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What you might have missed this week, and what's coming up this weekend

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This week...

Oak Park is No. 18 on 'most educated places in America' list

How smart is Oak Park? Pretty smart, as it turns out, according to NerdWallet.com. The village ranks #18 nationally, and first in illinois. Read more

River Forest Qdoba to close Friday

Are you a Qdoba fan? Make sure to get your fix by today, as the River Forest location - along with 18 others in Chicagoland - is closing. Read more

Oak Park man opens up about abuse and aims to help others

As a sexually abused child, Duane Hughes suffered a world of pain at the hands of his stepfather. A successful student and athlete, he managed to hide the abuse from everyone he knew. After enduring his past, he has now created a series of workshops and keynote addresses aimed to help survivors and advocates for survivors of sexual abuse as children. Read more

River Forest Youth Baseball's Jeff Davis marks 32 years with the league

"It keeps me young," he says. Davis, who's been with River Forest Youth Baseball for 32 years, describes his experience coaching – and how it's changed his life. Read more

This weekend...


Chicago's 44th Annual Pride Parade

Chicago Pride Weekend consists of a two-day festival and our world-famous parade. The two-day festival takes place along Chicago's famed Halsted strip on Saturday, June 22, 2013 and Sunday, June 23, 2013. Read more


Oak Park Conservatory and the Garden Club present their annual Garden Walk

Co-sponsored by FOPCON (Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory) and the Garden Club of Oak Park-River Forest, the walking (or biking) tour commences from the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Ave., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Read more


Garage sales this weekend

On the hunt for local treasures? Look at our listing of local garage sales from the June 26 edition of Wednesday Journal. Read more

From our blogs...

What I'm Making for the June Chicago Food Swap

West of the Loop | The Chicago Food Swap is having its next event on Sunday and it is going to be a doozy. See what all blogger Emily Paster plans to bring to this month's event.

Lake Street Kitchen + Bar is June's Mystery Restaurant

Dining | This month's mystery restaurant in our Name That Restaurant contest was Lake Street Kitchen Bar! Thanks to everyone who participated – and congratulations to our winner, Karla Olson! Read more

Where Style is King

Shopping | Wonder what to do with all of the cute kids clothes that your child barely wore, or still have tags on them? Don't let them languish in your home closet. KING'S KLOSET Children's Boutique makes money for you when you sell their duds on consignment. Read more

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