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Scott Krause
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Great Cars and
Great People


Monty Python's Spamalot

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Sept 17 - Oct 18

"A Fresh Breath of Refreshing Crazy
and Endorsed by Queen Elizabeth

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Events and Lectures

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Expert Work and Designs


Madeleine V. (Maddy) Hickey, 29, daughter of Oak Park Festival Theatre's Artistic Director, Jack Hickey, died September 9, 2015 from a sudden, unexpected illness.

Spin and win, Hamlin steals first Chase race at Chicagoland
Kyle Busch won the 15th Annual Furious 7 300, his series record 74th victory in 305 NASCAR XFINITY Series Races.

Another first time winner at Chicagoland Speedway Nemechek won the 7th Annual American Ethanol e15 225, his first victory in 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

Oak Park's Latest Health Reports and Where you might want to eat.

"Scarey as HELL with Nightmares for Tonight. 
Bring a Friend and hold Hands. Do Not Come Alone.

Highly Recommended
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Local Area Events of Interest

Why Labor Day Matters, by Ralph Nader

The Transcendence Triptych
3 New Operas for Today featuring Oak Park Soprano Christine Steyer.

National Drive Electric Week Event in Naperville Local Car Club Hosts Special Event  0n the 20th.

Senator Don Harmon President Pro Tempore News:
New law allows Cook County drug field tests

Peter and the Starcatcher
Opens at Drury Lane
the Production Runs Through
October 18, 2015

"Fabulous Fun Played Extremely Well
with Full
British Approval"

Highly Recommended
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Here Today and Gone Tomorrow, almost.
Tasty Dog Bites the Dust all Alone, Sad.

Cirque du Soleil has returned to Chicago in a awe-inspiring production, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™
Highly Recommended
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“Pieces and Players”
by Blue Balliett
Book Review:
by Erica DuLac

We Gotta Bingo
At the Chicago Theater Works

"A wonderfully talented group of actors and actresses who
will keep you on your toes and smiling the entire time.."

Highly Recommended
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It Takes a Village to Ease Oak Park’s Parking Woes -- put in your 2 cents!

Glory! Bronzeville's Sharon Irving got talent
By Betti Patterson

The John Fox Era begins. Bears beat Dolphins 27-10

Department of Defense News Update: Secretary of Defense Carter Applauds New Ranger Graduates

“What We’ve Lost is Nothing”
by Rachel Louise Snyder,
formerly of Oak Park.  Book review by  Erica duLac

Department of Defense News Update: Secretary of Defense Carter Discusses Process to close GITMO

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injury Sustained During Race

Brooks and Julian middle schools have been authorized as International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools.

Hackmiller has resigned as the principal of Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School.

District 97 Board of Education and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have approved the terms of a new five-year contract.

"The Summer's End"
Former River Forest Native Pens another Book.
by Mary Alice Monroe


A 24 Year Old Man Kills his Mother's Boyfriend with a Shotgun, attempts to Murder his Mother and is Killed by Local Police Who Saved the Life of His Mother.

EMPIRE Films in the Cook County Thatcher Woods for Two Days with Good Weather and Lots of People.

Oak Park School District 97 Selects
Dr. Carol Kelley as New Superintendent

Xfinity Owens Corning AttiCat 300
Chicagoland Speedway
Erik Jones Wins in a Toyota and gets  $97,576.00

Ryan Reed Wins Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway

Past Republican Speaker of the House is Indicted by the United States with lying to the FBI and Bank Fraud.....and some more!

Lookingglass Theatre Company has added three weeks of performances to the
World Premiere of Moby Dick,
adapted and directed by ensemble member David Catlin from the book by
Herman Melville

"Adventure, Art, Drama. Acrobatics, Humor, Stellar work you'll want to see - nothing could be better."
Highly Recommended
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Police have arrested Mark Barnes, 43.
Oak Park Businesses Hacked
Montoya Wins at Indy
Fourth Closest in 500 History

Memorial Day Speeches from Oak Park and River Forest High School by Lily Blackman
to Washington D.C..

