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Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Man charged with DUI after hitting light pole - 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. Jaime Alfaro ...
Neighbors want to keep liquor store from replacing soon-to-shutter Walgreens - Sun-Times
Though some north Oak Park and Galewood residents aren’t giving up on the possibility of persuading Walgreens to keep open its store at 1606 N. Mobile Ave., community organizers are gearing up for the next battle: Preventing a liquor store from moving in.
Metra train strikes vehicle in Elmhurst - Sun-Times
A Metra train struck a vehicle Monday evening in west suburban Elmhurst. Outbound train No. 45 on the Union Pacific West Line “clipped” a vehicle about 5:30 p.m. near West Street in Elmhurst, according to Tom Miller, a spokesman for Metra. It was not ...
Part two: OPRF's John Hoerster's move from Mount Carmel to Oak Park - Sun-Times
After three years coaching freshman and sophomores in football and track at Loyola, John Hoerster was thinking about his future. Armed with a degree in English but no teaching certificate, he was limited to working at private schools. Hoerster's father ...
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 ...
Two robbed at gunpoint of nearly $7K in cash, jewelry in Oak Park - Sun-Times
The robber ran west on Madison and then north to the parking lot at K-Stone Beauty Supply, 20 Madison St., police sad. The suspect was a black male with a light complexion and about 6-feet tall, according to reports. Police said they were uncertain of his age.
Oak Park vehicle sticker sales begin, online renewals get discount - Sun-Times
Village vehicle stickers will go on sale next week, as renewal notices are mailed Monday to the owners of the nearly 28,000 vehicles registered to Oak Park residents. Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a vehicle is required to purchase and display ...
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 ...
VIDEO: Oak Park, area firefighters responding to May 4 house fire - Sun-Times
A 3-alarm fire broke out early Sunday morning in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue in Oak Park. The fire completely destroyed a home at 814 Clinton Avenue, and damaged two neighboring houses. Above is a YouTube video of fire crews from around the area ...
Pioneer Press Girls Basketball First Team: Maya Garland, Fenwick - Sun-Times
The Alabama-Birmingham recruit took over as a team leader on and off the court when injuries forced Deja Cage to miss the entire season and Jade Owens to miss half the season. The 5-foot-9 Garland averaged 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and two ...
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 ...
Boys basketball: Dan Dwyer, Tom Planek continue to connect for Fenwick - Sun-Times
Fenwick seniors Dan Dwyer and Tom Planek have been teammates since feeder basketball in seventh grade. Read more from Ken Ryan on High School Cube News. Fenwick seniors Dan Dwyer and Tom Planek started playing basketball together in junior high and were ...
Animal Care League rescue spotlight: Sweet Maple - Sun-Times
Oak Leaves works with Animal Care League to choose a rescued animal to spotlight on our website. Sweet Maple has a lovely calm and gentle disposition. We are not sure about her exact age, but she is an adult and has been spayed. Maple thrives on being held.