42 hours ago

Shooting leaves one wounded outside Oak Park bank

Oak Park Police have taken two men into custody following a shooting outside Chase Bank at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Madison Street, according to Oak Park Deputy Police Chief Frank Limon. Read More...

    Shooting leaves one wounded outside Oak Park bank
    Oak Park Police have taken two men into custody following a shooting outside Chase Bank at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Madison Street, according to Oak Park Deputy Police Chief Frank Limon.
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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for shared warehousing

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

  • What do you mean by a certified warehouse? I have a store that is zoned B1.

  • Wendy Mendoza Owner/president of La Shikis Mexican Spirits, Inc.

    I am not sure what they mean by this either. I guess it has to be commercial warehousing.

2 days ago

How did you come to call Oak Park home?

As I was reminded about Oak Park's path to integration, however imperfect [Why I'm proud to be from Oak Park, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, May 16], I felt a lot of pride and it reminded me of my path in choosing Oak Park as my new home. I wonder how you got here? Read More...

    How did you come to call Oak Park home?
    As I was reminded about Oak Park's path to integration, however imperfect [Why I'm proud to be from Oak Park, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, May 16], I felt a lot of pride and it reminded me of my path in choosing Oak Park as my new home. I wonder how you got here?
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2 days ago

Can we make graduation less boring?

As we approach graduation season, can we have a tough-but-honest conversation about something really important? OK, I am just going to say this so we can start strategizing: For many people of color, white-organized graduation ceremonies, like most white-organized social functions, are boring and stale.  Read More...

    Can we make graduation less boring?
    As we approach graduation season, can we have a tough-but-honest conversation about something really important? OK, I am just going to say this so we can start strategizing: For many people of color, white-organized graduation ceremonies, like most white-organized social functions, are boring and stale.
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2 days ago

The demolition of an icon

747 William in River Forest is no more. The cruel teeth of the excavator bit into what had once been a part of a rare Prairie-style housing development. The event, while not unexpected, was still a shock. Read More...

    The demolition of an icon
    747 William in River Forest is no more. The cruel teeth of the excavator bit into what had once been a part of a rare Prairie-style housing development. The event, while not unexpected, was still a shock.
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2 days ago

Father William Bernacki, O.P., 93

Rev. William J. Bernacki, O.P., 93, died on May 13, 2018. A Fenwick Friar for more than 40 years, he was a revered teacher, coach, president-principal, life trustee, and hall-of-fame recipient of Fenwick High School. Read More...

    Father William Bernacki, O.P., 93
    Rev. William J. Bernacki, O.P., 93, died on May 13, 2018. A Fenwick Friar for more than 40 years, he was a revered teacher, coach, president-principal, life trustee, and hall-of-fame recipient of Fenwick High School.
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2 days ago

Ego and pride are no match for chance and luck

We humans are a foolish species. We believe our fates are somehow tied to our individual agency. Our culture is deeply imbued with the sense that anyone can achieve success if they just try hard enough. Read More...

    Ego and pride are no match for chance and luck
    We humans are a foolish species. We believe our fates are somehow tied to our individual agency. Our culture is deeply imbued with the sense that anyone can achieve success if they just try hard enough.
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2 days ago

More guns in schools is not the answer

For a teacher, few things are as awful to contemplate as a room full of trusting children faced with an active shooter. Because of the horrific nature of these attacks, we respond by grasping for any immediate solution to stop the murderer.  Read More...

    More guns in schools is not the answer
    For a teacher, few things are as awful to contemplate as a room full of trusting children faced with an active shooter. Because of the horrific nature of these attacks, we respond by grasping for any immediate solution to stop the murderer.
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2 days ago

Election season begins

The 2019 election season has begun in Oak Park. Ten days back, a group loosely aligned around their opposition to the Albion high rise at Lake and Forest met just down the street at the main library. Read More...