UPDATE Warrant Given Barnes Caught
Oak Park Police are investigating a reported home invasion at about 6:00 pm on Thursday evening in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue.  The police are asking for any information that could help solve the case.

The Fight for Autism Awareness Continues
By B.J. Patterson

Afternoon Tea with the Oak Park Women's Exchange Review and a Historical Video

Richard Kirkpatrick, General Manager  of the Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park Welcomes You to the Volvo Line.

Power Wins Angie's List
Grand Prix of Indianapolis

2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.  District 97 Celebrates in a Big Way

Supreme Court of Illinois Appoints  Attorney William Sullivan as Cook County Judge.

Lyric Opera name Julia Faulkner to Direct Vocal Studies

Our Review of the Auto Show

What to do when the Islamist fighters return home with their new skills learned overseas.

New research shows that terrestrial gamma-ray flashes arise from an unexpected diversity of thunderstorms storms and may be more common than previously thought.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hagel Mark End of Operation Enduring Freedom

Local Jobs Offered

An Oak Park Driver in the Middle of the Night
Almost Destroys Winberries Restaurant'
Almost Back to Normal Now and Man charged with Destruction of
Village Property.

News from the Illinois State Senate on Minimum Wage and Don Harmons work on Voter laws, Cyber Bullying, and Retirement accounts.

President Obama Nominates Carter to be Next Defense Secretary

Iraqi Forces Begin to take fight and Win Against ISIL

Divvy bike-sharing coming to Oak
Park and some comments.

Oak Park's Ice Bucket Challange and District 97 Heroes

Senator Harmon earns excellent rating from Citizen Action.

Senator Don Harmon named “Environmental Champion” by Illinois Environmental Council

Strategy Propels Kevin Harvick to Nationwide Win at Chicagoland

Oak Park Police Welcome Two New Commanders.

Ryan Hunter-Reay beats Helio Castroneves and becomes first AMERICAN to win the Indy 500 in 7 Years.

Shirley Cameron, 47-years old of the 200 block of North Keeler in Chicago, was arrested by River Forest Police Detectives.

Senators Lightford and Harmon announce funding for Maple Park upgrades

Breast Cancer in Young Women

Illinois State Senator Don Harmon hosted a community forum at the Oak Park Public Library on Monday night to engage with constituents about his Fair Tax proposal.

State Senator Don Harmon reacts to the governor’s budget proposal.

Illinois Poison Center rescue plan passes Senate committee with Support of Senator Don Harmon.

A Visit to Big Run Wolf Ranch, a great local adventure.

CUBS 2014 Regular Season TV Schedule

The Hidden Life of Wolves the
Next National Geographic Live at the Goodman
Jim and Jamie Dutcher
Filmmakers + Wildlife Activists
Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 7 p.m. review coming....

Harmon responds to President Obama’s call for increased infrastructure investment
Review of Spirit of the Wild
"Some of the most beautiful and adventurous photos you will ever see." Suburban Journals of Chicago Inc.
Paul Nicklen, Wildlife Photojournalist

Fatal Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Locally Acquired Dengue Virus Infection — New Mexico and Texas, 2012

Oak Park Resident Craig Bryan Charged with First Degree Murder.

Prevalence and Indicators of Viral Suppression Among Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection Retained in Care — Georgia, 2010

Hamad Hafiz Almarri, a 31 year old Oak Park man is charged with
Disorderly Conduct Arrest---Case #13-7605.

Updated October 5th

Blue Line Ghost Train Finds Persons in Error, not Ghosts.
Suspected Chicago gang member shot in Oak Park

River Forest Police are Exonerated and Residents Say
it is a Great Town.

Investigational malaria vaccine found safe and protective

Voyage 1 Comes Near to Interstellar Space

Labor Department Awards $29 Million in Grants to Help Veterans

Jeremy Seaton, 20, of Lombard and Christopher Lukes, 22, of Bellwood. Arrested for Burglary in River Forest.

