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Hershey Felder Presents
The Award Winning
A Musical Play About Las Vegas' Most Celebrated Onstage Lovers,



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Julian Middle school in Oak Park, the Jukebox choir has been chosen to perform for the Illinois Music Educators Association conference in Peoria, Illinois.

Lyric Opera name Julia Faulkner to Direct Vocal Studies

Our Review of the Auto Show

Coral, Fire, and Ice: Exploring Secret
Underwater Worlds
February 9, 2015

It was a great event, fun and informative.

Peter Traczyk   1967-2015

Peter Traczyk took his own life in the local forest preserves,  much in the manner of Hemingway.

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

Pentagon Describes Anti-ISIL Operations in Iraq

Bears ground Jets, win 27-19

Bears beat 49ers, spoil their party at Levi Stadium

Michael Arendorff is Appointed District 97 New Director of Technology. 

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.

Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist was at the Morton Arboretum for a Wonderful Event on May 15.

Simon Pagenaud Wins the Grand Prix of Indianapolis

UPDATED>Residential Fire Completely Guts one House and might have totaled the Adjacent Homes.

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..
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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."
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"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."
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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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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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