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Around Media Group, LLC.

Around Oak Park (AOP) is the flagship website of Around Media Group, LLC., a hyperlocal news services company. We operate in communities that value a vibrant local culture and provide content that is threefold: news, events, & feature stories. This AOP publication covers the suburbs of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park just west of Chicago.

Patrick Howard


Pat is the Editor for Around Media Group. He holds a degree in Journalism from Saint Mary's University of MN. Ever since he could remember, Pat has enjoyed making genuine connections with people. Maybe that's why his Myers-Briggs personality test returned the result of ENFP.

Kelly Darin

Staff Writer

Kelly lives in Oak Park with her husband and their two cats, who think they run the place. She is a transplant from Michigan and is thrilled to be living in the Chicago area, especially OP. You'll often find her at the farmers' market on Saturday morning with way too much produce for two people in her bag. Outside of work, her passions include writing, baking, anything crafty, and spending time with good people.

Danielle Miller

Staff Writer

Danielle is a Staff Writer for AMG. She holds a degree in Media Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys exploring national parks, vegetarian cooking and any/all physical activity that is done outdoors. A fan of hygge, Danielle can often be found cradling cups of coffee and prematurely lighting fall-scented candles.

Kate Davis

Advertising Coordinator

Kate is an Advertising Coordinator for Around Media Group. She has lived in the Midwest for two decades and now calls Oak Park home. When not admiring the beautiful architecture of the area, Kate plays in a 1960's roots rock group called The Marcatos. She loves her seafoam green Gretsch and would never part with it.

Kelli Williams


Kelli is a Contributor for Around Media Group. She holds degrees in Advertising and Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She works as a Director of Research and Strategy in the retail industry and fantasizes about being a professional organizer. When not working, writing or organizing she can usually be found with her husband and daughter, exploring OP/RF/FP.

Devin Pickell


Devin is a Contributor for Around Media Group. He holds a degree in Mass Communications from Northeastern Illinois University. You can slap Chicago's four stars on anything and he'll probably love it.

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