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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.

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

Five Guys

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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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Harrison abuzz

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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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Photo provided by Cajun Boil & Bar.

Oak Parkers will soon get a taste of the bayou with a new restaurant coming to the Pleasant District that offers crab legs, crawfish – even fried alligator. Read more

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Mulata, the forthcoming restaurant from the owner of the former Taste of Brazil restaurant, is poised to open and now will have alcohol to serve. Read more

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It was an almost 20-year run for Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store in Oak Park, but the shop at 124 N. Oak Park Ave. is expected to close in the coming months, according to president and CEO Joe Oberweis. Read more

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It’s been about four years since Oak Park Village Trustee Jim Taglia opened the Red Mango yogurt and smoothie shop at 1044 Lake St., and on Friday, Aug. 31, the business closed shop for the last time. Read more

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Alexa Rogals

Judges name winner of the Oak Park Farmers Market second annual pie bake-off Read more

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The 13,000-square-foot grocery store at 6209 W. North Ave. is reopening after about a year-long hiatus, and its new owner, Angelo Palivos, is looking to Oak Parkers and Galewood residents to help make it a success. Read more

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Tensions are running high lately around the 800 block of Madison Street, where Robinson's No. 1 Ribs has been holding "happy hour" nights with DJs that neighbors say have brought noise, garbage and public drinking. 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

News

Bar Louie Photo.jpg

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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Timothy Inklebarger

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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It was more than just a yoga place – you could get waffles there, too – but Nature Yoga Sanctuary in the Oak Park Arts District will be doing its last sun salutation on Dec. 16. Read more

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Five Guys

Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

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

News

Harrison abuzz

Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

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

News

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Photo by Alexa Rogals

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

News

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

News

Oberweis.jpg

Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

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

News

TwoBrothers.jpg

File photo by Timothy Inklebarger

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

News

Screenshot_20180906-173526_Google.jpg

Photo provided by Cajun Boil & Bar.

Oak Parkers will soon get a taste of the bayou with a new restaurant coming to the Pleasant District that offers crab legs, crawfish – even fried alligator. Read more

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Oak Park Health Department honors ten local eateries for cleanliness Read more

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