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Answer Book 2017

Your guide to Oak Park and River Forest

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JOURNAL Publisher Dan Haley Associate Publisher Dawn Ferencak Editor Marc Stopek Staff reporters Marty Farmer, Timothy Inklebarger and Michael Romain Contributing reporters Tom Holmes and Lacey Sikora Columnists Doug Duechler, David Hammond Staff Photographer William Camargo Editorial Design Manager Claire Innes Editorial Designers Jacquinete Baldwin, Javier Govea IT Manager/Web Developer Mike Risher Digital Social Media Strategy & Communications Jackie McGoey Business Manager Joyce Minich Ad Production Manager Philip Soell Ad Design Manager Andrew Mead Ad Designers Mark Moroney, Debbie Becker Advertising Director Dawn Ferencak Display Advertising Sales Marc Stopek, Joe Chomiczewski Inside Sales Mary Ellen Nelligan Media Coordinator Kristen Benford Circulation Manager Jill Wagner Distribution Coordinator Caleb Thusat Comptroller Edward Panschar Credit Manager Laurie Myers Front Desk Carolyn Henning, Maria Murzyn Chairman Emeritus Robert K. Downs

Contents Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Day in Our Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Museums & Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Chamber Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Advertiser Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

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THE BEAT GOES ON: Hatch Elementary’s steel drum band has a new video out that they hope will accompany the Cubs into the World Series.

COVER: Venturer Scouts from the Pathway to Adventure Council, lead the display of a giant American flag at the the annual Memorial Day Parade in River Forest in May, 2016. WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

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Welcome to the 2017 Answer Book What is the nonemergency number of the police? How do I get an overnight parking pass? When is the next Junk-Away Day? Back in the 1990s these were the sorts of gnawing questions that sent local residents scrambling for their dog-eared copies of the Answer Book. “Thank Heaven for the Answer Book,” they would say as they quickly located and dialed the phone number for the Toastmasters Club. Today, all those questions are readily answered by your phone in a matter of seconds. (Except, of course, for the one about the next Junk-Away Day. You won’t find that, because it doesn’t exist anymore. For those of you who don’t know what Junk-Away is, you missed out on the single greatest service ever provided

by a municipal government anywhere in the history of the world. For a flat $45 fee, the village used to come and haul away all the household debris you could pile in the alley behind your house. Yes, it’s true. Ask the old folks at your next block party). Anyway, while the Answer Book still has the non-emergency number for the police, we have, over the years cut back on much of the information more easily found on Google. The Answer Book has changed—and this year it has changed a lot—because the questions we now ask have changed. Today, we are less interested in “what are the names of the school board members?” than “who is on the school board, and what are they like?” We want this community guide to be more about the community and less about the guide. So, while you won’t find the phone number for the KFC on Madison Street, you will find a mouth-watering rundown of local hamburgers (page 96). Instead of church listings, you can test your

knowledge of sacred architecture with our “Steeple Chase” (page 90), or you can try to figure out who wrote which book in the Oak Park River Forest Literary Society (page 10). For the politically minded, this year’s Answer Book offers a numerical breakdown of our recent referenda campaigns, including how much money was spent on yard signs (page 38). For the human side of our public officials, I highly recommend reading the elementary and high school recollections of our local school board members (page 34). Of course, you will also find here a directory of all the businesses in the OPRF Chamber of Commerce. This is the third Answer Book that the Wednesday Journal has published in partnership with the Chamber. On behalf of everyone at Wednesday Journal, I want to thank Cathy Yen, executive director of the Chamber, and her staff for all of their help and support in producing the 2017 Answer Book.

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Arts State of the Arts Council with Camille Wilson White By LACEY SIKORA

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he Oak Park Area Arts Council is the local arts agency for the tri-village area. Executive Director Camille Wilson White says of the Arts Council’s mission, “We celebrate, support, and promote artists and arts organizations. We advocate for policies that promote the arts and enhance the social, economic and cultural foundations of our communities. The Arts Council provides funding to arts organizations through a competitive grant program, ArtsFunds. Our support helps to ensure the wellbeing of the many artists, musicians, theatre and dance groups which we are so fortunate to enjoy in our community. We encourage future artists through our fine arts scholarships” This year, five graduating high school seniors going on to major in the arts at college will receive scholarships of $1,000 each. The Arts Council runs a summer arts employment program, “Off the Wall,” for young artists. The students are hired into the program and trained by a professional artist. They have produced mosaic tile murals for the past eleven years, and their work can be seen throughout the village, such as on the back of the Barrie Park sled hill (Lombard and Harvard), the side of the School of Rock (219 Lake St.) and under the Austin Blvd. viaduct. In addition, the Arts Council showcases artists’ work on a bimonthly basis in four gallery spaces around town and

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ART-IN-PROGRESS: Carolyn Elaine, the lead artist for the Arts Council’s “Off the Wall” program, works on the mosaic tile mural that would eventually be installed under the viaduct at Austin Boulevard and Lake Street. brings arts organizations together through the Area Arts Roundtable. This group is a collaboration of arts organizations who meet periodically to network, support each other’s work and activities, work on projects and attend enriching seminars to strengthen their organizations. The Arts Council is a partner agency of the Village of Oak Park. Funding is provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, Community

Foundation of Oak Park & River Forest, foundations, memberships and fundraising. Wilson White who has worked for the Arts Council since 1999 and served as Executive Director for the past fifteen years, notes that the Arts Council provided funding to 29 deserving 501c3 organizations in 2017. “They received funding after submitting grants through our ArtsFunds program. The grants are reviewed by a panel of esteemed and knowl-

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edgeable grant reviewers. The review panel evaluates and scores all grants and makes decisions on who will receive funding. They also select the Community Bank of Oak Park & River Forest Best in Class Awards. Through a partnership with Community Bank, the Art Council’s grant review panel selects three organizations every year to receive the prestigious award. This year, 16th Street Theatre, Illinois Storytelling Inc. and MOMENTA were selected for being Hidden Gems: Inclusion Across Boundaries. Each organization received a $1,000 award from Community Bank. The awards are announced at the Arts Council’s Annual Meeting in March.”

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Native son and namesake for one of Oak Park’s popular shopping and dining districts, Ernest Hemingway also had a six-toed cat name Snow White. He is reading—or perhaps just looking at the pictures in—a segment from Chris Ware’s graphic novel, Building Stories.

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Oak Parker Edgar Rice Burroughs published the first of his twenty-four Tarzan novels in 1912. Subsequently over a hundred movies and TV shows were made featuring the ape man, the most recent in 2016. He is holding Harriette Gillem Robinet’s novel Children of the Fire.

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Tavi Gevinson first became famous in middle school as a fashion blogger, and has since become an acclaimed Broadway actress, writer and editor. Cementing her literary celebrity status, she was interviewed on stage as part of the 2016 New Yorker Festival. She is pictured here reading Edgar Rice Burrough’s The Warlord of Mars.

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The award-winning author of historical fiction for younger readers, Harriette Gillem Robinet also played a historical nonfiction role herself as a fair housing activist in Oak

Park during the 1960s. Arriving in 1965, she and her husband Mac became one of the first African-American families to move into the village. She is holding Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Yearbook.

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Prolific best-selling novelist, and dog park enthusiast, Elizabeth Berg may rival or even surpass Hemingway and Burroughs for total number of books sold by an Oak Park author. She is shown with Charles Simic’s The World Does Not End.

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Charles Simic is the most important Oak Park writer that no one has ever heard of. A recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” and the Pulitzer Prize (1990), Simic also served as U.S. Poet Laureate. He is holding Elizabeth Berg’s The Pull of the Moon.

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A favorite of NPR’s Ira Glass, Chris Ware, is renowned for his poignant and exquisitely drawn graphic novels, comics and illustrations. He is the one responsible for bringing those occasional Oak Park-ish looking locales to the cover of The New Yorker. He is pictured with a cover of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.

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A Lament for Theater Etiquette

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or lots of us, “going to the show” is a treasured communal experience in the darkness. But lately it seems some folks have forgotten how to act mannerly and respectfully in such a group setting. One might think that at a live theater performance, where the setting is intimate and the tickets are expensive, audience behavior might be better. Think again. There are a number of common boorish types who attend plays: Late Comers. Sometimes they arrive after the performance has begun, then use their cell phone flashlights to locate their seats. Just don’t be late! This is not a baseball game or a rock concert. Leave yourself some buffer time. And if you are local, you know finding a parking space may be a challenge. So plan accordingly. The Talkers. These people think that if they whisper it’s okay. I once sat behind a long-married couple having an on-going argument about

the year the thriller Wait Until Dark took place. 1967 was clearly indicated in the program yet they bickered over the age of the refrigerator on the set as if that might provide the key to the exact year being depicted. (“I don’t care what you say, Rolland, we had an icebox like that on Gunderson in the late ‘50s.”) They became a show-withinthe-show. The Unwrappers. Perhaps people who are hard of hearing are unaware of how much noise is created by unwrapping cellophane. Please unwrap your purse full of hard candy, cough drops, and butterscotch kisses before the show begins. Some audience members think they’re being awfully polite by opening their sweets very, very slowly. You’re NOT. The Sleepers. Surprisingly this is more prevalent at matinees than during evening performances. Beauty rest is vital, of course. If nappers merely closed their eyes that would be one thing, but they usually begin snoring, too. Dears, you’re

not in front of your TV set. And please be aware that the actors are often as much aware of you as you are of them. The Drinkers. Most theaters now serve wine and beer. That’s cool. But sometimes folks who have already consumed several cocktails with dinner are getting further tanked up during the intermission, talking too loudly, and then falling dead asleep, noisily snorting and wheezing. A few theaters even allow audience members to carry their drinks to their seats. This is fine except when their empty beer bottles go rolling noisily down the aisle. This never happens during a full-cast production number, of course. It only occurs during a particularly poignant, nearly silent scene. The Standing Ovation Gang. Call me a curmudgeon but I long for the old days when

a standing ovation was rare but well deserved. It’s lost its value lately. It’s like grade inflation in community college. Maybe it’s because I see so many local performances but at times I feel like nearly every show ends up with a cheering, standing audience on the brink of enthusiastic hysteria. I get that you are excited and supportive, especially if you’ve given birth to one of the cast members. But lately it seems like every audience member is carrying on like they’re auditioning for The Price is Right. As I said, attending live theater is a treasured communal experience that occurs in the darkness. For some of us, it’s almost like another religion. Be respectful of the work and try to be sensitive to everyone around you. Mind your manners.

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r. Anne Fabricius, surface of a tooth is drilled away. owner of Oak Park Alternatively, the preparation of Prosthodontics, and Dr. an onlay requires that only the Haein Kil are passionate about unsound diseased tooth structure providing their patients with be removed, allowing large conservative, minimally invasive portions of healthy tooth structure dental treatments. to remain intact. Despite the benefits, onlays are performed Dr. Fabricius explains that the less frequently by dentists practice of minimally invasive dentistry begins with establishing because they require more time to prepare.” the correct diagnoses. “Errors in diagnosis can lead to extensive dental work As a prosthodontist, I have an that may be premature or additional three years of training not even necessary. For beyond dental school and can example, it is common often provide patients with to see stains around additional treatment options. the edges of old fillings. - Dr. Fabricius Often, these fillings do not need to be replaced immediately. Instead, they can be Dr. Fabricius explains that she monitored for changes.” frequently meets patients that are considering aggressive cosmetic When a tooth does require treatments, such as veneers, treatment, all treatment that can require a substantial options should be explored. amount of healthy tooth to be “As a prosthodontist, I have an drilled away. “While veneers additional three years of training are sometimes the appropriate beyond dental school and can treatment, less invasive often provide patients with treatments, such as whitening additional treatment options.” Dr. and bonding should also be Fabricius further explains, “For explored. These treatments are example, a tooth that ‘requires’ not only less expensive, but they a crown may be eligible for often require no drilling. People an onlay. During preparation are amazed at the results.” for a crown, the entire outer

“When performing any dental treatment, it is important that it be done with the utmost precision and care so that tooth structure is preserved.” Dr. Fabricius further comments, “I perform all of my dentistry with magnification of 4.5x, nearly twice as much as most dentists. Being able to see detail is critical when performing conservative dentistry.” Dr. Anne M. Fabricius is one of only six women in the Chicagoland area who is board-certified in prosthodontics, and the only in private practice. She is an expert in cosmetics, crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, and the management of complex dental problems. A graduate of the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Fabricius established Oak Park Prosthodontics in 2013. She offers general dentistry services, such as cleanings; as well as specialty services in the repair and replacement of teeth. In addition to her practice, she has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry. Dr. Haein Kil, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry,

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is enthusiastic about providing adults and children with longlasting comfortable dental care. She is particularly talented with pediatric dentistry and enjoys working with children and their parents to establish a lifetime of healthy teeth. If you are considering any type of restorative, cosmetic, or implant dentistry, call Dr. Anne Fabricius. Her office, Oak Park Prosthodontics, is located at 185 N. Marion Street in Downtown Oak Park and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Visit the website at OakParkImplants.com or call 708-386-0177.

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LOCATIONS Oak Park Office: 1001 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 708.660.1000

South Oak Park Office: 810 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 708.919.6200

River Forest Office: 7751 Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.4700

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arge-scale construction projects have been the talk of the town for the last few years in Oak Park, with most of the focus around residential towers going up downtown. But the Lake Street commercial corridor that runs from Harlem to around Euclid is not the only part of the village where new construction and business is surging. Oak Park’s skyline is changing with the completion of the 21-story luxury apartment building, Vantage Oak Park, 150 Forest Ave., and two more on the way – The Emerson apartments, a 20-story luxury apartment building at 1145 Westgate St., and the District House condos at 708 Lake. Nearby at the corner of South Boulevard and Harlem, Lincoln Property Company is expected to break ground on an 11-story apartment building in summer 2017. In addition to this flurry of residential construction, Jupiter Realty and village planners are working in partnership to overhaul a large section of Madison Street from South Oak Park to Wesley avenues. That would include a large anchor retailer and mixed-used residential buildings, among other smaller retail options. Oak Park planners and elected officials are still working on this proposal, so expect to hear more in the second half of 2017. The Oak Park Arts District along Harrison Street

got a shot in the arm with the redevelopment of the shuttered La Majada Mexican food restaurant, 226 Harrison, and plans for Flexhouse, modern rowhomes right along the Harrison Street commercial corridor. That project is proposed by Ranquist Development, the same group buildProvided by Ranquist Development ing the District OAK PARK RISING: Rendering of District House (above) 708 Lake Street, House condos in the Hemingway in the Hemingway District. A rendering of The Emerson (middle below) District. Ranquist which is nearing completion at 1145 Westgate in Downtown Oak Park. also is working to And Vantage Oak Park (bottom) rising 21 stories over Lake Street at Forest. help rebrand and lease several properties in the arts district that were recently put back on the market after a long hiatus. All this residential development has been a boon to Oak Park’s retail sector, particularly downtown where shovels are already in the ground. A seemingly endless number of restaurants – Scratch on Lake, Q-BBQ, and the forthcoming Cooper’s Hawk Winery, among Provided by Oak Park Economic Development Corp many others – and brewpubs like Wild Onion Tide House and beer-centric restaurants like Two Brothers Tap House are popping up around town in anticipation of all the new residents. Oak Park is going through a metamorphosis that is only just beginning. Only time will tell what it all means for reducing taxes and creating a better quality of life for the File 2016 residents of Oak Park.

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Business G E T T I N G

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A Q&A with Cathy Yen

Executive Director of the Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce What does the Chamber of Commerce do? The OPRF Chamber of Commerce is a reflection of the vibrant local economy. It is a business-to-business organization that works to connect local businesses and organizations. It builds a supportive network of professionals offering information, access, promotional opportunities, classes and online resources. Does the Chamber organize street festivals? While the Chamber does organize an annual indoor culinary celebration, Bite Night, it does not run street festivals. Oak Park and River Forest each have hyper local commercial neighborhoods called “business districts.” These organizations support the needs of their first-floor merchants to provide the events (such as festivals), marketing and holiday decorations that create street-level vitality. The OPRF Chamber partners with

many of these groups to help them in their endeavors. How many businesses belong to the Chamber? With over 2,000 businesses in the community and the surrounding areas, close to one fourth, or just under 500, of them, claim Chamber membership. Membership in the Chamber is voluntary, and any business in the area is welcome to join. Does the Chamber work for the village governments? No. The Chamber of Commerce is an independent entity that funds itself through membership dues and annual fundraisers. The Chamber does do contract consulting work for local governments, but these projects are outside the scope of regular Chamber operations. How is the Chamber different than the Economic Development Corporation? The EDCs in Oak Park and

River Forest help to bring investment and new business into our community. The Chamber helps the businesses once they arrive. Does the Chamber take positions on local issues? The diversity of the Chamber membership makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the organization to speak for everyone. Instead of “choosing sides,” the Chamber plays a role by providing accurate information on relevant issues and giving members an opportunity to make their individual voices heard. The OPRF Chamber does not engage in lobbying nor is it affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Why should I join the Chamber? Membership in the Chamber first and foremost is a civic investment in the one organization most focused on helping the local economy. It also helps businesses grow! Members

“Membership in the Chamber first and foremost is a civic investment in the one organization most focused on helping the local economy. It also helps businesses grow!” CATHY YEN

have the opportunity to plug into real and virtual networks to make connections, promote their business and belong to a growing community of professionals committed to supporting each other. To find out more about the benefits of Chamber membership, go to OPRFChamber.org, or call 708.613.0550.

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Business ORGANIZATIONS

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce Cathy Yen, exec. director 143 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-613-0550 oprfchamber.org A membership-based business organization representing more than 500 retailers, businesses, professionals and community organizations, the Chamber is a leadership and educational organization fostering and promoting business interests.

Oak Park Economic Development Corp. John Lynch, econ. dev. manager 104 N. Oak Park Ave. Suite 203, Oak Park 708-383-3838 oakparkdevelopmentcorporation. com Established in 1974 as the Oak Park Development Corp. by area banks and businesses, the OPEDC is a community economic redevelopment agency, functioning as a catalyst between developers, property and business owners, and village staff.

Oak Park Business Districts Oak Park has 12 distinct shopping districts: The Arts District on Harrison from Ridgeland to Austin, housing a variety of galleries, specialty boutiques and unique restaurants, plus businesses that focus on the healing arts.

Chicago/Harlem Historical District,

between Harlem and Marion on Chicago, is home to museums and historic structures.

Chicago/Ridgeland/Austin District,

between Ridgeland and Austin on Chicago, is one of Oak Park’s servicebased business districts. Downtown Oak Park is a unique shopping and dining area in an eclectic architectural setting, centered at Marion and Lake. Garfield/Harlem District extends from Home to Harlem along Garfield and includes Oak Park’s industrial businesses. The Hemingway District centered at Oak Park and Lake, is the destination for dining and shops and a multitude of services. Lake/Ridgeland/Austin District is located along Lake between Ridgeland and Austin and on South between Scoville and Austin. Madison District, along Madison

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Siblings Derek and Adreyenne Hearne (top) are the state’s first, and so far only, African-American Orangetheory Fitness franchisees. Workers and volunteers at Happy Apple Pie Shop (bottom) in Oak Park get ready to make their signature apple pies. between Austin and Harlem, forms a spine of commercial enterprises. North/Austin/Harlem District on North Avenue between Austin and Harlem offers an array of destinations in both Chicago and Oak Park. Roosevelt/Austin/Harlem District on Roosevelt between Austin and Harlem serves as the boundary between Oak Park and Berwyn.

Pleasant District, on Marion between Pleasant and South Boulevard, is home to the village’s largest hotel and has a diverse mix of restaurants and services.

SouthTown District, centered at Oak Park and Harrison, is divided by the Eisenhower and offers shopping and dining.

Community Planning and Development Village of Oak Park Cara Pavlicek, manager 123 Madison St., Oak Park 708-358-5420 Oak-park.us

Downtown Oak Park Max Austin-Williams, exec. director 1010 Lake St., Suite 114 Oak Park 708-383-4145 Downtownoakpark.net

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Congratulations to the 2016 Business Spotlight Award Winners! The Business Spotlight Awards celebrate the wonderful local businesses that add so much vibrancy to our community. In its inaugural year, the program received over 350 nominations from the public for more than 115 businesses. The Chamber of Commerce congratulates all distinguished nominees and the winners of the 2016 awards! The Chamber also wishes to recognize and thank Peter Kennedy and his staff at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park for hosting October’s awards ceremony and fabulous after-party.

2016 Winners:

Integrated Marketing Lively Athletics

Customer Experience Tan Travel

Green/Sustainability We Clean Green

Innovation & Collaboration Cargo Peace Circles: Oak Park Township/ Op D97/ Rotary Club of OPRF

Community Character Felony Franks

Investment/Development Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

2016 Nominees: AACF Computer Learning Center Actor’s Garden Altierra Development Group Animal Care League Thrift Shop Center for Autism Avenue Computer Azure Horizons Back Office Service Solutions Baird & Warner Barclay’s American Grill Bentron Financial Group Bertolli’s Pizza Blue Max Coffee Body Gears Physical Therapy Body Support Center Brown Cow Ice Cream Buzz Café

Careful Peach

Grape Leaves

Na Siam Restaurant

Pleasant Home Foundation

The Dailey Cycle

Carnivore

Greater Chicago Church

Nami Metro Suburban

Polished Nails & Day Spa

The Dailey Method The Menta Academy

Citrine

Halverson Group

New Rebozo

Poor Phil’s

Core Power Yoga

Harrison Quality Meats

Oak Park Animal Hospital

Pro Bono Network

The Printing Store

Crabtree Studios

In & Out Fitness

Oak ParkApartments.com

Puree’s

The Symphony of OPRF The UPS Store #3385

Crossfit Spero

Inside Edge

Oak Park Arms

RE/MAX in the Village

Danche Guitar

Jerusalem Café

Oak Park Festival Theatre

River Forest Chocolates

Tony’s Shoe Repair

Divine Consign

Kelly Inc. Electrolysis

Oak Park Jewelers

River Forest D90 Schools

Tom Bassett Dilley Architect

Dominican University

Kinderhook Tap

Trader Joe’s

Kinslahger Brewery

School of Rock

Tulipia Floral Design

La Parrillita Mexican Grill

OPRF Community Foundation Entrepreneurial Leaders in Philanthropy

Saigon Pho

Dr. Mary Ann Bender Podiatry

Scratch Kitchen & Lounge

Two Story Farmhouse

Eastgate Café

Lake Street Kitchen+Bar

Serenitea

Val’s Halla Records

Elevate Hair Boutique

Little Beginnings Daycare

Encounter Medical Group

Little Bits Workshop

Escape Factor Chicago

Lively Athletics

Excel Window Tinting

Louie’s Grill

OPRF Huskie Wrestling Family Our Planet Automotive Services

Sergio’s Place

We Clean Green

Servicemaster HKH

Wednesday Journal

Seven Generations Ahead Sugar Beet Food Co-Op

Weichert Realtors/ Nickel Group

Sugar Fixe

Wells St. Popcorn Co.

Felony Franks

Maid Pro

Cargo Peace Circles: Oak Park Township/OP D97/ Rotary Club of OPRF

Frank’s Barber Shop

Maya Del Sol

Pet Emporium LLC

Tan Travel

West Cook YMCA

Gem Jewelry + Lifestyle

McDonald’s

Petersen’s Ice Cream

Ten Thousand Villages

Whole Foods Market

Geppetto’s Pizza

Mentorship Institute, Inc.

Pete’s Fresh Market

The Barre Code

Winberie’s

Geppetto’s Toy Box

Munch Restaurant

Pieritz Office Supplies

The Book Table

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ince 1973, A Day in Our Village has provided an opportunity for current and prospective residents to discover the diversity and variety of civic, cultural, social service, business, educational and religious organizations and groups in the Village. Taking place on the first Sunday in June from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., the festival is considered one of the area’s premier community events. For the last three decades, it has been held in Scoville Park at the corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue and in Rehm Park on East Avenue. Michael Stewart, Chairperson of the event says, “A Day in Our Village was started in order to promote intergroup relations and to provide a resource for current and prospective residents to learn about the various entities and organizations in the community. It is also a great day to have fun with other villagers and newcomers and enjoy the music and the great food.” Civic, cultural, social service, business, educational and religious organizations and clubs take part. For Stewart, A Day in Our Village is an important part of the cultural life of the village and allows residents the chance to have fun while learning about what makes Oak Park so great. “Communities are in constant change, and a festival of this type keeps residents abreast of new and existing services and opportunities in Oak Park that promote inclusion and community engagement.”

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Raise a glass of Illinois wine a Downtown Oak Park’s fourth annual wine festival. Enjoy live jazz while you stroll, shop and dine.

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August 1, 2:00–9:00PM

Embrace European culture at Downtown Oak Park’s French street festival featuring art, food, wine, music, film, dance and more.

MICROBREW REVIEW August 19, 3:00–7:00PM Enjoy Outdoor Seating

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GREEN HALLOWEEN October 14, 11AM–3PM

Have a boo-rific time at this EEK-o-friendly, healthy, green event! Stop in participating local businesses on the Green Pumpkin Trail to participate in free kids’ activities including a pumpkin patch and kids’ costume swap, and collect healthy treats.

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Join us for a cookie walk inside over 50 participating shops and restaurants! Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas, enjoy a variety of family friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate and coffee.

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The year in education: funding, facilities and equity By Michael Romain

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Local education news was dominated over the past year by the lead up to, and narrow defeat, of the OPRF High School District 200 facilities referendum. The defeat inadvertently resulted in a refresh of the district’s focus on equity, community engagement and facilities. A widely lauded new committee process, headed by a widely lauded new superintendent, Joylynn Pruitt-Adams, is now poised to dominate news coverage in the year ahead. Another major story in education was the recent success of two Oak Park Elementary District 97 referenda in April, which came on the heels of the District 200 defeat last November. The ballot measure gives District 97 an influx of more than $13 million in the next school year, enough to avert what district officials projected to be a catastrophic series of cuts to non-essential programming like performing arts, foreign languages and music. Lastly, over the past two

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

District 97 students and parents march down Lake Street after a rally in Scoville Park in support of the two D97 referenda that would eventually pass in the April, 2017, election. years, all three public school districts in Oak Park and River Forest have begun to take measurable, real actions on closing the opportunity gap between white and minority students. The coming year should tell just how effective those actions promise to be.

