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Family Friendly: Pumpkins will fly at Oak Park’s Great Pumpkin Smash - Sun-Times
Kids will have a thrill on Barrie Sled Hill, 1011 S. Lombard Ave., Oak Park, during the Great Pumpkin Smash, 6-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. “People bring their old jack-o’-lanterns, then we climb to the top of Barrie Sled Hill and we launch them over the ...
Park District of Oak Park taking over District 97 field maintenance - Sun-Times
The Park District of Oak Park will take over maintenance of sports fields at several schools in Oak Park Elementary District 97 under a new agreement between the two bodies. According to the deal, the Park District will maintain the fields at Gwendolyn ...
Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal drives crazily cutthroat ‘Nightcrawler’ - Sun-Times
Part twisted Horatio Alger success story, part pitch-black media satire, “Nightcrawler” is guaranteed to keep fans of perverse entertainment fascinated from beginning to end — even as it gives them the creeps. An uncomfortably exciting directorial ...
Carly Uhlir finds plenty of family support with Trinity volleyball - Sun-Times
RIVER FOREST — After Trinity sophomore Carly Uhlir finished off a 25-15, 25-21 GCAC home win over St. Joe’s with a thunderous kill, she had no trouble finding a supportive family member. For the Uhlirs of LaGrange Park, Trinity volleyball has always ...
Michael Beaudin makes big difference on Fenwick’s defense - Sun-Times
Fenwick’s boys soccer team had tangible proof that it’s better off when senior defender Michael Beaudin is on the field. Beaudin exited the Friars’ 3-2 victory over Downers Grove North in the Class 3A Morton Regional semifinal Oct. 21 with 23:01 ...
OPALGA celebrates 25 years with scholarships and community pride - Sun-Times
The Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association celebrated its silver anniversary in style with an Oct. 25 fundraising gala at the Nineteenth Century Club. About 180 guests enjoyed the evening’s buffet dinner and dancing, and raised a champagne toast to ...
Careful Peach hosts Jewel Heist Speakeasy benefit for Historical Society of OPRF - Sun-Times
CarefulPeach Boutique transformed into a speakeasy on Oct. 9 for a “Jewel Heist” benefit for the Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest. The gin joint cocktails flowed as flappers and gangsters enjoyed appetizers and shopping at the downtown boutique.
Solti Foundation U.S. honors conductors at benefit - Sun-Times
GEORG SOLTI FOUNDATION U.S. ANNUAL BENEFIT Benefiting: Solti Foundation Honorees attending: Vladimir Kulenovic, Lake Forest Symphony; Cristian Macelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra; and Keitaro Harada, Richmond Symphony Orchestra Date: Oct. 13 Location: The ...
David Broza concert marks 150 years for Oak Park temple - Sun-Times
Cantor Julie Yugend-Green knew that Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion needed to launch its 150th anniversary celebration in a big way. She also knew the perfect person to do that — Israeli recording artist David Broza. “We’re a very musical ...
Paul Sassone: Re-opened Trailside museum ready to make more memories - Sun-Times
We are surprised and saddened when something we believed would not disappear disappears. Kiddieland, for example. Equally we are surprised and delighted when something we feared would disappear doesn’t. Trailside Museum, for example. Is there any Oak ...
New Amazon facility in Illinois to bring 1,000 jobs to state - Sun-Times
Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs. The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017. Paul Misener, Amazon ...
Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Two charged after being found in stolen car - Sun-Times
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park and River Forest police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Two Chicagoans ...
Winifred Haun and Fused Muse explore environmental themes in ‘Breaking Ice’ - Sun-Times
On October 16, Winifred Haun & Dancers partnered with Fused Muse Ensemble for the purpose of “Breaking Ice;” an evening of cutting-edge music, dancing and video that took over Link’s Hall in Chicago before a rapt audience of 200. The evening ...
Felony Franks hopes to open in Oak Park next month - Sun-Times
Felony Franks, a former Chicago hot dog joint that offers jobs to ex-convicts, is putting the finishing touches on a new location in Oak Park. The restaurant, which touts a menu that includes the “Misdemeanor Wiener” and the “Pardon Polish,” is ...
Dominican University workshop aims for prevention of child sex abuse - Sun-Times
9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Dominican University Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division St. in River Forest. The workshop costs $35. Carina Santa Maria is accustomed to the reaction she gets when she tells people she’s a social worker who’s worked with ...