OakPark.com Blogs The latest blog entries from OakPark.com http://www.oakpark.com Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:30:50 UTC OakPark.com http://www.oakpark.com http://media2.oakpark.com/Images/5/3/8/41/2/5_3_8_41_2_144x144.jpg Longtime Oak Park radio personality retires from WFMT http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7990/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Longtime radio host and Oak Park resident Carl Grapentine announced this week he is retiring as host of WFMT 98.7's Morning Program, but the radio personality says his retirement is not a complete goodbye. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7990/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:06:44 UTC
Seattleite makes Chicago intersections into fine art http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7989/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

At quick glance, the designs by Seattle-based artist Peter Gorman could be mistaken for an early 80s punk band insignia. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7989/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:50:31 UTC
Sunflower Chamber Orchestra to give free performance at River Forest Public Library http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7988/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

On Sunday, 2/25, at 2 PM, the Sunflower Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert at the River Forest Public Library, 725 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL. This event is open to all ages. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7988/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:53:05 UTC
Meet Super Hero Chere Taylor of Fulcrum HR Consulting http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7985/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Chere Taylor owns Fulcrum HR Consulting which employs 1 person and provides small businesses with HR guidance. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7985/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:15:57 UTC
Oak Park Eats: Spice up your Winter Olympics http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7987/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

All eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as they host the 23rd Olympic Winter Games this month, and folks who love cooking on a theme will have a full 16 days to whip up Korean dishes at home. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7987/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:37:48 UTC
Meet Super Hero Dr. Mary Ann Bender of Dr. Mary Ann Bender, DPM http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7986/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Dr. Mary Ann Bender owns her practice which employs 1 person and treats all ages for conditions of the foot and ankle. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7986/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:33:19 UTC
Local filmmakers win top awards http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7984/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Five local elementary students earned top distinction for short films they submitted during the 2018 One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7984/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:11:44 UTC
Shumpert buys RF home for parents http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7983/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Iman Shumpert, an Oak Park native turned NBA star, recently purchased a home in River Forest for his parents.  Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7983/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:09:41 UTC
Chamber's first retail 'warehouse' sale a hit for shops and shoppers http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7982/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

The Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural Retail Warehouse Sale on Feb. 17. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7982/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:54:16 UTC
Big Week Feb. 21 - 28 http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7981/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"  Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Lund Auditorium, Dominican University:  A decade after the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, comes this 2017 award-winning film, which follows Nobel Peace Prize awardee Al Gore, traveling the world to influence international climate policy. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7981/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:21:01 UTC
Young Professionals Find New Ways to Give Back http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7980/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

The Chamber's Young Professionals Group thrives, with a schedule full of fellowship, education and fun.  They also work hard to get to know local nonprofits and help out when they can. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7980/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:11:54 UTC
Autre Monde Honored with a Time-Out Recommended Award http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7979/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Since 2011, Mediterranean main-stay, Autre Monde, has been been turning out near-perfect plates of savory pasta, crispy housemade flatbreads, and diminitive pintxos.  Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7979/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:17:46 UTC
Hunting Possum Dinner in Saint Lucia http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7978/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Whenever and wherever I travel, I'm most interested in what's being eaten by the locals on the street and in their homes, foods like salt fish, dal and possum. Read More...

http://www.oakpark.com/3_3_7978/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:00:00 UTC