10 hours ago

Snow footprints lead cops to burglar

Oak Park police arrested Marquell Strong, 28, of the 800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, at 1:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Euclid on Feb. 11. Read More...

    Snow footprints lead cops to burglar
    Oak Park police arrested Marquell Strong, 28, of the 800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, at 1:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Euclid on Feb. 11.
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26 hours ago

Rundell, Kaminski win state titles in wrestling

As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign. Read More...

    Rundell, Kaminski win state titles in wrestling
    As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign.
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26 hours ago

Huskies achieve perfection on hardwood

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Read More...

    Huskies achieve perfection on hardwood
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Former OPRF hoops coach Al Allen set five goals which have not changed under current head coach Matt Maloney.
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41 hours ago

Huskies' Rundell, Friars' Kaminski each win state title in wrestling

As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign. Read More...

    Huskies' Rundell, Friars' Kaminski each win state title in wrestling
    As a pair of outstanding youth wrestlers, Jake Rundell and Jacob Kaminski were pegged for stardom at the high school level. The sophomores made good on their promise already by each winning an IHSA inidividual state tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the State Farm Centre in Champaign.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Target's downtown space on the market for $13M

The retail space housing the recently opened small-format Target on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park is already on the resale market with an asking price of $13.2 million. Read More...

    Target's downtown space on the market for $13M
    The retail space housing the recently opened small-format Target on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park is already on the resale market with an asking price of $13.2 million.
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3 days ago

Huskies savor sweet repeat

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season. Read More...

    Huskies savor sweet repeat
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball program has established criteria for a successful season.
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4 days ago

A bittersweet journey

Bittersweet — that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way. Read More...

    A bittersweet journey
    Bittersweet - that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way.
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4 days ago

Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming

If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start. Read More...

    Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming
    If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start.
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4 days ago

OPRF gymnastics gains experience at sectional

The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season. Read More...

    OPRF gymnastics gains experience at sectional
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season.
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4 days ago

Three armed robberies in three days in Oak Park

Oak Park police have reported three armed robberies between Feb.12 and 14 in Oak Park – all three were committed by offenders wearing black ski masks.  Read More...

    Three armed robberies in three days in Oak Park
    Oak Park police have reported three armed robberies between Feb.12 and 14 in Oak Park - all three were committed by offenders wearing black ski masks.
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4 days ago

Oak Park man robbed at gunpoint

A man and woman driving a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, robbed an Oak Park man at gunpoint near the intersection Randolph Street and Harvey Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Read More...

    Oak Park man robbed at gunpoint
    A man and woman driving a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, robbed an Oak Park man at gunpoint near the intersection Randolph Street and Harvey Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
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5 days ago

Woman robbed at gunpoint on Lake

An Oak Park woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in black ski masks as she walked along the 900 block of West Lake Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Read More...

    Woman robbed at gunpoint on Lake
    An Oak Park woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in black ski masks as she walked along the 900 block of West Lake Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
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6 days ago

A bittersweet journey

Bittersweet — that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way. Read More...

    A bittersweet journey
    Bittersweet - that's how I would best describe the last 30+ years of researching my family history. What started as a history paper in high school has ballooned into a consuming passion, with many twists and turns. Not to mention all the crazy "coincidences" I have uncovered along the way.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

CAST faces race issues head on

Tackling big issues isn't easy. And while many avoid dealing with sensitive topics, or even deny they exist, those in the arts often embrace their platform and use their craft to raise awareness. Percy Julian Middle School is doing just that, tackling issues of race this school year through the CAST theater arts program. Read More...

    CAST faces race issues head on
    Tackling big issues isn't easy. And while many avoid dealing with sensitive topics, or even deny they exist, those in the arts often embrace their platform and use their craft to raise awareness. Percy Julian Middle School is doing just that, tackling issues of race this school year through the CAST theater arts program.
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6 days ago

A gentle man's life: Remembering Sergio Quiano

They were born outside the United States, made their way to this country many years ago and found a home in Oak Park before dying recently at the age of 77. Read More...

    A gentle man's life: Remembering Sergio Quiano
    They were born outside the United States, made their way to this country many years ago and found a home in Oak Park before dying recently at the age of 77.
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6 days ago

Transgender lawyer reacts to political ad

When Joanie Rae Wimmer was in elementary school, she estimates she was the most unpopular student, disliked by all her classmates in Gary, Indiana because they could tell she was different. Read More...