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Working together to support young children and their families By LACEY SIKORA

Contributing reporter

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arolyn Newberry Schwartz, Executive Director of the Collaboration for Early Childhood, describes the organization as a public/private partnership that leverages the resources of more than 60 local agencies to promote the development of a comprehensive, community-wide system of services during the critical first five years of life so that every child in the community can reach his or her fullest potential. The Collaboration’s programs and activities are research-based and evidenceinformed, and designed to benefit all children, with a special focus on at-risk children. According to Newberry Schwartz, “In 2002, all Oak Park’s six jurisdictions initiated the Collaboration to address the troubling insight

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Children participate in a class called Nourishing Nummies that is one of several classes run by the Collaboration for Early Childhood in Oak Park and River Forest. that our children had such widely differing early learning experiences that some would find it very difficult to ever catch up to their peers. In 2013 District 200, District 97 and the Village of Oak Park entered into an intergovernmental agreement to purchase services from the Collaboration to establish an integrated system of high quality early learning programs and services. In addition, our partners include a wide range of early childhood service providers and stakeholders.” The Collaboration’s initiatives are five-pronged: Parent Information and Support. Through a combination of home visiting, playgroups, workshops and parent coaching, the Collaboration equips parents with tools and resources to increase their confidence in raising children. Developmental Screening. The Collaboration pro-

vides support to physicians and early childhood providers to conduct developmental screenings of all children in their care, using appropriate screening tools. Children are screened in the areas of communication, social/emotional development, cognition, motor skills, hearing, and vision. Professional Development. By providing training for childcare providers and preschool teachers, the Collaboration improves the quality of early learning experiences children receive. Public Preschool Coordination. The Collaboration coordinates outreach activities to find families that may qualify for free preschool and helps get them into the right program. Four Program Directors and Collaboration staff work together to coordinate curriculum, professional development, and share tools to track the progress of children in these centers.

Measurement and Research. Measuring the impact of our programs and our progress in supporting very young children and their families is an essential part of the Collaboration’s work to improve the quality of early childhood services in Oak Park and River Forest. In the community, the Collaboration and its more than sixty partners work to overcome the fragmentation and scarcity of services endemic to the early childhood field by leveraging and integrating community resources to better meet the needs of young children and their families. The Collaboration is also a voice for parents and children regarding issues of early learning both locally and at the State and national level. It works with all elected officials to promote child-friendly policies and programs. For a complete online directory of local preschools and child care resources visit the Collaboration’s website, collab4kids.org.

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Education ORGANIZATIONS

Collaboration for Early Childhood Carolyn Newberry-Schwartz 123 Madison St., Room 209 Oak Park 708-613-6122 collab4kids.org With more than 40 agencies participating, the Collaboration works to overcome the fragmentation and scarcity of services for early childhood development to better meet the needs of the youngest children and their families. Local bodies of government, including school districts 97 and 200, plus Oak Park village government, help to fund initiatives such as the advancement of high-quality preschool for all children, professional development, parent information and support and developmental screening.

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

District 97 Oak Park 970 Madison St. 708-524-3000 Op97.org

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Buoyant St. Giles students react to the announcement of a $1 million donation to their school by Jack and Peggy Crowe during a short break in class last December.

Administration

principal: LeeAndra Khan grades: 6-8 Named for: Gwendolyn Brooks, poet

principal: John Hodge grades: K-5 Named for: Washington Irving, poet

Board of Education

Hatch School

Julian Middle School

1000 N. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3095 op97.org/hatch principal: Sarah Mendez grades: K-5 Named for: William H. Hatch, D97 superintendent from 1882-1917

416 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3040 op97.org/julian principal: Todd Fitzgerald grades: 6-8 Named for: Percy Julian, scientist

Dr. Carol Kelley, superintendent ■ Sheryl Marinier, secretary ■ Rob Breymaier (2021) ■ Keecia Broy (2021) ■ Katherine Murray-Liebl (2021) ■ Jim O’Connor (2019) ■ Rupa Datta (2019) ■ Robert Spatz (2019) ■ Holly Spurlock (2019)

Beye School

Holmes School

230 N. Cuyler Ave. 708-524-3070 op97.org/beye principal: Jonathan Ellwanger grades: K-5 Named for: William Beye, District 97 school board finance chairman in the late 1800s

508 N. Kenilworth Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3100 op97.org/holmes principal: Christine Zelaya grades: K-5 Named for: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harvard professor, physician, poet and author

Brooks Middle School

Irving School

325 S. Kenilworth Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3050 op97.org/brooks

1125 S. Cuyler Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3090 op97.org/irving

Lincoln School 1111 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3110 op97.org/lincoln principal: Catherine Hamilton grades: K-5 Named for: Abraham Lincoln, 16th president

grades: K-5 Named for: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, educator, linguist

Mann School 921 N. Kenilworth Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3085 op97.org/mann principal: Faith Cole grades: K-5 Named for: Horace G. Mann, educator

Whittier School 715 N. Harvey Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3080 op97.org/whittier principal: Keisha Warner grades: K-5 Named for: John Greenleaf Whittier, poet

Longfellow School

District 90 River Forest

715 S. Highland Ave., Oak Park 708-524-3060 op97.org/longfellow principal: Angela Dolezal

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Education Administration

Edward Condon, superintendent Board of Education

■ Ralph Martire, President

(2019) ■ Rich Moore Secretary (2019) ■ Judith DeoGracias (2021) ■ Barbara Hickey (2019) ■ Nicole Thompson (2021) ■ Stacey Williams (2021)

Lincoln School 511 Park Ave., River Forest 708-366-7340 principal: Casey Godfrey grades: K-4 Named for: Abraham Lincoln, 16th president

Roosevelt Middle School 7560 Oak St., River Forest 708-366-9230

principal: Larry Garstki grades: 5-8 Named for: Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president

Willard School 1250 Ashland Ave., River Forest 708-366-6740 principal: Diane Wood grades: K-4 Named for: Frances Willard, local educator

PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Alcuin Montessori 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-366-1882 alcuin.org Grades: PreK-8

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Brooks Middle School student-musicians during the 10th Annual Jazz Night last April.

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Education Ascension School 601 Van Buren St., Oak Park 708-386-7282 ascension-school.com Grades: PreK-8 History: Founded in 1912.

St. Angela Catholic School

St. Luke Catholic School

Nathaniel Rouse, principal

1332 N. Massasoit Ave., Chicago 773-626-2655 saintangela.org Grades: PreK-8

519 Ashland Ave., River Forest 708-366-8587 school-stlukeparish.org Grades: PreK-8

■ Fred Arkin (2019) ■ Matt Baron (2021) ■ Jennifer Cassell (2019) ■ Tom Cofsky (2021) ■ Sara Dixon Spivy

St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School

(2019) ■ Craig Iseli (2021) ■ Jackie Moore (2021)

St. Lucy Catholic School 27 Washington Blvd., Oak Park 708-386-5286 catherinelucy.org Grades: PreK-8

1515 Lathrop Ave., River Forest 708-771-5905 svfschool.org Grades: PreK-8

Fenwick High School

St. Giles Catholic School

District 200

505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park 708-386-0127 fenwickfriars.com Catholic co-ed high school, home of the Fenwick Friars. Principal: Peter Groom

1034 N. Linden Ave., Oak Park 708-383-6279 stgileschool.org Grades: PreK-8

OPRF High School

Trinity High School

201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park 708-383-0700 oprfhs.org

7574 W. Division St., River Forest 708-771-8383 trinityhs.org Catholic preparatory high school for young women. Principal: Noreen Powers

Grace Lutheran School St. Catherine of 7300 W. Division St., River Forest Sienna/ 708-366-6900 graceriverforest.org Grades: PreK-8

Keystone Montessori 7415 W. North Ave., River Forest 708-366-1080 ksmontessori.org Grades: PreK-8

Our Lady Immaculate Academy

Board of Education:

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HIGH SCHOOLS

Administration

Steven Isoye, superintendent

HIGHER EDUCATION

Concordia University Chicago 7400 W. Augusta St., River Forest 708-771-8300 cuchicago.edu President: Daniel Gard

Dominican University 7900 W. Division St., River Forest 708-366-2490 dom.edu President: Donna Carroll

Triton College 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove 708-456-0300 triton.edu President: Mary Rita Moore

Oak Park and River Forest High School

“Those Things That are Best” • $11.3 million in merit-based scholarships for class of 2016 graduates • For 2017, 14 National Merit finalists • More than 200 courses, offering a comprehensive high school program for all abilities, needs, and interests • 75 clubs & activities and 29 competitive sports teams at 80 team levels OPRFHS • 201 N. Scoville Ave. Oak Park, Illinois • 60302-2296 (708) 383-0700 • www.oprfhs.org

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It’s true! Even school board members were once children

W

She couldn’t go on Bob Spatz, District 97 without getting “An important middle emotional, so she school experience was being called me up to the on the Chess Team in eighth front of the class to grade at Emerson (now finish the chapter. Brooks). I’m still in contact At the time, I was with two of my four teamhappy mates, and I met that she my wife at the called wedding of one of Keecia Broy, different on me, BOB SPATZ them.” voices District 97 but also for each of the confused and “My favorite Holly Spurlock, many characters. unsure why she elementary District 97 Her interest and was close to tears. school teacher, enthusiasm for this No adult I knew Ms. Maxine Tan“I had my first story helped her ney, would end had ever cried opportunity for capture each school day because of a story. public speaking and keep our reading aloud to That moment, and in 6th grade. We HOLLY SURLOCK attention. While the entire class. others that followed, hosted the thirtyKEECIA BROY One of the books reading the final deepened my appreciation for year reunion of our elementashe read to us was chapter of Charlotte’s Web, books and made me look for ry school and invited all prior Charlotte’s Web. She read her voice broke because she more meaning in the books classes. Our 6th grade choir with great emotion and used that I read.” was so moved by the story. prepared to sing the song ‘Let

e asked the elected officials sitting on the local Boards of Education from Oak Park and River Forest to reflect on their formative experiences and favorite teachers from elementary and high school. Here are excerpts of the responses we received from Elementary School District 97 and OPRF High School District 200. Unfortunately, no board members from District 90 in River Forest responded to our inquiries.

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E D U C A T I O N There Be Peace on Earth.’ I Rupa Datta, District 97 was selected to give the intro, “I loved the responsibility and it was a paragraph that of being a kindergarten aide was several sentences long. In when I was in fourth grade. I the middle of the second or helped the children put their third sentence, I misstated coats on and gave them each a a word so that it sounded cookie for snack.” like a strange, unintelligible noise. There was laughter, Katherine Murray-Liebl, then there was silence, and District 97 then I started reading again “One of my clearand concluded est and most definto a round of ing moments of applause. It was elementary school my first speaking (and my life) was opportunity, my in 4th grade when first mistake durI went to a presening a speaking optation about an portunity and my exchange program first opportunity for 5th graders RUPA DATTA to recover from in our district in a mistake during Elmhurst. I was immediately a speaking opportunity and taken in by the prospects for all those reasons, it was a of learning French, traveldefining moment for me from ing to France to stay with elementary school.” a French student and their

life-changing. In family, and then a month’s time, having that student I experienced come and stay with cultural, racial, my family here in and religious the U.S. I had never differences that been out of the opened my eyes, U.S. and had never ears and heart flown on a plane. I to the world. (I can’t remember also began my my entire thought love affair with process, but I do KATHERINE chocolate croisremember feeling MURRAY-LIEBL sants!) My entire like something had educational and personal sparked in me that never trajectory was altered by that had before. Up until that program.” point, I didn’t have any strong interests in school. I struggled in math and Craig Iseli, District 200 science and had started to “There is no single memory assume that I would never that stands out for me. Sigdiscover where I would find my place academically. Some- nificant events that defined my high school experience… how, I convinced my parents were more often life lessons to let me participate in that program. I was matched with than academically related. Ina Senegalese family outside CONTINUED ON PAGE 34 of Paris. My experience was

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E D U C A T I O N a group of kids who shared a requested—pleadpatient, and one of the smartest hometown, classes and love of ed—to be moved to people I’ve ever life.” a lower level class, met. I’m still in but she refused. touch with her.” Even when I tried Matt Baron, District 200 to convince her that “I began my journalism Thomas Cofsky, my self-esteem would career late in my sophomore not be damaged by District 200 year. Over the next two years, the shift, she laughed “Having finI wrote hundreds of stories for and kept saying, ‘You ished the weekly newspacan do it,’ JACKIE MOORE high per in town—many and I did. Ms. school nearly as its de facto ‘high Ferraro was availforty years ago school beat reporter.’ able to help during and despite That early start laid my lunch periods having lived the foundation for my and before school. I that entire time career as a journalisthad to work harder nearly a thousand turned-strategic in that trigonometry miles from my communications proclass than I did in hometown, I still fessional. However, Jackie Moore, my favorite subjects. am so fortunate I nearly delayed it. The ‘B’ I got in that District 200 to have a strong A defining moment CRAIG ISELI THOMAS COFSKY class did as much for high school friend came with a two-word “Maria Ferraro my confidence as it did group. We make efforts to get question from my mom. The was my favorite [teacher]. She my GPA. She helped me feel together regularly. So, the previous two years, it had taught math at all levels and comfortable asking for help defining memory [of my high been a senior who filled the pushed me to get past my math and the importance of saying, school experience] was formrole of ‘beat reporter’ covering anxiety. Math was never my ‘I don’t know.’ She was funny, ing lifelong relationships with the high school and at first I strongest subject, and I even

dividual and team sporting successes and failures tend to dominate my memories… Having my arm broken by a questionable play during a key basketball game with many recruiters in attendance was a difficult day. The intensity and drive I had to stay ready to play in the following months and to return to lead my team in the regional championships that year was a defining experience.”

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E D U C A T I O N figured that I should just ‘wait my turn.’ When I explained that rationale to my mother, she replied, ‘Who says?’”

Fred Arkin, District 200

getic and ebulat the time, but now I lient person I’d am very grateful for ever met, and his what he did for me. love of art was Richard Getzendaninfectious. He ner helped guide me made each work to understand how come alive with to read and apprecihis impassioned ate classic literaexplanations ture. Leslie Wiberg of the opened cultural my eyes SARA DIXON SPIVY and to the world historical context. beyond Oak Park. His delight in even Clara King was a the most mundane beloved teacher aspects of his day, whose patience and his ability to gave me the confind laughter in any fidence to freely situation, helped express my feelings me get through high and opinions.” school.”

“I did not have a favorite teacher per se. Spending four years at OPRF, I was the beneficiary of many incredible teachers including Richard Getzendanner, Clara King, Leslie Wiberg, Bob Zimmerman, Roger Isaacson, Thomas Braatz and Lois Goldstein to name a few. They each FRED ARKIN had a profound Sara Dixon Spivy, impact on me but in District 200 different ways. Roger Isaacson was the first teacher that ever “My junior year I had an art held me to accountable to very history teacher named Angel high standards. It was painful Vilalta. He was the most ener-

involves my commitment to the school newspaper. I acted as editor-in-chief for two years, and I took the role seriously. Rather than use pagination software, we produced the newspaper by pasting type-written columns onto sheets that were sent to a printer. Once, I paginated an issue from my family’s one-bedroom apartment. I still remember spreading out the pages on a card table next to my bed and working long hours to finish by the deadline. That memory partly defines who I’ve JENNIFER CASSELL become – someone who is not afraid Jennifer Cassell, of challenging work and who District 200 takes the work home with me “An important memory from (literally).” my own high school experience Lacey Sikora

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A Tale of two Referenda As told by the numbers

District 200 Referendum November 2016

Total proposed increase in residential property taxes: .75% (Oak Park), .85% (River Forest)* Total number of political committees registered with the state to promote a “Yes” vote: 1

Ratio by which “Yes” outspent “No” on yard signs:

Total number of political committees registered with the state to promote a “No” vote: 1

13 to1

Vote YES Campaign† Total Dollars raised by the Vote Yes D200 Referendum Committee:

$28,616

Total Dollars spent by the Vote Yes D200 Referendum Committee:

$28,346

Total amount spent on postage: $8,884

Election Results ** Total number of Registered Voters in combined Oak Park and River Forest Townships: 45,182

Total amount spent on yard signs: $5,500

Total number of votes cast in the D200 referendum: 35,676

Vote NO Campaign†

79%

Percentage of Registered Voters who voted in the referendum

Total Dollars raised by the OPRF Pragmatic Pool Solutions Committee:

$6,300

Total Dollars spent by the OPRF Pragmatic Pool Solutions Committee:

$6,008

Total Dollars spent on yard signs: $393

.08%

17,824 Total NO votes: 17,852 Total YES votes:

Margin of victory Total number of people who cast ballots, but did not vote in the referendum

1,647

Total number of Oak Park & River Forest votes cast in the U.S. Presidential election: 36,497 * SOURCE: http://www.oprfhs.org/facilities/Tax-Impact-Calculator.cfm † Campaign disclosures can be found at https://elections.il.gov/ ** Election results can be found at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/results/Pages/default.aspx

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E D U C A T I O N

District 97 Referenda April 2017

Total number of referenda put on the ballot by District 97: 2

The District 97 proposed tax increase was greater than the District 200 proposed tax increase.

10 times

Total percentage increase in property taxes proposed by the referenda: 7.4%†† Total number of political committees registered with the state to promote a “Yes” vote: 1 Total number of political committees registered with the state to promote a “No” vote: 0

1 6 0 , 8 1 $

Vote YES Campaign† Total Dollars raised by the Committee to Support Oak Park Schools : Total Dollars spent by the Committee to Support Oak Park Schools:

$14,432

(as of 3/31/17) Total amount spent by the Committee to Support Oak Park Schools on yard signs: $5,016

Election Results ** Total number of Registered Voters in Oak Park Township: 37,801

33%

Total number of votes cast in the D97 “Bond Issue” referendum: 12,337

7,373 Total NO votes: 4,964 Total YES votes:

Total number of votes cast in the D97 “Limiting Rate increase” referendum: 12,315

6,673 Total NO votes: 5,642 Total YES votes:

Percentage of Registered Voters who cast votes on the referenda

2.4

2.4 times more Oak Parkers voted in the District 200 referendum than in the District 97 referenda.

†† S OURCE: http://www.op97.org/d97referenda/documents/D97ReferendaFactSheet.pdf

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F R O M

T H E

W E D N E S D A Y

J O U R N A L

N E W S

D E S K

Reporter’s notebook: Assignment Oak Park An insider’s view on covering local government and business By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

They say you never have the same day twice in journalism. I’ll try to remind myself of that while I’m sitting through my umpteenth village meeting on the reconstruction of the state’s planned Eisenhower Expressway. It’s an exciting project that probably won’t happen for another decade. Sigh. Some stories in Oak Park. like the Eisenhower overhaul, are predictable: parking is a problem; another new restaurant is opening; crime is on the rise; did you know the kids are drinking? But it’s the oddball stories, the ones where I’m able to give voice to the voiceless that get me out of bed in the morning. Did you know Oak Park has a guy who writes on fresh tree stumps in the public way to protest their removal? Were you aware that Unity Temple on Lake Street is considered by many the first modern building – like ever? Did you know Oak Park was once home to Ray Croc (the founder of McDonald’s), Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer Simpson) and Cecily Strong (current cast member on Saturday Night Live)? Sometimes people ask where I come up with all my stories. Isn’t it kind of a sleepy suburb? I mean, what is there to write about? I tell them about my story on the

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increased incidence of people using heroin in public places. Or the fact that the Oak Park Arts District is now home to a robotics manufacturing business. Or the time I met a guy walking a pet rooster on a leash – spoiler alert, he was meeting a friend to get a Velcro collar to make the rooster stop cocka-doodle-doo-ing. Spoiler alert number two, the collar worked. Some of the best stories are the ones readers bring to me. That’s when I know I’m carrying my weight as a community journalist – when people turn to the press to help educate their neighbors. Not every day is different as

“It’s the oddball

stories, the ones where I’m able to give voice to the voiceless that get me out of bed in the morning.

Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

A local man with his rooster. a journalist in Oak Park, but if you keep your eyes open, you’ll find more stories than could ever be written by one person.

Do you have an important local story you think Tim should cover? Email him at Tim@ OakPark.com.

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Government Hotlines VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Village Hall: 708-383-6400 Police non-emergency: 708-386-3800 Fire non-emergency: 708-445-3300 Parking, general: 708-358-5750 Extended parking pass (option 4): 708-358-7275 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Daytime parking pass: 708-358-3297 (6 a.m.-8 p.m.) Overnight parking pass: 708-358-6483 (8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.)

VILLAGE OF RIVER FOREST Village Hall: 708-366-8500 Police: 708-366-8500, ext. 341 Fire: 708-366-8500, ext. 360 Police non-emergency: 708-366-7125 Fire non-emergency: 708-366-7629 Overnight parking pass: 708-366-7125

OVERNIGHT PARKING Oak Park prohibits street parking from 2:30-6 a.m. except when allowed by permit or pass. Residents are allotted up to 10 overnight parking passes per month for each license plate. The first three overnight passes each month are free and the additional seven per month are $7 each. Overnight passes may be requested at www.oak-park.us/onlineservices. Special extended passes are available for up to 30 nights under certain conditions. See the parking information numbers listed above for the Village of Oak Park. River Forest prohibits parking from 2 to 6 a.m. unless granted a waiver by the village. Residents may call after 5 p.m. to receive permission from a dispatcher to park a vehicle on the street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Overnight parking allowances are not granted more than three times in any 30-day period. See the overnight parking number listed above for the village of River Forest.

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Cate Readling celebrates inside of Robinson’s Ribs in Oak Park on April 4 after learning that the two District 97 referenda were likely to succeed. The news was a relief for incumbent and incoming board members alike. 708-383-6400 TTY: 708-383-0048 Police (non-emergency): 708-386-3800 Fire (non-emergency): 708-445-3300

oak-park.us Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Village Board board@oak-park.us oak-park.us The regular meetings of the board are held at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mon. each month in the village hall council chambers.

Mayor (aka Village President) ■ Anan Abu-Taleb

Trustees ■ Deno Andrews

OAK PARK GOVERNMENT

Village Hall 123 Madison St.

■ Simone Boutet ■ Dan Moroney ■ Andrea Button Ott ■ Adam Salzman ■ Robert Tucker

the village board. Call or visit Oak.park.us for more information or to volunteer.

Village Clerk ■ Vicki Scaman

Fire Department

Administration Village Manager: Cara Pavlicek Deputy Village Manager: Lisa Shelley Adjudication Director: Robert Anderson, Chief Financial Officer: Steven Drazner Communications Director: David Powers Community Relations Director: Cedric Melton Development Customer Services Director: Tammie Grossman Fire Chief: Tom Ebsen Police Chief: Anthony Ambrose Public Works Director: John Wielebnicki Information Technology Director: Alvin Nepomuceno Village Attorney: Paul Stephanides

Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions Oak Park has 20 citizen volunteer boards and commissions assisting and advising

100 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park 708-445-3300 To report a fire: 911

Police Department - Village Hall 123 Madison St., Oak Park 708-386-3800 Emergencies: 911 Crimes Tips: 708-434-1636 (anonymous) Parking Director: Jill Velan 708-358-5750 Daytime pass: 708-358-7275 Overnight pass: 708-358-6483 Extended pass: 708-358-7275

Police Substations Phone numbers are for non-emergencies. Substations are not always manned. Avenue-Lake Parking Structure, 710 North Blvd., no phone

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Government Barrie Center, 1101 S. Lombard, no phone Metra Station, 1119 North Blvd., 708-358-0876 Mills Tower, 1025 Pleasant Place, no phone Stevenson Park Center, 49 Lake, no phone 618 S. Austin, 708-386-2137 4 Chicago Ave., 708-386-2097 6311 W. North Ave., no phone 1010 Lake, no phone

Community Policing Zones Zone 1: North/Austin/Ridgeland/Chicago; Officer Anthony Coleman, 708-606-1938 Zone 2: North/Ridgeland/ Chicago/Harlem; Officer Dave Jacobson, 708-358-5519 Zone 3: Chicago/Austin/Metra tracks/Harlem; Officer Raphael Murphy, 708-305-9779 Zone 4: Austin/Metra tracks/ Oak Park/Madison; Officer Robert Primak, 708-305-9780

Zone 5: Metra tracks/Oak Park/ Harlem; Officer Dave Jacobson, 708-358-5519 Zone 6: Madison/Oak Park/ Austin; Officer Dave Jacobson, 708-358-5519 Zones 7/8: Eisenhower/ Roosevelt/Harlem; Officer John Rumoro, 708-305-9782

RIVER FOREST GOVERNMENT

Police Department Village Hall 400 Park Ave., River Forest 708-366-8500 Police non-emergency: 708-366-7125 Fire non-emergency: 708-366-7629 river-forest.us Hours: Mon. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb talks during a candidate forum last January at the Oak Park Public Library.

Village Board The board meets at 7 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mon. each month in the Community Room of village hall.

President

Trustees

■ Catherine Adduci

■ Thomas Cargie (2021)

cadduci@vrf.us

tcargie@vrf.us ■ Susan Conti (2019)

sconti@vrf.us

Senator Don Harmon

Representative Camille Lilly

(708) 848-2002 harmon@senatedem.illinois.gov

(708) 613-5939 staterepcamilleylilly@gmail.com

6941-B W. North Avenue • Oak Park, Illinois 60302

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Government

We connect!

Engaging people and mobilizing resources to strengthen our community

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Yard signs proliferated in the lead up to April’s municipal election in Oak Park. ■ Carmela Corsini (2019)

scorsini@vrf.us ■ Mike Gibbs (2019) mgibbs@vrf.us ■ Patty Henek (2021) ■ Respicio Vazquez (2021)

Clerk ■ Kathleen White

Administration Administrator: Eric J. Palm Assistant Administrator: Lisa Scheimer Finance Director: Joan Rock Fire Chief: James L. Eggert Police Chief: Gregory Weiss Public Works: John Anderson

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Board Fire & Police Development Review Board Economic Development Commission Historic Preservation Commission Local Ethics Commission Plan Commission Police and Fire Pension Board Traffic & Safety Commission Zoning Board of Appeals Citizens are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a board or commission.

POSTAL SERVICES

Oak Park Main Post Office 901 Lake St., Oak Park Preferred: 800-275-8777 Branch: 708-848-7901

Hearing impaired TTY: 877-889-2457 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oak Park South Branch Post Office 1116 Garfield St., Oak Park Preferred: 800-275-8777 Branch: 708-848-6561 Hearing impaired TTY: 877-889-2457 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-noon

1049 Lake Street, #204 Oak Park, IL 60301 708-848-1560 www.oprfcf.org @oprfcf

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River Forest Branch Post Office 401 William, River Forest Preferred: 800-275-8777 Branch: 708-366-0977 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT

Oak Park Township 105 S. Oak Park Ave. 708-383-8005 oakparktownship.org Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The township assists residents by providing a variety of governmental services and resources, with a special emphasis on advocacy and partnerships in human services that benefit at-risk youth and senior citizens as well as mentally ill and financially struggling community members.

