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"A Christmas Carol" Community Reading  Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., Pleasant Home: Gather around the fire and listen to Charles Dickens' classic read... [Read More]
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Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped... [Read More]
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Participants enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides along Lake Street on Saturday, Dec. 8, during Home for the Holidays on Marion Street in Downtown Oak Park. [Read More]
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Family members and musicians paid tribute to West Side bluesman Eddie C. Campbell, at a memorial service held Dec. 8 at New Progressive St. James... [Read More]
Let's start in 1971. It will seem eerily familiar. I promise. [Read More]
Tags: Shadows - shade - start
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In Oak Park, a gesture of unity came just in time for Hanukkah (or Chanukah), which ran Dec. 2-10. Community leaders gathered at the Oak... [Read More]
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In Oak Park, a gesture of unity came just in time for Hanukkah (or Chanukah), which ran Dec. 2-10. Community leaders gathered at the Oak... [Read More]
Tuesday evening, the school board at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 began discussing initial steps to implement portions of the Imagine... [Read More]
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The Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education will consider adopting a 2.1 percent tax levy increase for 2018, which... [Read More]
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I'm in charge of teaching my kids to drive. It turns out to be a good fit. I enjoy how driving humbles my teens, who,... [Read More]
Tags: mile - marker - passed
My name is John and I am a contrarian. I ask for sympathy. Nestled somewhere between pessimism and cynicism on the worldview spectrum lies contrarianism.... [Read More]
Tags: Beating - Bush - John
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The Oak Park Board of Trustees is poised to again reject a proposal that would place a 6 percent tax on medical cannabis. [Read More]
For years, our elected officials have said that new property will reduce our property taxes. It can be done. This is how: Zero is a powerful... [Read More]
I work out regularly at the Tennis and Fitness Center. I've been a member there for many years, and I love their Yoga Centre. ... [Read More]
Both the District 200 administration and the Imagine OPRF group have issued facility plan recommendations to the school board. [Read More]
On Nov. 26, a sharply divided village board approved the Madison Road Diet. Three trustees voted against the proposal. Trustees Button, Taglia and Tucker and... [Read More]
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On Oct. 27, the Boy Scouts of America hosted a merit badge all-day training at Triton College. The theme of the training was concentrated on... [Read More]
I am mystified that the OPRF High School discussion seems not to include eliminating football. Surely a community that fancies itself to be at the... [Read More]
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I was fortunate to get a ticket for OPRF High School's "Prisms of Winter" concert last week and I wanted to say a public "Thank... [Read More]
During the holiday season we talk of "peace on Earth." [Read More]
Tags: Earth - talk - needed
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