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  1. Local artists depict historical to pastoral to metaphysical in Elmhurst Artists' Guild fall showRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    "Supercharged" by Tony Abboreno is one of the highlights of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild's fall show which continues through Oct. 12. The Elmhurst Artists' Guild is hosting the annual Fall Members Show, featuring a variety of its members' original artwork, in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., through Oct. 12. Notable artworks include Oak Park artist, Tony Abboreno's, bold acrylic painting, "Supercharged," which depicts the iconic 1936 Auburn Roadster. The Auburn Roadster "is one of the first automobiles that used the term 'Supercharged' on its badge.

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  2. Integrated but unequal: a world laid bare by high-schoolers, documented on filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Christian Science Monitor

    ... a place that has avoided the racial isolation common in many schools and neighborhoods across the United States - Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) in the diverse Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Ill. Filmmaker Steve James and his crew ...

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  3. Cook County News BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | The Legal Record

    Oak Park officials recently delivered 200 three-ounce jars of honey to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, which provides hunger relief programming and services to 13 ZIP codes across Cook County, including Oak Park, portions of Chicago and other nearby suburbs. The village announced that the Barrington Village Board recently reviewed and accepted the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017.

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  4. Developer seeking 'a fair hearing' in request to demolish...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Chicago Tribune

    A developer whose request to demolish a former residential home on Marion Street was denied by the Oak Park historic preservation commission plans to appeal that decision next month. A developer whose request to demolish a former residential home on Marion Street was denied by the Oak Park historic preservation commission plans to appeal that decision next month.

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  5. MIAA notebook: FHSU's Parker named defensive player of week Sep 17 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Hays Daily News

    ... in his first career start, leading the Mules to a 51-14 win over Missouri Western. Hunt, a redshirt freshman from Oak Park, Ill., didn't turn the ball over and also ran for a TD. Pittsburg State kicker Jared Vincent was special teams player of the ...

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  6. Hirschl & Adler Modern opens exhibition of recent paintings by David LigareRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 16 | Art Daily

    ... find ourselves, advocacy for Stillness, Balance and Truth represents a clear way forward. David Ligare (born 1945, Oak Park, IL) studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He has shown his paintings in many solo exhibitions in New ...

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  7. 'America to Me': Meet OPRF Teacher Paul NobleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | Hollywood Reporter

    It's not that Paul Noble has seen it all in his 30-plus years as an English teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School so much as he's seen the same things over and over. Noble, one of the educators featured in Steve James' documentary about the academic achievement gap between black and white students at the Chicago-area school, started at OPRF in 1987, which makes him one of the longest-tenured teachers in the building.

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  8. INSPIRED! live lit Coming to LockportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | Chicago Tribune

    ... the story they are sharing that evening. Margaret Burk co-produces and co-hosts two monthly storytelling events in Oak Park/River Forest: BACK ROOM STORIES at Hamburger Mary's, and Do Not Submit Oak Park at the Eastgate Cafe. After a career in ...

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  9. Police: Trailer stolen from Oak Park home recovered on shoulder of Interstate 290Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | Chicago Tribune

    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

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  10. Police: 1 dead, 5 wounded in shootings on West, South sidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Chicago Tribune

    ... reported he was shot in the 1600 block of North Monitor Avenue. The victim walked into West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park with a graze wound to the back of the head, police said. The spike in violent crime that has plagued Chicago since 2016 has ...

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  11. Open House Chicago's schedule is out. Here are 10 must-see buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Chicago Tribune

    ... Open House Chicago, now in its eighth year, offers free access to a wide array of buildings in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston. This year's version, which will be held Oct. 13 and 14, has more than 250 sites, with the Chicago neighborhoods of ...

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  12. 5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Daily Herald

    Shemekia Copeland performs her blues and Americana album "America's Child" as part of Oaktoberfest, a weekend celebration in downtown Oak Park at the intersection of Marion Street and North Boulevard. Free admission.

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  13. Oak Park District 97 sets attendance goals to target chronic absenteeismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Chicago Tribune

    Students at Irving Elementary School can take a positive message with them from a wall full of Post-it notes at the Oak Park school. Students at Irving Elementary School can take a positive message with them from a wall full of Post-it notes at the Oak Park school.

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  14. 'America to Me': Meet OPRF Teacher Anthony ClarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | Hollywood Reporter

    The special education teacher, who was born and raised in Oak Park and graduated from OPRF, has been an outspoken advocate for change at the school. The special education teacher made his first appearance in last week's second episode of America to Me - Steve James' documentary about the academic achievement gap between black and white students at Oak Park and River Forest High School in suburban Chicago - mounting a passionate defense of the school's reading program at a board meeting.

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  15. Drew Novatney is the hero again as Hinsdale Central nips OPRFRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Chicago Tribune

    Hinsdale Central running back Matt Bobak finds some room to run Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, against Oak Park-River Forest in Hinsdale.

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  16. OPRF, Hinsdale Central game sets table for 'America to Me'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Chicago Tribune

    Oak Park and River Forest High School's football team, led by coach John Hoerster, will be featured on the Sept. 9 episode of "America to Me."

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  17. State officials say pot can replace opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | The Legal Record

    ... state in the nation to enact such a measure. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) and state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) sponsored the legislation, which creates a pilot program allowing individuals over the age of 21 with any condition for which ...

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  18. Sotheby's to offer extraordinary Chinese art from the fabled collection of Stephen Junkunc, IIIRead the original story

    Friday Sep 7 | Art Daily

    ... largely securely stored in the museum-like environs of a subterranean bomb shelter in the grounds of his home in Oak Park, Illinois. In a 1952 profile in the Chicago Tribune, the bunker is described as storing a 'priceless hoard', with 'shelves ...

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  19. Who needs New York? Why Chicago should be your next US city break...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Independent.ie

    ... oyster pies, anyone? Hop on the CTA Green Line "L" for a trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park ( flwright.org/tours ). Sign up for the combination tour that also includes an audio-guided walk around the block to seven more ...

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  20. America to Me Tackles Race in New WaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | The Atlantic

    ... the Gap, is a masterpiece on its own terms. What makes America to Me so distinctive is that the school it features, Oak Park and River Forest High School, should be a success story. It's in the liberal village of Oak Park, where (as James's ...

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