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OPRF student competing at BioGENius International Challenge awards - Sun-Times
It’s a first-ever for an OPRF student: Senior Grace Niewijk has become one of the 14 U.S. students competing for four international championship awards at the BioGENius International Challenge. Winners will be announced on June 24 at the BIO ...
West Suburban PADS appoints six new board members - Sun-Times
West Suburban PADS today announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors and the retirement of six members. The new Board members are: Marcia Ashton, retired, Habitat for Humanity; Henry Fulkerson, retired, Price Waterhouse Coopers ...
Rather Square: Switching to green energy - Sun-Times
Last week, we introduced Rather Square, a blog written by Laura Kesselring and John Christenson — an Oak Park husband and wife. This week, we've brought you a post from the blog about making a home more energy efficient, how to switch to green energy ...
Track and field: OPRF takes St. Ignatius Sectional - Sun-Times
For Oak Park-River Forest and Briyahna Desrosiers, Thursday was a day for coming back. The Huskies won their first sectional since 2009, beating runner-up Young 131-122 to win the Class 3A St. Ignatius meet at Concordia University. Depth and balance made ...
Crew filming Sears commercial in southeast Oak Park - Sun-Times
A camera crew of about 15 people assembled in the rain on the southeast side of Oak Park Friday morning to shoot a web-only commercial for Sears, members of the crew said. The footage, which will be used for a web promotion, was planned to capture the ...
Soccer: Oak Park-River Forest celebrates Senior Night with rout of Trinity - Sun-Times
Oak Park-River Forest celebrated Senior Night with an offensive barrage and steamrolled Trinity 8-2 in a nonconference game on Thursday in Oak Park. (10-7-2) took complete control of the game from the get-go and led 4-1 at halftime behind goals from Tess ...
Author Elizabeth Berg talks Oak Park, theater and forthcoming book on George Sand - Sun-Times
Best-selling author Elizabeth Berg (“Durable Goods,” “Tapestry of Fortunes”) is the Oak Leaves' guest editor for the May 8 issue, and she took the job seriously. Sure, she had her dog write a story, but she also assigned stories (marked as ...
Paul Sassone: Term limits a bunch of hot air - Sun-Times
What do term limits and blimps have in common? They’re both filled with hot air. Now that the election season is ramping up, I see that the issue of term limits for elected officials has been re-animated by at least one candidate. And that’s a pity.
Girls basketball: OPRF, Hinsdale Central limp into playoffs - Sun-Times
Injuries this season hit the starting units of both WSC Silver rivals OPRF and Hinsdale Central hard. Read more from George M. Wilcox on High School Cube News. When West Suburban Silver rivals Hinsdale Central and Oak Park-River Forest met Monday night in ...
Storify: Twitter reaction to Emery Lehman's Olympic race - Sun-Times
Oak Park native Emery Lehman, 17, placed 16th in the Olympic speedskating race on Friday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. @jgksf Congrats to emery Lehman from my home town #oakpark for making it to the Olympics. @willmorgan84 Watching kid from ...
Animal Care League, PetCo River Forest to host adoption event for Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month - Sun-Times
PetCo River Forest, 7265 Lake St. Animal Care League of Oak Park, in partnership with House Rabbit Society, announces Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month. This month-long celebration of our floppy-eared friends promotes adoption as the best way to obtain these ...
As temperatures drop, complaints about dirty CTA cars rise - Sun-Times
The CTA is attributing dirtier rail cars to an increase of homeless riders during this winter's frigid weather. Unions, however, are pointing to the agency's recent staffing cuts. According to the Chicago Tribune: With this winter's record-breaking cold ...
Paul Sassone: Medical marijuana puts Oak Park in a bind - Sun-Times
It doesn’t seem that the state can make up its mind. On Jan. 1, medical marijuana was legalized in Illinois. But the law prohibits the sale of medical marijuana in residential areas, or within 1,000 feet of a school, a child-care center or other facility ...
Oak Park middle schools host ‘day on’ for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - Sun-Times
Tia Ford, 9, a fourth-grader at Ascension Catholic School and Steven Cheek, 11, a sixth-grader at Howe School of Excellence in Chicago, tried to keep up with a line dance lesson taught by the Forest Park chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority at Percy ...
Record cold results in more reports of feces on CTA - Sun-Times
As record-breaking cold temperatures have hit Chicagoland this winter, there has also been an increase in reports of feces on CTA trains. According to the Chicago Tribune: Jen Sanders of Andersonville said she boarded the Red Line at the Argyle stop in ...