    Election season begins
    The 2019 election season has begun in Oak Park. Ten days back, a group loosely aligned around their opposition to the Albion high rise at Lake and Forest met just down the street at the main library.
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2 days ago

Robert Stracke, 91

Robert Harold Stracke Jr., 91, of Chicago, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 30, 2018. Born on May 18, 1926 in Chicago to Clara Wolff and Robert Stracke Sr., he grew-up in Flossmoor. Read More...

    Robert Stracke, 91
    Robert Harold Stracke Jr., 91, of Chicago, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 30, 2018. Born on May 18, 1926 in Chicago to Clara Wolff and Robert Stracke Sr., he grew-up in Flossmoor.
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2 days ago

VOICE aims to run village trustee candidates

A new political group calling itself VOICE of Oak Park (Voice, Openness, Inclusion, Community and Environment) has formed, and its members say they plan to run a slate of candidates in the April 2019 municipal election. Read More...

    VOICE aims to run village trustee candidates
    A new political group calling itself VOICE of Oak Park (Voice, Openness, Inclusion, Community and Environment) has formed, and its members say they plan to run a slate of candidates in the April 2019 municipal election.
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2 days ago

How a cul-de-sac on Euclid brought grocer back to table

A proposal for a significant new mixed-use development on Madison Street that originally planned to bend part of the roadway to make room for a grocery store was in trouble earlier this year. Read More...

    How a cul-de-sac on Euclid brought grocer back to table
    A proposal for a significant new mixed-use development on Madison Street that originally planned to bend part of the roadway to make room for a grocery store was in trouble earlier this year.
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2 days ago

Co-housing comes to Oak Park

The co-housing movement has been well-established in other parts of the world for generations and has been catching on across the United States in recent years.  Read More...

    Co-housing comes to Oak Park
    The co-housing movement has been well-established in other parts of the world for generations and has been catching on across the United States in recent years.
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2 days ago

Oak Park Village Board OKs BYOB in restaurants

Oak Park restaurants that do not currently have a liquor license can now allow patrons to bring their own beer and wine under an ordinance approved, following a heated debate, by the Oak Park Board of Trustees. Read More...

    Oak Park Village Board OKs BYOB in restaurants
    Oak Park restaurants that do not currently have a liquor license can now allow patrons to bring their own beer and wine under an ordinance approved, following a heated debate, by the Oak Park Board of Trustees.
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2 days ago

Memorial Day's power

Perhaps more so in perilous times, but Memorial Day is a sober occasion to honor and respect men and women who in our past and in the present have joined the U.S. military to protect our nation, to represent our nation and its values in conflicts the world over. Read More...

    Memorial Day's power
    Perhaps more so in perilous times, but Memorial Day is a sober occasion to honor and respect men and women who in our past and in the present have joined the U.S. military to protect our nation, to represent our nation and its values in conflicts the world over.
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2 days ago

Thanks for making Wright Plus a housewalk to remember

Oak Park's rich architectural history was front and center on Saturday, May 19 at Wright Plus 2018.  Read More...

    Thanks for making Wright Plus a housewalk to remember
    Oak Park's rich architectural history was front and center on Saturday, May 19 at Wright Plus 2018.
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2 days ago

The real royal wedding

I attended the wedding last Saturday morning. No, not that wedding. Not the one between Prince Harry and the marvelous Meghan Markle, who currently seems to enjoy the greatest name recognition on the planet — for reasons I can't quite fathom. Read More...

    The real royal wedding
    I attended the wedding last Saturday morning. No, not that wedding. Not the one between Prince Harry and the marvelous Meghan Markle, who currently seems to enjoy the greatest name recognition on the planet - for reasons I can't quite fathom.
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2 days ago

Brookdale is thankful to be in Oak Park

On Thursday, May 17, Brookdale Oak Park, formerly Holley Court Terrace, celebrated our 26th year in the village. There are so many reasons to be thankful for living in a village like this one.  Read More...

    Brookdale is thankful to be in Oak Park
    On Thursday, May 17, Brookdale Oak Park, formerly Holley Court Terrace, celebrated our 26th year in the village. There are so many reasons to be thankful for living in a village like this one.
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2 days ago

Betty Johnson, 88

Betty Johnson, 88, of Oak Park, died on May 2, 2018. Born on June 17, 1929 in Washington, Iowa, she was raised on a farm and attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse. Read More...

