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  1. Study: Cook County assessments shift wealth from poor to richRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Herald

    Fundamental changes in the Cook County assessor's office are needed to end the transfer of wealth from poorer to richer homeowners and reduce an "unusually high number of appeals," according to an independent study released Thursday. Chicago-based Civic Consulting Alliance , a nonpartisan group, produced the report after a four-month study requested by Assessor Joseph Berrios and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

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  2. Berrios defends frequency of assessment appeals in Cook CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Daily Herald

    Andrea Raila is in the Democratic primary for Cook County assessor with incumbent Joseph Berrios and another challenger, Fritz Kaegi. However, her candidacy is being challenged.

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  3. New location brings new vibe for sixth annual Dunn Dunn FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | Daily Herald

    Music promoter, bar owner and guitar-player Donnie Biggins is bringing Dunn Dunn Fest, his three-day celebration of roots rock, blues and Americana, back for its sixth year. But this time there's a twist.

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  4. Glenbard West falls to Oak ParkRead the original story

    Friday Feb 2 | Daily Herald

    The last time Glenbard West matched up against West Suburban Silver-leading Oak Park-River Forest, the Hilltoppers poured in 55 points in a loss. Friday night in Glen Ellyn, the result was the same but the Hilltoppers accumulated just 42 points and struggled to score all night outside of an 11-point outburst in the first four minutes.

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  5. Chicago a cappella to offer 'Love Stories' at four February concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 30 | Daily Herald

    "True love stories never have endings," said American writer Richard Bach. Real love stays with you forever, as the place where it lives is your heart.

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  6. Images:The Week in Pictures is sweet musicRead the original story

    Friday Jan 26 | Daily Herald

    Kids get a gander at a pig named Pippa as animal trainer Mary Ann Gawlik and her daughter Meredith of Animal Quest in Antioch, talked to kids during Career Day at Rockland School in Libertyville Friday. Brody Roybal, 19, of North Lake, right, rests on his sled after practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows.

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  7. Fitness studio celebrates sixth anniversary at flagship locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Members of the Hit It! Fitness team are, from left, Kevin Barker, DJ, head trainer, co-creator and fitness instructor; Patti Rinaldi, operations manager, fitness instructor and brand ambassador; Jeanine George, fitness instructor-Oak Park; Kate Butterfly, fitness instructor-Oak Park; Kandace Kaiser Regan, fitness instructor-Oak Park; and Constance Contursi Barker, president and owner. Hit It! Fitness, a fitness studio with two suburban Chicago locations, is celebrating its sixth anniversary at its flagship studio in Roselle with a "Masquerade Ball."

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  8. Oak Park rises up, claims top Whitlatch honorsRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Oak Park-River Forest led from start to finish to win the team title at the 52nd annual Rex Whitlatch Invitational at Hinsdale Central for a second consecutive season Saturday. The Huskies blew away the competition with three individual champions and 11 top eight-medalists to outscore runner-up DeKalb , with third-place Providence Catholic far behind at 145.5. Sandburg , Minooka and Stevenson were the next three in this 24-team field, which saw a young OPRF team validate its 3A state ranking.

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  9. 'Wicked' ready to cast another spell in Chicago returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | Daily Herald

    The good witch Glinda arrives to inform the citizens of Oz about the death of Elphaba in "Wicked." The national tour of the 2003 Broadway blockbuster returns to Chicago Wednesday, Dec. 6. Robin De Jesús stars as the munchkin Boq in "Wicked."

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  10. Oak Park holds off Neuqua ValleyRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Both the Neuqua Valley and Oak Park-River Forest girls basketball teams put on shows of offense Monday night during the fourth day of the Brenda Whitesell Invitational at Hinsdale South. The Huskies, though, went home 77-66 winners thanks to their 28-of-37 showing from the free-throw line, including a 19-of-20 mark during the second and third quarters.

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  11. Pedal Power campaign provides bikes to kids in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Daily Herald

    When you're a kid with a bicycle, you can answer the call of the open trail and revel in the freedom and independence only a bike owner knows.

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  12. Families flock to festival on soon-to-open Route 390 extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Lots of folks at the Trick, Trot & Roll festival in Bensenville and Wood Dale were chuckling at how they could finally ignore their mother's command to "Never play in the street!" That's because the Saturday event was literally held on the new Illinois Route 390. "It gives people the chance to bike, skate, run, walk, ride on the tollway before it's open for business officially on Nov. 1," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov about the family festival.

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  13. Editorial: Mayor Craig Johnson's proposed cigarette sales ban merits studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Some of us have been around long enough to remember when suburbs like Evanston, Oak Park and Wheaton were dry. Did it stop people from drinking? Well, to be sure, it did not stop everyone, no more than Prohibition did.

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  14. Downers Grove North tops York for fifth winRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2017 | Daily Herald

    That was the motto for Downers Grove North heading into Friday's football regular-season finale with York with a 4-4 record and no plans to miss out like last year's 4-5 team. The Trojans did indeed take care of business with a 24-6 defeat of the visiting Dukes and with the way the defense played, the team now has visions much grander than just making the playoffs.

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  15. Oak Park teacher who responded to blackface incident to be reinstatedRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Anthony Clark, a teacher at Oak Park River Forest High School, will be reinstated on Thursday after being suspended with pay nearly a week ago over his response to an incident involving a white student posing in blackface. The problems started on Oct. 8, when a 17-year-old student posted a photo of himself on social media in blackface with a caption that read "Vote me for BLU president," referring to the school's Black Leaders Union.

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  16. Chicago-area Ernest Hemingway museum to close SundayRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Organizers of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park say the nonprofit historical museum in the Chicago suburb will close Sunday. Foundation Chairman John W. Berry tells the Chicago Tribune that the group needed to "pursue a new vision" to keep the writer's legacy alive.

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  17. Oak Park dispatches YorkRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | Daily Herald

    With an offense that has struggled to put points on the board this fall, York needed a low-scoring affair Friday on its Senior Night. Rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns in a little over a half of action, Roundy led the Huskies to a 30-7 West Suburban Silver victory over the Dukes.

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  18. Images: Don't blow your chance at seeing The Week in PicturesRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Patrons from all over the Chicagoland area flock to the artist booths at the Art in the Barn festival on Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital grounds on Sunday. A Batavia High School cheerleader uses a megaphone to rouse the student section at a recent football game.

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  19. Body of Illinois swimmer found in West Virginia riverRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2017 | Daily Herald

    The National Park Service has found the body of an Illinois man who disappeared while swimming in a rapids area with friends in West Virginia. The park service says 28-year-old Abdulrahman Binomran of Oak Park, Illinois, was swimming with three friends in the New River Gorge National River when they decided to swim through the rapids.

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  20. National park in West Virginia searching for missing swimmerRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Daily Herald

    The National Park Service is searching for an Illinois man who disappeared while swimming in a rapids area with friends in West Virginia. New River Gorge National River said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Abdulrahman Binomran of Oak Park, Illinois, was swimming with three friends in the pool above Fayette Station rapids when they decided to swim through the rapids.

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