| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:21 AM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports:
A blue 1988 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $12,000 was stolen between 11:30 p.m. May 29 and 5 a.m. May 30 on the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue.
A person turning on yard lights scared...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
An Oak-Leyden Developmental Services employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 from a disabled client in recent years, police say.
Contessa Gordon-Elliot, 40, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue in Chicago, was arrested May 6...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:27 AM
A 62-year-old Oak Park man has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl he hired to do odd jobs at a rental property he owns in River Forest, police say.
Gregg Kuenster, of the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, asked a girl to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
An Oak Park man recently hired as a preschool teacher in the western suburbs has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.
Richard Gertler was arrested after Berwyn police discovered he was trading pornographic...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Frank Lloyd Wright's house designs famously include a "path of discovery" that take visitors through a few turns before they find themselves inside — often through a front door that is itself partially hidden by an archway or another architectural...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Influence of the wealthy
In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign contributions, I think your viewpoint is quite skewed. Where you say "Government policy is too important for those...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade.
Playing master of ceremonies...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:52 AM
With two recently opened Greek restaurants and a Greek yogurt café on the way, some are comparing the corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park to a popular Chicago neighborhood.
"I guess we're making a little Greektown in Oak Park," said...
| Oct 1, 2013
Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright?
Maybe those are the wrong questions....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Erin Ferrell didn’t have a problem with Naperville’s decision to try and conserve road salt amid a regional salt shortage. That is, until she attempted to drive to work on Wednesday morning.
“You couldn’t even see the lanes...