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<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

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...

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

Oak Park, River Forest Police Blotter: Residential burglar caught in the act

The following incidents were listed among the official police reports in Oak Park and River Forest.

<p>A race fan waves the American flag and a banner bearing the slogan "Boston Strong" as&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>runners&nbsp;compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. | AP Photo/Michael Dwyer</p>

Oak Park, River Forest residents participate in 2014 Boston Marathon

Boston hosts runners and spectators for the 2014 Boston Marathon, which marks the one-year anniversary of the bombings. Security has been tightened at this year's marathon....

People sort through albums at Vintage Vinyl in Evanston on Record Store Day. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

‘Record Store Day’ sees music-lovers seeking vinyl

A line of people stood waiting at the register of Val’s halla Records in Oak Park the morning of April 19, most with records in their hands. Records have been making a comeback...

Property transfers: Fair Oaks Ave. home sold for $680,000 in Oak Park

The homes were recently sold in Oak Park.

Illinois Poet Laureate Bradley Stein | Photo courtesy of Bradley University

Illinois Poet Laureate talks poetry’s place in society, plans Oak Park visit

Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will help Oak Park celebrate National Poetry Month during a public event at the Hemingway Birthplace this April.

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