Before Kathy Griffin was the spunky, fast talking, racy comic we know of because of television, she was a kid growing up in Oak Park and Forest Park. Griffin sat down with Huffington Post Live Monday afternoon to talk about her career, pop culture and much more.
WGN-TV anchor and reporter Micah Mattere stopped by Greenline Wheels, an Oak Park bike shop on Marion Street, last week not to purchase bikes for the station, but to feature Greenline employee David Poppei as "One of Chicago's Very Own."
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Triton College Foundation will honor Oak Park business owner, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation board member and philanthropist Mary Jo Schuler at the 21st Annual Foundation President's Reception for her contributions.
Clark Gas Station, 330 Chicago Ave., sold a jackpot-winning lotto ticket worth $8,750,000 last Saturday. The Oak Park store will receive $87,500, or 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling the winning ticket.
On July 24 two Oak Park natives Mark Jirik and Nate Prescott left Illinois to begin a biking journey that started in Alaska, down the West Coast of North America, into Central and South America and will eventually end in Argentina— all in the name of charity … and adventure. Friends, Robyn Chang and Jason Fabeck, have joined the adventure as well.
The Interrupters, a documentary about three violence-prevention advocates who confront crime in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, won an Emmy at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Awards for Outstanding Informational Programming—Long Form on Oct. 1.
Oak Park and River Forest High School celebrated Homecoming last weekend with a football game against Glenbard West on Friday Oct. 4. Though Glenbard West won the game 20-14, OPRF's sophomore team beat the Hilltoppers 55-20.
Some may know him as Lt. Jim Dangle on Reno 911. Now Oak Park native, OPRF grad and comedian Thomas Lennon has a new role as Max, owner of an online retail company with a serious power complex and the boss of Sean Hayes on the new sitcom Sean Saves the World.