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Government Supervisor: F. David Boulanger Manager: Gavin Morgan Assessor: Ali ElSaffar Clerk: Gregory White Director of Youth Services: John Williams Director of Senior Services: Desiree Scully-Simpkins Community Mental Health Board Executive Director: Lisa DeNunzio-DeVivo

Trustees ■ Mary Cozzens ■ Clarmarie I. Keenan ■ Ade Onayemi ■ James Taglia

River Forest Township 8020 W. Madison St. 708-366-2029 riverforesttownship.org The township provides financial support for programs and services offered by local

and 39th senatorial districts. All of River Forest is in the 4th senatorial district.

4th District Senator

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Protesters paced the sidewalk in front of Good Earth Greenhouse in River Forest as area Republicans hosted Congressman Peter Roskam inside the facility during an RSVP-only event in February. organizations and serves as a service referral center. Services include youth and senior services and programs, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, financial assistance programs for unemployed and disabled residents, meals for the homebound, voter registration and more.

Director of Youth Services: John Williams Director of Senior Services: Desiree Scully-Simpkins Mental Health Administrator: Avis Rudner

Supervisor: Carla Sloan Assessor: Pamela Kende Clerk: Abby Schmelling

■ Mark Kelty

Trustees ■ Helene Connolly ■ Holly Economos ■ Karen Taubman

STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Bruce Rauner (R) 207 State House, Springfield 62706 217-782-0244 www.2.illinois.gov/gov

Kimberly Lightford (D) District office: 10001 W. Roosevelt Suite 202, Westchester 60154 Phone: 708-343-7444 State office: 323 Capitol Bldg., Springfield 62706 Phone: 217-782-8505

39th District Senator Don Harmon (D) District office: 6941 “B” W. North Ave., Oak Park 60302 Phone: 708-848-2002 State office: 329 Capitol Bldg. Springfield 62706 Phone: 217-782-8176

Senatorial Districts

Representative Districts

Oak Park is divided into the 4th

Oak Park is divided into the

La Shawn K. Ford State Representative 8th District

Mohandas K. Gandhi once said, "I believe in the essential unity of all people and for that matter of all lives. Therefore, I believe that if one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains, and if one person falls, the whole world falls to that extent." During these turbulent and difficult times, I believe more strongly than ever in the concept of social justice: the promise that every member of society is deserving of equal economic, political and social rights, extending the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to every child, woman and man. Dr. King said, "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice." Let's work together to bend that arc in the direction of justice... 8th District. communities: Oak Park Berwyn North Riverside Riverside

West Side of Chicago - Austin Proviso Township Forest Park La Grange Brookfield Western Springs La Grange Park

Committee assignments:

Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development (Chairperson); Tollway Oversight (Vice-Chairperson); Health & Healthcare Disparities; Housing; Veterans' Affairs; Tourism & Conventions; Higher Education, and Insurance

4800 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 773-378-5902

816 S. Oak Park Ave. Suite A Oak Park, IL 60304 708-445-3673

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Government 7th, 8th, and 78th state representative districts. All of River Forest is in the 7th representative district.

7th District Representative

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

U. S. Representative 7th District

Emanuel Chris Welch (D) District office: 10055 W. Roosevelt, Westchester 60154 Phone: 708-450-1000 State office: 266-S Stratton Office Bldg., Springfield 62706 Phone: 217-782-8120

Rep. Danny Davis (D) District office: 2813-15 W. Fifth Ave., Chicago 60612 Phone: 773-533-7520 Washington office: 2159 Rayburn HOB, Washington D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-5006 house.gov/davis

8th District Representative

U. S. SENATORS

LaShawn Ford (D) District office: 4800 W. Chicago Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago 60185 Phone: 773-378-5902 District office: 816 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 60304 Phone: 708-445-3673 State office: 239-E Stratton Office Bldg., Springfield 62706 Phone: 217-782-5962

78th District Representative Camille Y. Lilly (D) District office: 6937 W. North Ave., Oak Park 60302 Phone: 773-473-7300 State office: 270-S Stratton Office Bldg., Springfield 62706 Phone: 217-782-6400

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Richard Durbin (D) Chicago office: 230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 3892, Chicago 60604 Phone: 312-353-4952 State office: 525 S. 8th St. Springfield 62703 Phone: 217-492-4062 Washington office: 711 Hart Senate Bldg., Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Durbin.senate.gov

Tammy Duckworth (D) Chicago office: 230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 3900, Chicago 60604 Phone: 312-886-3506 State office: 8 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield 62701 Phone: 217-528-6124 Washington office: 524 Hart Senate Bldg., Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854

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Our evolving communities

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e asked the elected trustees sitting on the Village Boards of Oak Park and River Forest to tell us how they think their respective communities have changed—or not changed—in the years that they have lived here. Here are excerpts of their responses:

Simone Boutet, Oak Park Trustee, 26-year resident of Oak Park “The sharply rising taxes have added a stress to the community that did not exist in the past. This places our core values of economic diversity and the funding of progressive initiatives at risk. It is not just a local problem, though. The dysfunction in state government is partly to blame.”

Downtown Oak Park today

Downtown Oak Park Mall c.1980

Dan Moroney, Oak Park Trustee, Lifelong resident of Oak Park “When I was growing up, Oak Park on a whole did not seem to have the need to have the very best of everything. I’ve noticed that in my adult life, there is an increasing desire and subsequent action to have the very best services, facilities and infrastructure. I believe this shift has been a major contributor to real estate tax levies doubling between 1999 and 2015.”

Jim Taglia, Oak Park Trustee, Lifelong resident of Oak Park “Having lived in Oak Park for a half century, I can recall the days before the downtown mall was built-when we had department stores like Marshall Field’s, Montgomery Ward’s, Bond’s and Lytton’s. Downtown was always a bustle of activity. Then the mall was built, I believe around 1975 or so. I remember that many of the big stores closed within a year or two. Downtown struggled,

dwindled and ultimately became something of a ghost town. Contrast that with 2017 and our downtown’s new shops, restaurants and residents. We haven’t seen such vibrancy in 40 years. While there’s no debating that it’s much different than the old downtown, this change is a vast improvement over where we were in the 1980s. It feels good to once again have a vital downtown area that residents and visitors seek out as a place to shop and dine – and live.”

Bob Tucker, Oak Park ark Trustee, 22-year resiident of Oak Park “I actually don’t think that Oak Park has changed dramatically since we moved here. It has always been filled with interesting, progressive, energetic ic and fun people, and those moving to town n now seem no different. nt. However, when we first rst moved to Oak Park, my wife and I would attend nd the block party and chuckle at the parents ts whose children only showed up when dinner was served. We are now those parents.”

Shrubtown, June 2001

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G O V E R N M E N T Cather Catherine Adduci, River Forest Village President, 18-year resident River Forest of R “I would say that River Forest is a Riv small urban town. We sm still sti have the feel of Mayberry (a couple Ma of stops lights in town and everyone knows each other), but we are more diverse and hopefully w with some new commercial mercia development, we will have ha a lot more thriving local loc businesses!”

Susan Conti, River Forest Trustee, 26-year resident of River Forest The beauty of River Forest is that its essence and character doesn’t change. It’s a sophisticated place with a small town feel. The Village continues to be well run and welcoming to people of all ages and stripes.

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Carmela Corsini, River Forest Trustee, 20-year resident of River Forest Car “River Forest has “ changed in many cha ways. wa We are fortunate that tha our location is close clo enough to the city, but bu with a suburban vibe. We have created vi development that is d in character with our small and quaint town s feel, and hopefully f will continue to pursue future develop-

River Forest Town Center Res Vazquez, River Forest Trustee, 3-year resident of River Forest “Since I only have lived in River Forest for three years, I am unable to provide an opinion on how it has changed. However, I do look forward to future adjustments in River Forest in meeting the best interests of its residents.”

ment that ‘fits’ into the neighborhood. We have seen a tremendous improvement of our overall infrastructure and have witnessed a great deal of reinvestment in the community… With our emphasis on historic preservation, we are demonstrating that our village is proud of its heritage and will take

Michael Gibbs, River Forest Trustee, 28-year resident of River Forest “Let me start by saying, one of my favorite aspects about living in River Forest is that it does not change very much. The Town Center has become the foundation of River Forest from a development stand point. I have also noticed a change in the residents that live in River Forest. It seems as though, the village has increased its population of young families. It is encouraging that people want to raise their children in River Forest. We are a residential village. That’s why people move here. Development needs to improve and support what we are, not replace it.”

steps towards protecting it for future generations. River Forest is a gem that is a great place to raise a family, has great schools and parks, and beautiful landscape and architecture. Those things have been constant in the time I have lived here, and hopefully will be the same for many years to come.”

Patty Henek, River Forest Trustee, 17-year resident of River Forest “I believe River Forest has gotten more diverse in a number of ways, including racially, economically, politically, as well as family make up. I welcome the changes and see how positive they are for our community. One aspect that has not changed, is that we are a caring community. I experience that over and over again… Our community has always been generous and willing to help those in need. More than anything, that is what I love about living here. You know you can count on your neighbors for just about anything.”

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ver the past couple of years, the West Cook YMCA has introduced a new program, Workplace Wellness, for employers and their employees in Oak Park and River Forest. We asked Phillip Jiménez, President & CEO at the West Cook YMCA, what the program is and how it works. What is Workplace Wellness? Workplace Wellness is a benefit companies offer their employees to help them increase their health literacy and overall wellbeing – and that’s good for creating a happy, healthy, and productive workplace culture.

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ecent years have seen a new phenomenon in Oak Park high-end real estate. No it’s not the high-rent apartments spreading like weeds around Lake Street in downtown Oak Park. Nor is it the fancy houses in the estate section commanding record prices. The new neighborhood with the rash of prices approaching seven figures? South Oak Park. With a spate of older, smaller homes ripe for tearing down, and very few such homes in historic districts, the area west of Oak Park Avenue and sandwiched between the Eisenhower expressway and Roosevelt Road is experiencing a mini-building boom. Realtors and contractors note that the math works in South Oak Park because lower property taxes and lower prices make tearing down a house or rebuilding one from the foundation up economically profitable in a way that just doesn’t work on the more expensive north side of town. On the 900 block of Clinton alone in the past two years, three smaller one story homes were torn down and rebuilt into larger homes with complete basements and three stories above ground. Purchasing a home for the mid $200,000s to the mid $300,000s and starting over can yield big dividends when the new homes are listed for $800,000 and up. The large homes appeal to buyers from the city who might see similar homes in Chicago costing

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ccording to John Lawrence, President of the Oak Park Area Association of Realtors®, the local real estate market is moving at a very brisk pace this year - the 1st quarter of 2017 saw a 4.1% increase in the number of units sold with a 2% increase in average sale price over the same period in 2016. “Single family homes, particularly those that are targeted for the entry level buyer, are moving very fast. It is not uncommon to see multiple offers or homes to sell within days. The single family homes on the higher price points are selling, but often, not as quickly as the entry level properties, but the activity has been promising. The market for attached housing is also moving quite well - from the one bedroom condos to the townhouses and even the new development projects, buyers are seeing a market that is moving quickly. “ Lawrence, who is also the broker/owner of Weichert Realtors® Nickel Group, has not seen major shifts in the local market in the past year, noting that the Oak Park area still has a shortage of inventory at certain price points. He says that although interest rates have increased, it is not as much as some people had predicted, and even though he regularly hears about the student loan debt crisis, that seems to have had little impact on the local market. “There are a few key things that sellers need to be aware of, even though there are shortages of inventory, the prices are not skyrocketing and buyers are not willing to ‘overpay.’” Lawrence predicts that in the coming years, interest rates and prices will move up steadily, in the range of two to four percent. He sees Millennials and Baby Boomers as market driv-

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The Harrison P. Young House (Frank Lloyd Wright).

Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust | Photo Shane Welch

The Arthur B. Heurtley House is known as one of Wright’s earliest mature Prairiestyle homes and bears many of the hallmarks of the Prairie style — from the horizontal banding, overhanging eaves, bands of windows, and low-pitched roof.

BACK AGAIN: Above and left, guests enter the Arthur B. Heurtley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902) during the Wright Plus Housewalk in 2014.

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Right, Charles A. Purcell House (Unknown Architect, 1893). Far right, Thomas H. Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892).

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The rain did not deter many on route to see historic houses during the Wright Plus 150 Housewalk on Saturday May 20, 2017. Hundreds from around the country and the world came to Oak Park for the event.

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Charles E. Matthews House (Tallmadge & Watson, 1909).

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elebrating 150 years since Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust staged the ultimate housewalk for architecture fans, Wright Plus 150, on May 20, 2017. The walk included nine houses, four of them Wrightdesigned, with a special bonus house for Trust members. All the homes were within walking distance from each other and Wright’s Home & Studio, covering streets and sidewalks that Wright himself walked on a regular basis. The Trust once again put on their standard-setting housewalk, providing unparalleled architectural and historical glimpses into private homes designed by Wright and his

contemporaries. Trust President and CEO Celeste Adams highlighted the added significance of this year’s version: “Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth resets the lens of history, persuading us to reconsider his artistic achievement on the international stage of modernism and among American visionaries of the 20th century. The Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk embraces the immediate neighborhood encircling Wright’s Oak Park Studio, the incubator of his ideas. Here, he created the first uniquely American architecture, and here it remains, exquisitely preserved along the surrounding tree-lined streets.”

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Your Local Real Estate Scorecard 2016

2017 (January through April)

Oak Park Total Single Family homes sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price: Total Condos sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price:

Oak Park 544 $484,707 $436,250 $1,980,000 396 $208,466 $167,250 $715,000

Total Single Family homes sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price: Total Condos sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price:

River Forest Total Single Family homes sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price: Total Condos sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price:

121 $514,085 $482,500 $1,240,000 122 $214,660 $170,250 $588,400

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126 $727,710 ,710 $649,450 ,450 $2,350,000 82 $208,466 ,466 $167,250 ,250 $715,000

Total Single Family homes sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price: Total Condos sold: Average Sale Price: Median Sale Price: Highest Sale Price:

38 $688,376 $580,500 $1,785,000 27 $191,660 $174,000 $581,750

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Libraries Oak Park Public Library 834 Lake St. 708-383-8200, TTY: 708-445-2387 oppl.org Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m. Curbside book returns are located at the Maze and Dole branches and in Village Lot 55, between Kenilworth and Oak Park avenues.

Director David Seleb

Trustees four-year terms

■ Theodore Foss (2019) ■ Matthew Fruth (2021) ■ Sarah Glavin (2021) ■ Chris Harris (2021) ■ Janet Kelenson (2019) ■ Carmenza Millan (2019) ■ Mary Anne Mohanraj (2021)

Board meetings are held the 4th Tues. at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

Dole Branch 255 Augusta Blvd. 708-386-9032 oppl.org Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.

Maze Branch 845 Gunderson Ave. 708-386-4751 www.oppl.org Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.

River Forest Public Library 735 Lathrop Ave. 708-366-5205 riverforestlibrary.org Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. (Sept.-May) 1-5 p.m.

Director Susan Quinn

Commissioners six year terms

■ Thomas Smedinghoff, President (2023)

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Amina Richardson (top) checks out a book last November. Chinese new years was celebrated at the Oak Park Library (bottom) last February, families and children learn how to use chopsticks. ■ Kevin Crowell Vice President (2019) ■ Katherine Bevan Treasurer (2021)

■ Alice Calabrese-Berry (2021) ■ Deborah Hill Secretary (2023) ■ Eleanor Long (2023) ■ Joan O’Connor (2019)

Board meetings are held the 3rd. Tues., every month at 7:30 p.m., and are open to the public.

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L I B R A R I E S

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ew public employees have more contact with residents than the librarians in our local libraries. Yet the elected officials that govern the Oak Park and River Forest libraries are largely invisible to the community, overshadowed by the village and school boards. To get them out from behind the stacks, we sent out questionnaires to the library board members and asked them what they were reading and about their early library experiences. Here are the excerpted responses from those who got back to us:

Matt FFruth, Trustee, Oak Park LLibrary Recently read: American Gods by NNeil Gaiman; George C. Mars Marshall: Soldier Statesman of the American Statesma Century byy Mark AA. Stoler “[I used to] Go by the Maze branc branch after school and read tthe Hardy boys.”

ustee, Oak Janet Kelenson, Trustee, Park Library Recently read: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Christia ee, Oak Christian Harris, Trustee, Park Librar Library Recen Recently read: We Should aall be Feminists by Chim Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

er “I worked as a shelver ry at my local public library olbranch. I earned one dollar an hour.”

“M ld“My strongest childhoo hood memory tookk place at the old Oak Parkk Library M Main Branch. Myy dad took myy bbrother and me to get libraryy card cards, and for both of us, it was the first card of aany sort we had ever been i NNeedless dl to say, we both felt pretty given. official. However, I was so scared I was going to lose it, that my dad bought me my first wallet just to place one card in it.”

Sarah Glavin, Trustee, Oak Park Library Recently read: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity “My local library had a great collection of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and comfy high backed chairs you couldd hide out in. The perfect spott for a girl detective.”

Katie Bevan, Commissioner, River Fores Forest Library Recent Recently read: Turn Right at Machu Pic Picchu by Mark Adams “II alw ways participat always participated in Read der’s Challenge for Reader’s tthe summer. I loved tackling th the long reading list and fou found many ffavorites tthat way.” Tom Smed Smedinghoff, Commissioner, River Forest Library

Mary Ann ustee, Anne Mohanraj, Trustee, Oak Park Lib Library

Recently read: Than Thank You for B Late by Thomas Fr Being Friedman

Recent e: The Recently read: The Cage: Fight for SSri Lanka and the Last Days of tthe Tamil Tigers byy Gordon Weiss

“[I remember] looking for (and che checking out, and reading) every boo book I could find on World War II.”

“W “When I was about eight eight, I told the children dren’s librarian that Iw was planning to be a librarian w when I grew uup. She looked att me a bit sadly and said hat librarians said, ‘You do know that don’t get to just sit around rreading books all the time?’ Sad news! (So I became an English teacher instead, which does involve a lot of reading books!)”

Kev Kevin Crowell, Commissioner, River Forest LLibrary Recen Recently read: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet Follett; Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly; KKalamazoo Gals by John Thomas “Despite hhaving parents who loved reading, I gre grew up with the television. I was slow learning to read and it was, after all, the 60s when TV was in full bloom. It was only after I graduated from college and was living abroad that I truly fell in love with reading.”

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Museum & Tourism

Ernest Hemingway Foundation Museum and Bookstore Oak Park Arts Center 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-848-2222 Hemingway’s Birthplace 339 N. Oak Park Ave. ehfop.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio Museum Shop 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park 312-994-4000 flwright.org

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation 875 Lake St., Oak Park 708-383-8873 utrf.org

Historical Society of OP-RF 129 Lake St, Oak Park 708-848-6755 oprfhistory.org

Pleasant Home 217 S. Home Ave., Oak Park 708-383-2654 pleasanthome.org

Trailside Museum Forest Preserve District of Cook County 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest 708-366-6530 Fpdcc.com *Wonder Works Children’s Museum 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park 708-383-4815 wonder-works.org

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Don’t miss this! Local docents share their favorites at Pleasant Home and FLW Home & Studio PLEASANT HOME Cray Kennedy, docent for 5 years Favorite: I love the carved music screen. It reminds me of the days when live music would have floated through the house. I also enjoy hunting down all the different motifs that George Maher incorporated into the house, by means of his motif rhythm theory. Doesn’t get enough attention: I think the porch could be played up more than it is. It was revolutionary for its time in terms of its size, more

on the scale of a hotel than a private home. It is not a delicate, asymmetrical porch as seen on Victorian homes. It was always featured in parties, and played a key role in entertaining. It is also a key element in defining Prairie Style, and a key defining feature of the house. The museum uses it often for events and programs, like wedding ceremonies and Silent Movies on the Porch in the summer. Bob Moreland, docent for 13 years Favorite: I was first struck by the woodwork in the house

- all the carvings and the quality of the woods used, especially all the tiger oak in the entry area. First time I walked into the entry hall - I was just gaping. I thought I was in a miniaturized Auditorium Theater. Doesn’t get enough attention: I’m a big fan of the behind the fireplace staircase to the second and third floors. It hearkens back to the days of servants and their “place” in society. Also interesting is another hidden staircase, in one of the guest bedrooms, that leads to a raised bath on a mezzanine level. The

music room underneath it is elevated to amplify sound, pushing all rooms above it up - and you realize there often is a “method to the madness” behind every feature, that teaches us about the past.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME & STUDIO Pam Deady, interpreter for 8 years Favorite: The beautiful lighted grille over the dining room table. It is like Wright decided to cover the diners with a canopy of nature.

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Doesn’t get enough attention: The reception area of the Studio. As one stands in this space, you feel a sense of quiet, calm and shelter. I experience those feelings every time I am standing in that beautiful space, making me think that if clients or contractors were kept waiting for Wright, they might not have minded! Laura Knitt, interpreter for 11 years Favorite: The feature I think about most is the art glass skylight in the entry hall/waiting room of the studio. Photos and other representations don’t do it justice; you have to experience it first hand, in the light of day. Doesn’t get enough attention: The Prairie style cabine-

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try in the rooms of the studio tend to get plenty of attention, while the older styled builtin cabinetry throughout the home is somewhat neglected. It was special for its time and would be great to have in any home now. Don Kumler, interpreter for 16 years Favorite: The Playroom. Guests have likely seen a picture of the space but walking into it from the narrow, low-ceilinged hallway forces visitors to look up as they enter. I call attention to the fact that Wright designed the room over 120 years ago and it still delights today. Wright used his personal connections to fuel this creation, the first of his many stunning Prairie School designs.

Doesn’t get enough attention: The window placement in the master bathroom! No guest has ever seen a design of that simple elegance before visiting the Home and Studio. It’s just a bathroom, but Wright finds a way to make it unique and guests wonder “How come no one else ever thought of that?”

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Cray Kennedy (far left), shows off the carved music screen at Pleasant Home in Oak Park. Pam Deady (top right) stands calmly beneath the art glass skylight (bottom) in Frank Lloyd Wright’s reception area at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

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Henry (age 4) “I like playing with the cars and trains.”

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Sam (age 3, above) “I play with my friends and with the toys here.” Addy (age 4, middle left) “I like arts and crafts and painting.” Elliot (age 4, left) “[I like] the train because it’s cool. The blue one is so cool. Monster trucks too.” 76 | 2017 OAKPARK.COM ANSWER BOOK

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Parks & Recreation OAK PARK

Park District of Oak Park Jan Arnold, executive director John L. Hedges Administrative Center 218 Madison St. 708-725-2000 pdop.org

Park Board Commissioners four-year terms ■ Paul Aeschleman, President (2019) ■ Vic Guarino, Vice President (2019) ■ David Wick, Treasurer (2021) ■ Sandy Lentz, Secretary (2021) ■ Kassie Porreca (2019)

Park board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Hedges Administrative Building.

Advisory Committees The Citizen Committee oversees the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Plan and provides a valuable communication channel between the park district and the citizens of Oak Park. Additional committees include the Greening Advisory Committee, Art Advisory Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee. For more information or to join any of these committees visit pdop.org.

Andersen Center and Park 824 N. Hayes Ave. Field house, playground, splash pad, multipurpose field, walking path, chess tables and rental facilities. Named for: Hans Christian Andersen, author of fairy tales

Austin Gardens Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center 167 Forest Ave. Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center

Barrie Park and Center 1011 Lombard Ave. Sled hill, a ball field and soccer field, a creative play area, ornamental and shade

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Selma and Yusef Havi, enjoy a pool day at Ridgeland Commons in Oak Park last August. trees, and a walking path. Named for: James Barrie, author of Peter Pan

Carroll Park and Center 1125 S. Kenilworth Ave. Baseball/softball field, multipurpose field, and playground. The center includes a field house, rental and banquet rooms. Named for: Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland

Cheney Mansion 220 N. Euclid Ave. 708-383-2612 Designated an Oak Park landmark, the 13,200-square-foot mansion has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, reception rooms, a coach house, greenhouse and landscaped grounds, which are open to the public until dusk every day unless they are reserved for a private event. Named for: Elizabeth F. Cheney, a lifelong resident of the area, who supported artistic, cultural and educational organizations

Dole Center 255 Augusta Blvd. 708-725-2100

A multipurpose facility owned by the village with shared space for park district and library operations.

Euclid Square Park 705 Fillmore St. Playground, baseball/softball field, multipurpose field, tennis courts and a looped pathway ideal for strolling or jogging. Named for: Euclid Avenue

Lindberg Park 1151 N. Marion St. Baseball/softball fields, multipurpose field, playground, tennis courts, outdoor ice rink and trail gardens. Named for: Gustav Lindberg, first superintendent of parks in 1913

Longfellow Park

935 Woodbine Ave. Office/field house, tot lot, playground, multipurpose field, splash pad, bocce court, picnic shelter, chess tables and rental facilities. Named for: Eugene Field, poet

610 S. Ridgeland Ave. Baseball/softball field, multipurpose field, playground, splash pad, lighted tennis courts, full-court basketball, sand volleyball courts, outdoor ice rink, field house with multipurpose room Named for: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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640 S. Oak Park Ave. Multipurpose field, baseball field, playground and tot lot with sand play area. The updated whale splash pad is a favorite with kids, age 2-12. Named for: William Fox, park district commissioner

1105 S. Maple Ave. Playground, baseball and soccer field, tennis courts, walking paths, open meadows with plenty of room to fly kites, and a 12,000-square-foot dog park in the northwest corner of the park, which requires a permit purchased in advance.

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Parks & Recreation Mills Park/Pleasant Home

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217 S. Home Ave. Features green space, floral displays, and Pleasant Home, a 30-room architectural landmark historic house/museum. Facilities are available for rent at Pleasant Home.

21 Lake St., Oak Park 708-725-2200 oakparkparks.com The OPGC can meet the needs of any new or experienced gymnast.

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Grove and Randolph Features a playground and chess tables. Two distinct areas are divided by an alley. The active tot lot for age 2-5 with its popular train feature, is on the west side.

615 Garfield St. 708-725-2400 Named to the National Register of Historic Places and designated an Oak Park landmark, the conservatory features three unique exhibit houses, presents seasonal floral displays, flower shows, an annual plant sale, horticultural classes, youth summer camps, seasonal open houses and school tours. Hours: Mon. 2-4 p.m. (plant clinic and potting service), Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Rehm Pool and Park 515 Garfield St. The park features an all-purpose field, three tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, a playground and a sand play area, plus the Rehm Park Trains. The pool features a 50-meter, zero-edge pool with spray play apparatus, a separate

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Dog park by Ridgeland Common. 6-years-and-under wading pool, and a sand play area. This facility also features a diving well, equipped with drop slides, 1-meter diving boards and a diving tower with 5- and 7-meter platforms. The pool is ADA accessible. Named for: Arthur D. Rehm, one of the original park district commissioners and the second president of the park district.

