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

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.
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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.
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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

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

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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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.
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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.
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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."
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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

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

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

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

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.
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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

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

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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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

4 days ago

Jewel signs as anchor tenant of Madison-Oak Park proposal

Jupiter Realty crossed a major milestone this week in its plan to develop the 600 and 700 blocks of Madison Street – Oak Park to Wesley avenues – securing a letter of intent from grocer Jewel-Osco for a 55,000-square-foot store on the north side of the street, according to Jupiter principal Jerry Ong. Read More...

    Jewel signs as anchor tenant of Madison-Oak Park proposal
    Jupiter Realty crossed a major milestone this week in its plan to develop the 600 and 700 blocks of Madison Street - Oak Park to Wesley avenues - securing a letter of intent from grocer Jewel-Osco for a 55,000-square-foot store on the north side of the street, according to Jupiter principal Jerry Ong.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Holiday lights will shine this year

Running a municipal government means making a lot of hard decisions — especially when it concerns what to fund. Read More...

    Holiday lights will shine this year
    Running a municipal government means making a lot of hard decisions - especially when it concerns what to fund.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Chicago juveniles arrested for aggravated carjacking

The Oak Park Police Department reports that two male juveniles were arrested at 11:11 a.m. on June 21 and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking.  Read More...

    Chicago juveniles arrested for aggravated carjacking
    The Oak Park Police Department reports that two male juveniles were arrested at 11:11 a.m. on June 21 and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Oak Park walks back massage biz ordinance

The Oak Park Board of Trustees has reversed parts of an ordinance regulating massage therapy businesses. Read More...

    Oak Park walks back massage biz ordinance
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees has reversed parts of an ordinance regulating massage therapy businesses.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Four strong women from Irish myth

Oak Park Festival Theatre has joined forces with Open Door Theater to mount an exciting co-benefit production titled, Daughters of Ire. It's a thrilling solo show performed by the amazing and talented Savanna Rae, who also wrote the script. Rae presents the passionate stories of four high-spirited ancient Irish women, drawn from the mythological Ulster Cycle. The audience is pulled in immediately.  Read More...

    Four strong women from Irish myth
    Oak Park Festival Theatre has joined forces with Open Door Theater to mount an exciting co-benefit production titled, Daughters of Ire. It's a thrilling solo show performed by the amazing and talented Savanna Rae, who also wrote the script. Rae presents the passionate stories of four high-spirited ancient Irish women, drawn from the mythological Ulster Cycle.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Oak Park considers regulating wireless antennae

Oak Parkers can expect to begin seeing wireless antennae appear on public utility poles throughout the village. Read More...

    Oak Park considers regulating wireless antennae
    Oak Parkers can expect to begin seeing wireless antennae appear on public utility poles throughout the village.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jul 10

Celebrating 20 years of caring at ABC Toon Town

It takes a village to raise children. Read More...

    Celebrating 20 years of caring at ABC Toon Town
    It takes a village to raise children.
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