Oak Brook E-Edition

COMMUNITY SCENE

The ladies of Café La Fortuna tell their story

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On the evening of October 16th, nearly 100 fans of Hinsdale’s Café La Fortuna gathered at the Hinsdale Library for an in-person book launch...

Pillars Community Health

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In late October, Pillars Community Health (PCH) held its 9th Annual Silent Witness and Survivor Speak-Out at the Union Church of Hinsdale, marking the...

ART + THEATRE

Jim Peterik

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Award-winning songwriter and musician, Jim Peterik, has had a remarkable journey in the music industry, including collaborations with renowned artists and experiences born out...

Ringing in the Season: The Agape Ringers: Performing a musical art...

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By Maureen Callahan The ceremonial sound of bells elevates any event to a special occasion, especially the particular elegance of a handbell choir. It’s truly...

GIVING BACK

A Magical Success: Oak Brook Infant Welfare Chapter’s Mistletoe Medley

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Photos by Victor Hilinski Over 500 guests were treated to a splendid morning and afternoon at Drury Lane on Tuesday, November 28 for two reasons. First,...

BUSINESS

United Real Estate Grand Opening

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United Real Estate Chicago celebrated its Grand Opening last month at 1600 W.16th Street in Oak Brook. The event was hosted by Rick Williams,...

Comfort & Joy: Shopping This Holiday Season In Oak Brook, and...

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By Larry Atseff The holiday season is a feel-good time for many people. And several measures have been put into place in Oak Brook over the...

HEALTH + LIFE

Is hair loss on your mind?

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Reclaim Your Crowning Glory   In a world where first impressions matter, the loss of hair can be a challenging journey to navigate. Your hair is...

Authentic Internal Medicine Building relationships with patients and the...

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authenticinternalmed.com 375 Quail Ridge Dr., Westmont Cindy Lagone, MD, FACP, and Anne Schultz, MD, FACP, are honored to offer direct primary care and concierge medicine at...

SPOTLIGHT

A Fresh Perspective: New Oak Brook Trustee is first woman on...

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By Chuck Fieldman | Photo courtesy of the Village of Oak brook The June appointment of Melissa Martin checked some open boxes for the Oak...

Welcome In! The Drake Oak Brook’s elegance and charm are...

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By Maureen Callahan One of the best things about luxury travel is the accommodation. What makes a hotel memorable? Décor? Amazing cuisine? Unparalleled hospitality? To...

Shine Pediatric Dentistry

NEWS & EVENTS

Portraits of the Past: Leslie Goddard brings history to life

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By Maureen Callahan Most of us dream of finding an occupation we love- something for which we have a heartfelt passion while still making a...

Rudy! – 30 years later, Rudy walks on with a new...

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By Maureen Callahan Everybody loves an underdog. Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger is one of the most memorable in the history of film. Thirty years ago, audiences...

A Rousing Success

National Night Out

HISTORY VAULT

Portraits of the Past: Leslie Goddard brings history to life

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By Maureen Callahan Most of us dream of finding an occupation we love- something for which we have a heartfelt passion while still making a...

Out of the ashes: Six and a half decades later,...

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By Maureen Callahan The first day of December ushers in the holiday season. It’s a promise of happiness and celebration. But it’s also the day...

Out of the ashes

FOOD & DRINK

Oak Brook: A True Dining Mecca

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Oak Brook offers residents and visitors an array of nearly 80 dining destinations, from fine dining to quick-serve restaurants. It has evolved into a...

Feeding His Passion

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What is your background? Before joining Westin Chicago Lombard, I was the Chicago Bears' Executive Chef at the Chicago Bears Halas Hall training facility in...

Snapshot: Vasili’s

Neat Kitchen and Bar

Taurasi

SPORTS

Nazareth Roadrunners win state title despite five losses, 0-4 start

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By Jeff Vorva It’s never happened before. It’s unlikely to ever happen again. Nazareth Academy became the first football program in Illinois High School Association history to...

Local area tennis team takes second in nationals

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By Jeff Vorva For years, Colleen Stover had been a proud spectator of her daughter, Shannon. Shannon Stover is a tennis player, and Colleen was with...

LAW + SAFETY

Down to a Science

The DuPage County Crime Forensic Science Center aids the criminal justice system of DuPage County   By Scott Jonlich and Larry Atseff Photos by Victor Hilitski   When there...

LATEST STORIES

A Magical Success: Oak Brook Infant Welfare Chapter’s Mistletoe Medley

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Photos by Victor Hilinski Over 500 guests were treated to a splendid morning and afternoon at Drury Lane on Tuesday, November 28 for two reasons. First,...

Jim Peterik

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Award-winning songwriter and musician, Jim Peterik, has had a remarkable journey in the music industry, including collaborations with renowned artists and experiences born out...

Chicago Auto Show: First Look for Charity supports the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

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By Anna Hughes Approximately one in 36 children across the United States will receive an autism diagnosis. This news is burdensome for families who have...

Oak Brook: A True Dining Mecca

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Oak Brook offers residents and visitors an array of nearly 80 dining destinations, from fine dining to quick-serve restaurants. It has evolved into a...

