1 hour ago

Coming to terms with Iraq

In addition to offering all-new seating in their auditorium, Berwyn's 16th Street Theater has currently opened a powerful three-part play called Harbur Gate. It's the Midwest premiere of a bold, stirring, military story by Kathleen Cahill that contains both humor and tragedy. This powerful work dramatizes three different pairs of American veterans fighting in Iraq in the last decade. Read More...

    Coming to terms with Iraq
    In addition to offering all-new seating in their auditorium, Berwyn's 16th Street Theater has currently opened a powerful three-part play called Harbur Gate. It's the Midwest premiere of a bold, stirring, military story by Kathleen Cahill that contains both humor and tragedy.
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2 hours ago

Shrubtown January 24, 2018

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    Shrubtown January 24, 2018
    Shrubtown January 24, 2018
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2 hours ago

Divvy's demise exposes village drawbacks on biking

In 2014, the Active Transportation Alliance advised the village of Oak Park on an update to its bike plan and about where to locate Divvy stations. Read More...

    Divvy's demise exposes village drawbacks on biking
    In 2014, the Active Transportation Alliance advised the village of Oak Park on an update to its bike plan and about where to locate Divvy stations.
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2 hours ago

Surviving my trip ... and the questions it raised

Marsha and I were so excited about our anticipated tax cut that we decided to blow all of it, and then some, on a trip to sunny and warm California. Read More...

    Surviving my trip ... and the questions it raised
    Marsha and I were so excited about our anticipated tax cut that we decided to blow all of it, and then some, on a trip to sunny and warm California.
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2 hours ago

Trinity's excellent choice

Trinity High School has chosen a perfect new president. Dr. Corinne Benedetto is a wise woman and smart academic. This superb administrator builds relationships and enrollment.  Read More...

    Trinity's excellent choice
    Trinity High School has chosen a perfect new president. Dr. Corinne Benedetto is a wise woman and smart academic. This superb administrator builds relationships and enrollment.
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2 hours ago

It's not personal, it's politics

Danny Davis has an opponent in the primary [Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition? Viewpoints, Jan. 17]. Danny is a politician.  Read More...

    It's not personal, it's politics
    Danny Davis has an opponent in the primary [Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition? Viewpoints, Jan. 17]. Danny is a politician.
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2 hours ago

Too many drivers think it can't happen to them

Excellent writing again, Nona [SUV hijacked at gunpoint in River Forest driveway,  Nona Tepper, oakpark.com]. The unfortunate part some people play in carjacking is the example that I recently watched take place.  Read More...

    Too many drivers think it can't happen to them
    Excellent writing again, Nona [SUV hijacked at gunpoint in River Forest driveway, Nona Tepper, oakpark.com]. The unfortunate part some people play in carjacking is the example that I recently watched take place.
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2 hours ago

Oak Parker Frankel faces Rosado in judge race

Judge races can be a tricky thing for voters.  Read More...

    Oak Parker Frankel faces Rosado in judge race
    Judge races can be a tricky thing for voters.
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2 hours ago

The key to change

Watching as many gathered downtown last Saturday, not in protest, but rather in celebration of ideals. Feeling grateful that I have known and spoken to so many men who share my respect for women as equal individuals. Individual minds who will not be indexed or categorized.  Read More...

    The key to change
    Watching as many gathered downtown last Saturday, not in protest, but rather in celebration of ideals. Feeling grateful that I have known and spoken to so many men who share my respect for women as equal individuals. Individual minds who will not be indexed or categorized.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 hours ago

Middle school math doesn't add up

Did you know that math teachers at Oak Park District 97 middle schools have been relying on free — and old — resources for two years? And that the district currently doesn't plan to have proven, uniform math materials until at least 2020?  Read More...

    Middle school math doesn't add up
    Did you know that math teachers at Oak Park District 97 middle schools have been relying on free - and old - resources for two years? And that the district currently doesn't plan to have proven, uniform math materials until at least 2020?
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 hours ago

Patrick Dooley remembered

Charges have yet to be filed against the man suspected of killing 81-year-old Oak Park resident Patrick Dooley on Jan. 6. Read More...

    Patrick Dooley remembered
    Charges have yet to be filed against the man suspected of killing 81-year-old Oak Park resident Patrick Dooley on Jan. 6.
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3 hours ago

Local vets cope with life after combat

On any given night, 39,471 veterans are homeless, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More...

    Local vets cope with life after combat
    On any given night, 39,471 veterans are homeless, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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3 hours ago

Pastors meet at Austin Blvd.

Sunday afternoon was the unofficial sendoff for Sally Iberg, the pastor these past seven years at Pilgrim Congregational. Read More...

    Pastors meet at Austin Blvd.
    Sunday afternoon was the unofficial sendoff for Sally Iberg, the pastor these past seven years at Pilgrim Congregational.
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3 hours ago

Electoral board tosses referendum petitions

Disregarding the advice of the village attorney, the Forest Park Electoral Board voted 3-0 on Jan. 23 to disallow a binding referendum on video gambling to appear on the March primary ballot. Read More...

