July 3rd, 2018 1:58 PM
Joy Aaronson, an Oak Park resident said she braved the heat index last Saturday with dozens of others from the near western suburbs for the Families Belong Together Rally.
July 3rd, 2018 1:24 PM
Peering through the window, Expressions Graphics is a studio and gallery in the Oak Park Arts District. Anyone is welcome to come in and view ongoing art shows, such as the current "Her Voice" with works by female artists, or take classes in the print and paper arts.
July 3rd, 2018 11:40 AM
In Chicago and the suburbs, spring and summer is prime time for real estate, with the first half of the year the busiest season for homes sales. Here in the near west suburbs, inventory is up and sale prices are down, but houses are selling.
June 26th, 2018 4:10 PM
Joshua Farley felt inspired to become a lifeguard because of the easy-going characters on "SpongeBob SquarePants," a favorite TV show of his.
June 26th, 2018 4:02 PM
"Calling to complain about that article you wrote," the muffled voice, intentionally obscured for comic effect, stated in a recent phone message left at the offices of Wednesday Journal.
June 26th, 2018 3:44 PM
The nonprofit Housing Forward, which provides assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness across the western suburbs, recently reopened its Maywood headquarters.
June 26th, 2018 3:38 PM
A new community garden is blooming in River Forest, at the Pump House at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Berkshire Street.
June 26th, 2018 3:20 PM
The Oak Park chapter of Scouts for Equality, an organization that advocates for equal treatment within Boy Scouts of America, formed part of the official color guard for the Chicago Pride Parade.
June 26th, 2018 12:23 PM
Here in the near-west suburbs, we like to think we are a bit unique. No blocks full of newly built, cookie-cutter homes for us. Some new construction finds its way in, but much of our housing stock is historic.
June 26th, 2018 12:15 PM
More than 60 bands on three stages playing a cross section of Americana music fairly describes FitzGerald's 37th annual American Music Festival, starting on Friday. For 36 of those years, owner Bill FitzGerald booked the bands. But this year, the nightclub's talent buyer Donnie Biggins has taken on booking 40 mainstage bands for the four-day event.
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