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Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex Pool, Park and Ice Arena 415 Lake St. 708-725-2300 Ridgeland Common features lighted synthetic turf baseball fields that service most adult softball leagues. The facility includes the Paul Hruby Ice Arena

which is open year-round. Ridgeland Common Pool is one of the district’s two outdoor swimming pools featuring swim lessons, special events and public swim hours. The facility also has a children’s water feature, locker rooms, pool deck and three activity rooms. Named for: Ridgeland Avenue

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Parks & Recreation

Stevenson Park 49 Lake St. Playground, baseball/softball field, multipurpose field, playground, three basketball half-courts, a field house for programs and rental and a 12,000-squarefoot skate park. Named for: Robert Louis Stevenson, author

Taylor Park 400 Division St. Soccer field, lighted tennis courts, a sledding hill, tot lot and chess tables. There are also two picnic areas available for rent, including an uncovered picnic patio and a covered picnic shelter. The improved park includes a new playground with climbing boulders and a wetland area with a wooden bridge. Named for: Henry A. Taylor, the first president of the park board.

Wenonah Park Wenonah Ave. and Harrison St. Designed for ages 2-5, the lot features a car and truck theme. Chess tables. Named for: Wenonah Street

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Headquarters Cummings Square 536 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest 708-771-1001 fpdcc.com Houses the district headquarters and includes the Cummings Memorial which is a stage with a band shell that faces toward Lake Street. Named for: Edward A. Cummings, a real-

River Forest Community Center 8020 Madison St. 708-771-6159 rfcc.info River Forest Park District Michael J Sletten, executive director 401 Thatcher Ave. 708-366-6660 rfparks.com oakpark.com/RFParks Organized in 1913. Since 1992, the district has grown steadily in terms of park acquisition and development projects, as well as tremendous growth in programming opportunities for children, teens and adults.

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Park Board

WHAT DRIVES OUR WORK?

Commissioners Six-year terms ■ Molly Hague, presi-

dent (2019) ■ Ross Roloff (2021), president

2019 ■ Cheryl Cargie (2023) ■ Peter Kuzmich (2021) ■ Lynn Libera (2023)

The board meets the 2nd Monday each month at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public at 7 p.m.

Centennial Park

Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community.

OUR MISSION

800 Lake St. Playground, tot lot, lighted tennis courts, natural area and World War I monument, restored in 2009-10. Named for: James Scoville, a real estate developer, whose home stood on the site.

tor who operated a tennis club on the park grounds, now the Oak Park Tennis Club.

OUR VISION

Scoville Park

What do we do? Share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations.

Chicago and Lathrop Ball diamond, soccer field.

Constitution Park 7715 Greenfield Ave. Baseball and soccer fields. The center of the park consists of a large saucer-like depression, which is flooded in the winter for ice skating.

Forest and Iowa Triangle Located at Forest Ave. and Iowa St. Open green space

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Parks & Recreation Keystone and Augusta Triangle Open green space and community herb garden.

Keystone Park 400 Keystone Ave. Largest park in the district. It offers two playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, batting cages and a winter sledding hill. The train station at 401 Thatcher Ave., on the west side of Keystone Park, houses the park district headquarters.

Memorial Parkway At Lake and Lathrop Open green space features a war memorial, a garden with brick pathways and benches and two bocce courts.

Priory Park 7354 W. Division St. Play area, ball diamonds, soccer fields, batting cages and a walking path.

Washington Commons 7970 W. Washington Blvd. Playground, baseball and soccer fields.

Washington Square 131 Forest Ave. Two tennis courts, open space.

Washington Triangle Washington Street and Park Avenue Open green space.

File photo

Johnathon Roman roasts marshmallows with his father, Edgar, at the Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest.

Your Door to the World

River Forest Community Center Early Childhood Learning Center Half-Day & Full-Day: Preschool & Pre-K

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What is your favorite local park? No one loves the parks more than the people who sit on the park boards. We asked the commissioners which parks they loved the most. Here is a selection of their responses. Sandy Lentz, Park District of Oak Park Commissioner “Austin Gardens. Attending Festival Theater productions in the summer, sharing the wildflower area with my granddaughter, a quiet place to enjoy nature.”

Kassie Porreca, Park District of Oak Park Commissioner “We spend a lot of time in Lindberg Park and Austin Gardens, enjoying the natural settings. We also love to take our dogs to the Ridgeland Common dog park.”

A stern-faced bronze bust of Frank Lloyd Wright (above) welcomes visitors at the entrance to Oak Park’s beloved patch of wilderness, Austin Gardens. Paddle tennis (below) at Keystone Park in River Forest is popular even in winter.

Lynn Libera, River Forest Park District Commissioner “I spend the most time in River Forest’s Keystone Park. Paddle tennis is my winter go-to sport there, which provides me with regular, vigorous outdoor

activity and a strong sense of community. I also really enjoy seeing everyone outdoors in spring, summer and fall enjoying the courts, fields, playgrounds and walking paths during the daytime as well as evenings under the lights.”

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Cheryl Cargie, River Forest R Park District P Commissioner “I spend most of o my time at Keystone Park, K as I am an avid paddle padd tennis player. I play pla both paddle and bocce. I can usually be found most Saturday afternoon at the bocce courts across from Jewel on Lake Street in River Forest.”

Molly Hague, River Forest Park District Commissioner “I grew up in River Forest and have been going to Keystone for all sorts of events and currently play in the Adult Softball league.”

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Rick Gillis, at the bocce courts in River Forest, measures to see which ball is closest to the boccino, the tiny yellow ball for which bowlers aim.

Don’t miss our Annual Bake Sale at the Oak Park Farmers Market • Sat., July 22nd

ACCEPTING applications for the fall ACCEPTING applications for the fall

For over 28 years, WSMS has provided an authentic Montessori education in Oak Park. We offer half day, extended day, and full day programs for children from 3 to 12 years of age. Call 708-848-2662 or e-mail peggerding@wsms.org to RSVP for a For tour and ignite yourhaschild’s curiosity for learning. over 28 years, WSMS provided an authentic Montessori education in Oak Park. We offer half day, extended day, and full day programs for children from 3 to 12 years of age. Call 708-848-2662 or e-mail peggerding@wsms.org to RSVP for a tour and ignite your child’s curiosity for learning.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender We meet on the 4th Sunday First United Church of Oak Park: 708.386.3016 848 Lake Street, Oak Park www.pflag.org (at Kenilworth) 3 pm - 5 pm www.oakpark-pflag.blogspot.com This is a place of confidentiality.

1039 South East Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304 • 708.848.2662 wsms.org • facebook.com/westsuburbanmontessori 1039 South East Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304 • 708.848.2662 wsms.org • facebook.com/westsuburbanmontessori

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Recycling OAK PARK

Questions about the solid waste and recycling programs can be directed to the village at 708-358-5700 or Waste Management at 800-796-9696, or visit oak-park.us.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

The state of Illinois has mandated that certain electronics may no longer be disposed of in landfills. To assist residents, the village has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to offer free electronics waste recycling events. Residents can bring their electronics to the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month, May through October.

RIVER FOREST

Residents who have questions about River Forest’s solid waste program should call the village at 708-366-8500 or visit the website at river-forest.us for detailed information.

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No one knows more about local refuse and recycling than Karen Rozmus, environmental services manager at the Oak Park Public Works Department.

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Religion FROM THE WEDNESDAY JOURNAL RELIGION DESK

A view from above By Tom Holmes

Contributing reporter

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he diversity of religion in Oak Park is fascinating. Over the years I’ve written stories about an atheist who wrote a life of Jesus and a black nun who is the head of her order; a Chabad rabbi who keeps all 613 laws in the Torah and a secular Jewish community; a Catholic congregation that says Mass in Latin and two women who were ordained Catholic Women Priests. Oak Park is a liberal town, so it’s not surprising that many of the houses of worship are liberal as well. The twenty members of OPRF interfaith group called the Community of Congregations tend to be left of center to one degree or another, both theologically and politically. What is surprising to some folks is how strong the conservative congregations in Oak Park are. Calvary Memorial is by far the largest and oldest, but all of the recent religious start-ups in town have been conservative. Among this new crop of congregations is the Village Church, pastored by Cisco

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The True Freedom and Cornerstone Anglican congregations have a number of things in common, including the Christmas pageant held last year in their shared church. Cotto, which meets in the Nineteenth Century Club; the Free Church, pastored by Chuck and Urshanna Colegrove, which used to worship Sunday mornings at the Lake Theater, but now meets at Mann Elementary School; Cornerstone Anglican Church led by William and Anne Beasley; and the Chabad Jewish Center co-directed by Rabbi Yitzchok and Nechama Dina Bergstein. Relationships have seemed to replace the defending of doctrinal positions in most of the religious congregations in town. For example, in an interview a few years ago with Rabbi Robin Damsky, just before she left West Suburban Temple Har Zion, I asked

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Inter-action: Muslim and Jewish families gathered at Oak Park Temple last December to get to know one another better. her what she will remember most from her time at the synagogue, and she immediately replied, “Relationships.”

Doctrine still matters, but spiritual and interpersonal relationships seem to have upstaged theology.

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S T E E P L E How well do you know the local churches? Test your knowledge by matching each steeple (yes, technically they are not all steeples, but you get the idea) to the correct church.

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Walking together, cultivating community

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& A with Rev. Alan Taylor, President of the Community of Congregations, and senior minister at Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation What is the Community of Congregations?

The Community of Congregations brings people of diverse faiths together to cultivate relationships and work together on meaningful opportunities to better our community. We gather for an annual Thanksgiving service, hold three quarterly meetings on issues of shared community interest, and collaborate with other organizations who are living out our shared ideals. Why is the Community of Congregations important? The faith community has a unique set of shared priorities that affirm everyone’s worth, dignity, and humanity. Our shared commitments call us to tend the most vulnerable among us and to seek compassion, equity, and justice. We believe the way to cultivate our shared values is through cultivating relationships as we work together. The food pantry, PADS and Prevail (which both are now programs of Housing Forward),

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Rev. Alan Taylor, president of the Community of Congregation. and Cluster Tutoring originally incubated as interfaith efforts. We are now looking to how we partner with our neighbors to our west and our east as well as participate in larger efforts to resist the dehumanization of immigrants and religious minorities. Why do people get involved with the Community of Congregations? People get involved because they want to be in relationship with people who also are strong

in their faith but who value working with people from diverse religious perspectives. We are personally enhanced by relationships that call us to deepen in our own faith as we walk with others who are committed to theirs. And, our community is strengthened as we identify how to embody our diverse faiths in shared encounters. We are strengthened both individually and collectively by participating in this growing network. How does someone get in-

volved with the Community of Congregations? Most people participate through their faith community, though anyone is welcome to attend our quarterly public meetings and co-sponsored events. We have an email list of individuals that people can be added to by contacting us at oprfcoc@gmail.com. If a faith community wants to participate, they can contact me at ataylor@unitytemple.org or our administrator Katie Avalos at oprfcoc@gmail.com.

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diverse and dynamic congregation Our diverse and dynamic congregationOur welcomes you on the journey of faith. welcomes you on the journey of faith.

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park 324 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708)383-4983 Rev. Dr. Katherine Thomas Paisley, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 AM

glasser preschool

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park 324 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708)383-4983 www.firstUMCoakpark.org

www.firstUMCoakpark.org

Plant a seed; grow in spirit!

Visit our Landmark Church and Community Garden CANA* grows here.

Sunday: 10am Forum • 11am Service, 12 Coffee Hour

Third Unitarian Church • 301 N. Mayfield • 773-626-9385 thirdunitarianchurch.org A progressive voice on the West Side since 1868 *Central Austin Neighborhood Association

www.glasserpreschool.com

Rev. Young-Mee Park, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:00 AM Marci Sperling SundayContact School for All Ages 9:00 Flynn, AM Director, for information, registration materials and tours of the school.

of Oak Park Temple is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). During the school year we offer half day classes for children ages 2 1/2 through 5.There is an optional daily hot lunch program and enrichment classes offered. Parents and Tots classes meet on Friday mornings during the school year. We also have a summer camp program (Camp Bet Yeladim) for 3 to 6 year olds during June and July.

1235 N Harlem Avenue | Oak Park, Illinois 60302 | 708.386.3937 | glasserpreschool@oakparktemple.org

Oak Park’s Downtown Catholic Parish Reaching out from the heart of the Village for over 100 years

St. Edmund Parish

Present Worship Schedule Monday–Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Call parish office for revised fall schedule. We rejoice in our great diversity and welcome all to join us.

188 South Oak Park Avenue 848-4417 • stedmund.org 848-7220 • School of Religious Education

Why choose Good Shepherd? First-rate dining destination” Chicago Sun-Times

A Classic Bistro with American Influences

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily & Champagne Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz

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· Full service bar & wine list · Daily specials

211 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

(located in the Write Inn, steps away from Hemingway’s birthplace)

708.524.0806

www.hemmingwaysbistro.com

“Positive, energetic environment • open and diverse • topnotch child & youth programming with attention to my child • very community-oriented • services are fun and full of families who are engaged in worship” —comments from our newest members

We invite you to visit. All are welcome.

—Join us for Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is provided. Sunday school and adult ed at 9:15 a.m. (Summer worship only at 9:30 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.) —Jazz Prayer (non-denominational) Sept-May, 3rd Fridays at 7:30p.m. Spirited, live jazz music & meditative readings.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

611 Randolph, Oak Park (corner of East and Randolph) goodshepherdlc.org | 708-848-4741 A diverse congregation that welcomes all people.

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We believe good food, community and family are the ties that bind, and that the café embodies those ideals wholeheartedly. We specialize in locally sourced, organic, vegan and vegetarian foods as well as fair trade coffees from around the world. Buzz Cafe has become an Oak Park tradition.

Visit thebuzzcafe.com for our menu,weekly specials and events!

139 s. marion, oak park’s sidewalk café! ‘the murphy family servin’ you & thankin’ you since ‘62 ... must be doin’ something right!’

An Oak Park Tradition

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classic American Bistro setting makes us the

perfect destination for any occasion. Share appetizers with friends, enjoy a relaxed dinner for 2, just a glass of wine or late-night dessert and cappuccino.

RESTAURANT & BAR 151 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park • 708/386-2600

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Three Must-Try Local Dishes By David Hammond

Local Dining & Food Blogger

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e eat out a lot, enjoying simple dinners as well as fancy-pants culinary adventures. Here are three must-try dishes we’ve recently enjoyed at three local restaurants.

Oysters at Novo (734 Lake St., Oak Park). I like raw oysters. An accomplished chef, though, will feel the need to do more than just shuck the thing and serve it on ice. And why not try to make it better? Much as I enjoy unadorned oysters, Novo’s well-dressed oysters – with roe, cider, and apples – work: the roe resonates with the marine flavors of the oyster, the cider is softer, less sharp and aggressive than vinegar (usually used in mignonette, a traditional oyster accompaniment), and the cider echoes the apples and offers just a little sweetness to complement the briny oyster. Grilled Octopus at Cucina Paradiso (814 North Blvd., Oak Park). Grilled octopus is new to the menu, and Cucina Paradiso’s take on this classic is novel, and it’s a novelty that works: the tentacles are done fork-tender, but what sets this version apart are hazelnuts, Brussels sprouts, potato hash and pancetta (seafood loves pig: it’s a fact). This is a somewhat complicated and unusual collection of flavors and textures – toothsome sea creature and crunchy nuts –

Tony Baxter (top), Jamaica Grill. The welldressed oyster at Novo. Grill octopus (left), at Cucina Paradiso Photos by David Hammond

and we liked it a lot. Added bonus: with the potatoes and sprouts, you’ll be able to enjoy this dish as a kind of salad and thus avoid that big boring bowl of greens our conscience always tells us we should have. Jerk Chicken at Jamaican Grill (10 W. Chicago Ave., Oak Park). We took home

the mixed light and dark meat, which owner/chef Tony Baxter of Jamaican Grill told us is also the way he likes his jerk chicken. “I don’t like breast meat so much,” said Baxter, and we’re with him. Breasts (at least on chickens) are boring. Jerk seasoning helps make the breast somewhat more interesting, but for

those who need an extra blast of heat to get through lunch, Baxter has housemade hot sauce that ups the capsaicin without being unbearably caustic. Although the bird was marinated overnight, most of the spice stays on the skin, so if you’re spice averse (poor you!), a lot of the spice coating is very easy to remove.

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Badass Beet Burger Munch

ya’gotta luv’a Murphyburger Poor Phil’s Bar & Grill

HAPPINESS Crafted from patties of ground protein and surrounded by vegetables and starches, our local hamburgers are as diverse in character and personality as the residents who eat them. Queen Mary Scratch Burger Scratch Kitchen & Lounge

Burger Hanburger Mary’s

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R E S T A U R A N T S Gourmet Cheeseburger Salernos

Badass Beet Burger

Scratch burger

The 8a.m.

Munch, 104 N Marion St, Oak Park

Scratch on Lake, 733 Lake St, Oak Park

Burger Moovment 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood Park

A fearless blend of beet root, chickpeas, red quinoa, and charred veggies, this unrestrained meatless burger is an experience with sliced avocado and house-made Tzatziki sauce.

A tall, tender masterful mix of brisket and chuck, touched with house seasonings, truffled arugula, and blue cheese on a pretzel bun.

Rise and shine! A single or 1/3 lb patty with a cage-free fried egg, smoked bacon, cheese, and MOOV sauce.

Ya Gotta Luv’a Murphyburger Poor Phils, 139 S Marion St, Oak Park

Queen Mary Burger

Obsessed 809 South Blvd, Oak Park

Hamburger Mary’s 155 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park

Other sandwiches come and go, but the Murphyburger abides, going beyond the bun for decades.

For queens of all types, this beauty takes the stage with resolute cheddar and jack cheeses, caramelized onions, bacon and Mary’s sauce.

Gourmet Cheeseburger

Guilty Burger

Salerno’s, 7128 W Roosevelt Rd, Oak Park

Felony Franks 6427 W North Ave, Oak Park

Elegant yet straightforward, this ½ lb cheeseburger delivers classic comfort. Go with traditional fixings or opt for a slice of eggplant parmesan.

OKB Burger A captivating burger crafted with two thin patties of angus beef, blanketed with gooey cheese, enhanced with Opportunity Knocks pickles, and shaved onion.

Bill’s Belt Buster Al’s Grill 1100 Madison St, Oak Park

Two patties meet in this bun: one steak, one turkey, complicit in deliciousness and topped with classic fixings.

This ½ lb hand-formed, chopped sirloin patty smothered with sliced mushrooms, onions and American cheese delivers with belt-busting style.

ON A BUN Guilty Burger Felony Franks

8 a.m. Burger Moovment

Bill’s Belt Buster Burger Al’s Grill

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French wine served by the glass in fine crystal by Juliska Careful Peach Boutique Raspberryy Jammin smoothiess Red Mango go Beer For Ginger Be eeer lovers Grill Jamacian Gri illl

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Sweet delicious Horchata La Parrilla

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Voices of Belmont Village

“Dad looked forward to having his pancakes delivered with a smile and some teasing.” The best breakfast is one prepared by someone who understands your needs. Dining at Belmont Village means enjoying delicious, healthy options crafted by chefs who know the importance of good nutrition at every age — and the lasting impression of a friendly smile.

Chef-Prepared Dining. Five-Star Friendships.

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Distinctive Residential Settings | Chef-Prepared Dining and Bistro Premier Health and Wellness Programs | Award-Winning Memory Care Professionally Supervised Therapy and Rehabilitation Services CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!

The Community Built for Life.® 708-848-7200 • belmontvillage.com Winner of the Argentum 2016 Best of the Best and the George Mason University Healthcare Award for the Circle of Friends© memory program for Mild Cognitive Impairment. SC License 52076 © 2017 Belmont Village, L.P.

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Seniors Accolade Adult Day Services

live independently in their own homes.

112 S. Humphrey Ave., Oak Park 708-445-1300 Nonprofit service of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Provides cost-effective care for older adults who require daytime supervision. Seniors participate in various activities, including field trips, allowing them to socialize with others. Subsidies are available for clients who qualify.

Interim Healthcare

AgeOptions 1048 Lake St. Ste. 300 708-383-0258 www.ageoptions.org Nonprofit organization connects older adults with communitybased resources such as in-home care, adult day care, nutritious meals, advocacy and intervention to prevent fraud, abuse and neglect.

Caring Transitions of LaGrange - Oak Park 436 S. Lombard Avenue Suite 1S Oak Park 708-406-6071 www.caringtransitionslgop.com The professional solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations

Celebrating Seniors Coalition 410 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-386-3100 www.celebratingseniors.net

Home Instead Senior Care 6901 W. North Ave., Suite 1F, Oak Park 708-524-9814 homeinstead.com Provides in-home senior care and companionship to help seniors

188 W. Industrial Dr., #124 Elmhurst 630-359-6660 http://www.interimhealthcare. com

Lifelong Learning Center Senior Citizens Center 414 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-848-5251 sccoprf.org Offering educational, recreational, social, cultural, creative-craft and artistic activities for adults 50 and older. Classes include Fine Arts (acrylics and water color), Wire Wrap, Lapidary Arts, Weaving, Woodworking, Ceramics and Stained Glass, and Foreign Language. There is also a writers group. Travel opportunities are available to members and guests as well as many social activities. There is no residency requirement. Call or visit website for specific class information.

Oak Park Arms Adult Day Care 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-948-7270 oakparkadultdaycare.com A life enrichment program giving personalized attention to older adults, providing social, physical and emotional support in a structured setting.

Oak Park and River Forest Townships Senior Services 130 S. Oak Park Avenue 708-383-8060 oakparktownship.org/departments/seniors For over 45 years, Oak Park and River Forest Townships Senior Services has provided a wide array of services to senior citizens in Oak Park and River

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The Oak Park/River Forest Encore Chorale, led by conductor Linda CrabtreePowell. Encore Chorus is a nationwide chorus dedicated to providing artistic expression for people over the age of 55. Forest. Our goal is to enhance seniors’ quality of life while promoting independence, self-esteem and dignity. The Townships offer a continuum of services including: Information and Assistance, Transportation, Caregiver Support, Case Management, Congregate Dining, Home Delivered Meals, and Adult Protective Services. For more information, please call or visit our website.

Paramount of Oak Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 625 N. Harlem. Ave., Oak Park 708-848-5966

Premier Home Health Care Srvs Inc. 1011 Lake Street, Ste. 220 Oak Park 708-848-0962 http://www.premierhomehealthcare.com

Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care Oak Park Office Oak Park Arms (Location does not receive mail service) 408 S. Oak Park Avenue 847-685-9900 http://www.RainbowHospice.org

ResCare Home Care 1049 Lake St., Ste. 203

708-386-1500 http://www.rescare.com/ homecare-services/

Senior Citizens Center of Oak Park-River Forest 414 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park IL 60302 708-848-5251

Synergy HomeCare 1515 N. Harlem, Suite 307-2 Oak Park, IL 60302 708-848-4520 http://www.synergyhomecare. com/agencies/il/oak-park/ oak-park

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FUR . . . Spring!

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And at the Altenheim, you’ll be able to protect it with rent that is reasonable. But the Altenheim is so much more… it is surrounded with beautiful grounds and wildlife, seniors who look out for one another and apartment selections and activities to suit your lifestyle. You’ll be as happy as a lark here; come visit us to find out why.

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Supporting independence and vibrancy for seniors

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Q & A with Pamela Mahn, Oak Park Township Director of Senior Services

What kind of services and programming does Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships offer? Senior Services provides supportive services to the older adults in the communities of Oak Park and River Forest. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors in our community by providing a broad array of supportive services that promote the values of independence, self-esteem and dignity. We feel that assisting seniors to remain vibrant, independent and contributing members of our community is essential and benefits the community as a whole. We offer a variety of programs and services geared toward providing information, education, nutrition, transportation, support and advocacy to senior adults, their family members and caregivers. We also try to enhance and enrich lives through activity, socialization and interaction with fellow members of their community.

Who benefits from the Township Senior Services? We often provide information on programs and services to seniors, their family members, caregivers, neighbors, local businesses and other organizations and units of local government. Our programs are available to residents of Oak Park and River Forest who are 60 years of age and over, but some services are available to those aged 18-59 with a disability as well. How long have you worked with seniors in the community, and what drew you to this career? I have worked with seniors in Oak Park and River Forest for more than twenty-one years. The seniors are truly the reason I am here. I have always felt a very strong sense of community in Oak Park and River Forest and believe that our ability to offer programs and services to our seniors is vitally important. We may be the only contact with the outside world for some of our participants. Armed with the strong sense of community and the realization of the crucial importance of these services to our seniors, I was motivated

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Pamela Mahn, Director of Oak Park Township Senior Services. and excited to learn about as many aspects of service provision as possible - from meal delivery to grant writing, providing information to budgeting, and many other areas as well. The experience, knowledge, and history that seniors have to share is invaluable. We hon-

or our opportunity to share in their stories, and we invite the community to support us through volunteer efforts, participation in community events, and sharing information about our programs and services to those who may not have heard about Township programs and services.

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From Our Family to Yours…

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ith deep roots throughout Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, brothers Scott and Rob McAdam launched McAdam Landscaping in January 1979.

Since then, the industry’s landscape has changed dramatically. When the McAdams got started, there were half a dozen companies in the area. Now, there are upwards of 150. What hasn’t changed is the McAdam Difference: our focus on unparalleled service, expertise in transforming environments from concept to creation, and commitment to giving back to the community. This year, Scott McAdam, formerly president of the Oak Park and River Forest Rotary Club, is Rotary District Governor for 63 clubs in Chicago and the suburbs. As we approach our 40th anniversary—and the 15th anniversary of our Nursery & Garden Center—we are bolstered by the emerging leadership of Scott McAdam Jr. From our family to yours, we look forward to serving you and growing strong into the next generation.

708-771-4903 Service. We develop relationships of mutual trust and respect, and that starts with delivering outstanding service. Professionalism. We are active members of national and regional boards for industry groups dedicated to continuing education and awareness about innovations and best practices.

708-771-2299 Loyalty. We still have clients from our first year in business, and much of our business comes from client recommendations. Community. We are committed to giving back, hosting village-wide business functions at our Forest Park headquarters and donating thousands of dollars every year to worthy causes close to home.

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Social Services African American Christian Foundation 6707 North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-1700 http://www.aacfworks.org

Animal Care League 1011 Garfield St., Oak Park 708-848-8155 www.animalcareleague.org

Cluster Tutoring Program 5460 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago 773-378-5530 clustertutoring.org

Community Mental Health Board 1010 Lake St., Suite 616 Oak Park 708-358-8855 oakparktownship.org

Community Response 225 Harrison St., Oak Park 708-386-3383 communityresources.net

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Dominican University students cuddle with therapy dogs brought in to help relieve the stress of finals week.

Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago 120 Madison St., Oak Park Head Start/Early Head Start 708-434-2525 Partnering with Parents 708-434-2560 eastersealschicago.org

Economy Shop 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park 708-383-2449 economyshop.org

Guardianship Services Associates 41 South Blvd #A., Oak Park 708-386-5398

Hephzibah Children’s Association 946 North Blvd., Oak Park 708-649-7100 www.hephzibahhome.org

Housing Forward (PADS) 1851 S. Ninth Ave., Maywood 708-338-1724 www.housingforward.org

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Office 1515 S. Harlem Ave., Unit 1B Forest Park 708-366-5020 www.illinois.gov/veterans

Infant Welfare Society Children’s Clinic 320 Lake St., Oak Park 708-848-0528 childrenscliniciws.org Volunteers welcome.

Lutheran Child and Family Services

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

7620 Madison St., River Forest 708-771-7180 lcfs.org

411 Chicago Ave., Oak Park 708-524-1050 oak-leyden.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

816 Harrison St., Oak Park 708-524-2582 namimetsub.org

1049 Lake St., Suite 204 Oak Park 708-848-1560 oprfcf.org

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“Everyone says that we have been a gift for our adopted children, but we feel that the children are an amazing gift to our family!”

Social Services

David & Lee Neubecker

Family Based Services 1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor Oak Park, IL 60301 708-649-7140 www.hephzibahhome.org

Be a Foster Parent!

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Sheila Winkleman Pont, Heena Musabji, Linda Rio Reichmann, and Christy Chapman from the Pro-Bono Network near their offices in Oak Park.

OP-RF Day Nursery 1139 Randolph St., Oak Park 708-383-8211 oprfdaynursery.org

OP-RF Food Pantry First United Church of Oak Park 848 Lake St., Oak Park 708-386-1324 oprffoodpantry.org

Oak Park Township Youth Services 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 708-445-2727 oakparktownship.org

Parenthesis Family Center program of New Moms 405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park 773-252-3253 Parenthesis-info.org newmoms.org

Progress Center for Independent Living 7521 Madison St., Forest Park 708-209-1500 progresscil.org

Sarah’s Inn 708-386-3305 24 hour crisis line: 708-386-4225 sarahsinn.org

Thrive Counseling Center and Rosecrance 120 S. Marion St., Oak Park 708-383-7500 thrivecc.org

Triton College RSVP Volunteer Program 2000 Fifth Ave., Rm. R-221, River Grove 708-456-0300, ext. 3603 or 3835 triton.edu/rsvp

UCP Seguin 3100 S. Central Ave., Cicero 708-863-3803 Seguin.org

United Way of DuPage/ West Cook 1000 Jorie Blvd., Suite 360, Oak Brook 630-645-6339 uw-mc.org

Wayback Inn/Grateful House Client Intake/Administrative Offices 104 Oak Street, Maywood 708-345-8422 thewaybackinn.org

West Cook Volunteer Center 255 S. Marion St., Oak Park 708-383-5200

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S E R V I C E S

These are Very Giving Communities

A safety net frays

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What struck me, t was a remarkand I knew most of able and disheartthese people and ening scene as had written about a dozen leaders many of them, was of social service the collective sense agencies serving of grief and outrage Oak Park and River at that table. In Forest sat around a steady times, runconference table at ning a non-profit Community Bank takes resilience and last year. DAN HALEY some wizardry. But They had gathered Wednesday Journal the utter failure of up at the request of Publisher Springfield to care the bank to tell their for their agency’s clients, collective stories of hardship people in immediate trouble, in the face of state budget without resources, isolated, malfeasance which has left fearful, had left these toughmany of them without reimminded do-gooders near to bursement for their essential spitting nails. service. And this was a year Oak Park and River Forest back. Springfield’s contempt are privileged communities. for its citizens and the state’s There is money in the wind backlog of unpaid bills has and there is both compassion only grown since then.

In 2015, the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest commissioned a survey to study the charitable giving habits of local residents.

for neighbors in pain and the practical realization that the safety net built painstakingly over decades might well be needed at some harsh crossroads for our own families. That has certainly been the case for the Haleys. That morning though it felt like some of these leaders were feeling the unraveling of that protective net, seeing the inter-relationships of their efforts with fresh and frustrated eyes. Since then we’ve seen some forced mergers of agencies – Prevail into Housing Forward, Parenthesis into New Moms. But Illinois’ pulverization of good government is one hell of a way to force efficiencies in the face of genuine need.

91% of those surveyed donated money to charity The average total amount donated per respondent annually: $5,986 Percentage of donated money that stays in the Oak Park and River Forest community: 49% Average percentage of local resident incomes given to charity: 4.3% Average percentage of Chicago resident incomes given to charity: 3.1% Average percentage of incomes nationally given to charity: 2.1%. The non-profit category that gets the most local donations: Religion Percentage of local residents who report volunteering their time: 85% Percentage of Chicago residents who report volunteering their time: 49% Percentage of individuals nationally who report volunteering their time: 25% Complete results of this survey, visit liveandgivesurvey.com

Celebrating Seniors is dedicated

to honoring, recognizing and serving seniors in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, Illinois. The organization’s four main objectives: • To facilitate cooperation between the business community, government agencies and non-profit organizations for the benefit of the senior population.

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• To promote senior groups and organizations that serve persons 60 and older.

Volunteers are needed and welcomed to help ensure a great 2018 Celebrating Seniors Week! Contact: info@celebratingseniors.net

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• To raise public awareness of issues affecting seniors. • To provide financial support to seniors in need.

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Connecting those who give with those who need

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erhaps you’ve heard of the Oak Park–River Forest Community Foundation, but are unclear about what exactly it does. To get some clarity on the organization, we contacted the Foundation’s President and CEO, Kristin Carlson Vogen.

How does the Community Foundation fit into the larger web of local nonprofit agencies? There are over a hundred nonprofit organizations registered in and/or serving Oak Park and River Forest. The Community Foundation is the one nonprofit that works to connect the others to donors, as well as training and grant opportunities. The Community Foundation is managed by a board of community members who work to connect Foundation activities to community interests. The Foundation staff then helps to connect those individuals who want to make a difference, with the giving opportunities that best help them to fulfill their wishes. What does the Foundation do for donors? One of the important ways in which the Foundation supports the charitable interests of the community is through its giving groups, such as Women Leaders in Philanthropy, Next Gen Leaders and Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy. We give these groups a framework that helps them to focus their giving for maximum impact. Similarly, the Foundation educates our youth through the Future Philanthropists Program in which high school juniors and seniors learn how to fundraise, how to make grants and how philanthropy

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Kristin Carlson Vogen, President and CEO of Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. impacts the community. Additionally, the Foundation provides a variety of ways for individuals to give. We can accept direct donations supporting a number of local nonprofit endowments, as well as programs that benefit youth, environmental sustainability and leadership development. We can also set up donoradvised funds, field of interest funds and scholarships. What about non-monetary donations? Oak Park and River Forest residents are very generous with their time. 85% of them report doing volunteer work. However, despite this availability of local volunteers, a 2015 assessment by the Foundation determined that local nonprof-

The Foundation staff

helps to connect those individuals who want to make a difference, with the giving opportunities that best help them to fulfill their wishes. its needed additional support to recruit volunteers. To address this need, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation organizes an annual volunteer recruitment event, Volunteer Meet and Match which brings together individuals looking for volunteer opportunities

with organizations that are looking for help. Why should someone contact to the Community Foundation? If you receive many invitations to give, you can go to the Foundation to focus your contributions. One gift to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation can support a number of different organizations or interests. It is the welcoming place anyone with a question about making a donation or creating a fund can go to for advice. For more information on the Oak Park – River Forest Community Foundation, you can visit oprfcf.org or call 708848-1560.

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Sports F R O M

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A Year in Sports

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as ever on the softball field. And who could u forget the uld Sports Editor Fenwick-Plainfield n nwick-Plainfield nspiring moments North orrth football game in that become indelible the e playoffs (aka “The memories. That’s what Travesty at Triton”), a avesty high school sports in which h hich made national Oak Park offers every news w due to its controws school year. versial ending, after a r rsial Last winter, my game m official incorrectly me favorite moment ocruled l against the Friars led curred when Fenwick on the final play of forward Jamal Nixon regulation. g gulation. While the was serenaded “Happy scoreboard o oreboard indicated d HANNA BLANKEMEIER Birthday” by his fellow a Fenwick loss, F loss s, OPRF swimmer students as the Friars cut the e Friars proved pro oved down the net after a 60-46 their e championeir win over North Lawndale in a rivetship mettle that a cold November at ing sectional final. afternoon. “The fact that tonight was JaWin, lose or draw, “Huskie Pride” mal’s birthday and his 100th win is and “Friar Excellence” Ex xc cellence” always surreally special,” Fenwick coach Rick faced in the fo forefront orrefront of Oak Park Malnati said after the game. The high school sp sports in 2016-17! p ports Friars (30-5), who had the greatest season in program history, advanced all the way to the championship game where they lost 69-67 to Morgan Park in the final. Of course, plenty of memories were created right down the road Rick at Oak Park-River Forest. Led by Malnati individual state champion, Jason Renteria, the OPRF wrestling team finished second in Cameron Gross the state. Natalie Ungaretti (another state champion/50-yard freestyle) and Hanna Blankemeier powered the Huskies to fourth place at state in girls swimming. Led by stars Jared Scott and Cameron Gross, the OPRF boys basketball team won 24 games and vied for its first sectional title since 1976. The defending state champion Huskies are as formidable By Marty Farmer

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OPRF Girls Swimming

OPRF Girls Basketball

Natalie Ungaretti won the 50-yard freestyle state title and the 200 medley relay of Samantha Neilson, Ungaretti, Hanna Blankemeier and Alexandra Gill also placed first at the state finals.

OPRF senior center Blair Ripley led the Huskies to double-digit wins.

Blair Ripley

Jeremy Hunt

OPRF Football

Led by quarterback Jeremy Hunt, the Huskies went 7-3 and qualified for the Class 8A playoffs.

Jason Renteria

OPRF Softball

The Huskies finished 37-1 en route to their second straight Class 4A title. Mariah Scott hit the gamewinning home run in the state final.

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S P O R T S Natalie Ungaretti

SPORTS OPRF Athlet Athletic tic Stars Champions and Cham pions OPRF Boys Basketball Seniors Jared Scott and Cameron Gross led the Huskies to 24 wins, conference and regional titles, and an upset win over 2016 state champion Curie.

OPRF Wrestling

Two-time individual state champion Jason Renteria inspired OPRF to a 21-4 record.

Jared Scott

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Chamber listings ADVERTISING, MARKETING & MEDIA

10 Shapes Design LLC 45 Thatcher Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 262-8600 10shapes.com High-quality graphic design & web design services, incl branding, stationery, logo dev., promotional materials & web design.

Alliance Communications The Doris Davenport Show ‘’All Local All The Time’’ The Doris Davenport Show WPNA Radio 408 S. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301 (312) 296-9709 The Doris Davenport Show ‘’All Local All The Time’’ is talk radio with a unique and engaging blend of news and newsmakers.

Apprentice Butterflies Publishing, Inc. 3321 N Newland Ave, Fl 2 Chicago, IL 60634 (312) 806-6305 apprenticebutterflies.com Book Publisher: Spiritual books for trauma survivors, loved ones, and all serving them like therapists, clergy, and nonprofits.

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DTKindler Photography 142 South Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 628-4462 dtkindlerphoto.com Full range of location photography and video services from headshots and event photography to corporate and non-profit video.

Guarnery Communications 6436 Roosevelt Rd., #314 Oak Park, IL 60304 (312) 342-4432 guarnery.com Creative communications firm that serves the marketing communications needs of small businesses and agencies.

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serving Oak Park clients. Offer souvenir posters & prints, and digital illustration. Online store.

Minuteman Press of Oak Park 6949 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-4940 oakpark.minutemanpress.com Design your own business cards or other business forms using our design software. Want help doing it? We design too!

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Chamber listings Sonya Gilbert Fine Portraiture 210 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7042 sonyagilbert.com

Uniquely artistic, technically elegant photography.

The Printing Store, Inc. 621 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-3638 theprintingstore.com

We can help you with your Graphic Design, Offset Printing, Digital Printing, Posters, Banners, Bindery and Mailing Services.

Wednesday Journal, Inc. 143 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-8300 oakpark.com

We are dedicated to providing community journalism by using a cross-platform strategy to effectively engage our audience.

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Historic Mansion owned by the Park District of Oak Park. Situated on 2.2 acres

of beautifully landscaped grounds.

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The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park operates the Hemingway museum and Hemingway birthplace.

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Edward Cross & Son, Inc. Since 1937

Lori Hannigan 518 N. Lombard Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302

708-848-8631 Escape Factor

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7228 Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 943-7227 escape-factor.com

615 South Blvd. Unit A Oak Park, IL 60302 (773) 817-1232

Live escape room experience. Participants enter a themed room and have 20-60 minutes to work together to find a way out.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust 951 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 994-4000 flwright.org Public tours and programs at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Unity Temple, The Rookery, Robie House and Bach House.

Lake Theatre Classic Cinemas 1022 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301-1056 (708) 848-9088 classiccinemas.com Designed by world-renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Lake is a prime example of art deco style. Call for movie times.

Madison Street Theatre 1010 W. Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 406-7491 mstoakpark.com We are proud of our commitment to provide audiences with the highest quality artistic work; to create and to celebrate.

We are the premier disc jockey service for corporate and recreational events in Chicagoland, especially the Western suburbs.

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 725-2400 oakparkconservatory.com

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Owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park, the Conservatory is one of the top three historical sites in Oak Park.

Oak Park Festival Theatre 125 North Marion Ste. 301 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 445-4440 oakparkfestival.com Oak Park Festival Theatre is the Midwest’s oldest professional (Actors’ Equity Association) classical outdoor theater.

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Chamber listings Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 366-3981 artscenteroakpark.com

Pleasant Home Foundation 217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-2654 pleasanthome.org

Auditorium seats 650, audio system, grand piano, ideal for meetings, lectures, recitals, concerts.

Pleasant Home is open for guided tours, provides community programs and is available for meeting and special event rental.

Skyzone Trampoline Park Elmhurst

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Indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of fun fitness, providing great workouts combined with awesome healthy fun.

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P.O. Box 3564 Oak Park, IL 60303 (708) 218-2648 symphonyoprf.com Community orchestra.

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The Arts Center

The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest

1010 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-1500 visitoakpark.com Home to nonconformists Frank Lloyd Wright & Ernest Hemingway, come rub elbows with greatness. Visit Oak Park,Step OUT of Line!

Wonder Works Children’s Museum 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-4815 wonder-works.org Six permanent exhibits develop imagination & creativity for children up to 8 yrs. Weekly

special programming, monthly events.

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AGilpin Consultants 1514 Forest Rd.

La Grange Park, Illinois 60526 (815) 886-0564 AGilpinConsultants.com Helping servicebased businesses with their back-of fice needs in bookkee ping and employee relations.

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Larry Williams • State Farm Agent Providing Insurance and Financial Services Larry and his staff are licensed and together have over 75 years of State Farm experience.

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Independent, Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Rental Retirement Community

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Serving the business community in the Austin neighborhood.

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Works with business owners to set up simple and effective back-office systems to address all aspects of business operations.

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The BDC markets Berwyn as a prime business and leisure destination, promoting Berwyn’s energy and culture to visitors.

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We help collegiate & specialty retailers, manufacturers, & distributors drive sales, increase profits and grow brand.

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Chamber listings CHP International, Inc. 1040 North Blvd. #220 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-9650 chpinternational.com

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Divorce Dimensions, Inc.

Chris Guillen Photography

6551 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-6063 divorcedimensions.com

1130 Marengo Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 (708)488-1824 chrisguillencreative.com

Family and commercial photography with studio space.

Distinctive Coaching for Business Success 117 Clinton Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (773) 829-1276 DistinctiveCoaching.com Business Leaders:

We assist individuals/ couples get an uncontested divorce or publication divorce in a fast, easy and affordable way.

Downtown Oak Park 1010 Lake St #114 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-4145 downtownoakpark.net

Merchant Association serving Oak Park’s primary shopping and retail area bounded by Harlem, Lake and Marion.

Elements Architectural Group 205 Superior Street Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 848-4750 elementsarchitects.com/discover. php Collaboration of Archi-

tects, Designers & Thinkers specializing in Custom Residential, Commercial and Institutional buildings.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN & RENOVATION OVER 30 yEARS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE Design, Installation & Maintenance • Digital Imaging Design • Ornamental Trees/Shrubs • Perennial Gardens • Sod & Seed • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Trimming & Pruning of Shrubs

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Gerger & Greco inc.

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Member of Chamber of Commerce Oak Park-River Forest Forest Park

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Chamber listings Forest Park Chamber of Commerce 7331 Roosevelt Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 366-2543 exploreforestpark.com Chamber and economic development services for the Forest Park business community.

Fulcrum HR Consulting 835 Erie Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 731-1413 fulcrumhrconsult.com Human Resources Consulting Company based in Oak Park Illinois which serves small to mid-sized businesses.

Go Get Julie! PO Box 4375 Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 613-1878 gogetjulie.com

Keeping Chicago Organized, LLC

Handling the administrative tasks so you can focus on business growth and client satisfaction.

634 S. Lombard Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 4153994 keepingchicagoorganized.com

Heitzman Architects

Together we sort, purge & containerize to create a system that works for you. You will know what you have and where it is.

111 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-8844 heitzman.org Architecture, Engineering, Historic Preservation, Residential Additions. Kitchen and Bath designs, self-certified for permits.

Illinois Restaurant Association 33 West Monroe, Ste. 250 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 787-4000 illinoisrestaurants.org Providing information, education and advocacy for the restaurant and hospitality industry in Illinois.

Mary McGuinness Consulting Group, Inc. Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services 1040 North Blvd., Ste. 250 Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (708) 860-1380 InsideEdgePR.com We help clients gain exposure, develop expert reputations and, most importantly, achieve and exceed their goals.

Insperity 525 W. Van Buren, Ste. 1450 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 471-2325 insperity.com/brandon.orr Business Performance Advisor for start-ups, established companies and non-profits. Focus on HR management.

419 N. Taylor Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 402-5015 marymcguinness.com Mary McGuinness Coaching and Consulting.

Nevin Hedlund Architects, Inc. 7985 W. Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-7117 hedlundarchitects.com

Oak Park Economic Development Corp. (OPEDC) 104 N. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 203 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3838 oakparkeconomicdevelopmentcorporation.org/ OPEDC is a not-for-profit economic development organization working to bring business investment to the Village of Oak Park.

OPRF Chamber of Commerce 143 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-0550 oprfchamber.org Helping businesses make connections throughout the Oak Park, River Forest and neighboring communities.

Architectural Services.

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Chamber listings Sara Cohen Consulting 1000 S. Ridgeland Ave Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 445-1382

Consulting services for nonprofit organizations.

Senator Don Harmon 6941-B W. North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-2002 donharmon.org

The Democratic Party of Oak Park is one of the largest progressive Democratic organizations in Cook County.

Simplify Your Marketing 626 Belleforte Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 307-2201 simplifyyourmarketing.com

Amanda Young, MBA, is known for helping over-

whelmed entrepreneurs find the clarity they need to design a business they love.

TEDxOakParkWomen 530 Gunderson Ave Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 714-7788 tedxoakparkwomen.com

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

The UPS Store 159 N. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 358-1445 theupsstorelocal. com/3385

Small Business Services: Printing & Copying, Shipping, Mailbox Rental, Notary, Shredding, Computer Rental.

The UPS Store 7115 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-8431 theupsstore.com/0980.htm

One stop shop for packaging, freight, shipping, mail services, moving/ packing supplies, mailbox rental, copies, printing.

U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois District Office 500 West Madison Street Ste. 1150 Chicago , IL 60661 (312) 353-4519 sba.gov/il

(773) 5075999 whatnowadvisors.com

Bringing small businesses the support they need.

What Now Advisors 334 Park Ave River Forest, IL 60305

We help small and medium sized businesses gain insights and take action to improve.

Wilks Communications Group 1033 South Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 4345006 wilksgrp.com

Strategic communications that deliver results.

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African American Christian Foundation 6707 North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-1700 aacfworks.org

AACF helping create employment opportunities since 1985, providing job training, internships & now staffing services.

Animal Care League 1011 Garfield St. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 848-8155 animalcareleague.org

Providing food, medical care, & adoption for homeless animals. Low-cost spay-neuter clinic. Adoptions from the shelter.

Collaboration for Early Childhood 123 Madison Room 209 Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (708) 613-6122 collab4kids.org

Fostering high quality early care and educational experiences and support to families in our community.

Community Support Services 9021 Ogden Ave Brookfield, Illinois 60513 (708) 354-4547

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Non-profit organization working with individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Engage Christian Church PO Box 1291 Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 405-9605 engagecc.org

Reclaiming lives, Restoring families, Transforming communities. Here is where you belong!

Forest Preserves of Cook County 536 North Harlem Avenue River Forest, IL 60305 (800) 870-3666 fpdcc.com

Nearly 70,000 acres in Cook Co. where millions of visitors each year camp, bike, hike, fish, canoe, volunteer & enjoy nature.

Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory

YOUR WORLD OPENS UP FROM HERE Open up your possibilities for a successful career and a life of purpose. At Concordia University Chicago you’ll learn from experience as you do applied research, service activities, internships, off-campus study throughout the world and more. It’s why our students develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and versatility to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace, serve as ethical leaders and pursue opportunities that expand throughout their lives.

CUChicago.edu/YourWorld

615 Garfield Oak Park, IL 60305 (708) 725-2460 fopcon.org

Nonprofit that promotes the Oak Park Conservatory, offers programs, and supports Conservatory projects.

7400 Augusta • River Forest, IL 60305-1499 877-CUChicago (877-282-4422) • Admission@CUChicago.edu

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Chamber listings L’Arche Chicago 1011 Lake Street, Ste. 403 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 660-1600 larchechicago.org Community that provides homes for adults with intellectural disabilities.

Lions Club of Oak Park - River Forest Greater Chicago Church

Hephzibah Children’s Association

705 Jackson Blvd Oak Park, Illinois 60304 (708) 660-0013 greaterchicagochurch.com

946 North Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 649-7100 hephzibahhome.org

A church purposed to build community and family in Oak Park and surrounding areas through our resource center.

School-age child care & welfare services: foster care, adoption services, child abuse prevention; group homes for children.

Housing Forward

Kiwanis Club of River Forest/Oak Park

1851 S. Ninth Avenue Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 338-1724 housingforward.org

P.O. Box 6401 River Forest, IL 60305 kiwanisclubofriverforestoakpar. elisting.us

Transitioning people from housing crisis to housing stability through six integrated program areas, including PADS Shelter.

Serving children and seniors in our communities. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at the River Forest Library.

520 S. Maple Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 660-2300 oprflions.org Please join us for lunch and see what we do as a service club for visually impaired and hearing imparied in the community.

Apartment living with congregate services

114 South Humphrey Oak Park, IL 60302 A clean car from the comfort of your front seat!

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his property with its architecturally awardwinning atrium, provides seniors and persons with disabilities with parking, library, laundry room, wellness center and other conveniences. A service coordinator is on staff to assist tenants who may need additional services. The units are studio and one bedroom, each with electric appliances, tile bath, and wall to wall carpeting. Modern fire and safety systems are installed in each apartment and common areas of the building. There are 8 accessible one bedroom units for the mobility impaired.

The Oaks is owned and operated by the Oak Park Residence Corporation and is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the 202/section 8 Program. Residents pay approximately 30% of their monthly income for rent.

For additional information, please visit our web site at www.oakparkha.org or contact us at 708-386-5812.

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NAMI Metro Suburban 816 Harrison Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 524.2582 namimetsub.org/Drop-In-Center/individual-placement-and-support.html

Providing hope & improving the quality of life for those in the Chicago area whose lives are affected by mental illness.

Oak Park - River Forest Community Foundation 1049 Lake Street #204 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-1560 oprfcf.org

Strengthening the community through philanthropic leadership and nonprofit excellence.

Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association P.O. Box 1460 Oak Park, IL 60304 opalga.org

One of the largest community based, multipurpose lesbian and gay membership organizations in Illinois.

Oak Park Education Foundation 260 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-3023 opef.org

Brings professional experts into K-8th grade classrooms at every D97 school in addition to a robust summer BASE Camp program.

Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursery

Oak Park Public Library

1139 Randolph Street Oak Park, IL 60302-3422 (708) 383-8211 thedaynursery.org

834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-8200 oppl.org

Provide full-time quality, nurturing child care & preschool education by trained & caring staff in a safe environment.

Oak Park Area Arts Council 123 Madison Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 358-5690 oakparkareaartscouncil.org

Supporting art, artists and arts education in the greater Oak Park community.

Celebrating 15 years of Fun & Friendship at your local watering hole on

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• Home of the Hugh Burger • Craft Beers • Great Salads • Daily Drink & Sandwich Specials • Spectacular College & Pro Sports Coverage • Available for Private Parties

Providing superior library materials, programs, and services for Oak Park’s diverse community.

Oak Park Township 105 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-8005 oakparktownship.org

Providing tax funded human services for Oak Park Illinois.

7244 W. Madison St. • Forest Park

708-366-6667

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Chamber listings Oak Park Youth Baseball & Softball (OPYBS) 941 Garfield Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 834-8703 opybs.org

OPYBS is a nonprofit, 100% volunteer organization that runs the youth baseball and softball programs in Oak Park.

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services 411 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-1050 oak-leyden.org

Support/programs: children/adults w/developmental disabilitiesearly intervention, adult learning centers group homes.

Opportunity Knocks 8020 Madison St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-6159 Ext.220 opportunityknocksnow.org

OK provides programs and services for young adults with developmental disabilities in the OPRF and Forest Park areas.

Park District of Oak Park 218 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 725-2000 pdop.org

Visit our website for a full listing of activities, services, classes, parks and facilities.

River Forest Park District

(708) 366-6660 rfparks.com

River Forest Township

For list of services/ activities, see River Forest Parks & Recreation Centers in this Guide.

Grand Opening! 401 Thatcher Ave. River Forest, IL 60305

8020 W. Madison River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-2029 riverforesttownship.org

Provider and funder of Human Services and Assessor Services.

Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest P.O. Box 654 Oak Park, IL 60303 (708) 257-2320 oprfrotary.org

Organization of business & professional men and

Grand Opening!

Stop by and enjoy quality coffee, and leverage the space as a means for inspiration towards courageous, authentic, and abundant L!VING!

L!VE Café | Creative Space | CFA

163 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302 • 773-417-6030 www.livexclamation.com • info@livexclamation.com Check livexclamation.com/events for an up-to-date schedule

Supporting Working Families in the Community since 1912. Inspiring children to reach their full potential.

