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Friday, September 21, 2018
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at OAKTOBERFEST last weekend. The fact that this marquee event is now being followed by the autumnal equinox tomorrow (Sept. 22) can only mean one thing... It is officially fall! Everybody rejoice in the comfortable weather. Say...
Hotel workers in Chicago began their strike at 5:00 a.m. on Sept. 7 and have been seen outside many downtown hotels picketing every day since. With no end in sight for the strike, Oak Parker Dima Ali decided to...
The Fitzsimmons Awards for Excellence in Public Health have been awarded to five individuals and a non-profit organization this year. The award’s namesake, Dr. Williams Fitzsimmons, was Oak Park’s Health Department’s Medical Consultant for 16 years and was known...
A man was robbed on the 200 block of South Humphrey in Oak Park at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, according to police. The victim was walking down the street when three offenders approached him. One assailant, wearing...
Eight properties in Oak Park that utilize solar power will be featured as part of The Illinois Solar Tour.  The tour, hosted by the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), will showcase over 100 solar homes and businesses across the...
Following five years of service as Executive Director of the OPRF Chamber of Commerce, Cathy Yen has announced her resignation. Cathy has accepted a position as the Director of Operations with Beat the Streets, a Chicago-based not for profit focused...
You can't get far right now without seeing someone rocking a cozy scarf (despite the summer-like weather) or holding a pumpkin spiced latte in their hand. Those of us who are crazy about Fall might be a little too...
Oak Park’s School District 97 has recently been awarded two new titles. Julian Middle School was named a Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School for their achievements with inclusion. The district’s PreKindergarten Program has also been recognized with...
The hunt is on for a new police chief in Oak Park. The new chief will be the 13th person to hold the position since the village was incorporated in 1902. The Village of Oak Park began the search...

OAKTOBERFEST 2018

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 14 from 4-10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 15 from Noon-10 p.m. WHAT:  It’s a festival to celebrate the changing of seasons with live music including headliners Charley Crockett and Shemekia Copeland, seasonal craft beer, wine, ethnic as well...