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  1. 'Give me what you got': Masked man with gun steals phone...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Chicago Tribune

    Police in Oak Park are searching for a man who robbed a driver of her cellphone at gunpoint the afternoon of Nov. 9. Police in Oak Park are searching for a man who robbed a driver of her cellphone at gunpoint the afternoon of Nov. 9. Oak Park police are searching for a gunman who robbed a woman on Friday afternoon. According to a police summary, the woman, a Chicago resident, was sitting in her car in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue when the gunman approached at about 2:45 p.m. The man, who stood about 5-foot-8, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and a black face mask, police said.

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  2. OPRF student, 13, charged after allegedly distributing swastika image, Oak Park police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Chicago Tribune

    Police announced that a 13-year-old Oak Park and River Forest High School student has been charged with electronically distributing an image of a swastika during a school assembly last week. Police announced that a 13-year-old Oak Park and River Forest High School student has been charged with electronically distributing an image of a swastika during a school assembly last week.

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  3. 'Let's grieve together': OPRF students march with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Chicago Tribune

    Students and community members walk east along Lake Street during a Unite Against Hate March on Sunday in Oak Park. Students and community members walk east along Lake Street during a Unite Against Hate March on Sunday in Oak Park.

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  4. Warrant issued for man accused of threatening children at River Forest synagogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | Chicago Tribune

    Police officials said a warrant has been issued for a 41-year-old man accused of making threats against patrons of a River Forest synagogue after he no-showed a recent court date. According to Cook County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari, a warrant was issued Nov. 2 for Charles R. Duax, 41, most recently of the 300 block of South Maple Avenue, Oak Park, after he failed to appear that day in court.

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  5. 'We are all in fear': Oak Park and River Forest students...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Chicago Tribune

    Students line up to speak at the "Community Conversation Around Hate Crimes: Coming Together for Change" event at Oak Park River Forest High School on Nov. 7. Students line up to speak at the "Community Conversation Around Hate Crimes: Coming Together for Change" event at Oak Park River Forest High School on Nov. 7. Grace Gunn refuses to say that she is tired, but she is frustrated. As a member of an Oak Park and River Forest High School student organization, the Black Leaders Union, the OPRF senior said she wants more plans and action to be taken, so that she and her fellow students of color can feel safe again.

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  6. 'This is where the work really begins': OPRF-based Starz...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | Chicago Tribune

    Takaiya Moore reads a statement during the "Rally Calling for Racial Equity in Schools" at Oak Park and River Forest High School on Nov. 4. Takaiya Moore reads a statement during the "Rally Calling for Racial Equity in Schools" at Oak Park and River Forest High School on Nov. 4. At a sold-out forum and town hall discussion at Oak Park and River Forest High School, students were front and center in more ways than one. New York Times national correspondent John Eligon moderated the Nov. 4 discussion, which focused on issues of racial equity raised in Steve James' 10-part documentary series, "America to Me," which aired on the Starz network.

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  7. 1 dead, 2 taken to hospitals after West Side shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | Chicago Tribune

    One person has died and two others were taken to a hospital in critical condition following a shooting in the South Austin neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. The mortally wounded victim was taken to West Suburban Hospital Medical Center in Oak Park while the others were taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Hernandez said.

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  8. Racist graffiti targets popular teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Chicago Tribune

    Police in Oak Park are investigating after racist graffiti directed at Oak Park and River Forest High School teacher Anthony Clark was discovered on campus Nov. 2. Police in Oak Park are investigating after racist graffiti directed at Oak Park and River Forest High School teacher Anthony Clark was discovered on campus Nov. 2. Oak Park police are investigating a report of racist graffiti found at Oak Park and River Forest High School, including a message that appeared to be directed at a popular teacher at the school. According to a letter sent from OPRF Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams and school board President Jackie Moore, the graffiti was found on school property Friday afternoon.

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  9. OPRF board hears from community on facilities plan that could cost more than $218 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Chicago Tribune

    More than 250 residents attended a special meeting on Oak Park and River Forest High School's master facilities plan, which could total more than $218 million if fully constructed. More than 250 residents attended a special meeting on Oak Park and River Forest High School's master facilities plan, which could total more than $218 million if fully constructed.

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  10. Oak Park police probe two robberies, one in which men attacked girl walking on Cuyler AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | Chicago Tribune

    Police in Oak Park are searching for several men involved in separate robberies that took place this weekend in the village. Police in Oak Park are searching for several men involved in separate robberies that took place this weekend in the village.

