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  1. Druid Hills senior is Eagle ScoutRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Cross Roads News

    Austin Roberts built raised beds at J.E. Edmonds Elementary School in Forest Park for his Eagle Scout project. Austin is shown with his father, Maurice Roberts, the school principal.

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  2. Mary Jane StapletonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Palladium-Item

    Forest Park Health Campus where she had resided for three years. She was born August 16, 1920 in Richmond, Indiana to Charles and Muriel Chesnut Morrison. Mary Jane married John H. Stapleton on August 9, 1947 in Richmond and celebrated their 63rd anniversary before his passing on March 19, 2011. As a young woman she was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and enlisted in the Marines, but was not called to active duty before World War II ended. Mary Jane retired from Belden in 1978 after 28 1 2 years. She was a switchboard operator, timekeeper and spent most of her years as secretary in the Wire Mill office. She was an active member of the 25 Year Club and an officer of the Belden Live Wires. Mary Jane enjoyed many years of part time employment at Hoppe Jewelers beginning when Mary and Bob Hoppe had their first store on South 8th Street. After her retirement she enjoyed working part time at Teacher's Helpers, co-owned by her dear friend Geneva Menze. She volunteered at Reid Hospital, Oak Ridge Convalescent Center, Community Food Pantry, the Chamber of Commerce, in her daughter's classroom at Rose Hamilton Elementary School and served on the board of Interfaith Apartments. She enjoyed bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and singing in the I.U. East Community Chorus. She and John spent part of their retirement years in the 1980's and 90's traveling the U.S., particularly the southwestern states. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she sang in the Senior Choir, served on the Evangelism Board and volunteered in the church office. Survivors include daughter Debbie Stapleton, special daughter Suzie Oaks, son Jim Stapleton, daughter-in-law Lannie Stapleton; Granddaughter Julie (Cory) Dawson of Greenwood, Grandson Brian (Jamie) Stapleton of Pendleton, Great Granddaughters Rachel & Amanda Dawson, Kinley & Kyla Stapleton; sister Carol (Billie) Cox, sisters-in-law Helen Morrison, Thelma Wray, Betty Jane Stapleton, Olevia Fowler, Janette Stapleton, many nieces and nephews and special friend Marcella Strikeleather. She also leaves behind many special friends who reside at Forest Park, especially those in the 100 hall. The family would like to thank all the staff who were like extended family and lovingly cared for her. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Helen MacEldowney, JoAnn Brown, Jeanne Allen and brothers Walter, Robert and Don Morrison. Visitation for Mary Jane Stapleton will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 South 11th Street, Richmond, IN. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor James Culver officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1710, Richmond, IN 47375, or Forest Park Activity Fund, 2401 South L Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary is in charge arrangements. www.riggle-waltermann .com

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  3. Nancy ManginiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Nancy Mangini, age 64, died at her home in Forest Park, Illinois on September 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts where she lived until moving to the Midwest for graduate school.

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  4. ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Illinois ExpansionRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | PR Log

    PRLog - Sep. 19, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS -- ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, continued its nationwide expansion with the announcement it had acquired Consolidated Auto Service Center in Forest Park, Illinois - just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Today's news follows ABRA's initial entry into the state last spring.

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  5. McAdam Landscaping Supports Park District's Dasherboard Ad Program at Paul Hruby Ice ArenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Patch.com

    It's always great to be associated with a winner, and McAdam Landscaping of Forest Park recently aligned itself with one of the most publicly successful unveilings of 2014: the newly renovated Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex at 415 W. Lake St. in Oak Park. The family-owned company's connection to the Park District of Oak Park facility will be on display for the public to at least the next three years.

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  6. Sept. 10 police reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Daily Chronicle

    ... Aug. 23, with underage possession of alcohol. Ijah D. Long, 19, of the 1000 block of Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, was charged Saturday, Aug. 23, with criminal defacement of property. Tina L. Young, 33, of the 700 block of North Fourth Street, ...

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  7. Heavy rains hit Wednesday morning rush; Blue Line train ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Morning storms slowed Wednesday's commute, as travelers faced standing water and public-transit riders endured a derailment on the Blue Line and a fallen tree near Kenilworth halting inbound service on Metra's Union Pacific North line. An inbound Blue Line train derailed on the Forest Park branch about 7:15 a.m. Trains were standing at the Pulaski station, according to the Chicago Transit Authority's website.

