7 min ago

Born addicted

West Suburban Hospital, in conjunction with the non-profit PCC Community Wellness program, has begun an initiative to provide support for women — pregnant and drug-exposed — and their babies. Read More...

    Born addicted
    West Suburban Hospital, in conjunction with the non-profit PCC Community Wellness program, has begun an initiative to provide support for women - pregnant and drug-exposed - and their babies.
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7 min ago

Wing Leong, 93

Wing Leong, 93, son of Ngum Gee (father) and Chin Shee (mother), died on July 10, 2018. Born in St. Louis' Chinatown, his mother and father were Chinese immigrants and his family owned a restaurant where he worked as a boy making deliveries, greeting customers, and working in the kitchen. Read More...

    Wing Leong, 93
    Wing Leong, 93, son of Ngum Gee (father) and Chin Shee (mother), died on July 10, 2018. Born in St. Louis' Chinatown, his mother and father were Chinese immigrants and his family owned a restaurant where he worked as a boy making deliveries, greeting customers, and working in the kitchen.
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7 min ago

Interested in historic homes?

Those interested in historic homes/structures located in River Forest might enjoy a series of You Tube presentations created by the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission.  Read More...

    Interested in historic homes?
    Those interested in historic homes/structures located in River Forest might enjoy a series of You Tube presentations created by the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission.
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7 min ago

From delight to heartbreak to happiness

The boys just keep growing. A couple of months ago, Kristen mentioned that they weighed in at the doctor's office. Tyler was 34 pounds, Bryce 38. That's heft. He ain't heavy, he's my grandson. OK, they're getting heavier. Read More...

    From delight to heartbreak to happiness
    The boys just keep growing. A couple of months ago, Kristen mentioned that they weighed in at the doctor's office. Tyler was 34 pounds, Bryce 38. That's heft. He ain't heavy, he's my grandson. OK, they're getting heavier.
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7 min ago

Diversity and development should not compete

As a longtime resident of Oak Park and editor of Wednesday Journal, you have witnessed all the changes in Oak Park.  Read More...

    Diversity and development should not compete
    As a longtime resident of Oak Park and editor of Wednesday Journal, you have witnessed all the changes in Oak Park.
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7 min ago

Don't retreat, John, keep trying

Numerous times during the last year I have found myself bothered by something John Hubbuch wrote in Wednesday Journal's Viewpoints section. Read More...

    Don't retreat, John, keep trying
    Numerous times during the last year I have found myself bothered by something John Hubbuch wrote in Wednesday Journal's Viewpoints section.
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7 min ago

Surviving a skirmish in our uncivil war

I was recently relaxing at a resort with family members when a skirmish broke out in our country's "uncivil war." As I read the New York Times, the overhead light began to flicker. I asked what was up with the light and someone suggested it was because I was reading "fake news." Read More...

    Surviving a skirmish in our uncivil war
    I was recently relaxing at a resort with family members when a skirmish broke out in our country's "uncivil war." As I read the New York Times, the overhead light began to flicker. I asked what was up with the light and someone suggested it was because I was reading "fake news."
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7 min ago

We are blessed to have Aunt Ginie in our lives

I want to congratulate you on the article about my aunt, Ginie Cassin [Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu, News, July 11]. It was very well written from the perspective of someone who genuinely knew her well for a number of years. Read More...

    We are blessed to have Aunt Ginie in our lives
    I want to congratulate you on the article about my aunt, Ginie Cassin [Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu, News, July 11]. It was very well written from the perspective of someone who genuinely knew her well for a number of years.
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7 min ago

Imagine OPRF lacks imagination

I love Oak Park and River Forest High School. Beginning in the mid-1930s, my mother, aunts and uncles completed their high school education in those hallowed halls and my sisters, brother and I followed in their footsteps. Read More...

    Imagine OPRF lacks imagination
    I love Oak Park and River Forest High School. Beginning in the mid-1930s, my mother, aunts and uncles completed their high school education in those hallowed halls and my sisters, brother and I followed in their footsteps.
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7 min ago

Apple pie, my eye!