Oak Brook Head Librarian fits perfectly

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Jacob Post has been a perfect fit as head librarian for the Oak Book Library ever since taking the position in 2017 when Sue...

The ladies of Café La Fortuna tell their story

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On the evening of October 16th, nearly 100 fans of Hinsdale’s Café La Fortuna gathered at the Hinsdale Library for an in-person book launch...

Education: Montini Catholic High School

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Independent and private schools continue to prosper There are several exceptionally strong schools in the western suburbs. Many schools have a rich history and are...

Education: Notre Dame Catholic School

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Independent and private schools continue to prosper There are several exceptionally strong schools in the western suburbs. Many schools have a rich history and are...

Education: St. Isaac Jogues School

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Independent and private schools continue to prosper There are several exceptionally strong schools in the western suburbs. Many schools have a rich history and are...

Nazareth Roadrunners win state title despite five losses, 0-4 start

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By Jeff Vorva It’s never happened before. It’s unlikely to ever happen again. Nazareth Academy became the first football program in Illinois High School Association history to...

Ring in a happy and healthy New Year

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Top ten habits to start the year off right By Cynthia Maquet 1 Movement Take the short walks, take the stairs, march in place – whatever you...

Pillars Community Health

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In late October, Pillars Community Health (PCH) held its 9th Annual Silent Witness and Survivor Speak-Out at the Union Church of Hinsdale, marking the...

Radiance Ball a Shining Success

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Photos by Marcello Rodarte Over 500 guests attended the annual Wellness House Ball on October 21. The Radiance Ball guests dined, danced, and donated to...

Hello Winter

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Willowbrook Ice Arena Public Skate Fridays from 7:15 - 8:45 PM and Sundays from 1:30-3 PM willowbrookicearena.com For ice skating that isn’t dependent on the weather, head...

Local area tennis team takes second in nationals

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By Jeff Vorva For years, Colleen Stover had been a proud spectator of her daughter, Shannon. Shannon Stover is a tennis player, and Colleen was with...

DuPage Foundation Annual Benefit

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Photos courtesy of DuPage Foundation DuPage Foundation hosted its 2023 Annual Benefit: Under the Sea in November at The Westin Chicago Lombard. With generous sponsorships...

Iceland

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By Maureen Callahan Consider checking out this European destination in winter. You’ll need to outfit carefully for outdoor activities, but average temperatures are not much...

Elmhurst Park District Tree Lighting

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Photos courtesy of the Elmhurst Park District The Elmhurst Park District kicked off the holiday season in early December at the Tree Lighting in Wilder...

Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

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Thousands joined the 40th annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning bringing the community together on a day for giving thanks. To date, The...

Portraits of the Past: Leslie Goddard brings history to life

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By Maureen Callahan Most of us dream of finding an occupation we love- something for which we have a heartfelt passion while still making a...

On Top of the World: Elmhurst volleyball stars win world title

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By Jeff Vorva The waiting was excruciating. The result, however, was exhilarating. Elmhurst residents Abby Vander Wal and Ava Falduto were key players on the USA U-19...

Let it Snow: A festive and fun-filled end to 2023

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The holidays are here, and we’ve curated a list of local events guaranteed to spread the season’s cheer! From light shows to stage performances,...

Young Life: Raising money for faith-filled youth programs

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By Anna Hughes Hope: that’s what today’s younger generations are searching for, according to Rev. Dr. Dan Meyer. Meyer, the pastor at Christ Church in...

Breaking into the Boys’ Club: Oak Brook Historical Society Hosts Women’s Roundtable

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By Anna Hughes If there's one thing the Oak Brook Historical Society is sure of, it's this: it takes a village to build a village....

St. John’s Northwestern Academies: An enriching educational experience

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With its rich history and commitment to instilling discipline and leadership in its students, St. John's Northwestern Academies (SJNA) in Delafield, Wisconsin, has been...

Out of the ashes: Six and a half decades later, Chicagoans still commemorate...

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By Maureen Callahan The first day of December ushers in the holiday season. It’s a promise of happiness and celebration. But it’s also the day...

A Fresh Perspective: New Oak Brook Trustee is first woman on Village Board in...

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By Chuck Fieldman | Photo courtesy of the Village of Oak brook The June appointment of Melissa Martin checked some open boxes for the Oak...

Zonta International Oak Brook Chapter

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An organization for the advancement of women worldwide By Maureen Callahan Zonta International is a global organization founded as The Confederation of Zonta Clubs in 1919...

A Magical Dream: Oak Brook Chapter to host annual Mistletoe Medley

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The Oak Brook Chapter of the Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago presents its seasonal fundraiser, Mistletoe Medley, on November 28 at...

United Real Estate Grand Opening

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United Real Estate Chicago celebrated its Grand Opening last month at 1600 W.16th Street in Oak Brook. The event was hosted by Rick Williams,...

Lions Clubs International Foundation

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When over 1.4 million people from around the world join together to serve others, the results are powerful. That’s exactly what Lions International members have...