1 hour 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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2 hours 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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16 hours 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.
    http://www.oakpark.com

18 hours ago

Refurbished clock on Tower Building a 'fitting symbol' for Elgin

That year, the company restored a four-sided clock that adorns a building on the National Register of Historic Places at the northeast corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue in Oak Park. The building and clock date to 1929, when the space held a Marshall Field's store.

    Refurbished clock on Tower Building a 'fitting symbol' for Elgin
    The long-broken outdoor clock on Elgin's downtown Tower building has been refurbished and placed back on the exterior of the recently renovated structure. "It was a difficult project but not beyond our reach," said Larry Olive, of Oak Park-based J&M Triangle Sign and Awning Co., which Tower Building owner Capstone Development hired for the project.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

19 hours ago

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.
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19 hours ago

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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19 hours ago

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

19 hours ago

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

19 hours ago

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

20 hours ago

At OPRF, but tested by the streets

They are close friends — both 17-year-old girls, both juniors at Oak Park and River Forest High School, both of their lives nearly wrecked by homelessness, sexual abuse, drugs and broken homes in downstate Illinois that they both fled last year before finding a refuge called Anne's House in Chicago. Read More...

    At OPRF, but tested by the streets
    They are close friends - both 17-year-old girls, both juniors at Oak Park and River Forest High School, both of their lives nearly wrecked by homelessness, sexual abuse, drugs and broken homes in downstate Illinois that they both fled last year before finding a refuge called Anne's House in Chicago.
    http://www.oakpark.com

20 hours ago

Oak Park area faces flu 'pandemic'

The number of people experiencing coughs, sore throats, and more at hospital emergency departments across the county is rising, according to Cook County Department of Public Health data. And area medical experts say the flu virus causing these symptoms is more severe and presenting itself earlier than in years past.  Read More...

    Oak Park area faces flu 'pandemic'
    The number of people experiencing coughs, sore throats, and more at hospital emergency departments across the county is rising, according to Cook County Department of Public Health data. And area medical experts say the flu virus causing these symptoms is more severe and presenting itself earlier than in years past.
    http://www.oakpark.com

20 hours ago

Fraudster busted fleeing to Ecuador

A Florida man who defrauded investors of an estimated $175 million, including area municipalities and school districts, was arrested by federal authorities on Jan. 6, attempting to flee the country to avoid incarceration. Read More...

    Fraudster busted fleeing to Ecuador
    A Florida man who defrauded investors of an estimated $175 million, including area municipalities and school districts, was arrested by federal authorities on Jan. 6, attempting to flee the country to avoid incarceration.
    http://www.oakpark.com

20 hours ago

Armed robbery at Lake N Austin Foodmart

Lake N Austin Foodmart, 422 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 11.  Read More...

    Armed robbery at Lake N Austin Foodmart
    Lake N Austin Foodmart, 422 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 11.
    http://www.oakpark.com

20 hours ago

Report: Oak Park among highest tax rates in 2015

While many communities in Cook County saw their effective residential property tax rates drop in 2015, three municipalities of the dozen studied by the nonprofit Civic Federation experienced increases – and Oak Park was one of them. Read More...

    Report: Oak Park among highest tax rates in 2015
    While many communities in Cook County saw their effective residential property tax rates drop in 2015, three municipalities of the dozen studied by the nonprofit Civic Federation experienced increases - and Oak Park was one of them.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Better lighting, less light pollution

I see that Oak Parkers are calling for better lighting to reduce crime. Read More...

    Better lighting, less light pollution
    I see that Oak Parkers are calling for better lighting to reduce crime.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Barbara Kroeplin, 91

Barbara H. Kroeplin, 91, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Keystone, Colorado and River Forest, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on June 4, 1926, she was a member of Christ Church of Oak Brook.  Read More...

    Barbara Kroeplin, 91
    Barbara H. Kroeplin, 91, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Keystone, Colorado and River Forest, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on June 4, 1926, she was a member of Christ Church of Oak Brook.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

The Trinity difference

Talk about hard acts to follow and you discover Corinne Lally Benedetto, the new president of Trinity High School and the successor to Sr. Michelle Germanson. Read More...

