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The Chicago Public School Teacher's Husband

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Our troubles had begun when my wife Kirsten took the job teaching art, K-8, at a West Side elementary school. Then came the informal adoptions.

Court Upholds Homeless Candidate's Removal From Oak Park Ballot

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge says a suburban Chicago homeless man can't run for the village board because he doesn't have an address. The judge on Monday uphe...

Oak Park Administrators Conceal $175,000 Payment To Connected Consultant

Oak Leaves | John P. Huston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oak Park village administrators concealed a $175,000 payment to a consultant, who happens to be in a book club with the village chief financial office...

Home: Finding Out Just Where That Is

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

In hindsight, I'm certain I was in shock. Shaken. Utterly broken. I turned on the radio dial to Chicago's WXRT as I drove and heard a familiar voice singing.

Oak Park Sees Increase In Drug Use

Oak Leaves | John P. Huston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oak Park officials are privately on high alert as drug use increases, threatening to allow gang influences to break through the village's borders. Wi...

Middle Schooler Harassed Over McCain T-Shirt

Chicago Tribune | John Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the media keeps gushing on about how America has finally adopted tolerance as the great virtue, and that we're all united now, let's consider the B...

Armed Robberies Rise In Oak Park

Chicago Tribune | Victoria Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To slow down the ever-increasing number of armed robberies in Oak Park this year, police are hoping falling temperatures will help chill the crime wav...