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This week…

Friends and neighbors: OPRF’s “The Tyler Milsap Show” comes to a close as Milsap graduates

OPRF senior Tyler Milsap hosted the final episode of “The Tyler Milsap Show” along with the show’s crew at their production studios at OPRF. We got a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s filming, which you can see in our gallery and video here.

Concealed handgun bill passes state senate, Harmon votes no

The Illinois Senate passed concealed handgun legislation Friday afternoon with a 45-12-1 vote, but Sen. Don Harmon (D-39th), couldn’t stomach voting yes for the controversial bill that is expected to head to the governor’s desk before day’s end. Read more

Oak Park shooting may have been work-related

A man who was shot in the alley behind the 900 north block of Taylor Avenue Thursday around 6 p.m. may have been involved in an altercation at the nursing home where he worked, according to initial police information. Read more

Oak Park-River Forest Day Nursery gets a $25K gift from local donor

Local businesswoman/philanthropist Chatka Ruggiero recently paid a visit to her childhood nursery, Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursey. Little did they know, she also had a $25,000 check with her. Read more

Peekaboo Playroom to open in Oak Park

Starting tomorrow, 206 S. Marion Street will be home to Peekaboo Playroom, founded by local educators Ana Schreiner and Cindy Alvear. Read more

This weekend…


Stylin’ on the Town: Sip n’ Shop Soiree

Catch tonight’s Sip n’ Shop Soiree, a style event co-hosted by our own Shopping blogger Suze Solari along with Mama Concierge and ShopMagStyle.com. Proceeds go to Dress for Success Chicago. Read more


Downtown Oak Park’s “Uncork Illinois” festival

Attention wine connoisseurs! Downtown Oak Park is hosting its second annual Uncork Illinois festival tomorrow from 1-9p.m. in downtown Oak Park. Read more


‘Day in Our Village’ festival celebrates 40 years

Have you seen the newly renovated Scoville Park yet? Catch a glimpse while at the 40th annual A Day in Our Village festival tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more

From our blogs…

Dining | WTF* Is That? It’s Sorrel

What is sorrel? Well, it’s actually delicious. And poisonous (in large quantities). Read more about it from David Hammond

West of the Loop | Classic Strawberry Shortcake

On a quest for the perfect strawberry shortcake recipe? Look no further. Emily Paster gives us hers on West of the Loop here

Oak Park Newspapers | Upon what meat do these commenters feed?

Is consideration of the “Meatless Mondays” concept worth village legislators’ time? Read the first post from our new blogger Jim Bowman of oakparknewspapers.com here

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