    The Trinity difference
    Talk about hard acts to follow and you discover Corinne Lally Benedetto, the new president of Trinity High School and the successor to Sr. Michelle Germanson.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

The only black person in the room

I notice when I am the only black person in the room. This realization is a blessing in that I am constantly cognizant of the world's racial disparities, but it's also a curse in that it triggers a dual consciousness that can be mentally paralyzing.  Read More...

    The only black person in the room
    I notice when I am the only black person in the room. This realization is a blessing in that I am constantly cognizant of the world's racial disparities, but it's also a curse in that it triggers a dual consciousness that can be mentally paralyzing.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Angelo Ruggiero, 86

Angelo Ruggiero, 86, who had lived in River Forest for 43 years, died on Dec. 6, 2017. Read More...

    Angelo Ruggiero, 86
    Angelo Ruggiero, 86, who had lived in River Forest for 43 years, died on Dec. 6, 2017.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Has Davis' long tenure corrupted him?

Years ago, Danny Davis was known as an independent voice who battled the corrupt Cook County political machine. I worked in the independent movement and shared Davis' ideals and supported him.  Read More...

    Has Davis' long tenure corrupted him?
    Years ago, Danny Davis was known as an independent voice who battled the corrupt Cook County political machine. I worked in the independent movement and shared Davis' ideals and supported him.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition?

Danny Davis has represented Illinois' 7th District for more than two decades. Now it appears that Rep. Davis believes his past work means he should remain in office indefinitely and face no competition when he has to run for re-election.  Read More...

    Why is Davis afraid of open debate, competition?
    Danny Davis has represented Illinois' 7th District for more than two decades. Now it appears that Rep. Davis believes his past work means he should remain in office indefinitely and face no competition when he has to run for re-election.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Voting carries power, even when you don't

As an African American pastor and grassroots activist in Chicago, I hope to invoke a determination in my people to exercise your right to vote in our upcoming 2018 gubernatorial election.  Read More...

    Voting carries power, even when you don't
    As an African American pastor and grassroots activist in Chicago, I hope to invoke a determination in my people to exercise your right to vote in our upcoming 2018 gubernatorial election.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

It's time for a change in the 7th District

I want to draw your readers' attention to two very different candidates and their campaigns for the Illinois 7th District.  Read More...

    It's time for a change in the 7th District
    I want to draw your readers' attention to two very different candidates and their campaigns for the Illinois 7th District.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

John Mobed, 92

Jehangir "John" Mobed, 92, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 19, 1926, he was a volunteer at West Suburban Hospital and at the Oak Park Township where he helped seniors with their taxes. Read More...

    John Mobed, 92
    Jehangir "John" Mobed, 92, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 19, 1926, he was a volunteer at West Suburban Hospital and at the Oak Park Township where he helped seniors with their taxes.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Shrubtown January 17, 2018

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    Shrubtown January 17, 2018
    Shrubtown January 17, 2018
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22 hours ago

Of vaccinations and votes

I got my flu shot this year at the food store. My husband did not; neither did my grown sons. They all got the flu. The virus marched through their households, and was so nasty, everyone promised to get a flu shot next fall. Read More...

    Of vaccinations and votes
    I got my flu shot this year at the food store. My husband did not; neither did my grown sons. They all got the flu. The virus marched through their households, and was so nasty, everyone promised to get a flu shot next fall.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

In mid-sentence for 47 years

When I started as editor of the Forest Park Review way back in 1990, Jackie Schulz had already been writing her column, "The Talk of the Town," for almost 20 years. People who have written a newspaper column for 47 years comprise a very small club. Read More...

    In mid-sentence for 47 years
    When I started as editor of the Forest Park Review way back in 1990, Jackie Schulz had already been writing her column, "The Talk of the Town," for almost 20 years. People who have written a newspaper column for 47 years comprise a very small club.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Marion Thiesse, 77

Marion Thiesse, 77, of Westchester, formerly of River Forest, died on Jan. 14, 2018. Read More...