Reay Shines bright, wins Second straight Milwaukee IndyFest

Marco Andretti Claims the Pole for the Start of the Milwaukee
IndyFest Race

Brother and Sister from The Anderson Family Have Been Arrested and Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder in Oak Park

Where is the Safest Place to Eat in Oak Park?


Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre  and Circle Theater Take Top Honors at the 40th Annual Non-Equity  Jeff Awards Ceremony in Chicago

Senate overwhelmingly rejects House Pension Legislation

Illinois Senate approves marijuana for medical uses

Brookfield Zoo Heading Back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit Returns, Featuring 24 Life-Size, Animatronic Prehistoric Creatures
through October 27, 2013

2013 Oak Park Election Results in Contested Races

Which Local Movie Theater is the Better Buy for your buck?

River Forest Police Announce the Arrest of Kenneth W. Merrills for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

Combined Force Makes Arrests in Helmand Province.

Surgeon General launches campaign on walking and walkable communities.  Oak Park is a good example.

Now Showing at the Oriental TheatreCombined Force Makes Arrests in Helmand Province.
Save on Gas and Save Money..Now.

Bank Robbers Have a New Website to Track Their Events.

Pristine Seas – Chicago National Geographic Presentation.
It was a fanatastic talk, very informative. review coming..
Suburban Journals of Chicago Inc.

Meijer Pharmacy, in the Meijer Foods Stores is offering a host of free RX drugs for the asking

Jerrmon Davis 18-years from Oak Park Arrested with a Gun.

OPED On Reducing School Violence.

Sensory Storytimes for Kids Now Offer Exploration Stations at Oak Park Public Library

Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing, and Risk Behaviors Among Youths — United States

Stanley Mark Rozkocha of 7420 W. Belmont in Chicago,  has been charged with one (1) count of Theft.

The Chevy VOLT and Free Charging Stations and the Science Fiction of Selling the Cars (things are getting better now).

Oak Park Renaissance Man "Les Golden" has been written by biographer Jordan Naoum and published by Duc Publishing. 

Some Oak Park Ballfields are Dangerous to People's Health.

Go the F**K to Sleep
"Beautifully illustrated with dreamlike images telling a story of Vulgar and shameful delight with laughs and crudeness at every turn ."
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In A Pig’s Eye
an adventure with Dr. Barry Abrams

"Going kosher with gore and horror."
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Contemporary Shrug design , Tube Sweater Instructions for knitting
by Jini Coolidge

A Water Park in the Dells for Good Clean Fun !!!
Sincerity Rules the Roost @ Kalahari. by Paul McKenna

Karel Čapek (April 23, 1930 - January 14, 2013) a hero has died.

Former Oak Park District 97 Superintendent Dies.

Flying Tennis Balls, a short story by Dr. Barry Abrams
"A fun story of love, sports, and animals."
Suburban Journals of Chicago Inc.

"Highly recommended. A beautiful book having wonderful photos,research, and lots of fascinating history."
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Ray Chen's CD Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos
"Ray Chen, the new violin sensation is one of the top artists alive today with
a Stradivari, having a spirit with talent for the music we all love. His works
 from Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn are on par with the best ever performed."
Suburban Journals of Chicago Inc.

SEQUENCES AND SOLAR SYSTEMS Gambling Advice from a Star, by Les Golden

13th Annual Horace Mann Elementary School PTO Variety Show, Home of the Mustangs and a lot of children with talent.

“Inside/Out” Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
"It was a fun idea, brought to life by some incredible dancers and choreographers, showcased in a treasure of the world."

"I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced."
"The story is well written and the tale is haunting.  The facts are a slap on the face of all decent people, and a punch to the perpetrators." 
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Movie Recomendations

Black Mass
No Escape
Agent 47
The Man from UNCLE
Fantastic 4
Mr. Holmes
Train Wreck
Terminator Genisys
Jurassic World

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Through Oct 18, 2015
"Fabulous Fun
Played Extremely
Well with Full

British Approval"
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Sept 11 - Oct 18, 2015
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for that matter. A Must See
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GUNZO's in Forest Park,
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Custom Designed Hockey Goalie Mask Art, Airbrush Painting and Graphic Design - Don McClelland Designs

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