1139 Randolph St, Oak Park, IL 60302 708.383.8211 - Fax: 708.383.0692 Email: info@thedaynursery.org - www.thedaynursery.org A United Way Community Partner/NAEYC Accredited

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Chamber listings women united worldwide to provide humanitarian service.

Sarah’s Inn 309 Harrison Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-3305 sarahsinn.org

Improving the lives of those affected by domestic violence and breaking the cycle of violence for future generations.

SCORE Chicago 500 West Madison Street Ste. 1150 Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 515-7403 SCOREChicago.org SCORE Chicago.

The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association 178 Forest Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-2729 nineteenthcentury.org

Offering programs on the arts, culture and entertainment. Focus is strengthening our community through learning and giving.

The West Cook YMCAs, Inc. 255 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-5200 westcookymca.org

The Y makes accessible the support & opportunities empowering people & communities to learn, grow & thrive.

Village of Oak Park 123 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-6400 oak-park.us

Local government.

Village of River Forest 400 Park Ave.

River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-8500 vrf.us Local government.

Way Back Inn/Grateful House 1915 W. Roosevelt Road Broadview, IL 60155 (708) 344-3301 waybackinn.org Substance abuse treatment facility.

West Suburban Special Recreation Association-WSSRA 2915 Maple Street Franklin Park, IL 60131 (847) 455-2100 wssra.net WSSRA offers year round recreation opportunities for persons of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.

CONSTRUCTION, CONTRACTORS & TRADESMEN

Altierra Development Group LLC / Altierra Kitchen & Home Furnishings 139 South Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 393-4094 altierrahomes.com Kitchens & Home Furnishings. General Construction.

Corna Kitchen/Bath & Tile 2134 N. Harlem Ave. Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708) 453-0036 cornakitchenbathandtile.com Kitchen - bath - tile. Granite fabrication.

David Bores Home Restoration 607 S. Euclid Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304

(708) 244-7755 Vintage Home Restoration. Plastering, drywall, painting, tiling, carpentry, woodworking, molding. Kitchens, bathrooms.

Excel Window Tinting, Inc. P.O. Box 1925 Oak Park, IL 60304 (312) 848-1565 excelwindowtinting.net Commercial, residential and decorative window tinting.

Flores Painting Corporation 1231 S. Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 317-5771 florespaintingcorp.com

Phillips Mechanical Heating & Cooling LLC 159 N. Marion St., #253 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 689-9890 phillipsmechanicalllc.com Heating and cooling ventilation refrigeration contractors performing service sales and installs.

Sherwin Williams 901 Madison Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 763-0048 sherwin-williams Premium paint store.

Spannuth Boiler Company, Inc.

Interior and exterior painting.

264 Madison Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-1882 spannuthboilers.com

Heritage Tile

Boiler repair and replacement.

144 N. Oak Park Ave Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 919-1600 heritagetile.com

West Suburban Garage Doors

Heritage Tile defines the original, vintage tilework of the period homes and businesses of pre-war America.

41A South Blvd OAK PARK, Illinois 60302 (708) 948-7474 Westsuburbangaragedoors.com Garage Remodeling Specialists and Storage Solutions.

DINING, FOOD, BEVERAGES & CATERING

Angie’s Pantry, Inc. 144 Forest Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 743-9114 angiespantry.com Weekly Meal Service, Scratch Baking, Healthy Eating, Special Event Catering, Corporate Catering for groups up to 100.

Autre Monde Cafe 6727 W. Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 775-8122 autremondecafe.net Neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, showcasing organic & artisan foods.

Barclay’s American Grille 1120 Pleasant St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4250 barclaysamericangrille.com Classic American cuisine. Relaxed dining experience with exceptional food and service.

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Chamber listings Burger Moovment

Mediterranean influenced cuisine with American flair.

7512 West North Avenue Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708) 452-7288 burgermoovment.com

Cold Stone Creamery

The Boss knows best. We use 100% Midwest Angus beef and fresh, local ingredients.

134 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3400 ColdStoneCreamery.com

Retail Ice Cream Store.

Buzz Cafe

Connolly’s Public House

905 S. Lombard Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 205-7044 thebuzzcafe.com We believe good food, community and family are the ties that bind, and the café embodies those ideals wholeheartedly.

Citrine 100 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7328 citrinecafe.com

1109 South Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-5905 connollyspublichouse.com

Family-owned Irish pub with a family setting. Great Irish food, authentic pub ambiance and area for parties.

Counter Coffee 7324 W. Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 689-8896

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Poor Phil’s

Free wifi. Event space in the lower level. Excellent coffee from a company that compensates their growers fairly.

139 S. Marion St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-0871 poorphils.com A full breakfast menu, pub lunch and dinner. Biggest craft beer selection - over 36 draft and 70 bottles. Seafood specials.

Cucina Paradiso 814 North Blvd Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-3434 cucinaoakpark.com Cucina Paradiso is mixing drinks, pouring wine, and preparing the best Stone Baked Pizzas, Pastas and creative Entrees.

Eastgate Cafe and Bistro 102 Harrison St Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 660-9091 eastgatecafe.net Independently-owned restaurant and cafe in the Oak Park Arts District. Catering available.

Felony Franks 6427 North Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 420-5659 felonyfranks.com Fast-casual restaurant serving gourmet fast food. Committed to providing meaningful work to those previously incarcerated.

Jamaican Grill 10 W. Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 660-9840 jamaicangrilloakpark.com A taste of the islands, featuring Jamaican specialties. Counter service and take-out. Catering available.

Kinslahger Brewing Company 6806 W Roosevelt Road Oak Park, IL 60304 (844) 552-4437 kinslahger.com Lager brewery and tasting room.

Q-BBQ 124 N. Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 628-3421 q-bbq.com/home

L!VE Cafe

Lou Malnati’s

163 S. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (773) 417-6030 livexclamation.com

1038 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 358-0800 loumalnatis.com

We are a boutique coffeehouse company that focuses on transformation through social innovation, experience, and enterprise.

La Barra Restaurant 2 E. Burlington St. Riverside, IL 60546 (773) 301-6266 labriolacafe.com

Small plates, pizza and wine bar.

Lea French Street Food 106 North Marion Oak Park, IL 60301 (708)-714-7662 leafrenchstreetfood.com

French inspired fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Live Fresko 136 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708)-434-5255 LIVEFRESKO.COM

Our menu features the finest strained Greek yogurt, hand-crafted raw juices & smoothies with organic coffee.

Chicago’s home of the best deep dish pizza for over 40 years.

Madison Park Kitchen 7525 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 689-8607 mp-kitchen.com

Bake Shop ... Breakfast & Lunch! Let MP Kitchen host your next Special Event!

Maya Del Sol 144 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 358-9800 mayadelsol.com

Latin Fusion Restaurant. Party room and catering available. Seasonal outdoor dining.

McDonald’s

(708) 434-6296 nandosperiperi.com Nando’s specializes in flame-grilled peri peri chicken.

Oak Park Brewing & Hamburger Mary’s Oak Park 155 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 445-0272 oakparkbeer.com Oak Park Brewing & Hamburger Mary’s serves the juiciest burgers and the finest ales and lagers, brewed on-site.

Papaspiros 728 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 358-1700 papaspiroslive.com Greek restaurant and bar serving the Oak Park community for over 15 years.

626 N. Harlem Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-5189 mcdonald’s.com

Pete’s Fresh Market

Nando’s Peri-Peri

Premium grocery store with organics, prepared foods, cafe, gelato, and more.

Fast Food

1138 Lake St. Oak Park, Illinois 60301

259 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 406-8700 petesfresh.com

Fast-casual Michelin Guide Bib Gourmandwinning restaurant that specializes in authentic BBQ.

Red Mango Cafe and Juice Bar 1044 W. Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 948-7314 oakparkredmango.com #1 ZAGAT-rated frozen yogurt, smoothie and juice brand offering healthy and tasty treats.

River Forest Catering 349 Ashland St. River Forest, Illinois 60305 (708) 600-4243 riverforestcatering.com River Forest Catering Service.

River Forest Chocolates and Confectionery 7577 Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 203-9337 riverforestchocolates.com River Forest Chocolates is a boutique confectionery featuring handcrafted chocolates, English Toffee, retro candies and more.

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Chamber listings THE EYE GLASS SHOP, INC. Medical Arts Building 715 Lake Street - Oak Park, IL 60301 TEL: (708) 848-6640 FAX: (708) 848-6646 www.theeyeglassshop.net WILLIAM NAJEM, O.D. MATTHEW W. GIFFORD, O.D. JAMIE CHOI, O.D.

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Expert craftsmanship in Oak Park area for 55 years

708-386-2951

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Azure Horizons, Inc. Protecting Your Business I. T. A$$et$

Serenitea, Inc. 1046 Pleasant St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 660-9670 sereniteaoakpark.com

We feature Afternoon tea. Located in historical Oak Park on Pleasant Street.

Skrine Chops 7230 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-7230 skrinechops.com

Voted best pork chops in the City by Chicago Magazine - Skrine Chops in Forest Park offers great bbq chicken and chops.

Spilt Milk

Azure Horizons provides IT Management and complete end to end solutions designed to provide maximum uptime, reliability, and protection against data loss, ransomware and unplanned downtime.

103 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-4403 spiltmilkpastry.com

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Starship Restaurant, Catering & Events

708-838-7031

Esther L. Grachan Farmers Insurance

137 N Oak Park Ave Ste 101e Oak Park, IL 60301-1344 708-406-6023 (Office) 708-292-0368 (Fax) egrachan@farmersagent.com www.farmersagent.com/egrachan

Local bakery specializing in pies + pastries made with local, seasonal ingredients.

7618 West Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-3016 starshiprestaurant.com

We have 37 years of selling great food throughout all Chicago. Corporate & residential catering. NOW BYOB!

The Little Gem Cafe

The Onion Roll Restaurant and Deli 6935 W North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-2548 theonionroll.com 50 year tradition of providing the best catering, event services and family restaurant and deli food in the Oak Park area.

Trattoria 225 225 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 358-8555 trattoria225.com Rustic Italian dining with catering, delivery, carry-out, and private parties.

Whole Foods Market 7245 Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-1045 wholefoods.com/riverforest Full service meat and seafood departments. Breakfast, lunch and dinner selections available for all your catering needs.

Winberie’s Restaurant 151 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-2600 oakpark.winberies.com An Oak Park favorite - a classic American Bistro; warm & inviting.

189 North Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 613-5491 thelittlegemcafe.com

Gourmet American Restaurant. Elegant, Romantic and Fun.

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Chamber listings Life Transitions Coaching Karin Grimes, L.C.S.W. 1010 Lake St., #111 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-5354 lifetransitionscoach.com Life coaching, focusing on work/ life balance and life transitions, plus an On-Track-For-College Coaching Program.

Lindamood-Bell 137 North Oak Park Ave., Ste. 212 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 660-1860 lindamoodbell.com Educational services.

Magical Minds Studio Alcuin Montessori School 324 North Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 366-1882 alcuin.org Founded in 1961, the oldest Montessori school in the Midwest; serves students 12 months to 14 yrs. Before/after school care.

Cappelli Institute of Music, LLC 1053 Lake St., 2nd/3rd Fl. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 445-8460 cappellimusic.com

EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT

Academia, Institute of Language & Culture 308 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 401-0888 chicagoacademia.com Academia offers engaging language, cultural and social studies classes to adults, teens & children. Camps & after-school too.

Music for Life! Private vocal and instrumental music instruction for students of all ages and levels.

comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Fenwick High School 505 W. Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-0127, Ext. 325 fenwickfriars.com

Huntington Learning Center 400 Lathrop Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 488-8080 river_forest.huntingtonhelps.com/ Educational Services.

Intercultural Montessori Language School

7400 W. Augusta St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-8300 cuchicago.edu

301 S. Ridgeland Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-6626 interculturalmontessori.org

Dominican University 7900 W. Division St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-2490 dom.edu

Premier art studio offering hands-on experiences. Offering preschool and after school workshops as well as birthday parties.

Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts

Catholic Coed College Preparatory High School.

Concordia University Chicago

Concordia Univ. Chicago a Lutheran liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

343 Harrison Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 948-7934 magicalmindsstudio.com

6701 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-3456 Master-SH-Yu.com World-class martial arts instruction for kids, families, teens, adults. Your local source for martial arts excellence.

Mathnasium of Oak Park/ River Forest 212 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-4007 mathnasium.com/oakparkriverforest We make math make sense. Increase your child’s math skills, while building confidence in a positive and fun environment.

Pre-school - Montessori.

Kim Frost Vocal Studios 1141 S. Grove Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 445-1996 kimfrostvocalstudios.com

Our mission is to help students achieve whatever their individual musical goals may be.

Dominican University is a

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Investing in our future

Chamber listings

We champion high-quality early childhood care and learning experiences and support for families so all children develop their full potential. For more, visit collab4kids.org 123 Madison Street, Room 209 Oak Park, IL 60302 708-613-6122 • info@collab4kids.org

Oak Park Elementary School District 97

OPRF High School Huskie Booster Club

970 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-3000 op97.org

201 N. Scoville Oak Park, IL 60302 huskieboosterclub.org

K-8 School District.

Oak Park River Forest High School D200 201 N. Scoville Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-0700 oprfhs.org

Public high school serving Oak Park and River Forest.

Oak Park String Academy 350 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 800-6772 OPStringAcademy.com

Weekday Specials:

Kids Eat Free on Monday, Two For $20 Pizza Night on Tuesday & Senior (60+) Discount Night - 20% Off every Wednesday Delicious Weekly Dinner and Wine Specials

225 Harrison Street • Oak Park, IL 60304 708-358-8555 • www.trattoria225.com follow us on facebook @ Trattoria 225 Oak Park, IL

OPSA is a music school offering a comprehensive violin and cello program for children ages 3-18.

OP Friends School 1192 S. Cuyler Ave. Oak Park , Illinois 60304 (708) 247-5772 opfs.org

OP Friends provides warm and high-quality childcare while focusing on the individual needs of all children and families.

Nonprofit group supporting and celebrating student academics, athletics, arts and activities at OPRFHS.

OVATION ACADEMY for the Performing Arts 126 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 222-7564 OvationAcademy.org

OVATION provides high quality training in performing arts, encouraging our students’ excellence, professionalism and passion.

Paper Lantern 811 North Harlem Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 955-7155 paperlanterncenter.com

Chinese language and culture center that provides a fun, innovative approach to learning.

River Forest School District 90 7776 Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-8282 district90.org

River Forest elementary school district.

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Chamber listings School of Rock Oak Park 219 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 298-0002 oakpark.schoolofrock.com

Inspiring the world to rock onstage and in life.

Seed Montessori 500 Madison St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-5860 seedMontessori.com

After-school and summer camp for elementary school children.

Steve & Kate’s Camp 1515 Lathrop Avenue River Forest, IL 60305 (773) 295-4866 steveandkatescamp.com/locations/oak-park-river-forest/

Grades Pre-K through 7th. 45+ locations. Founded in 1980. 415-389-KIDS. Register at www.steveandkate.com.

Sugar Beet Schoolhouse 349 Ashland Avenue River Forest, IL 60305 (773) 988-6205 sugarbeetschoolhouse.org

Sugar Beet Schoolhouse is a center for learning about good food! Cooking, gardening, events and a shared commercial kitchen.

Sylvan Learning Center 7217 Madison St Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 488-0161 sylvanlearning.com/forestparkil

At Sylvan we teach your student how to learn so that they gain confidence as well as solid skills.

The Actors Garden 909 S. Lombard Ave Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 369-1055 theactorsgarden.com

The place where theatre and fun grow hand in hand. Classes and camps for youth.

The Learning League 171 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park , Il 60302 (708) 692-4871 thelearningleague.com Local tutoring company that hires qualified high school students to tutor elementary school kids in the Oak Park community.

The Menta Group 44 W. Madison Oak Park, IL 60302 (630) 677-2230 Menta.com A dynamic, responsive, multi-state education organization built on the principle that all students have a right to school.

Triton College 2000 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171 (708) 456-0300 triton.edu Community college, continuing education, Cernan Space Center.

Village Church of Oak Park 178 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 613-0411 villagechurchoakpark.com Come. Relax. Be yourself. Village Church exists to equip God’s people to do His work.

West Suburban Montessori School 1039 S. East Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 848-2662 wsms.org We are an AMI accredited Montessori school which has served the greater Oak Park Community since 1988. Pre-school 3-12 years.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ABC Bank 6400 West North Avenue Chicago, IL 60707 (773) 804-3600 abcbank.net Community owned bank.

Allstate - Oak Park Insurance 1101 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 708.919.5190 agents.allstate.com/gary-longstein-oak-park-il.html Quality protection, trusted advice, peace of mind.

Anna Bass, CPA 429 North Marion Street Ste. 201 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-4400 annabasscpa.com State CPA Licensed small businesses and individuals, business accounting and QuickBooks.

AXA Advisors, LLC 716 North Belleforte Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7766 Insurance, Investments, Retirement Planning,

focusing on the preservation of wealth and withdrawal strategies.

Back Office Service Solutions LLC 7640 Wilcox St. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 860-2677 myawesomeboss.com Experienced CPAs and bookkeepers - Accounting, Tax and Financial Services

Bentron Financial Group, LLC 6601 North Avenue, Ste.# 2 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-3100 bentron.com Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, and Investment Advisory Services.

Chicago Financial Planning Group 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2470 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 630-2593 chicagofpgroup.com Financial goals are more likely to be achieved with a written, comprehensive financial plan that is regularly reviewed.

Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest 1001 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 660-1000 cboprf.com

We focus on creating financial solutions for individuals, businesses and nonprofits throughout the communities we serve.

Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest (South Branch) 810 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 cboprf.com

We focus on creating financial solutions for individuals, businesses and non-profits throughout the communities we serve.

Dan Bjornson, CPA, Ltd. 7518 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 488-1800 danbjornsoncpa.com

Accounting, auditing, personal and business taxation for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations.

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Chamber listings Edward Jones - Grote 214 S. Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-5424 edwardjones.com Helping families achieve financial goals through organization, consolidation and implementation of tailored solutions.

Everett Wealth Solutions, Inc. - Registered Investment Advisor; Everett & Associates: Life, LTC, Fixed Index Annuities.

Linden Wealth Management LLC is a boutique RIA (Fiduciary) helping clients build and manage all aspects of their wealth.

7348 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 222-2800 forestparkbank.com Community bank providing full range of personal and business services.

GMS & Associates, Inc. Everett Wealth 1010 Lake Street Solutions, Inc. 605 Registered Investment Ste. Oak Park, IL 60301 Advisor/Financial (708) 373-3973 gsmithcpa.com Planning 407 Marengo Ave. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-7777 EverettWealthSolutions.com

lindenwm.com

Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co.

We help business owners with their accounting and taxes so they can grow their business.

loanDepot

(800) 915-8857 hedgemanassociates.com

(847) 724-8880 keltyfinancial.com

Licensed Illinois, CPA firm, serving small business & individuals in areas of tax, audit, business valuation and financial plans.

Insurance, Investment management focusing on growth and income, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Hedgeman & Associates, LLC

Kelty Financial Services, Inc.

715 Lake St., Ste. 412 Oak Park, IL 60301

625 William Street River Forest, IL 60305

Linden Wealth Management 106 South Oak Park Ave. Ste. 204 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7111

225 W Illinois Street Ste. 250 Chicago, IL 60654 (888) 422-6562 mortgagemaster.com/jsvehla/ Residential Mortgage Lender

Madden Funds Management, Ltd. 1010 Lake Street, Ste. 604 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-3200 maddenfunds.com Investment advisors.

Live a Green Life?OAK PARK | FOREST PARK | UIC TAYLOR STREET

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Chamber listings

Drechsler, Brown& Williams Funeral Home

Since 1880

Family Owned & Operated Charles Williams, Owner/Funeral Director 203 S. Marion St. Oak Park 60302 708/383-3191

Personal

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Wealth Management

Locations throughout Chicagoland, including: 7727 West Lake Street River Forest IL 60305

www.mbfinancial.com 1.888.i bank mb (1.888.422.6562) Member FDIC

MB Financial Bank 7727 Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (888) 422-6562 mbfinancial.com For over 100 years, we’ve been building meaningful relationships with business owners & the communities they serve.

New Capital Management, LLC

Norman Professional Services 1515 N. Harlem #409 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-1020 normanprof.com Norman Professional Services offers bookkeeping services and QuickBooks training for small businesses.

Residential & Commercial Specialists - Reduce Heat, Glare and Fading – Increase Privacy - Energy Efficient Films – Save $$$ on Cooling Costs - Lifetime Warranty – Free Estimates – Locally Owned

708.383.8468

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PNC Bank

611 North Euclid Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-7784 newcapitalmanagement.com

6621 W. North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 358-1482 pnc.com

Manage growth ‘’stock’’ portfolios for individuals and pensions.

Banking Center located on North Avenue.

New York Life Insurance Company - Terry Zachata

Pryor Tax Accounting Services

1515 N. Harlem Ave., Ste. 205-9 Oak Park, IL 60302 (630) 254-6979 newyorklife.com

715 W. Lake St., #810 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 948-7057 benjaminedwardltd.com

Financial Services, Consulting.

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Chamber listings Quantum Capital Investments and QCI Tax Planning 731 Bonnie Brae River Forest, IL 60605 (708) 267-0627 qcitaxsavings.com Quantum Capital Investments is an independent, fee-only fiduciary company focused on tax savings and investment strategies.

The Federal Savings Bank 300 N. Elizabeth St. Ste. 3E Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 624-6794 thefederalsavingsbank.com/ jamesdunlop We are a veteran-owned, federally chartered bank with a focus on educating our customers about the mortgage process.

Thrivent Financial 805 N. Milwaukee Ste. 300A Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 412-4360 connect.thrivent.com/curtissmith Full service financial planning for individuals.

Tidal Commerce 2625 Butterfield Ste. 213W Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 932-1661 tidalpay.com Merchant services provider.

Zoller, Swanson & Co., CPA’s 137 N. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 320 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-3296 zollerswanson.com/ Personal & business taxation/investment & retirement planning.

FUNERAL HOMES

Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 442-8500 woodlawnchicago.com

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home

Full service funeral home with on-site crematory and burial options.

203 S. Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-3191 Drechslerbrownwilliams.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Advanced Dermatology Center

Funeral Home.

Woodlawn Funeral Home

2735 N Harlem Chicago , IL 60707 (773) 385-6069

7750 W. Cermak Road

advanceddermchicago.com Dr. Michael’s dermatology practice encompasses Medical Cosmetic Surgical and Pediatric Dermatology.

Airrosti Rehab Centers 965 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (800) 404-6050 airrosti.com/location/FMCIL/ Safe and effective treatment, immediate and lasting results, and an exceptional patient experience.

Our mission is to nurture students’ innate curiosity and love of learning through democratic practice, emergent curriculum, and hands-on projects, helping students become lifelong problem-solvers and engaged citizens. • Small class sizes

• Before- and after-school options

• No standardized tests

• Art, music, library, and PE

• Critical thinking skills

• Wide range of field trips

• Social justice

• Hands-on learning

RSVP: tcs@TheChildrensSchool.info To attend one of our Open Houses

Progressive education in action

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Chamber listings Art of Natural Healing

We provide exceptional orthodontic treatment for all ages in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

7773 Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-8002 artofnaturalhealing.com

Fuller Health Group

Acupuncture thermography & holistic family clinic treating weight loss, anxiety, stress, depression, allergies, infertility.

1049 Lake Street Ste. #201 Oak Park, IL 60301 (312) 262-7969 fullerhealthgroup.com A multi-disciplinary approach, with a fusion of chiropractic, applied kinesiology, nutrition, body work and natural products.

Biodynamic Health Systems 137 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (773) 789-7143 biodynamichealth.com Samantha Lotti provides comprehensive treatments. Licensed acupuncturist, biodynamic craniosacral therapist and herbalist.

Body Gears Physical Therapy 1049 Lake Street #201 Oak Park, IL 60301 (877) 709-1090 BodyGears.com Helping patients achieve an optimal physical state in which all your moving parts are in sync.

Bulldog Bootcamp & CrossFit 1520 Hannah Forest Park, IL 60130 (866) 966.3966 Bulldogbootcamp.com Physical fitness specializing in CrossFit & Bootcamp.

Cameo Endodontics 7603 W. North Ave River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 456-7787 cameoendo.com

Green Medical Practice (707) 616-9137 chicagofamilydoulas.com/ Full service Doula Agency offering birth and postpartum doula support.

Chicago Health Medical Group River Forest Campus 7411 Lake St., Ste. 1120, Bldg.A River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 345-3076 ChicagoHealthMedicalGroup.com Primary & specialty care physicians conveniently located at the River Forest Campus. Same & next-day appointments available.

Children’s Dentistry 1125 S. Harlem Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 386-5437 kidsdentistforestpark.com Pediatric dentistry is one of only 9 specialties in dentistry. Trust your child’s dental needs to a specialist!

Dental office specializing in Endodontics and Oral Surgery. We have been serving the local community for over 30 yrs.

Connect Hearing

Chicago Family Doulas

Connect Hearing offers a full spectrum of hearing testing and solutions for any lifestyle or budget.

715 W Lake Street Ste. 200 Oak Park, IL 60301

7249 Madison Unit 3 Forest Park, IL 60130 708-771-4586 connecthearing.com/

Dr. Mary Ann Bender, DPM 6931 West North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 763-0580 oakparkpodiatry.com

Foot and ankle specialist, treating all ages. On-site digital x-rays. Easy street parking, Spanish/Polish translators.

Drs. Battistoni + Beam, Ltd. 6855 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5900 awesomebraces.com

Orthodontic practice for adolescents and adults since 1962, providing state-of-the art technology including Sure Smiles.

Drs. Girgis and Associates, S.C. 1515 N. Harlem, Ste. 300 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-8640 girgisent.com

ENT Group practice offering the highest quality services to pediatric through geriatric patients.

Edward-Elmhurst Health 155 E. Brush Hill Rd.

Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-1000 www.EEHealth.org Edward-Elmhurst Health is a three hospital system with 60 outpatient sites. Opened its Health Center at 932 Lake St. in 2017.

Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park 7310 W. North Avenue Ste. 2H Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708)-456-3232 familyeyecareonline.com Proudly serving the Elmwood Park, Oak Park, and River Forest areas with quality eye care services and a friendly staff.

Forest Park Orthodontics 1129 S. Harlem Ave Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 366-7846 ForestParkOrthodontics.com/ Our orthodontists offer Invisalign and Damon Braces for all ages Oak Park, River Forest, Berwyn, Cicero.

Frazier Orthodontics 400 Lathrop Ave., Ste. 203 River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-6595 frazierorthodontics.com

715 Lake St. Ste. 302 Oak Park, Illinois 60301 (708) 851-2108 thegreenmedicalpractice.com A Family Practice that is good for you and the planet! Holistic and alternative wellness.

Holistic Health and Human Services of IL, LLC 127 N. Marion Ste. 3 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 613-5733 Locally owned and operated non-medical homemaker service. We provide services for the elderly and the disabled.

