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Timothy Inklebarger

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Timothy Inklebarger is the government, police and business reporter for Wednesday Journal. He also writes for a number publications in and around Chicago. His favorite food is whatever you got.

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Alexa Rogals

Wild Alaska fish, knife sharpening and free rides for seniors new this year Read more

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New owner to take the helm at longtime Oak Park restaurant Read more

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Alexa Rogals

Oak Park entrepreneurs rehab old bank at Lake and Austin Read more

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For Oak Park resident and new business owner Daniel Price, growing your own food at home is about more than just digging in the dirt and, perhaps, saving a little money. Read more

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Look out Starbucks, there’s about to be a new bean purveyor in town … and right across the street. Read more

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The Oak Park Arts District on Harrison Street is gaining a reputation as a place for live comedy, due to the creators of Joak Park, a two-hour show that features improv comedians from around Chicago. Read more

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It’s been a 24-year run for the bakery and lunch spot on North Marion Street, but the owner of Prairie Bread Kitchen said he is closing up shop sometime shortly after Easter. Read more

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It’s arguably the most highly celebrated irrational number, approximately equal to 3.14159 and it is a homonym for one of the most delicious things in the world. Read more

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OK, we acknowledge it hasn’t exactly been the most enjoyable winter on record. And frigid weather means March has come in like a lion, but March also means deals on meals in Oak Park. Read more

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Environment commission gives village recommendations to curb use Read more

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By Timothy Inklebarger

The commercial space currently occupied by Bar Louie restaurant, 1122 Lake St., is on the rental market, according to a listing on the website of the real estate group Mid-America Urban. Read more

The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved its first license to a restaurant under its new BYOB (bring your own bottle) ordinance, and now it’s considering reining in the cost for restaurant owners. Read more

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Election Day will be here before you know it, and the local eatery, Buzz Café, is holding a series of forums for candidates running for office in Oak Park and River Forest. Read more

The owner of a popular Oak Park restaurant made her case before the state’s highest court on Jan. 23, claiming Chicago’s food truck ordinance is unconstitutional. Read more

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Five Guys restaurant, with its free peanuts and red-and-white checkered décor, has announced that it will close its Oak Park location – the first in Illinois – on Nov. 19. Read more

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It has been decades in the making, but the Oak Park Arts District is coming into its own. Read more

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Oak Parkers will have three new places to wet their whistle in the village, following the Oak Park Board of Trustees’ approval of three new liquor licenses. Read more

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It’s been about a month since the Latin fusion restaurant Altiro — where the once-beloved Erik’s Deli was previously located at 107 N. Oak Park Ave. — closed its doors. Read more

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Oak Park just came close to losing Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store at 124 N. Oak Park Ave., but president and CEO Joe Oberweis said the company was able to come to an agreement with the building owner on a new lease. Read more

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It’s been a short run for Two Brothers Social Tap restaurant, which closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Read more

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Oak Park Board of Trustees approves sustainability measures Read more

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Alexa Rogals

Wild Alaska fish, knife sharpening and free rides for seniors new this year Read more

News

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Timothy Inklebarger

New owner to take the helm at longtime Oak Park restaurant Read more

News

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Alexa Rogals

Oak Park entrepreneurs rehab old bank at Lake and Austin Read more

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By Timothy Inklebarger

It’s been on the rental market since at least February, so it was no surprise when Bar Louie restaurant shut its doors for good on March 31. Read more

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For Oak Park resident and new business owner Daniel Price, growing your own food at home is about more than just digging in the dirt and, perhaps, saving a little money. Read more

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Look out Starbucks, there’s about to be a new bean purveyor in town … and right across the street. Read more

News

JoakPark.JPG

Photo by Brittany LaClear

The Oak Park Arts District on Harrison Street is gaining a reputation as a place for live comedy, due to the creators of Joak Park, a two-hour show that features improv comedians from around Chicago. Read more

News

It’s been a 24-year run for the bakery and lunch spot on North Marion Street, but the owner of Prairie Bread Kitchen said he is closing up shop sometime shortly after Easter. Read more

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Oak Park got a little boozier earlier this month when the Oak Park Board of Trustees approved liquor licenses for two more restaurants Read more

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It’s arguably the most highly celebrated irrational number, approximately equal to 3.14159 and it is a homonym for one of the most delicious things in the world. Read more

News

OK, we acknowledge it hasn’t exactly been the most enjoyable winter on record. And frigid weather means March has come in like a lion, but March also means deals on meals in Oak Park. Read more

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Alexa Rogals

When Angelo Palivos opened his new grocery store at 6209 W. North Ave. last fall he said straight out that for the business to be a success, “I need Oak Park to support it.” Read more

Environment commission gives village recommendations to curb use Read more

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By Timothy Inklebarger

The commercial space currently occupied by Bar Louie restaurant, 1122 Lake St., is on the rental market, according to a listing on the website of the real estate group Mid-America Urban. Read more

The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved its first license to a restaurant under its new BYOB (bring your own bottle) ordinance, and now it’s considering reining in the cost for restaurant owners. Read more

News

Election Day will be here before you know it, and the local eatery, Buzz Café, is holding a series of forums for candidates running for office in Oak Park and River Forest. Read more

The owner of a popular Oak Park restaurant made her case before the state’s highest court on Jan. 23, claiming Chicago’s food truck ordinance is unconstitutional. Read more

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Laura Maychruk, owner of Buzz Café, is the first restaurant owner to apply for a new license in the village required to allow patrons to bring their own liquor, wine or beer to drink with meals Read more

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Pete's Fresh Market and Essex Communities clears hurdle, still almost three years away Read more

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