| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:20 AM
After about four decades anchoring the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park, the owners of The Competitive Foot athletic shoe store are nearing the finish line.
Owners Tim and Tyna Eggert announced the upcoming closure recently, and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:45 AM
A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park.
Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure allowing Illinois residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day this fall.
The governor has touted the relaxed registration rules for the Nov. 4 general election as making it easier for...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Oak Park Village Board approved a slimmed-down design for a five-story luxury condominium complex on Chicago Avenue Monday.
Oak Park-based Altierra Development Group presented a new design for the building, called Residences at Maple Place, after...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
River Roast aims for mid-July opening: Having known Spiaggia owner/chef Tony Mantuano for a decade, I’ve learned he is a chef who never minces words. So when he says that for the past year, he and chef John Hogan have worked on creating “the...
| May 26, 2014
Most of us like to think of ourselves as good people — kind-hearted souls who mourn other people's misfortune, sympathetic types who would hate to see our neighbors suffer.
But any notions I may have had about my own generosity of spirit have been...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Five boys ages 16 to 20 stole a iPhone 5C with blue-and-gray cell phone case, valued at $425, from the hand of a Round Lake resident sitting on the CTA Blue Line train at 11:35 p.m. May 20. The five...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Oak Park River Forest's Teresa Trinka was one of 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association during a banquet April 21 for making the All-State Academic team.
She is a senior soccer player who has been on varsity since her freshman year....