News of the week: Oak Park, River Forest Top 10 headlines

It’s easy to miss what’s going on in the news on a daily basis. But that’s OK, we’ve rounded up the top 10 Oak Park and River Forest headlines as reported by Oak Leaves and Forest Leaves.

1. Lost artist, found: Paintings on Buzz Café’s walls have Hollywood ties, obscured origins

If you look carefully at the walls of the Buzz Café, there’s a little bit of Hollywood. How it got to the Oak Park Arts District cafe is a bit of mystery, or was, until recently. [Click for more]

2. Three-alarm blaze fire guts Oak Park home on North Humphrey Avenue

Firefighters were working to extinguish a three-alarm blaze Wednesday morning that started in a house being renovated in Oak Park. [Click here for more]

3. Fenwick running back Pat Donahue inspired by grad Robert Spillane

Fenwick running back Pat Donahue knows he had big shoes to fill this season. With 2014 graduate Robert Spillane now at Western Michigan, Donahue, a senior from LaGrange Park, has taken over as featured tailback. [Click for more]

4. Pete’s Fresh Market in Oak Park to open in Former Dominick’s in spring

Renovations at the much-anticipated Pete’s Fresh Market in Oak Park have officially begun, and a representative for the grocery store said the company expects to open in early spring next year. [Click for more]

5. 11-year-old Oak Park resident takes 94 pounds of books to India

“It was kind of weird because I’m really a kind of big book person. I thought everyone had books, really,” the Percy Julian Middle School sixth-grader said. [Click for more]

6. Voting begins for Oak Park resident in Redbook Magazine Hot Husbands contest 

Chris Williams admitted he was a little embarrassed when he found out his wife, Amy, nominated him for a hot husbands contest. [Click for more]

7. Oak Park crime briefs: Armed robbery reported at Madison St. gas station

The man pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded that he place “all the money from the register” into a plastic shopping bag. [Click for more]

8. Suit: Man who died of cancer was told tumor was ‘benign’ by Oak Park doctor

The family of an Oak Park resident who died of bladder cancer alleges he was wrongly told by his doctor that the tumor was benign and required no treatment. [Click for more]

9. Betty White death hoax: Native Oak Parker still alive

The 92-year-old famed comedian and actress Betty White, an Oak Park native, is alive — despite what was reported via another Internet rumor spread by confused readers. [Click for more]

10. Bali suitcase murder timeline: A roundup of what’s happened

The suspects remain in an Indonesian jail and could face the death penalty if charged and convicted of premeditated murder, according to multiple Oak Leaves reports. Here is a timeline of Oak Leaves articles about what’s been reported so far. [Click for more]

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