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Fans could see the next Pujols or Maddux as Cougars host Midwest All-Star Game Tuesday

Time will tell if fans will be watching future Major League impact players such as Albert Pujols or Greg Maddux play Tuesday, June 19 in … Read more ›

Terrence Karpowicz’s steel and polymer "Finish." (Village of Oak Park photo)

12 sculptures invade Oak Park for the summer

Public art in Oak Park just became a summertime activity. Earlier this month, Oak Park kicked off its first-ever sculpture walk, comprised of 12 larger-than-life … Read more ›

A cougar at Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune / June 14, 2012)

Study: Cougars again spreading across Midwest

Cougars are again spreading across the Midwest a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region, according … Read more ›

Stevenson's Patrick O'Connell, left, fires a pass to Tom Imus at the USF shootout in Joliet. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area sophomore basketball teams get a summer workout at USF shootout

The first tipoff was at 8 a.m., and 13 hours later a champion was crowned. And in the middle was nonstop basketball featuring several TribLocal-area … Read more ›

Vandals splatter paint on Oak Park Catholic church

Vandals splattered red paint on the doors of Oak Park’s Ascension Catholic Church early Tuesday, the Rev. Lawrence McNally said. The vandalism follows two recent … Read more ›

Hemingway's boyhood home, located at 600 N. Kenilworth Ave., sold for $525,000 to an Oak Park family. (Bridget Doyle/Tribune)

Foundation sells Hemingway’s boyhood home

An Oak Park couple purchased Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home Tuesday and plan to restore the three-flat back to its original use as a single family … Read more ›

Traffic flows on the east bound Eisenhower Expressway from Austin Ave. towards the city. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune)

Oak Parkers speak out against widening Ike

Nearly a dozen Oak Park residents spoke out at a meeting Monday night encouraging the Illinois Department of Transportation to focus on public transit opportunities … Read more ›

Mid-Week Market canceled for the year

Due to a lack of steady participation from vendors, the village of Oak Park won’t offer its annual Mid-Week Market this year, village staff members … Read more ›

Oak Park players run off the field after beating Grant in the state semifinals. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Arrogance ‘in a good way’ helps Oak Park win first state baseball title since ’81

Oak Park River Forest High School’s baseball team needed a seventh-inning single from Mike Brennan to score Jack Picchiotti to set off a wild celebration … Read more ›

Oak Park-River Forest's Michael Brennan gets the walk-off, state-winning hit. (David Banks, Chicago Tribune / June 9, 2012)

Oak Park ends drama in bottom of 7th against Lyons

Lyons and Oak Park split four games this season, but history probably will forget how evenly matched the teams were. Oak Park denied its West … Read more ›