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Brookfield Fine Arts Fest coming to Kiwanis Park

As temperatures cool down and locals try to savor the last of the season's nice days and outdoor events, Brookfield's annual Fine Arts Festival is prepping to once again bring the community together to share in shopping, food and fellowship. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, the village a


Brookfield seeks developer for Congress Park parcel

With progress on a residential development for a village-owned parcel of land in the 4000 block of DuBois Boulevard stuck in neutral, the village of Brookfield is reaching out to the wider real estate development community. On Sept. 13, the village issued a public request for qualifications for deve


Riverside-Brookfield High School signals intent to issue bonds

The Riverside-BrookfieldHigh School District 208 Board of Education voted unanimously last week to approve a resolution stating their intent to issue $3 million in working cash bonds this fall. But 2,053 registered voters can force a vote on the issue in the March 2018 primary election by signing a


Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Police Reject Calls for FBI Probe into Chicago Hotel Freezer Death

The police force investigating the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer, says it will call in the FBI, defying calls from activists and the dead woman's family for a federal probe. The body of Jenkins, who was 19, was found in the early hours of September

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 11:25:24

LT to present Improv Show

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board proudly presents the improve show, "So _______: You'll _______ IX: Fill in the _____." ADJECTIVE VERB NOUN Lyons Township High School faculty member Mike Kuehl is the director of this year's evening of improv comedy. This show features high-stakes, comp

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:13:27

Big Week: September 20-27

Start your engines Riverside waves goodbye to summer with its season-ending Car and Bike Show on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both sides of the tracks in Centennial and Guthrie parks in downtown Riverside. Check out more than 250 vehicles, from classic antiques to muscle cars, exotics a


Police: Person dies after jumping onto CTA Blue Line tracks at Western

A person died Tuesday night after jumping onto the CTA Blue Line tracks at the Western station on the Near West Side, according to Chicago Police. The male died on the third rail about 8:45 p.m. in the 400 block of South Western, police said. Area North detectives are investigating. Blue Line servic

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 01:23:00

District 91 budget in deficit

Forest Park schools will be operating at a deficit for fiscal year 2018. Edward Brophy, vice superintendent for operations, presented the projected budget, which began on July 1, 2017, to the District 91 school board at the September monthly board meeting on Thursday. The projected spending for the

FOREST PARK REVIEW - 2017-09-19 21:22:00

Residents raise concerns on how police handle shooting incident

Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 5, two men who were riding in a Ford Taurus shot at three other people as they were walking in the area of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. The suspects damaged a parked vehi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 06:54:45

Man falls on third rail at CTA Blue Line station, dies: Officials

A man jumped in front of a CTA train and died after hitting the electrified third rail at the Western Avenue station on the Blue Line's Forest Park branch Tuesday night, authorities said. Chicago fire personnel were dispatched around 8:45 p.m. to the Western Blue Line station for a man who was repor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 02:29:00

National & Peer Rankings put USF up front

University of St. Francis in Joliet Joliet - Several recently released college rankings have placed the University of St. Francis (USF) at the top of their lists or among major research institutions in the state. "It's wonderful to earn even one national award, and fantastic to be named by your p

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:16:00

Shout Out: Tania Richard, actor, playwright and podcast co-creator

Evanston resident Tania Richard is an actor, writer and co-creator of the podcast "Race Bait". She will be featured at the Chicago Podcast Festival in October with her co-host Paul Traynor of Wilmette. She grew up in Western Springs and has lived in Evanston for 12 years. Q: How did you get involved

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 14:18:35

New La Grange Business Offers Vintage Goods, Home Decor

LA GRANGE, IL - A new business featuring new and vintage goods, as well as home decor, has opened in La Grange. Whisper Me Home, owned by Western Springs residents Heidi and Scott Morrow, opened its doors last month at 48 S. La Grange Road, in La Grange. According to the business website, the coupl

PATCH - 2017-09-19 18:31:33

COD Hosts Rep. Patti Bellock, Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

College of DuPage Phi Theta Kappa chapter members Deyna Parvanova of Naperville (left) and Anthony Tran of Glendale Heights (right) meet with State Representative Patti Bellock (R-47, Hinsdale) prior to a Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting held Sept. 14 at the College's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawe

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:56:43

Sheriff's Office Searching for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman

Cook County sheriff's office Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is seeking the public's help in finding a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday in unincorporated Country Club Hills. About 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, a 44-year-old woman was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle by a man near 108

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-19 12:32:43

Staying active, engaged and in touch with joy

When Harriet Hausman and Barbara Ballinger receive their Ulyssean Awards this Friday night at Brookdale Plaza (formerly Holley Court Terrace), they will join a lengthening roster of distinguished "olders" who have been honored for significant contributions to our villages. Think of it as a "lifetime

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-20 00:07:00

Let's look on the bright side at guns

Open carry - really open - and colorful! Like many Chicagoans, when I wake up on Monday mornings, I dread getting "the count" on the morning news: the number of people shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend. It's not just the people who are killed that have their lives shattered. People shot in

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-20 00:43:00

Live from Luo's: Episode 3

"Live from Luo's" is a video podcast hosted by Brett McNeil and Bob Uphues. Our guest for Episode 3 is Oak Parker Steve Loranz, who walked away from his longtime job as a software engineer to become the full-time head brewer at Kinslahger Brewing on Roosevelt Road in Oak Park.

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-19 21:28:00

Altiro rises out of the ashes of Erik's Deli

The site of a former Oak Park restaurant favorite, Erik's Deli, has been transformed to the full-service Latin fusion restaurant Altiro, leaving the future of Erik's uncertain. The restaurant opened earlier this month through a partnership with Erik's owner Ajay Bhatia and executive chef Roberto Avi

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-19 20:36:00

Old Town School returns to its OP roots

For the last 60 years, the Old Town School of Folk Music has become as much a Chicago institution as Wrigley Field and Second City. But it is a little-known fact that the school, which has taught thousands of students the fine art of guitar, banjo, mandolin and a myriad of other instruments, found i

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-19 20:24:00