15 hrs ago
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.
20 hrs ago
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.
Hundreds of walkers raise thousands of dollars for...
Life was put on hold for the Bergstroms last year when Cheryl, mother to six, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mon May 13, 2013
After 125 Years, There Is Still No Joy in Mudville.
June 3, 2013 will mark the 125th anniversary of the first publication of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's classic American poem, "Casey at the Bat," in the San Francisco Examiner .
Boy Scouts honor Bishop Weitzel with Distinguished Citizen Award
Last Friday night was a double celebration for Vaopunimatagi John Quinn Weitzel, Bishop of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, who received the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award on his 85th birthday.
House Wow! $1.5M Home With Bar, Large Yard
Address: 1022 Franklin Ave., River Forest Cost: $1.5 million Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 Square feet: 5,027 Built: 1940 Days on Zillow: 25 This stunning home features lots of brick and a large marble entryway.
How DuPage forest officials discovered scam
Two former administrators charged with scamming the DuPage County Forest Preserve District out of more than $150,000 avoided suspicion for years, officials say, until their loyalty to a vendor seeking a computer contract triggered an internal investigation so secret that only three district officials knew about it.
Sun May 12, 2013
La Grange Man Injured in Crash, LT Makes Best HS List
A car with five suburban men coming home from Indiana University rolled over Saturday, killing a River Forest man.
OPRF student wins annual Symphony of Oak Park and...
Earlier this year, 16-year-old Henry Belcaster received a little project from his grandfather, music producer and movie executive Larry Marks.
Illinois Corruption, Mother's Day Fun and More: Local Voices
District 97 Schools Earn Top Awards in Global Virtual Classroom Contest : tudents from Percy Julian Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School and Mann Elementary School competed in the 2013 Global Virtual Classroom Contest , which is a free online collaborative learning project that fosters creativity, cross cultural understanding and helping ... (more)
Police Officer Threatened, Speed and Weed: Police Blotter
TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Weed Possession Vincent Shumpert, 18, of the 1000 block of Thomas in Oak Park, was charged with reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fri May 10, 2013
Historical Society fundraiser May 23 at the Heurtley House in Oak Park
When artist Chris Ware decided to use Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, the Arthur Heurtley House, for a poster he designed to benefit the Oak Park River Forest Historical Society, he picked that particular home for a few reasons.
Thu May 09, 2013
Oak Park-River Forest symphony president wins state award
David Leehey, board president of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, recently was named the Illinois Council of Orchestras' 2013 Board President of the Year.
Second Man Charged in September Armed Home Invasion
River Forest police have charged a second man in the September 2012 home invasion during which a victim and three children were held at gunpoint.