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  1. Wrestling: DePaul's Dave McFadden earns nation's top rankingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    ... settled any debate this evening when he defeated previous top-ranked Isaiah White of River Forest High School (Oak Park, Ill.) in the 152-pound title match in the Flowrestling "Who's #1" event at historic Grace Hall, dubbed the "Snake Pit," on the ...

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  2. 'Starry Night' Celestial Ball raises $1.5 million for Adler PlanetariumRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Glenview Announcements

    ... the 2014 Corporate Partner Award. The gala chair was Pamela Pohl of Chicago. Co-chairmen included Lisa Lewis of Oak Park. Members of the Gala Committee included Amanda Bonnell and Linda Gerstman of Winnetka; Sarah Fritz and Lisa Bertagna of ...

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  3. Jason Geil feels special after running his first marathonRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | OakLeaves

    ... mentally checks off an item from his bucket list: Visit the Grand Canyon. Geil, a Cincinnati native, has lived in Oak Park for four years. He was a photojournalist at the Cincinnati Post until it closed in 2007, then moved with his wife to the ...

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  4. Spooky, historic fun at Tale of the Tombstones this weekendRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | OakLeaves

    The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's Tale of the Tombstones returns to Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park this weekend. As a Civil War soldier who was shot in the chest in the Battle of Vicksburg, Crummer was expected to die.

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  5. Girl Scouts to tour town for food driveRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | OakLeaves

    The Girl Scout Food Drive, the largest food drive in the Oak Park area, will take place Saturday, October 25. Residents are urged to place their donations in bags outside their doors by 9 a.m. for pick up before noon and mark them, "Food Pantry." On the day of the drive, about 500 Girl Scouts will go door to door collecting food and toiletries for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry as well as the Forest Park Food Pantry.

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  6. Village of Oak Park takes home TV and YouTube awardRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | OakLeaves

    Oak Park has won awards for achievements in many areas, from environmental initiatives to fiscal budgeting. Those keeping track can now add "show biz" that list.

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  7. WMU football freshman Robert Spillane a tough 'throwback' linebacker...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | MLive.com

    ... Because of mounting injuries in the Broncos' linebacker corps, Spillane, a native of the suburban Chicago town of Oak Park, Ill., has been thrust into a bigger role than it seemed he would have when he joined the Broncos after a standout career as a ...

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  8. New Year's Eve PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Patch.com

    Ring in the New Year at the biggest kids party in Oak Park. The Wonder Works New Year's Eve Party runs from noon to 5pm and is more fun than a family should be allowed to have! Snacks, games, crafts, singing and so much more.

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  9. Oak Park Resident Plans Celebration and FUNdraiser for Chicago Charity Challenge at Dave & Buster'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Patch.com

    ... of the Charity Challenge, who's also a senior sales executive at Call One, the Cha Cha founding sponsor and an Oak Park resident. "Although the competition was fierce, there was still time for plenty of networking and fun." The Chicago Charity ...

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  10. "Broadway in Oak Park" benefit for Open Door RepertoryRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | OakLeaves

    For one night only - Saturday, Oct. 25 - "Broadway in Oak Park" will light up the stage of the Open Door Repertory Company, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave. Beginning at 8 p.m., the benefit concert will feature performances by some of the biggest names in Chicago area musical theater. It will also offer opportunity for theater-goers to support Open Door by buying season tickets, donating and helping to underwrite various aspects of each performance.

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  11. Best Halloween photos from Oak Park and River ForestRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | OakLeaves

    Got another good fall photo? Do you have the scariest house on the block? Or the cutest kid in costume? Share your Halloween photos with us! Click here to submit them.

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  12. Who's All Wet? How Much Rain Fell the Last 3 Days in Oak Park and River Forest?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Patch.com

    How much rain has fallen in the last three days? The National Weather Service observers recorded the following rainfall totals at various locations around the Chicago area. But the rain is pulling away until Sunday, says the NWS Chicago office: The pesky, slow moving low pressure system that has brought clouds and rain to the area over the past few days will continue to pull away to the east today.

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  13. Harlem and Madison among 'most dangerous' intersections, transit advocates sayRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | OakLeaves

    ... were compiled using crash data analysis, staff feedback and public input. Situated at the northwest corner of Rush Oak Park Hospital's medical campus, the intersection, which straddles Oak Park and Forest Park, has been the scene of 10 reported ...

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  14. The Big Questions: Author Wendy McClure on orphan trains, Laura...Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | OakLeaves

    ... installment of her "orphan train" series, which follows a group of children in search of family and adventure. An Oak Park native, McClure is also our guest editor for the Oak Leaves this week, championing Metropolitan Family Services as her ...

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  15. Marjorie E. ChaneyRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

    ... Oct. 10 at Aurora BayCare in Green Bay due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 11, 1926 in Oak Park, Ill., to Ervin C. and Edith (Fromhold) Hanson, on Oct. 20, 1945, she married John Chaney in Powers, Mi. and he preceded her ...

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  16. Standard and Poor's gives Oak Park a bond-rating liftRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | OakLeaves

    A recent scoring by Standard and Poor's Rating Service puts Oak Park one notch higher in the bond market. The global ratings company recently upgraded Oak Park's outstanding general bond rating from "AA-" to a more stable "AA," citing the village's strong budgeting and managerial habits, as well as its favorable liquidity.

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  17. Agnes M. HoffmanRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

    ... Kahles, she graduated from Wells High School in Wells, Ill. She married John "Jack" Hoffman on Nov. 19, 1960 in Oak Park, Ill. and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2014. She worked for Tri Industries in Chicago as a coil winder from 1952-1957. ...

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  18. Cooper's Hawk building under construction in Oak LawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Southtown Star

    ... and added that the Oak Lawn restaurant will not resemble the chain's other restaurants. Aria Architects, based in Oak Park, designed the building. Earlier this year, Ronald Dee, senior vice president of real estate development for the chain said ...

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  19. Oak Park marketer makes food look goodRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | OakLeaves

    With her background in sensory science and product design and development, Nancy Rodriguez had to learn to be a business owner when she started Food Marketing Support Services Inc. The company has grown to 20 employees since it was established in 1984 and has used sensory science to develop hundreds of food and beverage products for food industry giants. FMSS, 902 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, is a product design and development consultant that handles outsourced design, creative and commercialization for large brands, supermarkets and food service companies, Rodriguez said.

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  20. Medical marijuana dispensary aims for northwest side of Oak ParkRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | OakLeaves

    Both fields are fraught with regulation, which Zerman, who has spent the last 16 years in the ATM services industry, is no stranger to. Zerman believes that he if can make it in the tightly-regulated world of ATMs, then he should have what it takes to run a medical marijuana dispensary, and Oak Park could be his proving ground.

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