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Eisenhower traffic delays following accident - Sun-Times
Traffic was backed up early Wednesday on the Eisenhower Expressway following a crash at Austin Avenue with two or three cars and one semi-truck. The Chicago Fire Department, Cook County sheriff, Illinois State Police and two ambulances responded to the ...
Fenwick’s Liam Kelleher scores goal to quiet Downers North comeback attempt - Sun-Times
BERWYN — Liam Kelleher made sure Downers Grove North didn’t have long to celebrate its tying goal in the Class 3A regional opener. The Fenwick senior forward scored the go-ahead goal two minutes later as the 10th-seeded Friars won 3-2 Tuesday night in ...
Oak Park’s Kinderhook Tap feeds Foo Fighters - Sun-Times
Oak Park Avenue’s Kinderhook Tap fed the Foo Fighters last winter, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The restaurant got a shout-out in the credits of the Foo Fighters’ new HBO series, “Sonic Highways.” But apparently, the credits ...
Stale Popcorn Podcast: ‘Walking Dead’ novelist Jay Bonansinga chews the zombie fat - Sun-Times
In honor of the new season of “The Walking Dead,” Film Critic Bruce Ingram and Features Managing Editor Jennifer Thomas asked Evanston resident Jay Bonansinga, author of a best-selling series of novels based on the show, to share his views on all ...
Movie Review: Michael Keaton flies high in ‘Birdman’ - Sun-Times
It’s a very rare thing when you run into a genuine tour de force, but there’s no other way to describe “Birdman” — a brilliantly executed, darkly comic, cinematic dazzler. Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu is best known for far ...
Last-minute Halloween costumes from your closet - Sun-Times
Elsa from “Frozen” is the hands-on favorite to win most-popular costume. To create this look, find a light blue dress or old prom dress in your closet or at a resale store. Then pick up a long blonde wig and some princess accessories at Scary Perry’s ...
Craft brewery eyes Roosevelt Road location in Oak Park - Sun-Times
Two men are hoping to open a craft brewery on the Oak Park side of Roosevelt Road. The Village Board is scheduled to consider a proposal Oct. 20 for a zoning amendment that would allow Steven Loranz and Neal Armstrong to open a brewery at 6806 Roosevelt ...
Fundraiser to support programs for area youth at Mayslake Peabody Estate - Sun-Times
The Boy Scouts of America, Des Plaines Valley Council, is joining with sponsors and supporters in the community to host a wine tasting fundraiser to advance its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs. “STEM is part of an initiative ...
Touring the tombstones: Ghosts come out at Forest Home Cemetery - Sun-Times
Hanging out in a graveyard might seem like a morose use of one’s free time, but it wasn’t too long ago that burial grounds were seen as premiere social spots. During the Victorian period of the mid-1800s, people were especially inclined to spend their ...
Spooky, historic fun at Tale of the Tombstones this weekend - Sun-Times
Wilbur Crummer might have died in February 1920, but his spirit lives on in Forest Home Cemetery. As a Civil War soldier who was shot in the chest in the Battle of Vicksburg, Crummer was expected to die. “Just prop him up against the tree,” his surgeon ...
Pat Quinn’s mom, River Forest resident, ‘disgusted’ by Bruce Rauner’s ads - Sun-Times
Pat Quinn’s 97-year-old mother, Eileen Quinn, isn’t happy with the TV ads Bruce Rauner’s campaign has been running about her son. “Mama” Quinn, who lives in River Forest, told the Sun-Times she’s “disgusted” by Rauner’s campaign ads.
Village of Oak Park takes home TV and YouTube award - Sun-Times
Oak Park has won awards for achievements in many areas, from environmental initiatives to fiscal budgeting. Those keeping track can now add “show biz” that list. The village was recently judged best in the programming excellence category at the ...
Girl Scouts to tour town for food drive - Sun-Times
The Girl Scout Food Drive, the largest food drive in the Oak Park area, will take place Saturday, October 25. Residents are urged to place their donations in bags outside their doors by 9 a.m. for pick up before noon and mark them, “Food Pantry.”
OPRF grad works to boost funding for childhood cancers - Sun-Times
Given her passion for helping children battling cancer, it’s fitting that Hope is Marissa Kolsen’s middle name. Kolsen’s foundation, Hope For Children, strives to bring encouragement, love and cheer to children with cancer, and assists their families ...
Ventra mobile app in the works - Sun-Times
CTA, Metra and Pace recently announced a new Ventra mobile app that will be available to Chicago-area commuters starting in 2015. The app will apparently allow riders to pay with their phone using the same no-contact “tap” system the Ventra fare cards ...