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  1. Harlem and Madison among 'most dangerous' intersections, transit advocates sayRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | OakLeaves

    A transportation advocacy group has listed the junction of Harlem and Madison as one of the metro area's most dangerous intersections. The intersection made a list of 20 dangerous intersections compiled by the Active Transportation Alliance, a group that promotes cycling and alternative transit in the Chicago area.

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  2. The Big Questions: Author Wendy McClure on orphan trains, Laura...Read the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Author Wendy McClure 's writing is expansive - not only because her books cover vast geographic areas and topics, but also because she writes for both children and adults with depth and understanding. Her newest book, " Wanderville: On Track for Treasure ," is the second installment of her "orphan train" series, which follows a group of children in search of family and adventure.

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  3. Standard and Poor's gives Oak Park a bond-rating liftRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | OakLeaves

    A recent scoring by Standard and Poor's Rating Service puts Oak Park one notch higher in the bond market. The global ratings company recently upgraded Oak Park's outstanding general bond rating from "AA-" to a more stable "AA," citing the village's strong budgeting and managerial habits, as well as its favorable liquidity.

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  4. Oak Park marketer makes food look goodRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | OakLeaves

    With her background in sensory science and product design and development, Nancy Rodriguez had to learn to be a business owner when she started Food Marketing Support Services Inc. The company has grown to 20 employees since it was established in 1984 and has used sensory science to develop hundreds of food and beverage products for food industry giants. FMSS, 902 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, is a product design and development consultant that handles outsourced design, creative and commercialization for large brands, supermarkets and food service companies, Rodriguez said.

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  5. Medical marijuana dispensary aims for northwest side of Oak ParkRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Both fields are fraught with regulation, which Zerman, who has spent the last 16 years in the ATM services industry, is no stranger to. Zerman believes that he if can make it in the tightly-regulated world of ATMs, then he should have what it takes to run a medical marijuana dispensary, and Oak Park could be his proving ground.

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  6. Fallin' for Our Stars benefit raises funds for WSSRARead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | OakLeaves

    More than 120 guests headed to the Cheney Mansion to enjoy the starlit evening and food from TwoMaytzo Event Catering of Oak Park's Cucina Paradiso. Chicago Dueling Piano provided musical entertainment.

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  7. Oak Park runners take on the 2014 Chicago MarathonRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Do you have the scariest house on the block? Or the cutest kid in costume? Share your Halloween photos with us! Click here to submit them.

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  8. Graffiti painted across outside wall of Ridgeland Common in Oak ParkRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Graffiti vandals hit Ridgeland Common early Saturday morning, covering a large part of the newly-renovated ice rink and pool's east wall. The graffiti, which contained some profanity along with clouds, rain and lightning bolts, spanned the area behind the pool's upper deck.

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  9. District 97 could take over Oak Park-owned Volvo building on MadisonRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | OakLeaves

    The former Volvo building on Madison Street in Oak Park has been owned by the village since the dealership moved to Harlem and the Eisenhower Expressway. School District 97 could take over the building as its new headquarters.

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  10. Village, developers formally break ground at Lake and Forest in Oak ParkRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Work on the long-anticipated Lake and Forest project officially kicked off Thursday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site. Village officials and members of the project's development team convened at the corner lot around 10 a.m. Oct. 9 to mark the beginning of an 18-month construction period for the project, which seeks to bring 270 rental units, 25,000 square feet of retail and a 588-space parking garage to the downtown site.

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  11. Locals' relationship on 'Chicago Fire' is good for TVRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | OakLeaves

    More TV shows should feature relationships like the one between Oak Park native Amy Morton and Skokie native Christian Stolte on "Chicago Fire," the Sun-Times' Lori Rackl writes. The pair have known each other since they both worked on Steppenwolf's production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 2000.

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  12. Oak Parker helps kids dream up gang-proof suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Garage boat: Artist and professor Jim Duignan working in his Oak Park garage on "Lifeboat," an assemblage of materials he salvaged from city neighborhoods that long stirred tension in him. Out of asking youth in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood about their greatest concerns, the Gang-Proof Suit was born.

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  13. Things to do around Oak Park this weekend, Oct. 10-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | OakLeaves

    With fall now in full swing, occupy your weekend with festivals, films and perhaps some dancing. For a full list of things to do in the area, visit Pioneer Local's events calendar .

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  14. Police charge three with attempted credit card fraud in River ForestRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | OakLeaves

    River Forest police tracked down and arrested an Oak Park woman and her two accomplices after the trio allegedly attempted to use fraudulent credit cards at a grocery store in River Forest. Bria Williams of Oak Park and Chicagoans Marquita Vann and Alexis Parker were arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit credit cards on Oct. 2 after police found them to be in possession of what appeared to be fraudulent cards.

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  15. Oak Park police make digital push to reach out to residentsRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | OakLeaves

    As the Oak Park Police Department makes a concerted effort to increase online communication with residents, officers said they have identified points of contact to receive and forward emails for almost every block in the village. The department has been using email for years, said Officer Anthony Coleman, resident beat officer for Zone 1. But in the past year or so, officers have worked to compile distribution lists to disseminate information, said Community Policing Sgt.

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  16. Oak Park could kill Madison TIF after District 97 demandsRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Though Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb said he may request the Village Board dissolve the 19-year-old Madison Street TIF, it's not likely to occur the meeting on Oct. 6. The possible request is in response to a Sept. 23 resolution from Oak Park Elementary District 97, demanding the village turn over nearly $2 million in past-due tax increment financing funds by Oct. 7. Without a discussion on Oct. 6, it also was unlikely the funds would be transferred by Oct. 7. "I don't like how they issued a unilateral resolution," he said.

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  17. Paul Sassone: Buckle down and fix school bus problems in Oak ParkRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | OakLeaves

    But getting the right bus at the right time is not as easy as it sounds. Just ask officials at Oak Park-River Forest High School and Oak Park Elementary School District 97. District 97 officials apologized to parents for poor-quality bus service during the first two weeks of school.

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  18. Oak Park-River Forest's Lloyd Yates rates, but 'D' guides Glenbard WestRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2014 | OakLeaves

    "He's fast, he's a dual threat," Glenbard West's Nico Gagliano said of the Oak Park-River Forest quarterback. "He's really good at running the ball.

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  19. Man charged with armed robbery of Oak Park gas stationRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Fingerprint evidence has led Oak Park police to arrest a Chicago man this week for the August robbery of an Oak Park gas station. Oak Park police took Marquelle Williams, 31, into custody on Sept.

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  20. Oak Park's SoHo townhomes are in home stretch, developer saysRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | OakLeaves

    Work on the once-derailed SoHo condo and townhome project in Oak Park is nearly complete, according to the project's new developer. The seven remaining townhomes left to be built as part of the project are expected to be ready "for a spring market," said Art Gurevich, one of two partners now in charge of completing the mixed-use development.

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