    Betty Johnson, 88
    Betty Johnson, 88, of Oak Park, died on May 2, 2018. Born on June 17, 1929 in Washington, Iowa, she was raised on a farm and attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse.
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2 days ago

Margaret Kottcamp, 94

Margaret (Marge) Madden Kottcamp (nee Keefe), 94, of Elmhurst, formerly of Oak Park, died on May 19, 2018. Read More...

    Margaret Kottcamp, 94
    Margaret (Marge) Madden Kottcamp (nee Keefe), 94, of Elmhurst, formerly of Oak Park, died on May 19, 2018.
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2 days ago

Transform your anger into getting out the vote

From her kitchen window in Auburn, Illinois, 19-year-old Ashley Aldridge had a clear view of the railroad crossing 100 yards away and a man in a wheelchair stuck between the tracks. Read More...

    Transform your anger into getting out the vote
    From her kitchen window in Auburn, Illinois, 19-year-old Ashley Aldridge had a clear view of the railroad crossing 100 yards away and a man in a wheelchair stuck between the tracks.
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2 days ago

Oak Park to drop plan on overnight parking

The Oak Park Board of Trustees got its first official look at the pilot parking program the Oak Park Transportation Commission has been working on since last year, and one of the key proposals, aimed at easing overnight parking restrictions for renters, appears dead. Read More...

    Oak Park to drop plan on overnight parking
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees got its first official look at the pilot parking program the Oak Park Transportation Commission has been working on since last year, and one of the key proposals, aimed at easing overnight parking restrictions for renters, appears dead.
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2 days ago

Steven Fanning, 71

Steven C. Fanning, PhD, 71, died on May 15, 2018 at his Oak Park home from prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease. Born on Feb. 17, 1947 in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where his father was a druggist, he held degrees in history from Texas Tech University and his doctorate in medieval history from the University of Minnesota. Read More...

    Steven Fanning, 71
    Steven C. Fanning, PhD, 71, died on May 15, 2018 at his Oak Park home from prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease. Born on Feb. 17, 1947 in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where his father was a druggist, he held degrees in history from Texas Tech University and his doctorate in medieval history from the University of Minnesota.
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2 days ago

Poems to read and share

This past Christmas I was lucky enough to receive A People's History of Chicago, a collection of poems by Kevin Coval. Read More...

    Poems to read and share
    This past Christmas I was lucky enough to receive A People's History of Chicago, a collection of poems by Kevin Coval.
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2 days ago

It took a village to create Mills Tower

Thanks to Dan Haley for his nice appreciation of Mills Park Tower and his warm remembrance of Dominic Meo. Yes, the building isn't attractive, but the beauty lies within, with its wonderful caring atmosphere.  Read More...

    It took a village to create Mills Tower
    Thanks to Dan Haley for his nice appreciation of Mills Park Tower and his warm remembrance of Dominic Meo. Yes, the building isn't attractive, but the beauty lies within, with its wonderful caring atmosphere.
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2 days ago

Surprise party for Lake Theatre stalwart

It wasn't a surprise party but a shock-and-awe birthday party that tri-village community members threw for Shawn Weakliss, ticket-taker extraordinaire at the Lake Theatre. Read More...

    Surprise party for Lake Theatre stalwart
    It wasn't a surprise party but a shock-and-awe birthday party that tri-village community members threw for Shawn Weakliss, ticket-taker extraordinaire at the Lake Theatre.
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2 days ago

North Ave. TIF hearing

River Forest has set the dates for review and public hearings on the proposed North Avenue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which would stretch from Harlem Avenue to Thatcher Avenue. Read More...

    North Ave. TIF hearing
    River Forest has set the dates for review and public hearings on the proposed North Avenue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which would stretch from Harlem Avenue to Thatcher Avenue.
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2 days ago

D97, teachers union close in on contract agreement

The District 97 Board of Education and the Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA)  announced that they've reached a tentative agreement on a new teacher contract, according to joint statement D97 officials released on May 21. Read More...