    Transgender lawyer reacts to political ad
    When Joanie Rae Wimmer was in elementary school, she estimates she was the most unpopular student, disliked by all her classmates in Gary, Indiana because they could tell she was different.
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6 days ago

Visit Oak Park CEO resigns

Visit Oak Park, which promotes tourism in Oak Park and 18 other communities in the area, announced that Sara Barnett, president and CEO since 2015, has resigned from the position to take a new job. Read More...

    Visit Oak Park CEO resigns
    Visit Oak Park, which promotes tourism in Oak Park and 18 other communities in the area, announced that Sara Barnett, president and CEO since 2015, has resigned from the position to take a new job.
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6 days ago

Fred Spurgat, 88

Dr. Frederick A. Spurgat, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on Feb. 7, 2018. Born Dec. 7, 1929, he came to Concordia Teachers College as a high school freshman in the fall of 1944 and earned his bachelor's degree in 1952. He was awarded an MBA in Accounting in 1961 and a PhD in Organization Theory in 1976, both from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.   Read More...

    Fred Spurgat, 88
    Dr. Frederick A. Spurgat, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on Feb. 7, 2018. Born Dec. 7, 1929, he came to Concordia Teachers College as a high school freshman in the fall of 1944 and earned his bachelor's degree in 1952.
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6 days ago

Flashing back through time

In Proust's Swann's Waythere is a passage about the evocative power of madeleines. The narrator tastes the sweet and his mind flashes back through time as he suddenly and vividly recalls a distant past and place when he had a similar taste sensation. Read More...

    Flashing back through time
    In Proust's Swann's Waythere is a passage about the evocative power of madeleines. The narrator tastes the sweet and his mind flashes back through time as he suddenly and vividly recalls a distant past and place when he had a similar taste sensation.
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6 days ago

A valentine for the ones we miss

'I'll miss you forever," Bryce says as I buckle him into his car seat for the ride home at the end of our day together. Read More...

6 days ago

Oak Park to hire more cops

Faced with an uptick in overall crime and residents unnerved by a surge in carjackings, the Oak Park village board Monday considered requests to hire up to eight new officers. Read More...

    Oak Park to hire more cops
    Faced with an uptick in overall crime and residents unnerved by a surge in carjackings, the Oak Park village board Monday considered requests to hire up to eight new officers.
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6 days ago

You don't have to like people to love them

Pastor Walter Mitty arrived at the Main Café last Saturday morning before anyone else in the men's fellowship group got there, so he had time to check out the red Valentine's Day hearts and cupids decorating the diner's walls. Read More...

    You don't have to like people to love them
    Pastor Walter Mitty arrived at the Main Café last Saturday morning before anyone else in the men's fellowship group got there, so he had time to check out the red Valentine's Day hearts and cupids decorating the diner's walls.
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6 days ago

Build them a home and they'll come

Maya Bird-Murphy knows intimately the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.  Read More...

    Build them a home and they'll come
    Maya Bird-Murphy knows intimately the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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6 days ago

OPRF isn't taking chances with lead results

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 officials are currently replacing fixtures and supply lines and shutting-off valves after 15 fountains and sinks at the high school tested for excessive amounts of lead last month. Read More...

    OPRF isn't taking chances with lead results
    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 officials are currently replacing fixtures and supply lines and shutting-off valves after 15 fountains and sinks at the high school tested for excessive amounts of lead last month.
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6 days ago

Legit massage therapists maintain a high standard

I read Mr. Kelty's letter about the massage profession [Also publicize legit massage businesses, Viewpoints, Feb. 7]. My daughter is a fully licensed massage therapist.  Read More...

    Legit massage therapists maintain a high standard
    I read Mr. Kelty's letter about the massage profession [Also publicize legit massage businesses, Viewpoints, Feb. 7]. My daughter is a fully licensed massage therapist.
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6 days ago

North Avenue reinvented

Good things and good possibilities keep happening along North Avenue. And we're talking both sides of this state highway from Oak Park to River Forest, from Chicago to Elmwood Park. Read More...

    North Avenue reinvented
    Good things and good possibilities keep happening along North Avenue. And we're talking both sides of this state highway from Oak Park to River Forest, from Chicago to Elmwood Park.
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6 days ago

Frankel has the legal experience

I am writing to express my endorsement of Scott Frankel, who is running to be Judge in the 11th Subcircuit. Scott has lived in Oak Park for the past 19 years. He has also been an attorney for 32 years.  Read More...

