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Hello, Oak Park and River Forest! A new week of daily newsletters has arrived. In the Monday edition:

  • More grooming allegations emerge against Riverside-Brookfield coach
  • Sewer work prompts detours in River Forest
  • First Presbyterian honors late church member

But first, today’s weather: Colder; a shower in the afternoon. Top: 41 Bottom: 32.

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Here are today’s top 5 stories at Oak Park-River Forest:

1. One a second woman has accused Dallas Till, a teacher at Riverside Brookfield High School, of ‘sex preparation’ when she was a student at a Cicero high school in 2002. The allegations come a week after a a former Elmwood Park High School student said Till impregnated her and convinced her to have an abortion. He is currently on paid leave from RBHS. (Mark)

2. Health officials encourage vaccinated people to get updated bivalent boostr in front of a potential winter surge of COVID-19 case. Only 10% of Chicago residents have received the new booster, according to the city’s health department. Oak Park Health Officials administer all doses of COVID-19 vaccines tomorrow at Cheney Mansion. (VP)

3. The Lathrop Avenue northbound lane will be closed today and Wednesday between Central and Lake as crews complete sewer work in the area. Commuters are advised to use Ashland or Monroe as a detour. (VRF)

4. The village of River Forest has hired a consultancy to assess its equity and inclusion efforts. The directors voted unanimously for Nova Collective LLC to conduct a 25 week evaluation River Forest’s “practices, policies and structures”. (Wednesday newspaper)

5. The First Presbyterian Church in River Forest to ring new carillon bells in honor of late member Mike McAdam. “Mike’s Bells” will be installed this fall and will “mark the first time bells have rung from the church in over 40 years.” (Patch)

Today in Oak Park-River Forest:

  • The Oak Park Park District offers an information session on NFTs. (Midday)
  • Learn more about the Women’s L project at 19th century club. (1:15 p.m.)
  • Children can take a magic class at Dole Center. (6:45 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Registration opens today for the River Forest Park District’s Deck the Depot event on December 3. (park district)
  • To fall leaf collection begins October 31 at Oak Park. (VP)
  • voice of the city the community choir will perform two concerts in area churches this weekend. (Paid source: oak leaves)
  • Film festival season is underway all over Chicagoland. Lake Theater is already selling tickets in advance to titles featuring Dwayne Johnson, Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Harry Styles. (Classic cinemas)
  • The Oak Park Public Library offers counseling for seniors during Health Literacy Month. (OPL)

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About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years on the entertainment beat for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the United States. Her feature articles have received awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. As editor of the Lewis University journal, she and her team earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and the American Scholastic Press Associations. She started working for Patch in 2019.