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The Oak Park Fair Housing Task Force, which is trying to find ways to fix housing discrimination in the village, had its first meeting April 16. The group is made up of residents, Village Trustees and a handful of community leaders.  I  Ian Fullerton/For Sun-Times Media

Task force ready to tackle discriminatory housing in Oak Park

<p>Village of Oak Park | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Oak Park's new energy aggregation leaves going green choice to residents

As information on the Village’s new electricity aggregation contract begins arriving in mailboxes, officials are urging residents to take special note of the opportunity to...

<p>Vinyl records can still be found at&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Val's&nbsp;Halla&nbsp;record shop in Oak Park, owned by&nbsp;ValCamilletti, where a wide selection of musical tastes and audio formats are available.&nbsp;| Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Record Store Day: Where to celebrate and shop local

Physical forms of music may seem like a blast to the past for some, but this weekend shops across the country — including the west suburbs, will keep the music alive by...

One of the kitchens featured in the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk in 2010. | Photo courtesy of Peter Wagner

Felicia Dechter: Parenthesis Kitchen Walk shows off unique spaces for good cause

Doris Huang knows the value of having a place in the neighborhood like Parenthesis Family Center, 405 S. Euclid in Oak Park. Parenthesis is a non-profit organization providing a...

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Traditional Italian dishes to make your mouth water

The flavors of Italy are savored all over the world, and in Chicago, these flavors represent some of the most comforting cuisine enjoyed in the cit...

<p>Oak Park native Kate Lambert.</p>

OPRF grad’s ‘Teachers’ web series scores TV Land pilot

Oak Park-River Forest High School grad Kate Lambert always intended to become an actress until catching the comedy bug around 2006 while taking classes at Second City — where...

<p>| Screenshot from YouTube.com</p>

Oak Park native Cecily Strong loses bet with NFL star, dresses up in dog costume

Oak Park native and Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong, a Chicago Bulls fan, recently agreed to face off against New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre Paul, a New York...

Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen will speak about the group's gluten-free cookbook in Oak Park April 22.

James Beard Award-winning author speaking at Carleton Hotel

With gluten concerns on the rise, it was only a matter of time before loyal readers of America’s Test Kitchen publications such as Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated began...

<p>Oak Park Village Hall | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Oak Park researcher asking residents to participate in sustainability study

Local resident Antony Wood, Ph.D., is leading a project that Oak Parkers are invited to participate in, to help determine what factors contribute to sustainability in an...

<p>Oak Park police car. | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Oak Park crime briefs: Armed robber makes off with $200 in cash

A roundup of crime reports from Oak Park Police Department.

Oak Park Public Works Department crew members Steve Chervinko and Mike Pepe fill potholes on Pleasant near Scoville April 4. The village says there were a record number of potholes this winter. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Oak Park filling record number of potholes; River Forest streets OK

After a hellish winter, Oak Park and River Forest officials say they have plenty of road salt left and are instead focusing their attention on potholes.

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