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A roundup of stories you might have missed from Oak Park and River Forest

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Scoville Park open to the public after renovations

With the recent removal of the fences used during its renovation, the historic park is open to the public and will host a series of events slated for the upcoming week. Read more

District 200 hires Lombard school administrator as new CFO

Oak Park and River Forest High School has hired Tod Altenburg, an administrator from Lombard elementary District 44, as its new chief financial officer. Read more

Trial date set for Ford's federal bank fraud case

State Rep. LaShawn Ford appeared in federal court Thursday where Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer set a trial date for April 22, 2014 on alleged bank fraud charges leveled against the West Side Democrat. Read more

Former Oak Park resident nominated to be next U.S. Attorney

Zachary Fardon, a Chicago resident and former Oak Parker, was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Read more

Meatless Mondays initiative discussed at Oak Park village board meeting

The public comment portion of Monday's village board meeting brought out two doctors, a health-conscious resident and a high school student who advocated for the concept of Meatless Mondays to increase awareness about poor animal care, cheap meat manufacturing and what they perceive is a culture shift toward meat-lovers. Read more


This weekend in Oak Park and River Forest...

Memorial Day events planned for Oak Park, River Forest

A Memorial Day commemoration at the Peace Triumphant statue in newly renovated Scoville Park and River Forest's 88th annual Memorial Day Parade will be held to honor the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Read more

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