    Frankel has the legal experience
    I am writing to express my endorsement of Scott Frankel, who is running to be Judge in the 11th Subcircuit. Scott has lived in Oak Park for the past 19 years. He has also been an attorney for 32 years.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Chuck Dressel, 68

Charles (Chuck) Raymond Dressel, of River Forest, died on Jan. 22, 2018 at the age of 68. Born on Sept. 11, 1949 in Oak Park to Raymond and Blanche Dressel, the oldest of four siblings, he attended Grace Lutheran School and went onto excel in three sports: football, wrestling, and track & field at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he was named the school's 1967 Athlete of the Year. Read More...

    Chuck Dressel, 68
    Charles (Chuck) Raymond Dressel, of River Forest, died on Jan. 22, 2018 at the age of 68. Born on Sept. 11, 1949 in Oak Park to Raymond and Blanche Dressel, the oldest of four siblings, he attended Grace Lutheran School and went onto excel in three sports: football, wrestling, and track & field at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he was named the school's 1967 Athlete of the Year.
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6 days ago

Say no to Trump's war fantasies

Along with millions of others, I watched the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday. Of all the inspiring images nothing was as important or powerful as the collaboration of athletes from North and South Korea.  Read More...

    Say no to Trump's war fantasies
    Along with millions of others, I watched the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday. Of all the inspiring images nothing was as important or powerful as the collaboration of athletes from North and South Korea.
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6 days ago

Down the middle on Lake St.

It was maybe eight years ago. A meeting at the Cheney Mansion for village officials to present their plan for major infrastructure work and streetscaping along Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. Read More...

6 days ago

Oak Park police release sketch of alleged child abductor

The Oak Park Police Department has released new information about a man who reportedly attacked and abducted a 13-year-old girl on Feb. 5 about 4:15 p.m. Read More...

    Oak Park police release sketch of alleged child abductor
    The Oak Park Police Department has released new information about a man who reportedly attacked and abducted a 13-year-old girl on Feb. 5 about 4:15 p.m.
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6 days ago

Above and beyond

Many years ago, the late John Mahoney called our home. It was dinner time. He was not seeking our purchase of tickets for his play. Read More...

    Above and beyond
    Many years ago, the late John Mahoney called our home. It was dinner time. He was not seeking our purchase of tickets for his play.
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6 days ago

More black teachers

As complex and stubborn as the achievement gap between black and white students remains, an equally difficult challenge is increasing the number of African American and minority teachers in our local public schools.  Read More...

    More black teachers
    As complex and stubborn as the achievement gap between black and white students remains, an equally difficult challenge is increasing the number of African American and minority teachers in our local public schools.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

River Forest narrows Lake & Park developers to 2

River Forest officials narrowed the pool to two preferred developers for the southeast corner of Lake Street and Park Avenue, where development has been stalled for three years. Read More...

    River Forest narrows Lake & Park developers to 2
    River Forest officials narrowed the pool to two preferred developers for the southeast corner of Lake Street and Park Avenue, where development has been stalled for three years.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Battle-tested Blazers ready for playoffs

At the start of the season, Trinity basketball head coach Mike Valente talked about how everything his Blazers do during the regular season is geared towards making a deep run in the IHSA girls state basketball tournament. Read More...

    Battle-tested Blazers ready for playoffs
    At the start of the season, Trinity basketball head coach Mike Valente talked about how everything his Blazers do during the regular season is geared towards making a deep run in the IHSA girls state basketball tournament.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Frankel a person of high integrity

Scott J. Frankel is running for Judge in the 11th Subcircuit of Cook County. I have known Scott since our daughters started kindergarten together at Beye School more than 15 years ago. Read More...

    Frankel a person of high integrity
    Scott J. Frankel is running for Judge in the 11th Subcircuit of Cook County. I have known Scott since our daughters started kindergarten together at Beye School more than 15 years ago.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Oak Park's envoy to the universe

Oak Park has a new ambassador, but not to the worlds of Frank Lloyd Wright or Ernest Hemingway. Think bigger. Read More...

    Oak Park's envoy to the universe
    Oak Park has a new ambassador, but not to the worlds of Frank Lloyd Wright or Ernest Hemingway. Think bigger.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

District 97 needs to rethink priorities

I read with dismay that District 97 is considering cutting loose the BRAVO and CAST performing arts programs at Brooks and Julian middle schools.  Read More...

    District 97 needs to rethink priorities
    I read with dismay that District 97 is considering cutting loose the BRAVO and CAST performing arts programs at Brooks and Julian middle schools.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Oak Park schools, residents push to increase minority hires

Officials with Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 and Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 recently outlined some of their plans to recruit more minority teachers after a petition drive. Read More...

    Oak Park schools, residents push to increase minority hires
    Officials with Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 and Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 recently outlined some of their plans to recruit more minority teachers after a petition drive.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming

If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start. Read More...