    Electoral board tosses referendum petitions
    Disregarding the advice of the village attorney, the Forest Park Electoral Board voted 3-0 on Jan. 23 to disallow a binding referendum on video gambling to appear on the March primary ballot.
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3 hours ago

Studio 8's "vintage made modern" shop moves to Madison Street

It's tempting to call Studio 8 an antique store. "Not so," said Melody Kratz, owner. She prefers "vintage made modern" to describe what customers will find when they first walk into her new shop, which she plans to open in Forest Park in February after a move from Oak Park. Read More...

    Studio 8's "vintage made modern" shop moves to Madison Street
    It's tempting to call Studio 8 an antique store. "Not so," said Melody Kratz, owner. She prefers "vintage made modern" to describe what customers will find when they first walk into her new shop, which she plans to open in Forest Park in February after a move from Oak Park.
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3 hours ago

Officials approve Willard School expansion

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    Officials approve Willard School expansion
    Officials approve Willard School expansion
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5 hours ago

Clark likely to make ballot against Davis

The Democratic Primary for the 7th Congressional District seat is shaping up to be a face-off between incumbent U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and Anthony Clark, Oak Park and River Forest High School teacher and community activist. Read More...

    Clark likely to make ballot against Davis
    The Democratic Primary for the 7th Congressional District seat is shaping up to be a face-off between incumbent U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and Anthony Clark, Oak Park and River Forest High School teacher and community activist.
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6 hours ago

Oak Park passes tough massage parlor ordinance

The Oak Park Board of Trustees has approved an ordinance aimed at preventing prostitution businesses posing as legitimate massage establishments from opening shop in the village. Read More...

    Oak Park passes tough massage parlor ordinance
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees has approved an ordinance aimed at preventing prostitution businesses posing as legitimate massage establishments from opening shop in the village.
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6 hours ago

Divvy out, but not biking

By the time you read this, the last of the light blue Divvy bikes that have dotted Oak Park for the past year will have been carted off and presumably slipped into docking stations in city neighborhoods where Divvy has been better received. Read More...

    Divvy out, but not biking
    By the time you read this, the last of the light blue Divvy bikes that have dotted Oak Park for the past year will have been carted off and presumably slipped into docking stations in city neighborhoods where Divvy has been better received.
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6 hours ago

Area residents flock to second Women's March

Sam Bonwit worried over his future after learning how a hero died. Read More...

    Area residents flock to second Women's March
    Sam Bonwit worried over his future after learning how a hero died. The 6-year-old read how a man shot Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, as he stood on a Memphis balcony in solidarity with a group of striking sanitation workers.
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6 hours ago

Eight vehicles burglarized in 24-hour period

Oak Park police report that eight vehicles were burglarized between the evening of Jan. 17 and the early morning of Jan. 18. Read More...

    Eight vehicles burglarized in 24-hour period
    Oak Park police report that eight vehicles were burglarized between the evening of Jan. 17 and the early morning of Jan. 18.
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6 hours ago

Carjackings rising fast in 2018

The Oak Park Police Department held a public meeting in December 2017 about the uptick in carjackings in the village over the course of the year. At the time Oak Park had experienced 16 carjackings during the year. Read More...

    Carjackings rising fast in 2018
    The Oak Park Police Department held a public meeting in December 2017 about the uptick in carjackings in the village over the course of the year. At the time Oak Park had experienced 16 carjackings during the year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 hours ago

Ethics complaint or just complaining?

Something is going to be built at Oak Park and Madison — or Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb is going to go down trying. The vacant, village-owned block on the northeast corner of that intersection has been vacant for 30 years. It's the world's most expensive Christmas tree lot — for five weeks of the year.  Read More...

    Ethics complaint or just complaining?
    Something is going to be built at Oak Park and Madison - or Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb is going to go down trying. The vacant, village-owned block on the northeast corner of that intersection has been vacant for 30 years. It's the world's most expensive Christmas tree lot - for five weeks of the year.
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6 hours ago

Thomas Guare, 63

Thomas Patrick Guare, 63, a lifelong Oak Park resident, died on Jan. 12, 2018. He was unusually well-traveled, taking multiple trips to Africa, Hawaii, Europe, and many other destinations.  Read More...

    Thomas Guare, 63
    Thomas Patrick Guare, 63, a lifelong Oak Park resident, died on Jan. 12, 2018. He was unusually well-traveled, taking multiple trips to Africa, Hawaii, Europe, and many other destinations.
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6 hours ago

Huskies primed for postseason

With four team state titles - 2009, then a three-peat from 2014 through 2016 - along with several individual state champions, the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team has been the school's best athletic program during the last decade. Read More...

    Huskies primed for postseason
    With four team state titles - 2009, then a three-peat from 2014 through 2016 - along with several individual state champions, the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team has been the school's best athletic program during the last decade.
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6 hours ago

What love means

'What does love mean?"  The question popped out of the annual New Year's letter from my favorite high school teacher, Alex Rakowski. Read More...

