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First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Not so cold, becoming windy. High: 29 Low: 29.

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Here are the best stories today in Oak Park-River Forest:

1. One Elmwood Park man charged with shooting in December in the district of Montclare. Efrain Rivera was arrested on Thursday in connection with shoot and injure two people at a bar in the 6900 block of West Grand Avenue. (Paid source: Elm leaves)

2. The COVID-19 positivity rate in Illinois is 17.3%, with over 19,200 new cases reported statewide Monday. Almost 59,000 cases were reported over the weekend. (ABC)

3. Chicago Public Schools teacher Victor M. Augilar was arrested in O’Hare last week to wear a hidden weapon at the airport. the Dominican University graduate charged with misdemeanor. (Chicago City Wire)

4. Oak Park Elementary School School District 97 has restricted its search for superintendent to two candidates. the the district invites community members to a virtual forum tomorrow to “meet” candidates Dr Kim Nalls and Dr Ushma Shah via Zoom. (Area 97)

5. Illinois House Republican Jim Durkin appeals to Oak Park Rep. Camille Lily take action after Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith “Convicted of Contempt of Court for violating children’s rights, ”reports CBS. Lilly is the chair of the Human Services Appropriations Committee. (SCS)

Today in Oak Park-River Forest:

  • The art exhibition “Figures and faces” opens at Oak Park Art League. (13h)
  • Oak Park Counseling and Wellness presents a virtual interactive workshop on stress management, in partnership with the library. (5 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Due to the omicron overvoltage, all River Forest Public Library programs will be uploaded until mid-February. (RFPL)
  • Every Tuesday in January, River Forest waste haulers will collect Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands for the village composting program. (VRF)
  • Fenwick High School Cross Country Coach Dave Rill was named the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaching Association Coach of the Year. (Fenwick)
  • Volunteers are “critically needed” in Catholic Charities’ pantry to Cicero. (Ascension Catholic Church)
  • Oak Park Public Library Holds New Year Titles, as well as resources that honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and Betty White. (OPPL)

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