    Brushing up on good teeth hygiene helps keep doggie kisses coming
    If you've been neglecting your dog's teeth, February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month, is a good time to start.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Survive and Advance

Let the second season begin. That's the opportunity the Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest girls basketball teams will embrace as the IHSA state playoffs rev up this week.                         "We've played teams that take a minute off the clock per possession, and we've played teams that run-and-gun, press, and trap. We certainly feel prepared and we're ready. There are teams that don't want to play us because they feel exhausted afterwards - to them it's both a physical and mental challenge against us. Our trip to Nashville this season to play the Tennessee state champs helped us come together as a team. They enjoy playing for each other, they're all for one another, and I hope it continues".   The players believe that they have yet to play their best ball and that the tough schedule has prepared them for what's to come.    "We have yet to play our best basketball and I'm excited to see what we can do these next few weeks", Planek said. "I think it will be a good run".   Added Blaze: "I think we have a good shot at making a run because our schedule has been hard. Every team we've played has been in 4A, and now we're facing 3A teams. I like our chances".   "Our entire schedule has been based on the playoffs", Moore stressed. "We wanted to make sure we were prepared to make a run towards Downstate, which I feel we are". Read More...

    Survive and Advance
    Let the second season begin. That's the opportunity the Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest girls basketball teams will embrace as the IHSA state playoffs rev up this week. "We've played teams that take a minute off the clock per possession, and we've played teams that run-and-gun, press, and trap.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Oak Park zoning board says no to dividing landmark property

On Feb. 7, the village of Oak Park's Zoning Board of Appeals voted not to recommend approval of a zoning variance to allow a landmark corner property at 500 Linden Ave. to be subdivided. Read More...

    Oak Park zoning board says no to dividing landmark property
    On Feb. 7, the village of Oak Park's Zoning Board of Appeals voted not to recommend approval of a zoning variance to allow a landmark corner property at 500 Linden Ave. to be subdivided.
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6 days ago

Jane Murphy, 98

Jane E. Murphy, 98, of River Forest, died on Feb. 6, 2018. A graduate of Trinity High School and Rosary College (Dominican University), following college, during the war years, she worked at the torpedo facility in Forest Park. Read More...

    Jane Murphy, 98
    Jane E. Murphy, 98, of River Forest, died on Feb. 6, 2018. A graduate of Trinity High School and Rosary College (Dominican University), following college, during the war years, she worked at the torpedo facility in Forest Park.
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6 days ago

Martha De Leon, 57

Martha Irene Stewart De Leon, of Oak Park, died on Feb. 4, 2018. Born on May 15, 1960 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Judith Zucker Stewart and James Stewart.  Read More...

    Martha De Leon, 57
    Martha Irene Stewart De Leon, of Oak Park, died on Feb. 4, 2018. Born on May 15, 1960 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Judith Zucker Stewart and James Stewart.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

OPRF sends nine, Fenwick three wrestlers to state

In the very competitive Larkin Sectional of the Class 3A state series, the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team advanced nine wrestlers to the IHSA individual state tournament. Read More...

    OPRF sends nine, Fenwick three wrestlers to state
    In the very competitive Larkin Sectional of the Class 3A state series, the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team advanced nine wrestlers to the IHSA individual state tournament.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

OPRF gains experience at sectional

The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season. Read More...

    OPRF gains experience at sectional
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls gymnastics team benefitted greatly from the addition of three newcomers this season.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Feb 11

Fenwick tops Taft in home finale

The Fenwick High School girls basketball team was supposed to have its Senior Night and regular-season finale against Peoria on Feb. 8. However, Mother Nature spoiled those plans with a major snowstorm. Read More...

    Fenwick tops Taft in home finale
    The Fenwick High School girls basketball team was supposed to have its Senior Night and regular-season finale against Peoria on Feb. 8. However, Mother Nature spoiled those plans with a major snowstorm.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Feb 09

Man robbed at gunpoint on South Scoville in Oak Park

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue at 9:55 p.m. on Feb. 8, according to the Oak Park Police Department. Read More...

    Man robbed at gunpoint on South Scoville in Oak Park
    A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue at 9:55 p.m. on Feb. 8, according to the Oak Park Police Department.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Feb 09

Developer chosen for former Sears site

The shuttered Sears department store at the corner of Harlem and North avenues could be headed toward redevelopment with the selection of a lead developer for the site. Read More...

    Developer chosen for former Sears site
    The shuttered Sears department store at the corner of Harlem and North avenues could be headed toward redevelopment with the selection of a lead developer for the site.
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