    What love means
    'What does love mean?" The question popped out of the annual New Year's letter from my favorite high school teacher, Alex Rakowski.
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6 hours ago

Sports Roundup: Fenwick falls to Morgan Park in Glenbard hoops shootout

In a rematch of last year's Class 3A state finalists, Morgan Park defeated Fenwick, 76-67, at Glenbard East in the When Sides Collide Shootout on Jan. 20. The Mustangs previously outlasted the Friars 69-67 in overtime in the 3A 2017 state championship game. Read More...

    Sports Roundup: Fenwick falls to Morgan Park in Glenbard hoops shootout
    In a rematch of last year's Class 3A state finalists, Morgan Park defeated Fenwick, 76-67, at Glenbard East in the When Sides Collide Shootout on Jan. 20. The Mustangs previously outlasted the Friars 69-67 in overtime in the 3A 2017 state championship game.
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6 hours ago

June Wood, 82

June Catherine Wood (nee Cullicott), 82, of River Forest, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2018. Born in Berwyn to George Cullicott and Mary Cullicott (nee O'Rourke), she moved to south Oak Park in 1941 and attended Irving Elementary School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. Read More...

    June Wood, 82
    June Catherine Wood (nee Cullicott), 82, of River Forest, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2018. Born in Berwyn to George Cullicott and Mary Cullicott (nee O'Rourke), she moved to south Oak Park in 1941 and attended Irving Elementary School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and the University of Illinois at Navy Pier.
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8 hours ago

Wright Trust extends reach east on Chicago Avenue

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust extended its reach east of the renowned architect's Home and Studio, acquiring the single-family home at 925 Chicago Ave. on Dec. 6, 2017. Read More...

    Wright Trust extends reach east on Chicago Avenue
    The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust extended its reach east of the renowned architect's Home and Studio, acquiring the single-family home at 925 Chicago Ave. on Dec. 6, 2017.
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17 hours ago

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25 hours ago

Police arrest juveniles for burglaries on Franklin Ave.

Police recently arrested two juveniles from Chicago in connection with home burglaries on Franklin Avenue, according to a press release issued by River Forest police.   Read More...

    Police arrest juveniles for burglaries on Franklin Ave.
    Police recently arrested two juveniles from Chicago in connection with home burglaries on Franklin Avenue, according to a press release issued by River Forest police.
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28 hours ago

Oak Park ethics committee rules against complainant

The Oak Park Ethics Committee ruled to dismiss a complaint from an Oak Park resident who says Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb violated ethics and conflict-of-interest ordinances over a proposed development at Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue. Read More...

    Oak Park ethics committee rules against complainant
    The Oak Park Ethics Committee ruled to dismiss a complaint from an Oak Park resident who says Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb violated ethics and conflict-of-interest ordinances over a proposed development at Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue.
    http://www.oakpark.com

2 days ago

SUV hijacked at gunpoint in River Forest driveway

Two armed offenders stole a man's SUV after he pulled into a driveway on the 500 block of Monroe Street in River Forest at about 6 p.m. Jan. 19, according to a press release from the River Forest police department.  Read More...

    SUV hijacked at gunpoint in River Forest driveway
    Two armed offenders stole a man's SUV after he pulled into a driveway on the 500 block of Monroe Street in River Forest at about 6 p.m. Jan. 19, according to a press release from the River Forest police department.
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2 days ago

Huskies sweep Hinsdale Central in hoops

The OPRF boys and girls basketball teams took two from host Hindale Central on Saturday, Jan. 20. The boys won 65-57 and the girls 59-46 in a pair of conference games. Read More...

    Huskies sweep Hinsdale Central in hoops
    The OPRF boys and girls basketball teams took two from host Hindale Central on Saturday, Jan. 20. The boys won 65-57 and the girls 59-46 in a pair of conference games.
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5 days ago

Dominican U. president receives inaugural Cornerstones Award

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

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

Kennedy calls Pritzker 'status quo' candidate

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

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

Armed carjacking attempt on North Kenilworth

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

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

Car thieves strike again on same block in River Forest

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

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

Oak Park ends Divvy program

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

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

6 days ago

Man carjacked at gunpoint on Pleasant

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

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

New Trinity president focuses on raising enrollment

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

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

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

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

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

In the Dog House with Jill

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

Celebrating Schubert's birthday

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

    Celebrating Schubert's birthday
    You could hop a plane and make your way to Hohenems or Schwarzenberg, Austria, to take in world-class performances of music by a 19th-century master of lieder (song) and chamber music at the Schubertiade. Or you could treat yourself to the same right in Oak Park at a national Historic Landmark.
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Jan 16

River Forest law fines those who lie to the village

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

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

Jan 16

How do you like your food? Old, please

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

    How do you like your food? Old, please
    Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others:
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Jan 16

A celebration fit for a King

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

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

Jan 16

Condo construction stalls on Bonnie Brae

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

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

Jan 16

A hand up ... and out

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

    A hand up ... and out
    Rashad Glover, an Oak Park and River Forest High School graduate, is an industrial designer by profession.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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