FRANKLIN PARK — Weronika Trzaska practiced three to four times a week for about two months to get ready for this past weekend’s ice show at the Franklin Park Ice Arena.And what 13-year-old learned about skating sounds like good advice for life in general.
FRANKLIN PARK — John McKillop of Franklin Park was not far away when the age of nuclear weapons started.
McKillop, now 87, grew up in Oak Park. The son of a baker, he graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School in June 1943, and within …
FRANKLIN PARK — Those who knew Robert Kurtz describe him with words like “quiet”, “shy” and “humble.” So at his funeral last year they were startled to find he had earned the third-highest award in the military.
Kurtz served in the Infantry Signal Corps during …
Franklin Park — The annual village Memorial Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.
It will be held at the Veterans Memorial site at 9500 Belmont Ave., just east of 25th Street, in Franklin Park.
This ceremony will honor deceased Franklin Park …
NORTHLAKE — Classic car owners like to talk. Rev them up — the owners, not the cars — with a couple of questions and they will tell you everything about their vehicles.
A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday, May 21, in Prospect Heights.
Chicago Zoological Society officials say three Brookfield Zoo bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. Officials say Allie, 26, Tapeko, 31, and Spree, 10, are due to give birth this summer and fall.
FRANKLIN PARK — Despite all the ice. a few hearts may have melted Saturday at the Franklin Park Ice Arena, where an instructor during the annual Spring Ice Show was surprised by an on-ice proposal — and accepted.
A poorly secured cell phone in an Elmhurst Hospital washroom that a man had allegedly set up to secretly videotape women in the toilet area was discovered by a woman when the phone fell to the washroom floor on Friday. She alerted police, who then …
MELROSE PARK — Five students plus assistant principal Kevin Szczesniak are in the pool at Mannheim Middle School.
Pool manager Willie Gales counts down from ten, swimmers make a last adjustment to their goggles and they’re off.
The swimmers in the outside lanes quickly pull …
FRANKLIN PARK — Tax Increment Financing districts in Franklin Park varied in activity and income during the 2012 fiscal year. In a TIF district, property taxes in the district going to taxing bodies – library, parks, schools, village government, etc – are frozen at a certain level when the TIF is begun.
The next Monthly Skywatch willl begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Cernan Earth and Space Center of Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.
The Monthly Skywatch consists of two parts — an indoor planetarium program and an outdoor telescope observing …
FRANKLIN PARK — Poetry isn’t for the lazy at North School.
Just ask Megan Glowania, one of the students who competed at the school’s “Fluency Idol” last week.
“She did a poem on different types of color,” Principal Heidy Lafleur said. “Each color had a …
Grace Wischmeyer’s first flight will be a doozy.
Wischmeyer, who is completing her junior year at West Leyden High School, has been accepted in a program to study polar science in Greenland this summer.
From June 28 to July 10, Wischmeyer will join four …
NORTHLAKE — Last week the Northlake Police Department went live with a Most Wanted list on the city website.
As of earlier this week, it featured photos and information of two people wanted on murder charges, one for concealing a homicide, one for dangerous drugs, …
FRANKLIN PARK — A section of Franklin Avenue will get a temporary fix this summer. Resurfacing is scheduled to start this week between Williams Drive to the Union Pacific Bridge. That section is bordered by industry on the south and the Canadian Pacific rail yard on the north.