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Pop! Con: Franklin Park library embraces pop culture event

Wizards read and kids in capes colored Sept. 16 at the Franklin Park Public Park Library's first Pop! Con, a celebration of all things pop culture. An estimated 125 people attended the Sept. 16 convention, according to library volunteer Eileen Madrzycki. Many came dressed as a favorite character. Je

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 17:44:00

Franklin Park and Northlake police reports

The following items were taken from the Franklin Park and Northlake police department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Franklin Park Theft A top dryer control panel and collection bin with $200 in change was reported stolen Sept. 10 from the laundry room

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 15:32:00

Chicago man charged with carjacking woman at gunpoint on Stevenson

A man who carjacked a woman's vehicle on the Stevenson Expressway after a hit-and-run crash involving a state trooper last month has been arrested and charged, according to Illinois State Police. Chicago resident Cassidy D. Pettis, 26, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking for the August 25

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 15:09:00

Man killed, 5 people wounded in Monday shootings on South, West sides

A man was killed and five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago's South and West sides. The fatal shooting happened at 11:34 p.m. in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. The 28-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2900 block of South Arch Street when shot

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 08:17:00

Prosecutor: Man caught driving victim's car charged with murder

A man charged with fatally shooting another man Saturday morning in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood was caught driving the victim's car later the same day, prosecutors said. Anthony Culpepper, 18, faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of 21-year-old Maurice

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 19:13:00

Elmwood Park library plans Gatsby Gala event

The Elmwood Park Public Library has planned an after-hours fundraiser, the Gatsby Gala, for 8 p.m. Sept. 30. The event takes place at the library, 1 W. Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park. According to a news release, the event will help fund a final round of renovations at the library. The release noted th

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:33:00

Obama Library CBA coalition to host meeting on Wednesday

Staff Writer Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Coalition will host the final in a series of meetings that were held in surrounding neighborhoods near the future Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Hyde Park Academy Hi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 02:10:38

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

Montini Catholic Congratulates 2018 Kazma Scholarship Recipients

Montini Catholic High School in Lombard recently congratulated four freshman scholarship award recipients. Each year, the Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship, in conjunction with the Catholic Education Foundation, presents the awards to eighth graders actively attending a Catholic parish in the Dioc

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:38:18

Among the elite: OPRF honors 12 students named National Merit semifinalists

Oak Park and River Forest High School recently honored 12 of its senior students who placed as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for the 2018 program. The students were honored by OPRF at its annual National Merit family breakfast held on Sept. 14. The honorees include Grace Ciacciarelli, G

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 20:25:23

EDITORIAL: Melrose Park cops misfire by raffling off dangerous weapon

Melrose Park police sent an appalling message over Labor Day weekend when they auctioned off an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle to raise money for their police union. They apparently did not care that Melrose Park, the very town they have sworn to serve and protect, bans possession of AR-15s - semia

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 22:42:00

EAG Fall Members Show Features Original Art by Local Artists

The Elmhurst Artists' Guild ("EAG") will host the annual Fall Members Show, featuring a variety of its members' original artwork, in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from Sept 24, 2017 through Nov 4, 2017. The public is invited to the free opening

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 00:51:05

Man charged with fatally shooting man in head in Jeffrey Manor

A man has been charged with fatally shooting another man multiple times in the head during an argument Saturday evening in the Far South Side Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Delton Bates, 42, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting in a driveway in the 9700 block of South Merrion, accordin

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 03:11:00

District 64 approves superintendent's request for $75K to boost administrator salaries

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Superintendent Laurie Heinz said during Monday night's special board meeting that the district's administrators "without a doubt" deserve raises. The district's board of education ultimately voted unanimously to allocate a total of $75,000 to be distributed among

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

Chris Ware loves Book Table

Do you like books? I mean real books that have pages that you can turn? Do you love the graphic novel art of Chris Ware? If your answer is no to either of these questions, well, maybe you need to reassess. But if your answer is yes, as it should be, then today is your lucky day because the Book Tabl

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-18 18:42:00

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day: The Mayan Milpa

Corn tortilla stuffed with beans. Thank you, Milpa. Photo: David Hammond As an Italian-American, I'm a little sorry to see Oak Park remove a day of recognition for an Italian explorer who changed the world but who, alas, is also difficult to defend, either for his own actions or the actions of those

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-18 18:04:00

Bensenville Welcomes Back New Police Officer Libu Mathew

On Tuesday, September 12 The Village of Bensenville welcomed a new police officer back to the community. Libu Mathew has rejoined the Department as an officer on the midnight shift. Mathew first joined the Bensenville Police Department in January 2014 as an intern and later a police assistant. He d

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 14:29:23

Art Exhibit - Continuing the Tradition 5

Members of the Des Plaines Art Guild and Park Ridge Art League have works of art in various mediums in an exhibit entitled "Continuing the Tradition 5" now on display at the Iannelli Studios, 255 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge. The show will run through October 29th. You will find artwork in mi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:35:42

Search for home invasion suspect in Naperville prompts lockdown

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A search for a home invasion suspect prompted a brief lockdown at a west suburban high school Monday morning. Police were searching for a home invasion and domestic violence suspect in the area of White Thorn Court, south of 87th Street and east of Route 59 in Naperville, acco

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2017-09-18 21:31:00

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