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  8. Oak Park Village Board approves new comprehensive planRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 9 | OakLeaves

    ... Department of Housing and Urban Development. Oak Park drafted a similar comprehensive plan in 1990. Neighboring Forest Park is also in the process of putting together its own comprehensive plan, also funded by a HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge ...

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  9. Birmingham Land Bank Authority to hold first meeting following delays, membership changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | Alabama Live

    ... ersified Services LLC *Adam Snyder, Adam Snyder, senior campaign advisor at The Nature Conservancy, secretary of Forest Park neighborhood association and president of the Friends of Avondale Park.

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  10. Daystar Set to Exclusively Air the 2014 International Faith ConferenceRead the original story

    Monday Sep 8 | PR Log

    PRLog - Sep. 8, 2014 - FOREST PARK, Ill. -- Daystar Television Network is set to exclusively air the 2014 International Faith Conference Monday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 10. Hosted by Drs.

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  11. "Faith For The Supernatural"Read the original story

    Friday Sep 5 | PR Log

    ... martevents.com/ 2014-leade... ). All events are located at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL. Parking is free.

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  12. July 2014 Home Sale Prices Rise Almost 6 Percent Over 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Patch.com

    Prices of single-family, detached homes in suburban Chicago increased 5.7 percent in July 2014 compared to the same period a year ago, according to statistics released by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. A few of Patch's west suburban communities saw the average July sale price of a house exceed the suburban Chicago average, including River Forest and Forest Park.

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  13. Colorful birthday celebrationRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 3 | OttawaHerald.com

    ... at no cost and can be found at the Ottawa 150 information booth Saturday during the 150th celebration at Forest Park, 320 N. Locust St., Ottawa, as well as the Franklin County Historical Society, 1124 W. Seventh St. Terrace, Ottawa, and Plaza ...

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  14. BRS Acquires New Archery ProductsRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 3 | AmmoLand

    ... Bixby Bridge Capital, LLC, Swift River Investments and Quilvest Private Equity. Founded in 1971 and based in Forest Park, IL, NAP and Quikfletch are leading designers and manufacturers of fixed and mechanical broadheads, vanes and fletching and ...

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  15. BRS acquires New Archery Products Corp., QuikfletchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | PE Hub

    ... Bixby Bridge Capital, LLC, Swift River Investments and Quilvest Private Equity. Founded in 1971 and based in Forest Park, IL, NAP and Quikfletch are leading designers and manufacturers of fixed and mechanical broadheads, vanes and fletching and ...

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  16. Crippen, Christine L.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Northwest Herald

    ... October 28, 1951, in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Walter and Marian (Jockel) Kelly. She was raised in Forest Park, IL later moving to Johnsburg in 1977. She had worked as a Registered Nurse at Crystal Pines Rehabilitation & Health Care ...

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  17. Dangers of hurting your junk: Male pole dance safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Red Eye Chicago

    ... from Walmart for $3.99. I wear three pairs of underwear and short, short yoga shorts." - Joel Lessing, 53, Forest Park "I don't fully shave, but I do trim, especially around areas where you're going to be hanging from the pole, so that's behind your ...

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  18. Paranormal tales on the South Side scare up legitimate interestRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Southwest News-Herald

    ... on some lesser-known lore. These included the case of Showmen's Rest, a 750-plot section of Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park bought by Showmen's League of America for the burial of circus performers. It holds a mass grave for 61 employees of the ...

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  19. July 2014 Home Sale Prices Up Almost 6 Percent Over 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Patch.com

    ... saw the average July sale price of a house exceed the suburban Chicago average, including River Forest and Forest Park. MORe's region - which includes about 200 communities in DuPage, Lake and suburban Cook counties - experienced gains that ...

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  20. Rush hour clear after overnight stormsRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | OakLeaves

    ... 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station - UPS Hodgkins. Just before 4 a.m., the CTA suspended Blue Line service between the Forest Park and Harlem stations due to flooding. As of 5:15 a.m., service had resumed with residual delays, according to the CTA. The ...

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