    Marion Thiesse, 77
    Marion Thiesse, 77, of Westchester, formerly of River Forest, died on Jan. 14, 2018.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Taxing concerns

It's possible you're one of those people whose got it all figured out. Your budget and bills are on autopilot, and no curveball is going to mess that up. Until this year.  Read More...

    Taxing concerns
    It's possible you're one of those people whose got it all figured out. Your budget and bills are on autopilot, and no curveball is going to mess that up. Until this year.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Davis goes un-democratic in primary

Anthony Clark is a candidate for U.S. Congress in our 7th Congressional District. He has significantly more than enough approved signatures to be on the ballot. Clark has been endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Read More...

    Davis goes un-democratic in primary
    Anthony Clark is a candidate for U.S. Congress in our 7th Congressional District. He has significantly more than enough approved signatures to be on the ballot. Clark has been endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.
    http://www.oakpark.com

22 hours ago

Reasonable tax debate

It was a good start last week as a group of Oak Park residents, previously assembled only in a Facebook group, came to life in a meet-up at the main library. The topic: concern over the impact of Oak Park's ever-rising property tax bills.  Read More...

    Reasonable tax debate
    It was a good start last week as a group of Oak Park residents, previously assembled only in a Facebook group, came to life in a meet-up at the main library. The topic: concern over the impact of Oak Park's ever-rising property tax bills.
    http://www.oakpark.com

23 hours ago

OPRF hockey rankings on the rise

Since the OPRF Hockey Club hired Dave Dyson in 2013 to serve as the organization's hockey director and varsity head coach, the Huskies have shown steady improvement on the ice. This year's team is the best one he's coached.  Read More...

    OPRF hockey rankings on the rise
    Since the OPRF Hockey Club hired Dave Dyson in 2013 to serve as the organization's hockey director and varsity head coach, the Huskies have shown steady improvement on the ice. This year's team is the best one he's coached.
    http://www.oakpark.com

3 days ago

Fenwick girls hoops retires three jerseys

Over the years, Fenwick High School has had several student-athletes leave their mark in competition. The numbers of three girls' basketball players - Erin Lawless, Tricia Liston, and Devereaux Peters - were retired in a pregame ceremony before Fenwick's game versus Stevenson on Saturday, Jan. 13. Read More...

    Fenwick girls hoops retires three jerseys
    Over the years, Fenwick High School has had several student-athletes leave their mark in competition. The numbers of three girls' basketball players - Erin Lawless, Tricia Liston, and Devereaux Peters - were retired in a pregame ceremony before Fenwick's game versus Stevenson on Saturday, Jan. 13.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Fenwick shuts down St. Joseph; Simeon showdown next

With what could be Illinois' top high school boys basketball team coming to Fenwick on Monday, it would have been understandable if the Friars had overlooked Friday's opponent. Read More...

    Fenwick shuts down St. Joseph; Simeon showdown next
    With what could be Illinois' top high school boys basketball team coming to Fenwick on Monday, it would have been understandable if the Friars had overlooked Friday's opponent.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Oak Park tax watch group searching for solutions

There were no pitchforks and there were no torches – those aren't permitted in the library. But at the meeting held by Oak Park residents to discuss rising property taxes the fear was palpable.  Read More...

    Oak Park tax watch group searching for solutions
    There were no pitchforks and there were no torches - those aren't permitted in the library. But at the meeting held by Oak Park residents to discuss rising property taxes the fear was palpable.
    http://www.oakpark.com

4 days ago

Carjacker shoots as intended victim drives off in Oak Park

An Elmwood Park man who was the target of an attempted carjacking in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, escaped injury after the offender opened fire as he drove off. Read More...

    Carjacker shoots as intended victim drives off in Oak Park
    An Elmwood Park man who was the target of an attempted carjacking in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, escaped injury after the offender opened fire as he drove off.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 01

Updated 5 days ago

Found a cat in Oak Park

My mom lives in OP and found a very hungry and friendly kitty. Near Home / Roosevelt

  • If kitty hasnt found their wsy home yet check Lost Cats of Illinois on Favebook and Craigslist

5 days ago

Jewelry, cars stolen in River Forest burglary

River Forest police are warning homeowners to be vigilant in securing their homes after at least two people stole two cars, electronics and jewelry during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on the night of Jan. 3.   Read More...

