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Oak Park trustee explains flawed auction that led to non-green energy

<p>Artwork by Nate Azark | Submitted&nbsp;</p>

Downtown Oak Park selects artist who 'captures spirt' of business district

Downtown Oak Park selects Chicago artist, Nate Azark to commission three pieces of original art to be reproduced as light pole banners and collateral marketing pieces. Azark was...

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

Oak Park sustainability group starts petition for all-green energy

After two and a half years of pioneering green energy village-wide, Oak Park Village trustees opted for the cheaper option — “brown power” — in a new contract with supplier...

<p>Oak Park-River Forest High School | Sun-Times Media File</p>

U.S. News & World Report ranks OPRF No. 19 in Illinois

U.S. News and World Report released its ranking for the best high schools across the country this week. Oak Park-River Forest High School was ranked No. 19 in Illinois and No....

<p>This undated photo provided by Tom Smedinghoff, shows Anne Smedinghoff. Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed Saturday, April 6, 2013 in southern Afghanistan , the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Tom Smedinghoff)&nbsp;</p>

Death of young diplomat Anne Smedinghoff result of poor planning, report says

Details from an Army report obtained by the Tribune suggest that the mission that left Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old U.S. diplomat from River Forest, and four others dead...

<p>Divvy Bikes as seen in Chicago. | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Oak Park loses out on grant for Divvy bike-sharing, but exploring new options

Although Oak Park’s request for a grant to expand Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing into the village was rejected, the village is studying future options for such a service and other...

Rows of upgraded "buses" or electrical circuit boxes are part of the Smart Grid upgrade at the Oak Park Com Ed power substation. The work was complete in March.

Oak Park Village Board berated for choice of non-green electricity

A standing-room-only crowd of angry Oak Park residents and community members expressed disappointment and disdain Monday over the Village Board’s decision to ditch all-green...

La Majada closed April 19 after 38 years in business on Harrison Street in Oak Park. | File

La Majada closes after 38 years in Oak Park

After nearly 40 years in the Oak Park Arts District, family-owned Mexican restaurant La Majada closed its doors at 226 Harrison St. for the last time on Saturday. Oak Park...

<p>Fenwick's Dan Dwyer releases a close shot over St. Joseph's Nick Rakocevic. | Patrick Gleason/For Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Fenwick's Dan Dwyer commits to Penn to play Ivy League basketball

Early on during his senior season this past winter, Dan Dwyer was getting a little anxious about where his recruitment was headed.

<p>A clerk sells lottery tickets to an unidentified woman. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Rich Schultz</p>

Oak Park woman is third resident to win lottery in four months

A 27-year-old Oak Park woman is the third village resident to win a major state lottery in the same four-month period, lottery officials announced Monday.

A German-style omelet is one way to whittle down reserves of leftover Easter ham. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: When life gives you ham, make an omelet

I think I am going to make a ham this week. Those seemingly innocuous words would fall from my mother’s mouth once every three months or so and send me into a culinary tailspin...

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