    D97, teachers union close in on contract agreement
    The District 97 Board of Education and the Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA) announced that they've reached a tentative agreement on a new teacher contract, according to joint statement D97 officials released on May 21.
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2 days ago

OPRF shakes up administration lineup

Oak Park and River Forest High School has undergone a series of adjustments at the administrative level that could dramatically affect how the district's bureaucracy functions over the long term.  Read More...

    OPRF shakes up administration lineup
    Oak Park and River Forest High School has undergone a series of adjustments at the administrative level that could dramatically affect how the district's bureaucracy functions over the long term.
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2 days ago

OPRF school board eyes dress code changes

Starting next school year, students at Oak Park and River Forest High School may be able to wear hoodies and caps during the school day without worrying about possible disciplinary infractions.  Read More...

    OPRF school board eyes dress code changes
    Starting next school year, students at Oak Park and River Forest High School may be able to wear hoodies and caps during the school day without worrying about possible disciplinary infractions.
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2 days ago

Fenwick seniors celebrate admission to U.S. Naval Academy

At least two Fenwick High School seniors will trade the school's black and white colors for the Navy's crisp blue and gold uniforms, when they enter the U.S. Naval Academy next fall in Annapolis, Maryland.  Read More...

    Fenwick seniors celebrate admission to U.S. Naval Academy
    At least two Fenwick High School seniors will trade the school's black and white colors for the Navy's crisp blue and gold uniforms, when they enter the U.S. Naval Academy next fall in Annapolis, Maryland.
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2 days ago

Attempted carjacking on South Taylor Avenue in Oak Park

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

    Attempted carjacking on South Taylor Avenue in Oak Park
    Oak Park police are searching for two men who attempted to steal a man's vehicle at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 10:35 a.m., on Saturday, May 19. Police reported that the victim was exiting his vehicle when two men approached, one of them entering the victim's open garage door.
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2 days ago

Worst development ever

Last week the Journal reported on plans to build an affordable-apartment, mixed-use retail project on the vacant lot at Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street. Read More...

    Worst development ever
    Last week the Journal reported on plans to build an affordable-apartment, mixed-use retail project on the vacant lot at Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street.
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2 days ago

Fresh texts at OPRF for a new age

What's going through the minds of English and history teachers at Oak Park and River Forest High School when it comes to the great race and gender debates currently roiling popular culture? Read More...

    Fresh texts at OPRF for a new age
    What's going through the minds of English and history teachers at Oak Park and River Forest High School when it comes to the great race and gender debates currently roiling popular culture?
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2 days ago

A Place Called Schugara

I have lived in Austin since my late 20s, when I witnessed firsthand the panic of white flight, 1970-71. In my 30s, I heard with horror Ronald Reagan denounce food stamps —    "they" were using food stamps to buy vodka. The times, they were a-changin'.  Read More...

    A Place Called Schugara
    I have lived in Austin since my late 20s, when I witnessed firsthand the panic of white flight, 1970-71. In my 30s, I heard with horror Ronald Reagan denounce food stamps - "they" were using food stamps to buy vodka. The times, they were a-changin'.
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2 days ago

Huskies dig the long ball

As much as analytics has worked its way into the sports lexicon, I still believe a home run pretty much speaks for itself. Read More...

    Huskies dig the long ball
    As much as analytics has worked its way into the sports lexicon, I still believe a home run pretty much speaks for itself.
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2 days ago

OPRF, Fenwick track well in postseason run

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys track and field team has enjoyed a successful run all spring. Read More...

    OPRF, Fenwick track well in postseason run
    The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys track and field team has enjoyed a successful run all spring.
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2 days ago

Fenwick water polo takes second in state

Fenwick water polo fans left Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire with a bittersweet feeling Saturday night. Read More...

    Fenwick water polo takes second in state
    Fenwick water polo fans left Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire with a bittersweet feeling Saturday night.
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4 days ago

Attempted carjacking on South Taylor

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

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

May 17

Sears building to become apts., retail

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

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

May 16

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

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

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