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<p>An example of a Chromebook. | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Leyden School Board approves $1 million to buy all students Chromebooks

The Leyden High School District 212 Board voted April 10 to spend $1 million for a new generation of laptop computers for its 3,400 students.

<p>Heavy rains last summer caused flooding along Oak Leaf in Elmwood Park. &nbsp;| Provided&nbsp;</p>

Village Board approves two low bids for flood mitigation projects

The Elmwood Park Village Board has accepted low bids for two important contracts that are part of the Village's major flood mitigation project. Work will take place throughout...

Photo courtesy of Sky Zone Elmhurst

New SkyRobics workout offers fun full-body fitness

If you are looking for a new way to take your fitness to the next level, you may want to check out the SkyFitness classes at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline...

Chuck Caporale, president of Elmwwood Park Baseball and Softball, paints the top of the fence over the batter's box of the baseball diamond at at Elm Middle School. | Provided

Elmwood Park volunteers work to get baseball diamond in shape

Since the beginning of the month, volunteers from local organizations have been getting together to get a baseball field in shape for opening day.

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Police Blotter: River Grove police charge man with possession of cocaine

This week's police reports from River Grove and Elmwood Park.

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Southbound vehicles on 25th Avenue in Franklin Park wait for a train to move on April 21. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Long delays, train car stoppage continues at Franklin Park train crossings

The afternoon of April 7, drivers waited about 30 minutes while four trains blocked vehicle traffic on 25th Avenue south of Franklin Avenue.

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Police blotter: Woman charged with switching price tags at Northlake Walmart

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments.

Juan Carlos Barrientos-Jimenez | Mugshot from Cook County Sheriff

Franklin Park man faces kidnapping, two counts of sexual abuse charges

Police in both Northlake and Franklin Park have added four new charges of sexually molestation against a Franklin Park man.

<p>An example of a Chromebook. | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Leyden School Board approves $1 million to buy all students Chromebooks

The Leyden High School District 212 Board voted April 10 to spend $1 million for a new generation of laptop computers for its 3,400 students.

Featured home: 3131 Maple Street, Franklin Park

This home at 3131 Maple Street in Franklin Park is for sale.

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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

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.

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<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>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>Fenwick's Quinn Snarskis delivers a pitch to a Loyola batter during the Friars' 4-1 win. | Jon Langham/for Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Baseball: Fenwick's pitching too much for Loyola

Quinn Snarskis has been more valuable to Fenwick as a second baseman than a pitcher this season, but the junior right-hander earned his spot on the mound Monday.

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Paul Sassone: Put Johnnie's Beef in empty River Forest Dominick's

River Forest and Italian beef sandwiches. This may not seem like a natural combo. But, wait, hear me out.

<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....

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