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Wednesday Journal 8h
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Wednesday Journal 11h
The Residences at Maple Place recently became the first multi-unit residential development in Oak Park—and one of the first outside the city of Chicago—to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
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Wednesday Journal 12h
State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, whose 8th District includes a portion of Oak Park, recently announced his bid to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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Wednesday Journal 12h
It's been hurry up and wait for the Catholic churches in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park regarding the Renew My Church initiative underway by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Wednesday Journal 15h
As Rabbi of West Suburban Temple Har Zion, I would like to clarify a point in the article published in the last edition of Wednesday Journal about an anti-Semitic incident at our synagogue on Sept. 30 [Local synagogues on alert following shooting,...
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Wednesday Journal 17h
I have completed watching all of the episodes of America to Me. Since no one except me subscribes to Starz, the only person I could discuss the documentary with was Marsha. I think the documentary may...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 17
The Oak Park Board of Trustees continued its work on the 2019 budget, but it's effort to keep the property tax levy increase at 3 percent will likely be a temporary fix.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 17
The District 200 school board is expected to adopt a tax levy in December that could total $68 million — a 2.1 percent increase over the prior year's tax levy. That increase is the maximum allowed...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 17
A four-hour town hall discussion, held Nov. 4 in the Little Theater at Oak Park and River Forest High School provided community members, and those affiliated with the Starz documentary series...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 17
Oak Park's next big luxury high-rise apartment building could be 28 stories tall and constructed on the site of the U.S. Bank branch drive-thru and a parking lot at 835 Lake St. – less than a half-block away from Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple at...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 17
TONIGHT: As our nation remembers the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought an end to World War I, Heritage Chorale of Oak Park, under the direction of their new Artistic Director,...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
After more than 80 years operating as the village's go-to resource for civic engagement and volunteerism, the River Forest Service Club is rebranding as the River Forest Civic Association, in an effort to drive a larger, more diverse membership.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
The Historical Society of OP-RF will honor Doug Deuchler at its 50th Anniversary Gala this Friday night at the Carleton Hotel.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
As advocates for the fair and safe use of friendly streets by all our neighbors who walk, roll, ride, and drive, Bike Walk Oak Park supports the Redevelopment of the Madison Street Public Infrastructure Plan, also known as the Madison Street Road Diet.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
TONIGHT: The Oak Park River Forest Historical Society is celebrating half a century of history, and another Oak Park's institution, the Carleton Hotel, is marking 90 years in business.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
Last Friday was our first snowfall though it didn't amount to much — just enough, as Nick says in It's a Wonderful Life, "to give the joint atmosphere." With it came temps in the 20s at night and 30s during the day.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 16
These past two weeks have brought worry and discouragement as hateful acts of anti-Semitism and racism have undercut our values with incidents at the high school and at a local temple.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 15
Growing up, Liz Huber spent her summers teaching 4-year-olds to swim at the Swim and Saddle Club, the same country club where she had learned to swim years earlier. But "year after year, I just knew...
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Wednesday Journal Nov 15
It is either the perfect moment to have a seat on the school board at OPRF or it's going to be just plain hellacious.
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Wednesday Journal Nov 15
A swastika was found scratched on the back of a bathroom stall at Trinity High School on Nov. 13, the fourth such expression of hate that has occurred at local schools in recent weeks...
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