois. Most notably, Maloney coached NBA champion/Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert. Read More...

    OPRF hoops poised for more success
    Entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team, Matt Maloney has been around long enough to coach some of the best high school players in Illinois. Most notably, Maloney coached NBA champion/Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Fast-paced Friars have high hopes

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    Fast-paced Friars have high hopes
    Fast-paced Friars have high hopes
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Healthy Huskies aim to win conference

Despite a last-place finish in conference last season, the Oak Park and River Forest High School girls basketball team's fortunes could completely flip for the better this year. Read More...

    Healthy Huskies aim to win conference
    Despite a last-place finish in conference last season, the Oak Park and River Forest High School girls basketball team's fortunes could completely flip for the better this year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Fenwick ready for another banner season

The Fenwick High School boys basketball team is hungry and focused to achieve more post-season success. Read More...

    Fenwick ready for another banner season
    The Fenwick High School boys basketball team is hungry and focused to achieve more post-season success.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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