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<p>Guerin's Mary Jo Toohey settles the ball past Phoenix Military Academy's Jacqueline Ortiz during their regional semifinal at Guerin. | Curtis Lehmkuhl/For Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Soccer: Senior scores 7 goals in Guerin's rout of Phoenix in 1A regional opener

Senior Mary Jo Toohey scored seven goals as No. 2 Guerin beat No. 3 Chicago Phoenix 10-1 in a semifinal in the 1A Guerin Regional Wednesday night. That single-game total tied...

Tiffany Skelnik will graduate from East Leyden High School on May 21. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

East Leyden graduate shares journey of living with cerebral palsy

Tiffany Skelnik, 18, will walk across the stage at the Rosemont Theater on May 21 and collect her diploma from East Leyden High School.

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District 401 hosting groundbreaking ceremonies for school upgrades

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 is upgrading two of its schools this summer, and it’s kicking off the project with two ceremonies next week.

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Massive project will resurface majority of south Elmwood Park streets

Smoother thoroughfares are in the works for Elmwood Park’s south side, where 84 blocks of streets will soon be resurfaced.

There  were more than 300 people in attendance at Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation Center for the the village's Kids Ice Cream Social on May 2. | Photo courtesy of Ted Gruber

Ice cream social brings out hundreds for Elmwood Park’s centennial

Sweet-toothed locals young and old satisfied their cravings recently at an ice cream feast for Elmwood Park’s 100th birthday.

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<p>Village of Franklin Park | Sun-Times Media File</p>

Franklin Park electric bills may fluctuate as village seeks for new contract

Electric bills in Franklin Park may fluctuate over the next few months while the village government seeks a new contract for its electrical supply.

Mannheim Middle School students present "Beauty and the Beast." | Provided

Mannheim School presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Mannheim Middle School chorus presented “Beauty and the Beast” at the school recently.

The water tower in Franklin Park overlooking Interstate 294 will sport a digital billboard later this year after village trustees approved a contract that will next the village at least $150,000. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Franklin Park water tower lease for digital messages will bring in $150K annually

A water tower overlooking Interstate 291 in Franklin Park will go digital later this year. Village trustees have approved a 20-year contract to hang two digital billboard on the...

Tiffany Skelnik will graduate from East Leyden High School on May 21. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

East Leyden graduate shares journey of living with cerebral palsy

Tiffany Skelnik, 18, will walk across the stage at the Rosemont Theater on May 21 and collect her diploma from East Leyden High School.

<p>| Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Police blotter: Franklin Park police charge man with cocaine possession

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a...

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<p>Village of Oak Park | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Oak Park picks interim head parking chief for permanent gig

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

Two robbed at gunpoint of nearly $7K in cash, jewelry in Oak Park

Two Chicago residents were robbed at gunpoint of $1,100 in cash and $5,500 in jewelry a block away from the Oak Park Police Department shortly after midnight Sunday, according...

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Ridgeland Common grand opening, sneak preview scheduled for June

The Park District of Oak Park will unveil its 16-month, $23.5 million overhaul of the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex with a pair of special events in June.

Oak Park, 05/12/14--Oak Park police officer Anthony Coleman has fifth-grader Evan Villarreal go through some of the hand signals that bike riders need to use when approaching an intersection. Active Transportation Alliance brought their Bikes on Wheels program to Whittier School Monday to teach children about bike safety.  | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Transportation group brings bike training to Oak Park elementary schools

The Active Transportation Alliance’s bike education program in Oak Park can help kids in two key ways, according to Vincent Lee, a fifth-grader at Whittier School.

Daniel and Thomas Callahan (left, center) and Jim Flannigan install sprinklers at Wrigley Field. D.W. Callahan & Sons, at 7056 Roosevelt Road in Oak Park, has closed its doors after 83 years in business. | Photo courtesy Helen Callahan

Callahan & Sons closes after 83 years in Oak Park

The end of April marked the end of a business legacy in Oak Park. After 83 years of serving the community, D.W. Callahan & Sons Inc., 7056 Roosevelt Road, closed its doors for...

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Willard School principal leaving for Lombard school district

Principal Merryl Brownlow will leave Willard School in River Forest at the end of the current school year to take an administrative position in Lombard Elementary District 44,...

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Chemical testing lab’s proposed move to Madison riles River Foresters

Nearly 100 River Foresters showed up last week to oppose a lead, asbestos and food testing facility’s request to open up shop in River Forest.

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Ridgeland Common grand opening, sneak preview scheduled for June

The Park District of Oak Park will unveil its 16-month, $23.5 million overhaul of the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex with a pair of special events in June.

<p>| Sun-Times Media File</p>

River Forest Township invites Village Board to talk services

River Forest Township Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting for May 13 to discuss township services with and receive input from residents.

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Top 10 news headlines: What's happened in River Forest recently

Miss the news this week? It's Ok, there's time to catch up. Here's a roundup of the top Forest Leaves news headlines this week.

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