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Million-dollar question: What to do with money in Oak Park's affordable housing fund?

With more than $1 million sitting in its affordable housing fund, the village of Oak Park is weighing options on how to spend the money. Village staff presented several options during the Sept. 25 village board meeting, options which included the expansion of existing programs, creating a new down

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 20:16:30

Summer-like temps greet Fall Fest patrons in Oak Park

Though it felt more like mid-July, the Park District of Oak Park held its annual Fall Fest this past weekend at Rehm Park. Taking place Sept. 24, the event included a pumpkin patch, horse-drawn carriage rides, inflatables and the famous Rehm Park trains. "Everyone was having a great time and were

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 18:10:27

Police: Oak Park man charged with battery after allegedly threatening student

Police have charged an Oak Park man with battery after he allegedly threatened a student who was walking to school last week. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, police took Pianche Guidry-Watkins, 28, of the 1000 block of South Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park, into custody at his home and charged him wi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 16:25:00

Oak Park trustee, OPRF students collaborating on plan for community-owned cafe

An Oak Park village trustee has partnered with high school students in a small business class to flesh out his idea for a community-owned cafe. Trustee Deno Andrews, owner of Felony Franks restaurant, said he's often heard people in his northeast Oak Park neighborhood say the area could use a cafe o

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 15:55:46

Police: Man shows handgun in Oak Park carjacking

A Berwyn resident was robbed of his car at gunpoint early Friday morning in Oak Park, police said. According to a police summary of the incident, a Berwyn resident was in a 2000 Honda Civic in the 1000 block of North Hayes Avenue at 4:38 a.m. Sept. 22. A man approached and displayed a black semi-au

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 15:15:01

9 shot, 2 fatally, in Monday gun violence in Chicago

Two people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 6400 block of South Langley in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, where they found a male in an alley with multiple gunshot woun

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-26 05:07:00

Berwyn Man Killed In Elmhurst Crash Between Car, Motorcycle

ELMHURST, IL - A Berwyn man was killed in a traffic crash on Monday night in Elmhurst. Police responded at 9:10 p.m. Monday at North Avenue and Berteau Street for a motor vehicle vs. motorcycle collision, DuPage County said. The county said when officers arrived, the driver of the motorcycle was ob

PATCH - 2017-09-26 14:32:00

'Saturday Sibshops' Make a Lasting Impact on Local Families

A few months ago, as Erika Eckart of Oak Park was searching for a dentist for her autistic son, she was turned down by a dental practice. Afterwards, her 8-year-old daughter, Ella, shared her feelings of upset and sadness. "She just very calmly sat down and said, `Do you know what I am feeling? Fir

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-26 20:38:46

Mother of Kenneka Jenkins Calls for Protests to End Outside Hotel

The mother of Kenneka Jenkins, whose body was found in a freezer in a Rosemont hotel, says the frequent protests outside the hotel are over, indicating she felt taken advantage of by organizers. In a video posted to her Facebook page Sunday night, Tereasa Martin said, "You know what, this protest i

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-26 12:21:06

Man found shot in East Garfield Park

A man was found shot late Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 35-year-old was found at 11:44 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North Trumbull, according to Chicago Police. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Ho

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-26 04:43:00

Police: Man dead, another wounded in South Shore shooting

One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. The shooting happened at 12:45 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Chappel, police said. A 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were both shot in the head, police sai

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-26 18:24:00

Man robs third west suburban bank in about a month

Surveillance photo of a man suspected of robbing three west suburban banks in the last month. | FBI The most recent robbery happened at 3:13 p.m. at the U.S. Bank branch at 7312 W. Grant Ave. in Elmwood Park, according to the FBI. The robber is a 5-foot-8, 160-pound black man between 20 and 30, acco

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-26 17:34:00

Man charged with fatal stabbing in Forest Park released on bond

A Forest Park man facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man Wednesday in the village was released on bond. Nestor Soto, 38, was charged Friday in connection with the death of Ivens Soto, according to Forest Park police. Ivan Soto, 25, was found dead by

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-25 23:23:00

Kenneka Jenkins' Mom Accuses Protesters Of Profiting Off Daughter's Death

"I'm ending y'all's agendas that's not righteous toward my child." Activists are getting paid from protests surrounding the death of Kenneka Jenkins in a suburban Chicago hotel earlier this month, according to the teenager's mother. "I'm ending y'all's agendas that's not righteous toward my child,"

CHICAGO DEFENDER - 2017-09-26 16:24:25

Police Issue Alert After 3 Armed Robberies In Andersonville Last Thursday

Chicago police have issued a warning to the Andersonville area (020th district) after three armed robberies occurred last Thursday. In each of the incidents, the male suspects displayed a gun and demanded the victim's personal belongings as they walked on the sidewalk. According to police, the robbe

EDGEVILLEBUZZ.COM - 2017-09-26 17:18:55

2 men found fatally shot , woman wounded in suburban home

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. - Suburban police are investigating after two men were found shot and killed in a home over the weekend. A woman was also wounded and taken to the hospital. Police say they arrived to the home in the 1400 block of Glenview Dr in Glendale Heights around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. They

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-25 22:45:37

Joffrey Ballet adds three new dancers to company

The Joffrey Ballet is on a roll. Last week it was named the resident dance company of Lyric Opera of Chicago. On Saturday evening it opened in its first collaboration with the opera company: a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice," created by John Neumeier that will run through Oct. 15. Jus

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-26 13:58:00

All Ministers including me visited Jayalalithaa in hospital, Sellur Raju says

All the ministers met her," Raju said when asked if he had met Jayalalithaa during her 75 days of hospitalization. CHENNAI: In what could bring more embarrassment to the Edappadi K. Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu, cooperation minister Sellur K. Raju on September 26 said all Ministers, includin

INDIATRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-26 20:16:30

MoS Home Hansraj Ahir slams Varun Gandhi for comments on Rohingyas

Union Minister Hansraj Ahir criticized BJP MP Varun Gandhi for his views that Rohingya Muslims should be given asylum in India after security vetting, saying those who have national interest in mind should not make such statements. NEW DELHI: After BJP MP Varun Gandhi wrote an opinion piece contradi

INDIATRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-26 20:13:43

Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif appears before anti-corruption court, set to be indicted

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefly appeared before a National Accountability Bureau court in Islamabad. Islamabad: Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption court on Tuesday, kicking off trial proceedings that he says are biased and which threa

INDIATRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-26 20:11:45