By a single-vote margin, the Illinois House Tuesday backed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality Act. Three of those votes came from Oak Park-area state reps: LaShawn Ford, Camille Lilly and Chris Welch.
Oak Park will be buzzing with new places to get brews and burgers soon. According to a news release from Oak Park Development Corporation, Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary's will open its doors in the summer of 2014, pending completion of its acquisition and rehab of an Oak Park building.
A 15-year-old Oak Park juvenile was arrested at Oak Park and River Forest High School by Oak Park police Nov. 4 after allegedly striking another male student, age 15, with an open hand on the ear during a morning hallway passing period.
An increased focus on security at Oak Park and River Forest High School has cut into the profits generated by the annual Friends of the Oak Park Public Library book fair. The book lovers are looking for a compromise and the high school is saying that higher costs were spelled out in advance.
The Oak Park AYSO, also known as Region 697 of the American Youth Soccer Organization, wrapped up its busy fall soccer season over the weekend with more than 80 games, 100 teams on 15 different soccer fields to ultimately crown champions in 12 separate brackets.
Wisconsin freshman Malachy Schrobilgen claimed the 2013 Big Ten Cross Country Championship in West Lafayette, Ind. Schrobilgen, a former OPRF cross country and track star, posted a time of 24:16.9 to earn the title.