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  11. Jaden McGill, Oak Park too much for New Trier in first round of 8A playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | Chicago Tribune

    Oak Park-River Forest's Jaden McGill scores a touchdown on a quarterback keeper against New Trier in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Oak Park. Oak Park-River Forest's Jaden McGill scores a touchdown on a quarterback keeper against New Trier in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Oak Park.

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  12. 'We can create new traditions': OPRF board votes for caps and gowns at student graduationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | Chicago Tribune

    Scholarship Cup Recipients line up to receive their diplomas at Oak Park and River Forest High School's June 3, 2018 graduation ceremony. After more than a century of graduating in dresses and suits, students will begin wearing caps and gowns at graduation next summer.

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  13. 'Now is the time for this development': Oak Park board...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Chicago Tribune

    The Oak Park Village Board approved The Community Builders' proposal for a 37-unit, four-story affordable housing development at 801 S. Oak Park Ave. The Oak Park Village Board approved The Community Builders' proposal for a 37-unit, four-story affordable housing development at 801 S. Oak Park Ave. The Oak Park Village Board has given approval to a new four-story, 37-unit affordable housing development to be built in south Oak Park. Proposed by The Community Builders for a currently vacant lot at 801 S. Oak Park Ave., the building would include 35 apartment units, two live/work units on the first floor and 950 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

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  14. Byline Bank buying Community Bank of Oak Park River ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | Chicago Tribune

    Chicago-based Byline Bank is buying Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest. Byline Bank CEO Alberto Paracchini said he believes the merger will offer customers greater convenience.

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  15. Caps and gowns instead of suits and dresses? OPRF officials considering change on graduation attireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Chicago Tribune

    Graduates take part in the 2018 Oak Park and River Forest High School ceremony June 3. Under a new proposal, students would wear caps and gowns rather than traditional suits and dresses on graduation day. Graduates take part in the 2018 Oak Park and River Forest High School ceremony June 3. Under a new proposal, students would wear caps and gowns rather than traditional suits and dresses on graduation day.

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  16. 'Just start the conversation': Racial inequity remains a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    From left to right, Grant Lee, Miles Lee, Vanessa Creightney Stokes and Avi Lessing discuss Steve James' documentary "America to Me" at L!VE Cafe in Oak Park on Oct. 9. From left to right, Grant Lee, Miles Lee, Vanessa Creightney Stokes and Avi Lessing discuss Steve James' documentary "America to Me" at L!VE Cafe in Oak Park on Oct. 9. Competition and conflict continued at wrestling meets, spoken-word competitions, board meetings and Oak Park and River Forest High School classrooms in episode seven of Steve James' 10-part documentary "America to Me," which appears on the Starz network. In Oak Park's L!VE Caf, conversations about racial inequity and change continued with an Oct. 9 screening of the episode, along with panel discussion.

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  17. Pete Souza, President Obama's chief official photographer, headed to Dominican UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Pete Souza, President Obama's chief official photographer, is no longer spending his time at the White House, but he hopes his photos can still make an impact there. Pete Souza, President Obama's chief official photographer, is no longer spending his time at the White House, but he hopes his photos can still make an impact there.

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  18. Two men, one with a gun, swipe more than $1,500 in clothing at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Police in Oak Park are searching for two men who robbed Dream Town Shoes, 4 W. Madison St., at gunpoint on Oct. 2. Police in Oak Park are searching for two men who robbed Dream Town Shoes, 4 W. Madison St., at gunpoint on Oct. 2. Oak Park police are searching for two men, one armed with a gun, who robbed a Madison Street clothing store in the late morning on Tuesday. According to police, two men entered Dream Town Shoes, 4 W. Madison St., shortly after 11 a.m. One of the men displayed a semi-automatic firearm and demanded money, police said.

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  19. Story of Oak Park fending off 'white flight' is told in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Frank Lipo, president of the Oak Park River Forest Museum, is co-curator with Sarah Doherty of the new exhibit, "Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing." Frank Lipo, president of the Oak Park River Forest Museum, is co-curator with Sarah Doherty of the new exhibit, "Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing."

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  20. Oak Park's Magic Tree Bookstore to close Oct. 21: 'It was...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Kelly Herz, 17, was first in line and first to get her copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at Magic Tree Bookstore in Oak Park on July 20, 2007. The store, which first opened in 1984, will close on Oct. 21, 2018.

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