4 hrs ago
Oak Park-River Forest District 200 hires new chief financial officer
Tod Altenburg's hiring was approved at the regular meeting of the board which oversees Oak Park-River Forest High School.
18 hrs ago
Woman Gets DUI Charge After Hitting Car Near Police Station
A River Forest woman was charged with a DUI after crashing into another car near the Forest Park police station at 11:20 p.m. May 15.
Thu May 23, 2013
Mob tours offer glimpse of gangster homes in Oak Park, River Forest
When Greg Gullo bought his River Forest home about 13 years ago, it was a typical house built in the late 1920s or '30s, and although it was rumored to have previously belonged to famed mobster Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, Gullo never could prove that.
Hip-hop gets old-time religion
Freddy Flow, that is, a.k.a. Fred Lenhoff, 50, of River Forest, a writer/editor for the American Medical Association by day, late-blooming hip-hop artist by night - performing the past few years at parties, open-mike nights, wherever he could find an audience.
Family Friendly: Overnight family fun at Franklin Park campout
Parents and kids can spend some quality time together at the Park District of Franklin Park's annual Family Campout, 5 p.m. June 22 to 8:30 a.m. June 23 at North Park, 10040 Addison St.
Library to Honor U.S. Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff With Garden Dedication
To honor U.S. Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff , a River Forest resident and avid reader, the River Forest Public Library will dedicate its garden in her memory, the Wednesday Journal reports .
River Forest Police Announce the Arrest of Kenneth W. Merrills for...
River Forest Police Announce the Arrest of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault Offender On March 14, 2013 at approximately 7:45 AM, River Forest Police Units responded to a residence on the 8000 block of Lake St.
Wed May 22, 2013
Memorial Day Celebrations Planned in Oak Park, River Forest
It's time to kick off summer again with a Memorial Day barbeque, maybe a little picnic and a special tribute to the men and women who serve and have served our country.
Tue May 21, 2013
Your Take: Should DUI Alcohol Limit Be Lowered To 0.05 Percent?
One drink could be the standard for drunken drivingat least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way.
Arrest Warrants: Wanted in Oak Park and Forest Park
Michael D. Cruze, 54, is wanted on a theft charge. Bail was set at $10,000. His last known address was in the 500 block of North Forest Avenue in River Forest.
Memorial Day ceremony May 27
The annual Memorial Day ceremony will start at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, in Scoville Park, Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue.
Mon May 20, 2013
Oak Park police blotter for May 23, 2013
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park Police Department.
Bike Thefts on the Rise in Warmer Weather
As the temperature rises, the number of bike thefts in the area tends to as well.
Sat May 18, 2013
Federal Flood Relief for Area Residents
The village governments in Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest have sent notices to residents recently to inform them that federal aid could be available for victims of the April flooding.
Elizabeth Ainsworth Named to USA Volleyball Great Lakes All Region Team
Elizabeth Ainsworth was named to the USA Volleyball Great Lakes All Region Team for the 2012-13 club volleyball season.
Omg PD: Dui Nearly 4X Legal Limit, Ding Dong Dirty Words
LA GRANGE Prescription drug dust-up A woman caused a disturbance at Walgreens, 2 N. La Grange Road, around 1:58 p.m. after her insurance declined to cover a prescription she was picking up for her mother, police said.
Fri May 17, 2013
$28K in Heroin Seized Following West Suburban Investigation
Police seized about $28,000 in heroin and arrested three Maywood men following an investigation that originated in River Forest.
DUIs at 75 MPH, 4x Legal Limit, With Pills: Police Blotter
SUNDAY, MAY 12 Drunk Minor Resists Arrest Ian R. Sutherland, 18, of Oak Park, was charged with resisting arrest and underage consumption and possession of alcohol by a minor after police stopped him at 1:11 a.m. in River Forest.
Thu May 16, 2013
Family Friendly: Cheney Mansion throws a birthday party
Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers during the free Happy Birthday Cheney Mansion celebration, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park.
Tue May 14, 2013
Oak Park, River Forest: A Look at Metra Stops, Income Level
A look at income levels in suburban towns with Metra stops provides a glimpse at the disparity in wealth throughout the area, according to an interactive map posted on Crain's Chicago Business Journal.