I love apple pie! Using it to explain the irrational, arbitrary tax assessment system offends my pie senses. Read More...

    Apple pie, my eye!
    I love apple pie! Using it to explain the irrational, arbitrary tax assessment system offends my pie senses.
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7 min ago

RELAY IOWA connects runners

Sometimes I feel that we live in an overly connected digital world and that we often miss out on making real human connections. Read More...

    RELAY IOWA connects runners
    Sometimes I feel that we live in an overly connected digital world and that we often miss out on making real human connections. I'm pretty introverted, but my love of running has allowed me to connect with and develop great friendships with folks in my community, especially through the running clubs I've joined: the Oak Park Runners Club and the OWies.
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7 min ago

First responders, second thoughts

The other day I noted two Oak Park fire trucks parked at Pete's (Unit 602 from the Augusta station and the behemoth Unit 631, probably from the main station). Read More...

    First responders, second thoughts
    The other day I noted two Oak Park fire trucks parked at Pete's (Unit 602 from the Augusta station and the behemoth Unit 631, probably from the main station).
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7 min ago

Has Thursday Night Out suddenly gone dry?

I and several other participants, including business owners, are confused about the rules for drinking beer and wine at the TNO event in Downtown OP. Read More...

    Has Thursday Night Out suddenly gone dry?
    I and several other participants, including business owners, are confused about the rules for drinking beer and wine at the TNO event in Downtown OP.
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7 min ago

Funeral procession behavior was abhorrent

Recently, I participated in a funeral procession for my cousin. The 40-car procession in Oak Park was reverent, orderly, and respectful.  Read More...

    Funeral procession behavior was abhorrent
    Recently, I participated in a funeral procession for my cousin. The 40-car procession in Oak Park was reverent, orderly, and respectful.
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7 min ago

Saving the holidays

It's good when local government can move quickly. Oak Park's village board did that last year when it directed staff to find $3 million in budget cuts to ease budget pressures. Staff responded with a smorgasbord of dozens of spending cuts — small and smaller.  Read More...

    Saving the holidays
    It's good when local government can move quickly. Oak Park's village board did that last year when it directed staff to find $3 million in budget cuts to ease budget pressures. Staff responded with a smorgasbord of dozens of spending cuts - small and smaller.
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7 min ago

Yes, to affordable housing

Something will be built at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren. Gravel parking lots on key commercial strips seldom remain gravel parking lots. Read More...

    Yes, to affordable housing
    Something will be built at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren. Gravel parking lots on key commercial strips seldom remain gravel parking lots.
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7 min ago

Corvo stays strong with CrossFit

The bar was being bloodied by Joe Corvo's battered hands on his last rep of a four-workout recorded audition to qualify for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Read More...

    Corvo stays strong with CrossFit
    The bar was being bloodied by Joe Corvo's battered hands on his last rep of a four-workout recorded audition to qualify for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
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7 min ago

Consolidating governments is not the answer

Consolidation of governments, Oak Park Township and the village of Oak Park, sounds good, and I am sure the village president would love some more control of tax dollars.  Read More...

    Consolidating governments is not the answer
    Consolidation of governments, Oak Park Township and the village of Oak Park, sounds good, and I am sure the village president would love some more control of tax dollars.
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7 min ago

Stuck between two mouthy generations

I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I think the derision for "Millennials" has gone considerably past reasonable. Read More...

    Stuck between two mouthy generations
    I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I think the derision for "Millennials" has gone considerably past reasonable.
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1 hour ago

Oak Park's B&Bs for sale simultaneously

If you've always dreamed of running your own bed-and-breakfast and turning hospitality into a full-time job, now is an unusually fortuitous time to do so.  Read More...

