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One of the kitchens featured in the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk in 2010. | Photo courtesy of Peter Wagner

Felicia Dechter: Parenthesis Kitchen Walk shows off unique spaces for good cause

<p>Oak Park native Kate Lambert.</p>

OPRF grad’s ‘Teachers’ web series scores TV Land pilot

Oak Park-River Forest High School grad Kate Lambert always intended to become an actress until catching the comedy bug around 2006 while taking classes at Second City — where...

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Traditional Italian dishes to make your mouth water

The flavors of Italy are savored all over the world, and in Chicago, these flavors represent some of the most comforting cuisine enjoyed in the cit...

Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen will speak about the group's gluten-free cookbook in Oak Park April 22.

James Beard Award-winning author speaking at Carleton Hotel

With gluten concerns on the rise, it was only a matter of time before loyal readers of America’s Test Kitchen publications such as Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated began...

Talia Seidman, Camryn Zdziarski-West, and Cecily Abbott perform the Chinese dance "The Happy Milkmaid," spinning while balancing bowls on their heads. Roosevelt School held its 15th annual Cultural Extravaganza on April 11, 2014. | Jason Glosniak/For Sun-Times Media

Roosevelt Middle School’s Cultural Extravaganza spans nations, generations

Meghana Vankatesan, wearing a traditional East Indian Kurti tunic, sits cross-legged on the stage Friday evening in the auditorium at Roosevelt Middle School, drumming a tabla....

River Forest Community Center | Contributed photo

River Forest Township to boost spending 8.5 percent this year

Amid increasing scrutiny from local officials, River Forest Township is hiking its budget 8.5 percent in the coming fiscal year.

Oak Park Public Works Department crew members Steve Chervinko and Mike Pepe fill potholes on Pleasant near Scoville April 4. The village says there were a record number of potholes this winter. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Oak Park filling record number of potholes; River Forest streets OK

After a hellish winter, Oak Park and River Forest officials say they have plenty of road salt left and are instead focusing their attention on potholes.

<p>Oak Park-River Forest freshman Robbie Wickes loads up for a shot on goal during the I-55 Showdown at Stevenson. | Joe Shuman/For Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Youngest brother of five brings family's water polo legacy to OPRF

OPRF freshman is the fifth of five brothers to play prep water polo, but the first to suit up for Huskies.

<p>The Rumoro cousins, pitcher Chris (left) and catcher Patrick, were OPRF battery mates for the second time this season on Saturday. | George M. Wilocx/For Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Baseball: OPRF's Rumoro cousins strong duo on and off the field

Cousins Chris and Patrick Rumoro are best friends, neighbors and teammates for Oak Park-River Forest’s baseball team. They live across the alley from each other and can see each...

Register by April 25 for the Wildflower Walk scheduled at the Trailside Museum on April 27.

Family Friendly: Take River Forest's Trailside Museum’s wildflower walk into spring

Time it right if you want to see woodland flowers. “They bloom in the springtime because that’s the only time in the woods where there’s enough sunlight coming down through the...

<p>Trinity&rsquo;s Anyssa Iliopoulos throws to first base during the Blazers&rsquo; 9-1 win over St. Ignatius at Triton College. | Geoff Scheerer/Sun-Times Media</p>

Softball: Trinity's Anyssa Iliopoulos steps up for team

While Trinity sophomore Anyssa Iliopoulos wasn’t thrilled with her performance as a freshman, the experience of playing on varsity proved invaluable. She started at second base...

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