| 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 15, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A new playground, ballfield upgrades, climbing boulders and other improvements are slated for Maple Park as part of a $1.1 million renovation project in 2016, the Park District of Oak Park announced.
A $400,000 Illinois Department of Natural Resources...
| 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,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director.
David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The owner of several Ultimate Fighting Championship-style gyms in the Chicago area is proposing one for downtown Oak Park.
UFC GYM would employ professional UFC fighters and coaches to teach classes and would host fighters to sign autographs, but...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Sarah Buerger was only a half-mile from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when everyone stopped.
She was carrying a phone and after a few minutes of confusion she started getting a stream of texts asking if she was OK. She soon heard rumors of...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A woman who met a man on an Internet dating site and invited him to her house on the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue said he came at 1:36 p.m. April 2, showed her a silver...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Oak Park's girls softball team was just one game away from making the final four in Class 4A at the Illinois High School Association state tournament.
The Huskies dropped a 4-0 contest to Glenbard North on June 9 in Super Sectional action in Rosemont....
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Oak Park Village Board reopened debate Monday night on economic inequality and the prospect of a local living-wage ordinance, four years after a former board struck down a living-wage proposal.
Advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage said economic...