| 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...
| May 15, 2014
Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill.
The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Bellissima Opera: The Oak Park-based ensemble presents "Music of the Universe," a program ranging from Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," to Schubert and Puccini, to a Hawaiian hula dance set to John Fogerty. 6 p.m. Sunday, Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park;...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said.
The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Few student-athletes make as big a mark in both departments as Tess Trinka has at Oak Park.
Fewer have had such an impact in the community.
Not only is the No. 1-ranked student in Oak Park's senior class a two-sport (tennis and soccer), four-year...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Oak Park junior Adam Lemke-Bell put on weight this spring and saw the scholarship offers pour in from the Big Ten, ACC and even an SEC school.
A rising star in the recruiting world, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle saw no need to continue the...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| Jun 9, 2014
Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...