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The Travel Channel will be in Oak Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 15 to feature the village's very own Q-BBQ, 124... [Read More]
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It's hard to get excited about a sandwich, too often a sad and pedestrian lunchtime choice, more often a default than a desire. On days... [Read More]
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State Farm has named the Thrive Counseling Center in Oak Park a finalist in its Neighborhood Assist grant competition, which gifts 40 causes $25,000 each. [Read More]
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They covertly stroll the streets of Oak Park and Forest Park. These two even pose as teachers during the day. But as night falls, they... [Read More]
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Creating Butterfly Habitats Throughout the Seasons Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oak Park Conservatory: Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones will talk about... [Read More]
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The Garage Galleries art walk in Forest Park celebrates its fifth, and biggest, year, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 with 16 garages... [Read More]
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Appreciative toddlers twirl to the tunes of the JoeSounds Steel Drum Trio while diners schmooze and savor a summer evening at Thursday Night Out on... [Read More]
The first day of school at Oak Park and River Forest High School is less than a week away, but it's unlikely that a teacher... [Read More]
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A 23-unit luxury apartment building could be headed to a vacant lot on the corner of Madison Street and Lyman Avenue, where a year ago... [Read More]
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Employees of Oak Park Township are back in their offices this week at 105 S. Oak Park Ave., following an extensive rehab of the building,... [Read More]
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An anonymous local family has gifted the River Forest Public Library Foundation more than $150,000 over the next five years, the largest gift in the... [Read More]
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The Park District of Oak Park has an opportunity to get $100,000 to make Oak Park Conservatory more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient – but it... [Read More]
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Tensions are running high lately around the 800 block of Madison Street, where Robinson's No. 1 Ribs has been holding "happy hour" nights with DJs. [Read More]
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There's a scene in America to Me — the 10-part docu-series by renowned documentary filmmaker and longtime Oak Park resident Steve James — that made... [Read More]
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No Supreme Court advanced equality more than the Warren Court (1953-1969). Earlier courts emphasized property rights. The Warren Court focused on individual rights. [Read More]
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A medical condition forced me recently to consider the end of my life. [Read More]
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Oak Parkers enjoy their festivals and maybe this is finally something that the majority of Oak Parker's can come together on. The village paid $26K... [Read More]
The whole idea of protecting parking meter revenue "lost" from festival street closings strikes me as bogus. The stated justification for parking meters is to... [Read More]
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Step 1: Village board president proposes to reduce village clerk's compensation in order to pay for the village board president's desired compensation increase (Board Minutes,... [Read More]
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