Illinois Dermatology Institute 719 South Blvd Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (708) 406-7222 idi-oakpark.com/ Board-certified dermatologist.

Illinois Dietitians, LLC 715 Lake St., Ste. 220 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 285-1347 mydietitiansays.com Registered Dietitian, Lifestyle Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Stress Management and Smoking Cessation Coach.

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Chamber listings Kids Unlimited Therapy Services Llc 820 North Blvd #B Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 524-2445 kidsunlimitedtherapyservices.com Pediatric Occupational Physical & Speech Therapy.

Kirk Eye Centers, S.C. 7427 Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-3334 kirkeye.com Ophthalmology Practice - Eye Exams; Cataract Surgery; Glaucoma; Lasik; Full Optical.

Kneaded Work 408-2 S. Lombard Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-0475 worldcitizen736.wixsite.com/hands I go to your office, or

P.J.’s

go to your home. State licensed, always learning different techniques! I use YL oils and teach yoga!

LifeLine Ambulance 3737 Chase Avenue Skokie, IL 60076 (312) 949-9500 lifelineamb.org LifeLine Ambulance services long-term care facilities, hospitals, municipalities and local communities.

Lisa J. Peters, MD, SC 1010 Lake St., Ste. 619 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 524-1400 plasticsurgeryofchicago.com Dr. Peters is a boardcertified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Loyola Center for Health at Oak Park on Lake 1100 Lake Street Ste. 150 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-0488 loyolamedicine.org Office of Katherine

Hardware

We meet all your hardware needs. 7 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park (708) 848-3600

Spangenberg, MD Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Providing care for adults, women and children of all ages.

(708) 366-2300 novickorthodontics.com

Novick Orthodontics

345 Ashland Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 488-0072

7351 W. North Ave. River Forest, IL 60305

Orthodontics Office.

NYE Partners

Painting & Remodeling “Professionals at Affordable Prices”

708 848-4800

Email: westworkpainting@att.net Exterior & Interior Painting & Staining SPECIALISTS!

Serving the Oak Park/River Forest Communities for over 20 years!

$200 OFF EXTERIOR

PREP. INCLUDING: POWER WASHING, TARPING, SCRAPING, CAULK PUTTY & PRIMER ($800 AND OVER)

$150 OFF Hours: Monday through Friday 8-6 Saturday 8-5 Sunday 10-3

INTERIOR

HOME PAINTING, WOOD RE-FINISHING & PLASTERING ($500 AND OVER)

HOME IMPROVEMENTS:

TURN YOUR ATTIC OR BASEMENT INTO NEW LIVING SPACE EXPERT DRYWALL & PLASTERING INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED • EPA Certified to work on houses that contain lead paint • Home Insulation Specialist PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

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Chamber listings nyepartners.com

Rush Oak Park Physicians Group

Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in River Forest.

610 S. Maple Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 660-2240 roph.org

Oak Park Dental Group 7034 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60707 (773) 889-9100 opdental.com

Physicians group associated with the Rush medical system.

You’ve come to the right place if you are looking for a multi-specialty dental group that serves all of your dental needs.

Sage Neuropsychology Consultants 137 N. Park Ave., Ste.#207A Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 434-1264 sageneuropsychology.com

One Fine Smile

Comprehensive neuropsychological-evaluations individuals ages 16+ for variety neurological, medical, psychiatric concerns.

1100 Lake st. Ste. 140 Oak Park, Illinois 603016712 7083831234 onefinesmile.com

Family cosmetic & implant dentistry practice serving people of all ages, in a relaxing spa atmosphere for 40 yrs.

Orangetheory Fitness 7121 W North Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 793-9219 orangetheoryfitness.com/ oak-park

60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training.

Palmgren Acupuncture Center, Inc. 115 N. Marion St., 2nd Floor, Ste. 8 Oak Park, IL 60301 (773) 915-3683 palmgrenacu.com

Acupuncture clinic helping people get rid of pain, reduce stress, and lose weight so they can feel good again.

Pure Health Chiropractic 421 N. Marion St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 407-1080 purehealthchiro4u.com

Our office helps people

feel great and live healthier lives through natural chiropractic care. We offer quick and easy appointments.

RoseMattaxLCPC.com

Relaxation Plantation

Rose Mattax LCPC EEM-AP offers holistic counseling, energy medicine & nutritional support for healthy, balanced lifestyles.

(888) 560-1671 relaxationplantation.com

Royal Health Care

Feeling the effects of too much stress in your life? Relaxation programs and experiences by appointment.

147 Harrison St. Oak Park , IL 60304 (708) 400-5574 royalhealthcares.com

Romano Orthopaedic Center 1 Erie Ct. Ste. 7120 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4662 romanomd.com Orthopaedic Surgery, Total Joints, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care, Bone Health & Physical Therapy.

Rose Mattax LCPC7 540 Ferdinand Av Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 714-3200

Royal Health Care is a alternative medicine clinic that provides Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy.

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 660-5691 roph.org An acute care hospital specializing in diabetes management, stroke, orthopedics, wound care, and rehabilitation.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Day Rehab and Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center 420 Thatcher Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (312) 238-1000 sralab.org Outpatient rehabilitation clinic providing day rehab, medical, physical/occupational therapy and chiropractic services.

Signature Smiles Dental Care 1128 Lake St., Ste. 1 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-6190 signaturesmilesdental.com

Serenity Acupuncture, Inc

Full service dental office.

503 Madison St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4626 serenityacu.com

The Eyeglass Shop, Inc.

Serenity Acupuncture is a sanctuary of healing. Improve your quality of life with acupuncture and massage.

Seven Point 1132 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (855) 9-7POINT Sevenpoint.org Seven Point is a Medical Cannabis Dispensary providing safe access to lab-tested, pesticidefree, medical-grade cannabis.

Shiny Strands 262 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 613-5025 shinystrands.com Expert, non-toxic head lice and nit removal and education to eliminate anxiety and prevent future infestations.

715 Lake Street - Lobby Level Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-6640 theeyeglassshop.net Complete eye care for the whole family. Friendly, personalized service. Vision plans welcome.

The Juniper Center 1110 North Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60301 (847) 759-9110 thejunipercenter.com Provides counseling & psychotherapy, psychiatry & medication management, therapeutic yoga & movement therapy and more.

Walgreen’s (Madison & Oak Park Ave) 811 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 383-7081 walgreens.com Pharmacy phone: 383-9009

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Chamber listings Watson Chiropractic, LLC 1011 Lake St. suite 216 Oak Park, IL 60301 (888) 476-5171 DrSarahWatson.com Premiere clinic dedicated to helping people find better health, naturally. One woman, one child, one family, at a time.

WellcomeMD--Ingrid Liu, D.O. 1100 W. Lake St., Ste. 125 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-3080 wellcomemd.com Concierge medical practice providing customized 24 hour a day primary care.

West Suburban Medical Center 3 Erie Court Oak Park, IL 60302

(847) 813-3926 westsuburbanmc.com We are a leader in orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, cardiology and obstetrics.

White Lotus Chiropractic of OP, Ltd. 1001 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-1200 whitelotuschiropractic.com Breath, balance, soothe, restore and renew. Chiropractic, yoga, acupuncture, advanced physical medicine and massage.

HOME, GARDEN & OFFICE

Active Maintenance Group, Inc. 847 S. Randall Rd. Elgin, IL 60123 (708) 386-8888

activemaintenancegroup.com/ Professional window & gutter cleaning, power washing residential & commercial-serving Oak Park and River Forest. Free estimate.

Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry 4824 S. Linder Ave. Chicago, IL 60638

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CityHome Vacuum and Appliances 148 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 660-9800 bestvacuum.com

Gerger & Greco 212 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5296 gergerandgreco.com/ Design, Build and Landscape Maintenance.

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Chamber listings Kelty Lawn Care & Pavers 338 Lathrop River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-4880 keltylawncare.com Lawn care, landscaping, landscaping design and installation. Brick paving and lawn care maintenance.

MaidPro Oak Park 6901 W. North Ave 1R Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 843-8283 maidpro.com/oakpark

Forest Park with hammer on the door. Janitor supplies, commercial supplies, household supplies, and more.

We Clean Green 1730 N. Natoma Ave. Chicago, IL 60707 (708) 328-8383 wecleangreen.us Using only vapor-steam, HEPA vacuums & microfiber cloths,we go beyond green to achieve cleaner, healthier homes & businesses.

Residential/commercial cleaning.

Within Your Reach

McAdam Landscaping

6140 W. Roosevelt Rd. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-0810 orgwithinreach.com

2001 Des Plaines Ave. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-2299 mcadamlandscape.com Landscape Contractor / Garden Center.

Provide unique and affordable storage solutions to every room in your home, as well as commercial spaces. Free Consultations.

MOOD | Design + Build Yonan Carpet One

1117 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 690-7240 mooddesignbuild.com

Interior Design + Build firm for residential and commercial interior & exterior projects.

Residential Cleaning By Maggie 7234 W. North Ave., Ste. 701 Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (773) 213-7627 elmwoodmaggie.com Residential cleaning, organizing, home managing, help with packing/ moving, spring cleaning or other cleaning projects.

Schauer’s Hardware Store 7449 Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 366-1100 schauershardware.com Largest hardware in

7040 West North Avenue Chicago, IL 60707 (630) 963-2000 yonancarpetone.com Carpet & Rug Dealers, with locations on North Avenue in Chicago/Oak Park, Downers Grove, and Rolling Meadows.

INDUSTRIAL, JANITORIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL

Exceptional Building Services P.O. Box 740 Hillside, IL 60162 (708) 386-5703 exceptionalbuildingservices.com We are a full service house and office cleaning company. We clean banks, schools and projects.

Flood Brothers Disposal Co. 17W697 Butterfield Rd. Oakbrook Terr., IL 60181 (630) 261-0400 floodbrothersdisposal.com ‘’Your Business is our Bread & Butter.’’

Republic Services 2608 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60608 (773) 358-4539 republicservices.com/ Recycling and trash company that ensures companies are receiving the best value for their trash and recycling program.

Roy Strom Refuse and Recycling Company 1201 Greenwood Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 344-5000 roystrom.com Solid Waste/Recyclable Material/Commercial. Residential collection and waste transfer. Family owned and operated 69 years.

Seaway Supply Co. 15 N 9th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 216-0000 seawaysupplies.com Distributor of paper products, cleaning equipment and supplies.

Nicor Gas 1844 Ferry Road Naperville, IL 60563 (888) 642-6748 nicorgas.com Local gas utility.

INSURANCE

AAA Car Care Plus 2512 S. Harlem Ave. North Riverside, IL 60546 (708) 883-9822 aaa.com/northriverside Roadside assistance full service travel agency; auto, home and life insurance; car maintenance facility

Adam Doe State Farm 177 S Oak Park Ave Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 665-3921 oakparkinsuranceagent.com

Helping people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

Combined Insurance Company | A Chubb Company Triangle Plaza 8750 W Bryan Mawr Ave Chicago, IL 60631 (847) 321-5099 combinedinsurance.com Leader in Supplemental Health Insurance: Disability, Accident & Sickness, Cancer, Critical Care, Whole Life and Medicare Supplement.

Country Financial 6438 Joliet Road Countryside, IL 60525 (708) 352-5555 countryfinancial.com/tony. munno Auto, Home, Life, and Commercial Insurance, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Long Term Care and Financial Services.

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Chamber listings David Agency Insurance, Inc. 385 N. York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 516-9000 thedavidagency.com

We offer a complete portfolio of Insurance Services Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Employee Benefits and Financial.

Eleonore Weber - Your Life Security, LLC 159 N. Marion Street, Ste. 128 Oak Park, IL 60301-1032 (312) 952-1706 YourLifeSecurity.com

Licensed Independent Broker - Annuities, Disability, Healthcare, Life, Medicare and LongTerm Care Insurance.

Forest Agency Insurance 7310 Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 383-9000 forestagency.com

When you purchase insurance through Forest Agency, you are not just getting an agent, you’re getting an advocate.

Harken Health 611 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60607 (773) 570-3382 www.harkenhealth.com/

Warm and inviting health center designed to address your healthcare and wellness needs.

Healthcare Solutions Team 1038 Washington Blvd Apt 1 Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (630) 674-5529 cmancini.myhst.com

Heil & Heil Insurance Agency

Peterson & Associates Insurance

Transamerica Agency Network

Berger, Newmark & Fenchel, P.C.

5215 Old Orchard Rd Ste. 300 Skokie, IL 60077 (847) 530-3888 heilandheil.com

1000 Hillgrove, Ste. 200 Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 286-1300 petersonandassociates.net

1333 Burr Ridge Parkway Ste. 150 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (312) 618-4787 transamericaagencynetwork. com

1753 N. Tripp Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 (312) 782-5050 bnf-law.com

We help businesses of all sizes and incomes with their professional liability, worker’s comp, P&C insurance needs.

Mike Grant State Farm Insurance 7975 Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-9220 mikegrant.biz

At Mike Grant State Farm Insurance Agency we build long-term relationships through dedicated people and bestin-class service.

Confused about health insurance options? Let me find the best affordable plans for you, your family, your employees.

Independent insurance agency selling auto, home, business, life and health. We represent multiple carriers.

State Farm - Antonette Consalvi 7417 North Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 488-0410 antonetteconsalvi.com

Insurance and other financial services.

State Farm Insurance Terry Lemley 191 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3163 terrylemley.net Insurance.

Financial services and life insurance for both businesses and individuals. Other insurance products also available.

LEGAL SERVICES

Angelika Kuehn Law Office 171 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-0785 kuehnlawoffice.com

We focus our practice in estate planning and administration, business law, land use, and philanthropy.

Law Firm.

Coplan & Crane, Ltd. 1111 Westgate St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 358-8080 coplancrane.com

Law firm specializing in the representation of families and victims of serious personal injury.

Holistic Divorce Resolution, Inc. 1111 Chicago Ave. Ste. 220 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 222-7335 holisticdivorceresolution.com

Family Law Attorney utilizing Mediation and Collaborative Practice to amicably resolve domestic issues.

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Chamber listings Koch & Associates, P.C.

Lemonmade Style & Snips

5947 W. 35th Street Cicero, IL. 60804 708-656-9900 dkoffices.com

187 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 948-7769 lemonmadestyle.com

Full service law firm.

Childrens hair salon adults and party room.

Law Offices of Fitzgerald Bramwell

Madd Love Beauty Salon & Day Spa

225 West Washington, Ste. 2200 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 924-2884 fitzgeraldbramwell.com

6130 W. Roosevelt Rd. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 763-3107 maddlovebeauty.com

We are passionate about the art of litigation before trial, at trial, and on appeal.

Full Service Salon & Spa.

Law Offices of Jonathan D. Groll, Ltd. 830 North Boulevard, Ste. A Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 358-8565 groll-law.com Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate, Corporate, General Transaction Law.

Law Offices of Kevin Bry 159 N. Marion St., Ste. #300 Oak Park, IL 60301 (312) 749-7400 kevinbry.com/ Kevin Bry is an attorney who practices in the areas of civil, criminal and appellate litigation.

Lufrano Law, LLC 818 Harrison Street Ste. 210 Oak Park, IL 60304 (800) 627-2179 lufranolaw.com Local law firm that handles real estate matters and securities arbitration.

Pedersen & Houpt, P.C. 161 N. Clark St., 27thFl. Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 261-2238 pedersenhoupt.com Litigation, intellectual property, real estate, finance, securities, wealth management services to privately-held businesses.

Monica’s Skincare Boutique Pellegrini & Cristiano

The Write Inn Hotel

Coach Linda Berger

6817 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-3610 pellegrini-cristiano.com

211 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-4800 writeinn.com

1041 Susan Collins Lane #404 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 205-0879 coachlindaberger.com

General practice of law; emphasis on family needs and small business.

Weicher Law Offices, P.C. 137 North Oak Park Avenue Ste. 329 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 420-7022 weicherlaw.com Real estate & business law, LLC or entity formation, residential & com. real estate closings, real estate & bus. litigation.

LODGING

Carleton of Oak Park Hotel 1110 Pleasant St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5000 carletonhotel.com Boutique hotel w/153 beautifully appointed guest rooms & suites; meeting and banquet rooms up to 200 people; 2 restaurants.

Historic Inn - Exquisite Rooms & Ste.s.

PERSONAL SERVICES & CARE

B.E.Well 116 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (205) 531-9111 brandielizabethwell.com B.E. Well Medical Spa

Bliss Mindful Center 1103 Westgate St 202 Oak Park, IL 60301 (224) 558-5375 blissmindfulcenter.com Bliss Mindful Center.

Body By Alamar 1623 74th Court Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707 (708) 456-9162 Specialized bodywork services, Hawaiian energy healing for injury rehabilitation, prevention and enhanced sports performance.

Linda Berger - Transformation Strategist -coaching and training programs for women to transform their life and business.

Elevate Hair Boutique 321 Harrison Street Unit B Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 227-3788 elevatehairboutique.com Quality hair care with an exclusive salon ambiance. Located in Oak Park’s Arts District.

James Anthony Salon 115 N. Marion St Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3100 jamesanthonysalon.com You will be welcomed by a team of professionals dedicated to education and exceeding your expectation. Full Hair & Nail Salon

1001 Garfield Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 318-0333 mhskincare.com Full service Skincare Boutique that provides customized and advanced facial treatments, natural nail care, waxing, makeup.

Russell Burck Intuitive Consulting 1138 Clinton Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 848-3512 russellburckconsulting.com Dr. Burck, an exceptionally gifted intuitive, provides intuitive readings for people struggling to settle an issue.

Sport Clips 473 N Harlem Ave Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-0098 haircutmenriverforestoakparkil. com/ Hair salon franchise for men and boys.

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Chamber listings PETS & VETERINARY

Carlson Animal Hospital 414 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-3606 carlsonanimalhospitals.com A client-centered practice that recognizes that your cat or dog is a cherished companion. We are skilled professionals.

Critter Care Pet Sitting PO Box 1666 Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 358-8822 crittercarepetsitting.biz We’ll Love ‘em Like you Do! In home pet care. Daily dog walks, vacation care. BBB Accredited, Bonded & Insured, Member NAPPS.

Oak Park Animal Hospital 242 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-5542 oakparkanimalhospital.com Full service small animal and exotic animal hospital serving the community for over 50 years. We treat your pet like family!

PetVets Animal Hospital 342 W Harrison Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 445-9988 petvets-oakpark.com State of the art small animal hospital providing excellent, compassionate care for your pet with outstanding service for you.

REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL, HOUSING & PROPERT Y MGMT

1010 Lake Street 1010 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301 (708)251-0025 1010lakestreet.com Offering move-in ready spaces to suit your business needs in historic downtown Oak Park, just minutes from downtown Chicago.

B.A. Feller Company 113 South Marion Street #1 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4600 bafellercompany.com Quality apartment brokerage and management services.

@properties 1011 South Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-0200 atproperties.com #1 Brokerage in Chicago committed to providing brokers and clients with the highest level of service in the industry.

Allen Realty & Builders / EAR Real Estate 1039 Ashland River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 383-8080 allenrealtyandbuilders.com Real Estate Sales. New Construction. Property Management. Appraisals. Historic Restoration. Land Development.

Baird and Warner, Inc. 1037 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 697-5900 bairdwarner.com Real Estate.

Bern Realty, Inc.

Caporale Realty

420 Clinton Place River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-7600 bernrealtyllc.com

7646 W. North Ave. Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708) 366-1919 caporalerealty.com

Commercial Property Management.

Beyond Properties Realty Group 109 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-1366 beyondpropertiesrealty.com An independent, fullservice realty group, we have built a reputation for exceeding clients’ expectations.

Brand & Company 400 Ashland Avenue River Forest, Illinois 60305 708-405-9088 brandandcompany.com Brand & Co. is a real estate investment and development firm that specializes in value-add and opportunity driven ventures.

Serving real estate needs since 1983. Residential, commercial investments. Personal service with integrity and results.

Chicago Real Estate Resources 205 N. Michigan Avenue Ste. 2950 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 228-4700 crer.com

Dwellings Real Estate Inc. 3208 Grove Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 660-9677 dwellingsrealestateinc.com Serving buyers & sellers in The Near West Suburbs for over 25 years using the latest market knowledge & technical solutions.

First Community Management 935 W. Chestnut Street Ste. 201 Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 829-8900 condomanagement.com

Commercial Real Estate (Including Multi-Family, Mixed-Use, Retail, Office & Industrial) Sales, Leasing & Management.

Providing exceptional homeowner association management services in Chicago and Oak Park.

David King & Associates, Inc.

Gagliardo Realty Associates, LLC

1011 Lake Street #313 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 445-0505 dkacre.com

7375 W. North Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-8040 gagliardorealty.com

Commercial real estate firm specializing in leasing, sales and property management.

Residential real estate in Oak Park/River Forest; guidance from listing to signing -- buyers & sellers.

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Chamber listings Gloor Realty Co.

ReMax In The Village

114 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 524-1100 gloor.com

189 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-1400 homesinthevillage.com

Gloor Real Estate Co. has been a family owned real estate firm serving the area market for more than 6 decades.

Realtors

Scoville Square 137 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 205-8000 scovillesquare.com

Grimes Real Estate Services

Office and Retail Leasing

1040 North Blvd. #250 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-7900 grimesrealestate.com

The Emerson 1135 Westgate St. Mezzanine Level Oak Park, Illinois 60301 (708) 315-7843 TheEmerson.com

Exclusive buyers agent and state-certified appraiser; licensed realtor in Illinois.

Jack Carpenter Realtors 200 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-7100 ww.jackcarpenter.com

Real Estate/ Appraisals.

Jennings on the Park 378 Park Avenue Glencoe, IL 60022 (847) 326-2800 jenningsonthepark.com

A full-service, boutiquestyle Real Estate brokerage

Jim Blaha - United Real Estate 7777 Lake St #100 River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 366-8899 JFB-Buyers.com

25 years helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in Oak Park and River Forest.

Keller Williams Realty Partners 902 N. Austin Blvd Ste. 2K Oak Park , IL 60302 (216) 322-0633 www.kw.com

Keller Williams Realty: Homes for Sales, Real

Estate, Luxury Homes & Commercial Real Estate.

Oak Park City Apartments

Oak Park Residence Corporation

Kresz and Associates

675 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 386-0707 oakparkcityapts.com

21 South Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-6061 oakparkrc.com

1515 N. Harlem, Ste. #205-1 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 434-0669 kreszandassociates.com Residential and commercial real estate, purchase, sale, leasing, rentals, property management, relocation, foreclosure.

M&M Property Management, Inc. 649 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-7355 mmpropmgt.com Property Management

Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS 212 S. Marion St. #9 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-0150 oakparkrealtors.org Trade Association for local Realtors and real estate offices.

Channeling the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Oak Park City Apts offers spacious floor plans with resort-class amenities.

Oak Park Place Apartments 479 N. Harlem Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3000 oakparkplaceapts.com Welcome Home! Oak Park Place is designed to provide an elegant luxurious atmosphere w/17 distinctive floor plans to suit you.

Oak Park Regional Housing Center 1041 South Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-7150 liveinoakpark.org Free Apartment Referral Service

A community-based non-profit housing development corporation that leases over 750 rental apartments in Oak Park.

OakParkApartments. com 35 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-7368 oakparkapartments.com Oak Park’s largest provider of apartment rentals.

Prairie Title 6821 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-7900 prairietitle.com Real Estate Title & Escrow Services.

Brand new apartment community located in the heart of downtown Oak Park featuring retail, parking and two mixed use buildings

The Sokol Group 2254 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 421-2525 thesokolgroup.com Real Estate - Sales, rental, residential and commercial.

Vantage Oak Park 150 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-1150 vantageoakpark.com Vantage is the tallest apartment building in Oak Park and offers amazing views of Oak Park and the downtown Chicago skyline.

Weichert RealtorsNickel Group 101 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5550 weichertnickelgroup.com Buying or selling, we are your local real estate experts.

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Chamber listings RENTAL EQUIPMENT, MOVING & STORAGE

AA Rental Center 30 N. Ninth Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160 (708) 343-8110 aarentalcenter.net Rental tools, equipment and party goods for work and play.

Affordable Backyard Tents 1101 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (630) 742-2407 affordablebackyardtents.com Party tents, tables, chairs, heaters, bars, linens, dance floors and more; handling all your party needs.

Kolovitz Movers P.O. Box 1183 Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 383-5567 kolovitzmovers.com Local household and office mover; Member BBB and Illinois Movers and Warehousemans Assn.

Twilight Party Rentals, Inc. 9100 W. Plainfield, Ste. C Brookfield, IL 60513 (708) 447-9558 twilightpartyrentals.com Portable restrooms; party rentals (tents, tables, chairs, etc.) DJ Services.

SENIOR SERVICES

Belmont Village Oak Park 1035 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-7200 oakpark.belmontvillage.com We are a leading Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, with an awardwinning program for Mild Cognitive Impairment.

(708) 366-2206 thealtenheim.com

Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

Apartment rentals for independent seniors 55 and older.

2833 N. Nordica Ave. Chicago, IL 60634 (773) 836-3239 bethesdaseniorcare.org

Victory Centre of River Woods

Bethesda, a not-for-profit community, offers short term rehab, long-term care, respite care and adult day programming.

1800 Riverwoods Drive Melrose Park, IL 60160 (708) 547-5800 pathwaysl.com

BrightStar Care of Chicago-La Grange/ Central Cook 106 W. Calendar Court Ste. 163 La Grange, IL 60525 (708) 551-2500 brightstarcare.com/lagrange BrightStar Care of Chicago-La Grange provides quality home care, caregivers, and medical staffing for infants through seniors.

Brookdale Oak Park formerly Holley Court Terrace 1111 Ontario St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-1111 brookdaleliving.com Senior Living facility located in vibrant downtown Oak Park within two blocks of shops, restaurants, and the theater.

Celebrating Seniors Coalition 410 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-3133 celebratingseniors.net/ Coalition formed to celebrate and honor older adults in our communities through an annual week-long event.

Gunther’s Grades 919 Thatcher Ave. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 752-2886 gunthersgrades.com Website for caregiver’s and seniors to share information.

Home Instead Senior Care

Right at Home Oak Park/Chicago

6901 North Avenue, Ste. 1F Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-9814 homeinstead.com

7000 West North Avenue 1A Chicago, IL 60707 (708) 445-6000 rahoakparkchicago.net

Non-medical care companionship & home helper services enabling the elderly to live independently.

Interim Healthcare 188 W. Industrial Dr., #124 Elmhurst, IL 60126 (888) 880-4686 interimhealthcare.com

We provide comprehensive healthcare to patients who are homebound due to illness or disability. Specialty trained staff.

Oak Park Arms 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-4040 oakparkarms.com

Award Winning Independent Living, Assisted Living and Short Term Stays for persons over 60.

