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Roundup: What happened this week in Oak Park?

Esmail Bonakdarian, Andres Gonzalez, Charlie Stoops and John Jenks ran the Chicago Marathon this weekend to raise money for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.  |  Photo courtesy of Dominican University
Esmail Bonakdarian, Andres Gonzalez, Charlie Stoops and John Jenks ran the Chicago Marathon this weekend to raise money for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. | Photo courtesy of Dominican University

A roundup of what you might have missed this week in Oak Park.

Dominican security guard hit by car after confronting man smoking pot

A Dominican University security guard suffered minor injuries on Oct. 13 when she was hit by a car after confronting a man allegedly smoking marijuana in a school parking lot. Read more...

Oak Park marathoner propelled by timing of River Forest murder

As if running 26.2 miles to help end domestic violence was not enough, John Jenks’ first Chicago Marathon took on a deeper meaning with the news of a woman allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend and dumped in Thatcher Woods. Read more...

Competitors eyeing Dominick's locations in Chicago area

Chicago-area shoppers will likely see Jewel, Mariano’s and Food 4 Less signs replacing many Dominick’s banners, experts say. But some shoppers will have no supermarket option because landlords will subdivide certain Dominick’s sites into space for health clubs, pet stores, discounters and smaller grocers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read more...

Oak Park's new fire truck will cost $536,000 after trade-in, help from insurance fund

Fire officials expect to receive about $80,000 in trade for a ladder truck and up to $179,229 in assistance from the foreign fire insurance fund, a tax on out-of-state insurance companies that sell fire insurance in Oak Park. Read more...

IDOT, CTA officials to have town meeting on I-290 expansion near Oak Park

IDOT and CTA officials will have a town meeting with community residents on Oct. 29 to discuss plans for I-290 expansion near the Oak Park area. Read more...

SPORTS

VIDEO: OPRF wide receiver Simmie Cobbs talks about transfer back from Montini

Oak Park-River Forest wide receiver Simmie Cobbs talks with Beth Long about transferring back to OPRF for his senior year and receiving his first offers to play college football. Watch...

Watch live: OPRF football v. Hinsdale Central

The Hinsdale Central Red Devils travel to Oak Park to take on the Huskies Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Watch...

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

10 things to do in Oak Park this weekend

Continue fall celebrations with our top 10 picks of things to do this weekend around Oak Park, which include Halloween parties, pumpkin carving and more to get into the spirit of late October, as well as a few other selections. Read more...

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