    Oak Park's B&Bs for sale simultaneously
    If you've always dreamed of running your own bed-and-breakfast and turning hospitality into a full-time job, now is an unusually fortuitous time to do so.
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19 hours ago

Affordable apartment plan gets mixed reception

Boston-based Community Builders Inc. held its second meeting last week, giving Oak Parkers new details on its plan to build a four-story, 37-unit affordable-rental building on an empty lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street. Read More...

    Affordable apartment plan gets mixed reception
    Boston-based Community Builders Inc. held its second meeting last week, giving Oak Parkers new details on its plan to build a four-story, 37-unit affordable-rental building on an empty lot at the corner of South Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street.
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3 days ago

Jewel signs as anchor tenant of Madison-Oak Park proposal

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

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

Chicago juveniles arrested for aggravated carjacking

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

    Chicago juveniles arrested for aggravated carjacking
    The Oak Park Police Department reports that two male juveniles were arrested at 11:11 a.m. on June 21 and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking.
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6 days ago

Oak Park walks back massage biz ordinance

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

    Oak Park walks back massage biz ordinance
    The Oak Park Board of Trustees has reversed parts of an ordinance regulating massage therapy businesses.
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6 days ago

Celebrating 20 years of caring at ABC Toon Town

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

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

Holiday lights will shine this year

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

    Holiday lights will shine this year
    Running a municipal government means making a lot of hard decisions - especially when it concerns what to fund.
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6 days ago

Oak Park considers regulating wireless antennae

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

    Oak Park considers regulating wireless antennae
    Oak Parkers can expect to begin seeing wireless antennae appear on public utility poles throughout the village.
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6 days ago

Four strong women from Irish myth

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

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

6 days ago

Norb Teclaw, 82, OPRF instructor, promoted Julian legacy

Norbert M. Teclaw, 82, a resident of Oak Park for over 50 years died on July 9, 2018 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Read More...

    Norb Teclaw, 82, OPRF instructor, promoted Julian legacy
    Norbert M. Teclaw, 82, a resident of Oak Park for over 50 years died on July 9, 2018 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
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6 days ago

I love a parade

Oak Park celebrated Independence Day on a very hot July 4 with its annual parade up Ridgeland Avenue, drawing throngs of onlookers and candy-seekers. Read More...

    I love a parade
    Oak Park celebrated Independence Day on a very hot July 4 with its annual parade up Ridgeland Avenue, drawing throngs of onlookers and candy-seekers.
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6 days ago

Our unvarnished history on race

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

    Our unvarnished history on race
    Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others.
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6 days ago

Friendship gives birth to pregnancy business

A chance meeting among three neighbors and new moms of Garfield Elementary School recently blossomed into a new business.    Read More...

    Friendship gives birth to pregnancy business
    A chance meeting among three neighbors and new moms of Garfield Elementary School recently blossomed into a new business.
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6 days ago

Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu

It's not easy saying goodbye to someone like Virginia Cassin.  Read More...

    Can-do Cassin bids Oak Park adieu
    It's not easy saying goodbye to someone like Virginia Cassin.
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6 days ago

Down the drain: Lost water costs Oak Park $1.2 million

Breaks in water lines throughout the village could, in part, be the cause of $1.2 million in unbillable water costs in Oak Park. Read More...

    Down the drain: Lost water costs Oak Park $1.2 million
    Breaks in water lines throughout the village could, in part, be the cause of $1.2 million in unbillable water costs in Oak Park.
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6 days ago

Bricks launches food truck

The residents of the 900 block of South Taylor Avenue got a big surprise last weekend, when their block party received a visit from Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café. Read More...

    Bricks launches food truck
    The residents of the 900 block of South Taylor Avenue got a big surprise last weekend, when their block party received a visit from Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café.
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6 days ago

Local hospital launches new opioid treatment

Across the country and in Illinois, in particular, the number of newborn babies who experience withdrawal from drugs used by their expectant mothers, particularly opioids, is skyrocketing.  Read More...

    Local hospital launches new opioid treatment
    Across the country and in Illinois, in particular, the number of newborn babies who experience withdrawal from drugs used by their expectant mothers, particularly opioids, is skyrocketing.
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