ResCare Home Care 1049 Lake St. Ste. 203 Oak park, IL 60301 (708) 386-1500 rescare.com/homecare-services/

ResCare is Respect and Care assisting people to reach a high level of independence.

Non-medical in home care for seniors & disabled adults. Custom care plans & dedicated caregivers keep you safe & comfortable.

Senior Citizens Center of Oak Park-River Forest 414 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5251 sccoprf.org Provides educational, social & cultural activities for people over the age of 50. Hosts Repair Cafe on 3rd Sat. of each month.

Synergy HomeCare 1515 N. Harlem, Ste. 307-2 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4520 synergyhomecare.com/agencies/ il/oak-park/oak-park Customized elder care to fit your unique family situation. Free in-home consultation.

The Altenheim

Award winning VIVA! Philosophy, a holistic, proactive approach to enhancing lives. Financial Assistance for those who qualify.

Visiting Angels of Elmwood Park 2117 N. 75th Court Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (708) 395-7992 visitingangels.com Non-medical home care for seniors & disabled adults. Services include personal care, companionship, meals, lite housekeeping.

SHOPPING & RETAIL

Bead In Hand 145 Harrison Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 848-1761 beadinhand.com A retail bead shop with an extraordinary selection of beads and supplies, offering classes, parties and jewelry repair.

Bliss Fashion Lounge 7439 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 689-0399 blissfashionlounge.com Bliss Fashion LoungeYour Source for Lingerie and Luxury Boudoir.

7824 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130

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Chamber listings CarefulPeach Boutique

Co-op is your one stop shop for high quality, sustainable foods all year round. Open to all 7 days/ week.

1024 North Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-3066 CarefulPeach.com Lifestyle and gift store featuring beautiful products made in Europe, primarily France. We feature wine, food, home decor.

Two Story Farmhouse 1016 North Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 613-4122 twostoryfarmhouse.com An eclectic boutique filled with beautiful, stylish apparel, jewelry, leather bags, gifts, home decor and more.

Carriage Flowers 515 N. La Grange Road La Grange Park, IL 60526 708-383-4862 CarriageFlowers.com

Villa

Premium fresh flowers and plants, creative designs for every occasion, and delivery throughout Chicago and suburbs.

1250 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60608 (215) 279-5600 ruvilla.com Fashion retailer that fuses the best of fashion and music into a high energy shopping experience.

Costco of North Riverside 2500 South Harlem Avenue North Riverside, IL 60546 (708) 853-1034 costco.com

DTS Shoes

Oak Park Jewelers, Inc. Team Blonde

Membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise.

1117 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 514-1925 dtschicago.com

101 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-9695 oakparkjewlers.com

Divine Consign, Inc.

The latest in sneakers, performance athletic shoes and other fabulous styles.

Tag Heur - Tissot - Victorinox - Pandora - Gabriel & Co. - Sylvie.

Garland Flowers

Rework by ROE

137 South Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-2777 garlandflowers.net

905 S. Menard Ave. Chicago, IL 60644 (312) 239-6587 reworkbyroe.com

Garland Flowers offers beautiful, fresh flower arrangements. Same day delivery for last minute gifts.

Rework is a full-service new, used, and refurbished office furniture dealer that offers a consultative sales approach.

Lively Athletics

Sidgl.com

109 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 358-0605 livelyathletics.com

611 N. Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (206) 724-2873 sidgl.com

A wide range of fashionable athletic and lifestyle apparel and accessories for women.

Makers of Custom Messenger Bags and Accessories. We help you carry your life.

809 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-3366 DivineConsign.com Upscale Furniture Consignment Store Quality Eco-Chic Home Furnishings Revisited.

Dream Town, Inc. 4 W. Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7410 dreamtownshoes.com We sell brand name shoes, boots,hats & apparel from Nike, Jordon, Adidas, Timberland, New Balance, and more. Call for inquiries!

7442 W. Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-5590 teamblonde.com

Women’s Apparel and Accessories Boutique featuring handmade jewelry and gifts with Eco Spa and Salon.

Ten Thousand Villages 121 N. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-4572 tenthousandvillages.com/ oakpark

Shop for fair trade personal accessories, home dĂŠcor, gift & food items handcrafted from artisans in developing countries.

The Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 West Madison Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 948-7656 sugarbeet.coop

Westgate Flowers and Plant Shop 841 South Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-0072 westgateflowers.com We carry an extensive selection of flowers, plants, dried arrangements, balloons, gourmet gift baskets. Wedding specialists.

SPORTS, FITNESS, RECREATION & TRAVEL

Balance Fitness Studio 115 N. Oak Park Ave. Ste. 100 Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 724-2293 balanceholisticfitness.com Holistic health & functional fitness studio offering small group classes, workshops & individual health coaching & training.

The Sugar Beet Food

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Chamber listings Body Support Center 438 S. Ridgeland Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 665-5072 BodySupportCenter.com Body Support Center Massage Therapy & Fitness keeps you healthy, active and pain free while achieving your goals!

Chicago Red Stars 710 W. Belden Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60614 (773) 697-8699 chicagoredstars.com/ Chicago’s own professional women’s soccer team (NWSL). Individual and group tickets are available.

CorePower Yoga 855 Madison Street Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 488-1071 corepoweryoga.com ‘’CorePower Yoga offers hot yoga classes, accessible to all skill levels. Stop in for a free week!’’

CrossFit Spero 335 Harrison St. Oak Park, Illinois 60304 (708) 628-3784 crossfitspero.com Family focused fitness facility offering group classes and individualized personal training for adults, teens and kids.

CycleBar OPRF 7513 W. Lake Street River Forest, Illinois 60305 (312) 343-1570 oprf.cyclebar.com CycleBar is a premium indoor cycling boutique fitness studio that both Rocks Your Ride and energizes the community.

DeMaira Dance Studios, Inc. 1146 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-1833 demaira-dance.com Offering classes in all styles of dance. Lessons are for beginners through advanced dancers ages 3 to adult.

Fitness Formula Clubs 1114 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 383-1114 ffc.com FFC owns and operates upscale, mid and large size multi-use health, sports, fitness, and spa centers in the Chicago area.

Flying V Martial Arts 111 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 524-5425 flyingvmartialarts.com Our Taekwondo classes offer a total fitness program integrating mind, body and spirit.

Hit It!® Fitness 811 South Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 506-1614 hit-itfitness.com Effective and innovative group exercise classes, personal and small group training and Kids lounge.

Huskie Wrestling Family 221 N Kenilworth #408 Oak Park, IL 60302 oprfwrestling.com Nonprofit organization that supports the best youth wrestling program in the country including OPRFHS and club teams.

Oak Park Fitness Trainer 117 W. Harrison St. Ste. # B Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 515-1989 oakparkfitness.us Founded in 2009 Oak Park, IL. Award-Winning Boutique Fitness Gym. Offering group classes personal training- in & outdoor.

spenga.com/locations/oak-park/

Spenga - Spin, Strength, Yoga. The best workout you’ll ever have.

Sweat It Off Fitness 803 N. Harlem Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (773) 908-8005 clients.mindbodyonline.com/ classic/home?studioid=187366 Independently-owned fitness studio focused on spinning for results.

Pineapple Dance Studio

Tan Travel

7518 W Madison St 2F Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 299-2608 pineappledance.org

964 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-6363 tantrvl.com

Aerial Yoga, Fly Yoga, Zumba, Capoeira, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Latin Dance. Group parties.

Spenga 1136 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 514-9369

Full service travel agency serving Oak Park Community for over 25 years. With over 30 years of combined travel experience.

Tennis & Fitness Centre of OP-RF 301 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-2175 tenandfit.com Fitness Center, Indoor Tennis Courts w/Group & Private Classes, Pickleball, Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning.

The Barre Code 1040 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 613-5799 thebarrecode.com/oak-park Fitness engineered for a woman’s body. Sweat, strengthen, restore, and live by the Barre Code.

The Dailey Method 208 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 628-3352 daileymethod.com Our one-hour full body workout combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and stretching. For all fitness levels!

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Chamber listings The Yoga Centre 266 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-YOGA(9642) theYogaCentreoakpark.com Yoga for everyone! Top classes for the Yogi, Intermediate classes for most of us, and Beginner and Kids classes to start.

TECHNOLOGY

Bannor & Bannor Web Design, WordPress Training & Web Care (708) 203-6513 bannorbannor.com Web Design & Photography - We help you bring your message to the world!

Chicago Computer Club 513 Madison St.

Oak Park, IL 60302 (312) 404-6957 cccc.us

gadgroup.com Managed IT and Business Professional Services to SMBs, Government municipalities.

One stop shop for computer sales, repair services and technical support. Offers free diagnostics testing.

Gala-Tec

Digital Bridge Solutions, LLC

803 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 948-7574 gala-tec.com

210 N. Racine Chicago, IL 60607 (773) 644-5361 dbridgesolutions.com

Family owned and operated Authorized AppleÂŽ Reseller & Service Provider.

Digital Bridge Solutions builds compelling online content and commerce experiences for mid-sized enterprises.

KCS Computer Technology, Inc.

GAD Group Technology, Inc. 917 South Oak Park Avenue, Unit A, Oak Park, IL 60304 (630) 226-1013

9524 Franklin Ave. Franklin Park, IL 60131 (847) 288-9820 kcstech.com IT consulting and management, network integration. Computer sales and service. WEB programming. Custom made servers.

TRANSPORTATION & AUTO

Oak Park IT 529 N. Taylor Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 323-5498 oakparkit.com

Blue Cab

We provide solutions to home users and small businesses for Windows workstation and server platforms, networking and wireless.

Prairie IT Services 2141 W. North Ave, Ste. 201 Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 313-9009 prairieits.com/ Whether you need to outsource your IT department or an occasional help desk call Prairie IT Services can help.

7417 Roosevelt Rd Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 383-2121 bluecab.us Taxi

H & R Auto & Towing 805 Hannah Ave. Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-6900 hr-auto.com Auto repair, service and towing. Quality friendly service.

Quality Healthcare In Your Community

MEET OUR NEW DOCTORS & SEE WHO’S PART OF OUR OFFICES IN

RIVER FOREST AND OAK PARK

Mary Schraufnagel, MD Internal Medicine

Sheba Chiplunkar, MD Internal Medicine

Maria Olga Cardenas, MD, MSCI Endocrinology

Wendy Foster, MD Internal Medicine

Emelita C. Co, MD Internal Medicine

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE TODAY with our River Forest and Oak Park providers... that live and work in your community

ChicagoHealthMedicalGroup.com or call 844.533.CHMG

Scott Yen, MD

Internal Medicine

Janis Wiener, MD Internal Medicine

Charles Adamczyk, MD OB/GYN

Linda Bernard, NP

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Chamber listings 6644 W. Roosevelt Rd. Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 386-6080 oilexpress.com

Ten Minute Oil Change Service. No-waiting, No-appointments. Transmission, differential and radiator fluid change services.

Our Planet Automotive Services, Inc. 435 Madison Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-0053 ourplanetauto.com

Environmentally conscious auto repair business.

Service King 1029 South Blvd Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-2950

We service all furnace & boiler makes and models

serviceking.com

Collision repair center that offers a lifetime guarantee on all repairs.

The Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park 1140 Garfield Oak Park, IL 60304 (708) 865-6898 volvooakpark.com

Authorized Volvo sales & service center; we sell new & certified pre-owned Volvos & other pre-owned makes. Volvo of OP Family

WHOLESALERS & MANUFACTURING

Freedman Seating Company 4545 W. Augusta Blvd. Chicago, IL 60651 (773) 524-2440 freedmanseating.com

FSC designs, engineers and manufactures seats for public transportation, including bus, rail, delivery trucks, etc.

Oven 2 Table 1033 South Blvd Ste. 214 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 851-3643 oven2table.com

Develops and imports artisan breads from

Europe that are packaged for long shelf life and sold in major US grocery stores.

The Sachem Company

Sahagian & Associates, Inc.

The Sachem Company serves as an agent to assist food manufacturers in bringing their products to grocery store shelves.

202 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-5552 sahagianinc.com

1033 South Blvd Ste. 243 Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 848-4303

Sahagian is a USA candy and snack manufacturer.

HEATING & COOLING

INC

Oil Express National, Inc.

Providing Total Indoor Comfort Year Round

Repeatedly Named #1 in Customer Service

Serving the Community for over 20 years!

For Homes With Hot Water Heat We Offer A Superior Heating And Cooling System Using Flexible Mini Ducts For Restored Homes Providing Comfort Without Intrusive Construction. Call Martin-Aire today for a

FREE ESTIMATE

708-484-8782

We are an authorized American Standard & Space Pak sales and service contractor.

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Oak Park 6949 North Avenue • Oak Park, IL 60302

Richard Jung

(708) 524-4940 • DESIGN • BUSINESS CARDS • BROCHURES • FLYERS • BOOKLETS • ENVELOPES • LETTERHEAD • POSTERS • MAILING SERVICES • PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS email: oakpark@minutemanpress.com website: www.oakpark.minutemanpress.com Certified Minority Business Enterprise 2017 OAKPARK.COM ANSWER BOOK | 149

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@properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 10 Shapes Design LL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 1010 Lake Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 3D Health, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 AA Rental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 AAA Car Care Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 ABC Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126, 131 Academia, Institute of Language & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Active Maintenance Group, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Adam Doe State Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88, 140 Advanced Dermatology Center . . . . . . . . . 72, 135 Affordable Backyard Tents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 African American Christian Foundation . . . . . 121 AGilpin Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 AGoodman Business Operations Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Airrosti Rehab Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Alcuin Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 129 Allen Realty & Builders / EAR Real Estate . . . 142 Alliance Communications - The Doris Davenport Show ‘’All Local All The Time’ . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Allstate - Oak Park Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Al-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Altierra Development Group LLC / Altierra Kitchen & Home Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Anastasia M . Poulopoulos, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Angelika Kuehn Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Angie’s Pantry, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Animal Care League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Anna Bass, CPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Aperion Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Apprentice Butterflies Publishing, Inc . . . . . . 113 Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Aria Group Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Art of Natural Healing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Ascension School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Austin Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Autre Monde Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 AXA Advisors, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Azure Horizons, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117, 128 B .A . Feller Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 B .E .Well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Back Office Service Solutions LLC . . . . . . . . . 131 Baird and Warner, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Balance Fitness Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Bannor & Bannor Web Design, WordPress Training & Web Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Barclay’s American Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 126 Bead In Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Belmont Village Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 100, 144 Bentron Financial Group, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Berger, Newmark & Fenchel, P .C . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Bern Realty, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Berwyn Development Corporation . . . . . . . . . 117 Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Beyond Properties Realty Group . . . . . . . 64, 142 Bibo-Walsh Retail Consulting Services LLC . . 117 Biodynamic Health Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Bliss Fashion Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Bliss Mindful Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Blue Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Body By Alamar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Body Gears Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Body Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Brand & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 BrightStar Care of Chicago-La Grange/Central Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Brookdale Oak Park - formerly Holley Court Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Bulldog Bootcamp & CrossFit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Burke Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Burger Moovment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 126 Buyers Protection Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Buzz Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 126 Cameo Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Caporale Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Cappelli Institute of Music, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 129 CarefulPeach Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 145 Carleton of Oak Park Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Carlson Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Carriage Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Celebrating Seniors Coalition . . . . . . . . . 107, 144 Chabad Jewish Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Cheney Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Chicago Computer Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Chicago Family Doulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Chicago Financial Planning Group . . . . . . . . . 132 Chicago Health Medical Group . . . . . . . . 135, 147 Chicago Real Estate Resources . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Chicago Red Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Chicago Tribune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Children’s Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 CHP International, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Chris Guillen Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Citrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 CityHome Vacuum and Appliances . . . . . . . . . 139 City Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Classic Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Coach Linda Berger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Cold Stone Creamery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Collaboration for Early Childhood . . . . . .121, 130 Combined Insurance Company | A Chubb Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 132 Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest (South Branch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 132 Community Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Concordia University Chicago . . . . . . . . .121, 129 Connect Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Connolly’s Public House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Coplan & Crane, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 CorePower Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Corna Kitchen/Bath & Tile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 125 Costco of North Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Counter Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Country Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Cozy Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Creativita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Critter Care Pet Sitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 CrossFit Spero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Cucina Paradiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 127 CycleBar OPRF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Dan Bjornson, CPA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Darryl Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 David Agency Insurance, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 David Bores Home Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 David King & Associates, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 DeMaira Dance Studios, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Digital Bridge Solutions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Distinctive Coaching for Business Success . . 118 Divine Consign, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Divorce Dimensions, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Dominican University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 32, 129 Downtown Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 26, 27, 118 Dr . Mary Ann Bender, DPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Dream Town, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133, 134 Dressel’s Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Drs . Battistoni + Beam, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Drs . Girgis and Associates, S .C . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 DTKindler Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 DTS Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Dwellings Real Estate Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Eastgate Cafe and Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Edward Cross & Son, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Edward Jones – Grote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 132 Edward-Elmhurst Health . . . . . . 135, Inside Back Elements Architectural Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Eleonore Weber - Your Life Security, LLC . . . 140 Elevate Hair Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Engage Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Ernest Hemingway Foundation of OP . . . . . . . 114 Escape Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Everett Wealth Solutions, Inc . Registered Investment Advisor/Financial Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 132 Excel Window Tinting, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 133 Exceptional Building Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park . . . . . . . . . 135 Farmers Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Farmington Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Felony Franks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Fenwick High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 First Community Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 First United Methodist Church of Oak Park . . .93 Fitness Formula Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Flood Brothers Disposal Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Flying V Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Forest Agency Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Forest Park Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . 119 Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co . . . . 21, 132 Forest Park Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Forest Preserves of Cook County . . . . . . . . . . 122 Frank Lloyd Wright Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Frazier Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Freedman Seating Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory . . . . . . 122 Fulcrum HR Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Fuller Health Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 GAD Group Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Gagliardo Realty Associates, LLC . . . . . . . 56, 143

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Gala-Tec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Garland Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 145 George’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Gerger & Greco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118, 139 Global CommUnity Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Gloor Realty Co . 54, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 GMS & Associates, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Go Get Julie! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . .93 Greater Chicago Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Green Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Greenline Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Grimes Real Estate Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Guarnery Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Gunther’s Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 H & R Auto & Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Harken Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Healthcare Solutions Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Hedgeman & Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Heil & Heil Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Heitzman Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Hephzibah Children’s Association . . . . . 106, 122 Heritage Tile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Hit It!® Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Holistic Divorce Resolution, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Holistic Health and Human Services of IL, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Home Helpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Home Instead Senior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Housing Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Huntington Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Huskie Wrestling Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Illinois Dermatology Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Illinois Dietitians, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Illinois Restaurant Association . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Insperity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Intercultural Montessori Language School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 129 Interim Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 It’s A Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 ITS Marketing NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Jack Carpenter Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Jamaican Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 James Anthony Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Jennings on the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Jim Blaha - United Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Kagan & Gaines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 KCS Computer Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Keeping Chicago Organized, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 119 Keller Williams Realty Partners . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Kelty Financial Services, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Kelty Lawn Care & Pavers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Keystone Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Kids Unlimited Therapy Services Llc . . . . . . . 136 Kim Frost Vocal Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Kinslahger Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Kirk Eye Centers, S .C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Kiwanis Club of River Forest/Oak Park . . . . . . 123 Kneaded Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Koch & Associates, P .C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Kolovitz Movers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Kresz and Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 L!VE Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124, 127 L’Arche Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 La Barra Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 La Casa Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Madd Love Beauty Salon & Day Spa . . . . . . . . 141 Madden Funds Management, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Madison Park Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Madison Street Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Magical Minds Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 MaidPro Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Maple Leaf Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Martin-Aire Heating & Cooling, Inc . . . . . . . . . 148 Mary McGuinness Consulting Group, Inc . . . . 119 Master S .H . Yu Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Mathnasium of Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . 130 Maya Del Sol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 MB Financial Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 McAdam Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104, 139 McCarthy Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 McNulty Plastering & Stucco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Mike Grant State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . 140 Minuteman Press of Oak Park . . . . . . . . .113, 149 Monica’s Skincare Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 MOOD | Design + Build . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Morlen Realty Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

M Flores Painting Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

My Computer Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Name On Anything .com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 NAMI Metro Suburban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Nando’s Peri-Peri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Nevin Hedlund Architects, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 New Capital Management, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 New York Life Insurance Company - Terry Zachata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Nicor Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Norman Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Not for Baby Boomers Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Novick Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 NYE Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 77, 136 Oak Park - River Forest Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 123 Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123, 124 Oak Park Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Oak Park Area Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 123 Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 143 Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association . . . 123 Oak Park Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 144

M&M Property Management, Inc . . . . . . . 132, 143

Oak Park AYSO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Lake Theatre - Classic Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Lavergne’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Law Offices of Fitzgerald Bramwell . . . . . . . . 141 Law Offices of Jonathan D . Groll, Ltd . . . . .14, 141 Law Offices of Kevin Bry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Lea French Street Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Lemonmade Style & Snips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Life Transitions Coaching - Karin Grimes, L .C .S .W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 LifeLine Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Lindamood-Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Linden Wealth Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Lions Club of Oak Park - River Forest . . . . . . 123 Lisa J . Peters, MD, SC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Live Fresko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Lively Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 loanDepot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Lou Malnati’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Loyola Center for Health at Oak Park on Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Lufrano Law, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Oak Park Brewing & Hamburger Mary’s Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Oak Park City Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Oak Park Conservatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Oak Park Dental Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Oak Park Economic Development Corp . (OPEDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 119 Oak Park Education Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Oak Park Elementary School District 97 . . . . 130 Oak Park Festival Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 115 Oak Park Fitness Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Oak Park IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Oak Park Jewelers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Oak Park Place Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Oak Park Prosthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Oak Park Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 124 Oak Park Regional Housing Center . . . . . . . . 143 Oak Park Residence Corporation . . . . . . . 67, 143 Oak Park River Forest High School D200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 130 Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society 106 Oak Park String Academy 130 Oak Park Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Oak Park Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Oak Park Youth Baseball & Softball (OPYBS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Oak-Leyden Developmental Services . . . . . . . 124 OakParkApartments .com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Oil Express National, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 One Fine Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 OP Friends School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Open Door Repertory Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 OperaGram .com® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Opportunity Knocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 OPRF Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 OPRF High School Huskie Booster Club . . . . . 131 Orangetheory Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 O’Sullivan’s Public House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 OUR PLANET AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132, 148 OVATION ACADEMY for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 131 Oven 2 Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Palmgren Acupuncture Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . 137 Papaspiros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Paper Lantern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

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Park District of Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Park District of Forest Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Pediatrics Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pedersen & Houpt, P .C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Pellegrini & Cristiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Pete’s Fresh Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Peterson & Associates Insurance . . . . . . . . . . 140 PetVets Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 PFLAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Phillips Mechanical Heating & Cooling LLC . . 125 Pineapple Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 PJ’s Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Pleasant Home Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 PNC Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Poor Phil’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 127 PQR Consulting, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Prairie IT Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Prairie Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 143 Propel Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Pryor Tax Accounting Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Pure Health Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Q-BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Quantum Capital Investments and QCI Tax Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Red Mango Cafe and Juice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Relaxation Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 ReMax In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 143 ReMax In The Village Kyra Pych . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Republic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 ResCare Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Residential Cleaning By Maggie . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Rework by ROE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Right at Home Oak Park/Chicago . . . . . . .114, 144 Rite Way Brick Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 River Forest Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 River Forest Chocolates and Confectionery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 128 River Forest Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . .84 River Forest Park District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 River Forest School District 90 . . . . . . . . 37, 131 River Forest Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Romano Orthopaedic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 137 Rose Mattax LCPC7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest . . . . . . 125 Roy Strom Refuse and Recycling Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112, 139

Royal Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Rush Oak Park Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137, Inside Front Cover Rush Oak Park Physicians Group . . . . . . . . . . 137 Russell Burck Intuitive Consulting . . . . . . . . . 142 Sage Neuropsychology Consultants . . . . . . . . 137 Sahagian & Associates, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 SaraCohen Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Sarah’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Schauer’s Hardware Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 School of Rock Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 SCORE Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Scoville Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 143 Seaway Supply Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Seed Montessori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Senator Don Harmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 120 Senior Citizens Center of Oak Park-River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Serenitea, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Serenity Acupuncture, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Service King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Seven Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Sherwin Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Shiny Strands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Day Rehab and Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Shriners Hospitals for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Sidgl .com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Sign Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Signature Smiles Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Simplify Your Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Skrine Chops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Skyzone Trampoline Park Elmhurst . . . . . . . . 116 Sonya Gilbert Fine Portraiture . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Southtown Merchant Association . . . . . . . . . . 120 Spannuth Boiler Company, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Spenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Spilt Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Sport Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Spotless Carwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 St . Edmund Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Starship Restaurant, Catering & Events . . . . . 128 State Farm - Antonette Consalvi . . . . . . . . . . 140 State Farm Insurance - Larry Williams . . . . . 116 State Farm Insurance - Terry Lemley . . . 120, 140 State Representative La Shawn K . Ford . . . . . .44

Steve & Kate’s Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Sugar Beet Schoolhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Sullivan’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc . . . . . . . . . .45 Sweat It Off Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Sylvan Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Synergy HomeCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Tan Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 146 Team Blonde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 TEDxOakParkWomen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Ten Thousand Villages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Tennis & Fitness Centre of OP-RF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146, Back Cover The Actors Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 The Altenheim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 144 The Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 The Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park . . . . . . . 85, 148 The Barre Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 The Book Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 The Children’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 The Dailey Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 The Emerson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 The Eyeglass Shop, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 138 The Federal Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 The Juniper Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 The Learning League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 The Little Gem Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 The Menta Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 125 The Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 The Onion Roll Restaurant and Deli . . . . . . . . 128 The Printing Store, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 The Sachem Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 The Sokol Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 The Sugar Beet Food Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 116 The UPS Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 The West Cook YMCAs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 125 The Write Inn Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 The Yoga Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Third Unitarian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Thrivent Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Tidal Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Transamerica Agency Network . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Trattoria 225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129, 130

Triton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 131 Twilight Party Rentals, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Two Story Farmhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 U .S . Small Business Administration, Illinois District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Vantage Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Victory Centre of River Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Village Church of Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Village of Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Village of River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 125 Visit Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Visiting Angels of Elmwood Park . . . . . . . . . . 144 Walgreen’s (Madison & Oak Park Ave) . . . . . . 138 Watson Chiropractic, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Way Back Inn/Grateful House . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 We Clean Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Wednesday Journal, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Weicher Law Offices, P .C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Weichert Realtors – Nickel Group . . . . . . . 62, 142 Weichert Realtors – Nickel Group – Patti Sprafka Wagne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Weichert Realtors – Nickel Group – Sarah O’Shea Munoz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 WellcomeMD--Ingrid Liu, D .O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 West Suburban Garage Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 West Suburban Medical Center . . . . . . 48, 53, 138 West Suburban Montessori School . . . . . . 87, 131 West Suburban Special Recreation Association-WSSRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 125 Westgate Flowers and Plant Shop . . . . . . . . . 145 Westwork Painting & Remodeling . . . . . . . . . . 136 What Now Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 White Lotus Chiropractic of OP, Ltd . . . . . . . . . 138 Whole Foods Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Wilkinson Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .?? Wilks Communications Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Winberie’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 129 Within Your Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Wonder Works Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . 116 Woodlawn Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Yonan Carpet One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 York Furrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Zoller, Swanson & Co ., CPA’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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