    Jewelry, cars stolen in River Forest burglary
    River Forest police are warning homeowners to be vigilant in securing their homes after at least two people stole two cars, electronics and jewelry during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on the night of Jan. 3.
    http://www.oakpark.com

5 days ago

Oak Park murder suspect held for mental health assessment

Oak Park police have not yet charged the family member of a man who was killed inside his apartment on Jan. 6. Read More...

    Oak Park murder suspect held for mental health assessment
    Oak Park police have not yet charged the family member of a man who was killed inside his apartment on Jan. 6.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Suspect in auto theft arrested on OPRF campus

No one was injured, campus remained open during incident  Read More...

    Suspect in auto theft arrested on OPRF campus
    No one was injured, campus remained open during incident
    http://www.oakpark.com

  • B R Jones science and computer teacher

    Was it a teacher, principal, student, security guard?

5 days ago

Fenwick swimming rolls into 2018

The Fenwick High School boys swimming team closed out 2017 with a home meet called the Three Wise Men Invite against Marmion and Rockford Boylan.  Read More...

    Fenwick swimming rolls into 2018
    The Fenwick High School boys swimming team closed out 2017 with a home meet called the Three Wise Men Invite against Marmion and Rockford Boylan.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Trinity High School names new president

After months of searching, Trinity High School has named Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto as president of the college prep school in River Forest. Read More...

    Trinity High School names new president
    After months of searching, Trinity High School has named Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto as president of the college prep school in River Forest.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Kaegi sues Berrios, overcomes ballot petition challenge

It has been a big week for Cook County Assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, who overcame a nominating petition challenge – an effort by incumbent candidate Joe Berrios' campaign to get Kaegi kicked off the ballot – and filed a defamation lawsuit against Berrios over a campaign ad he says is misleading. Read More...

    Kaegi sues Berrios, overcomes ballot petition challenge
    It has been a big week for Cook County Assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, who overcame a nominating petition challenge - an effort by incumbent candidate Joe Berrios' campaign to get Kaegi kicked off the ballot - and filed a defamation lawsuit against Berrios over a campaign ad he says is misleading.
    http://www.oakpark.com

6 days ago

Murano Midwest: An Art Glass Space Unlike Any Other

Murano Midwest stands alone as a premier destination for a curated collection of art glass, glass giftware and jewelry. Read More...

    Murano Midwest: An Art Glass Space Unlike Any Other
    Murano Midwest stands alone as a premier destination for a curated collection of art glass, glass giftware and jewelry.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 09

Moving beyond woman vs. man dualism

In his Jan. 3 Viewpoints column, "Calling all women: Help!" Ken Trainor wrote about important issues involving women, men, politics and society. Read More...

    Moving beyond woman vs. man dualism
    In his Jan. 3 Viewpoints column, "Calling all women: Help!" Ken Trainor wrote about important issues involving women, men, politics and society.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 09

What do we talk about when we talk about racism?

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we pass over in silence. I think there is the suggestion that we humans may well be prisoners of our language. Language may limit comprehensibility and intelligibility. Read More...

    What do we talk about when we talk about racism?
    The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we pass over in silence. I think there is the suggestion that we humans may well be prisoners of our language. Language may limit comprehensibility and intelligibility.
    http://www.oakpark.com

Jan 09

Free Readers turns 25

A quarter-century has transpired since a group of local thespians — some professional, some hobbyists — decided they liked what they were doing so much in their Scene Study Workshop, they wanted to continue. Now, one show shy of 200, five of the original group remain, along with six others. The Free Readers Ensemble puts on eight shows per season in Oak Park. Read More...

    Free Readers turns 25
    A quarter-century has transpired since a group of local thespians - some professional, some hobbyists - decided they liked what they were doing so much in their Scene Study Workshop, they wanted to continue. Now, one show shy of 200, five of the original group remain, along with six others.
    http://www.oakpark.com

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