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Immigration Issue Discussion

The public is invited to participate when the League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area meets to discuss its position on immigration.   The meeting will be Saturday January 13 from 10 am until noon at Grace United Protestant Church, 266 Somonauk, Park Forest. The issue is not a position on[Read More…]


Al Riley Chosen to Succeed State Rep. Robin Kelly

Photo: Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Park Forest resident Al Riley has been appointed by Democratic Committeemen to fulfill the remainder of State Rep. Robin Kelly's term for the 38th Legislative District.  Park Forest Village Attorney Mat Delort made the announcement at the January 2 Village Board meeting.  Representative-elect Riley paid[Read More…]

State Rep. Robin Kelly Moving to Treasurer’s Office

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– As has already been widely reported, State Representative Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will step down from the state legislature to become chief of staff for incoming state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.  Reached for a brief interview, eNews Park Forest asked Representative Kelly what tipped the scales for her in[Read More…]


Sitting Down with Friends of ALNAC

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Editor's Note:  eNews Park Forest recently interviewed Mr. Algernon Penn, Chairman of Friends of ALNAC, an organization committed to supporting the efforts of the Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission (ALNAC).  It is our intention to give equal space to others involved in the possible construction of a[Read More…]

The Bonsai Creations of Mark Reed

Mr. Mark Reed, Bonsai artist. (Photo: Mark Reed) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Mark Reed might better be known to Park Foresters as “The man with the Chinese house,” as he calls it, but he’s taken up the design and creation of bonsai trees.  His trees may be not be alive, but each[Read More…]


Alcohol-related Traffic Deaths Jump on New Year’s Eve

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 22–(ENEWSPF)–Some New Year’s predictions are, tragically, very reliable. For example, significantly more people are likely to die in alcohol-related traffic crashes on New Year’s Eve than on other mid-week winter evenings. Just look at the numbers. A recent analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics shows[Read More…]

Freedom Hall, Nathan Manilow Theatre News

  Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre Announces 2010-2011 season. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Main Series Kenyan Safari Acrobats Friday, October 15, 8 p.m. The Kenya Safari Acrobats offer a truly unique cultural experience. Hailing from the heart of Africa, this awe-inspiring and dynamic dance troupe takes acrobatics to exhilarating extremes performing a[Read More…]

Military Families Speak Out on Holidays Without Loved Ones

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–As we celebrate the holiday season, many are focusing their thoughts and attention on those who cannot be with family members because of service in Iraq. Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), a national organization of over 3,100 families opposed to the war in Iraq who have relatives or loved[Read More…]

eNews Accepting Letters to Editor

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– eNews Park Forest is now accepting Letters to the Editor for consideration for publication.  eNews Park Forest welcomes your letters. Please include your address and phone number for verification. Pseudonyms, anonymous letters and form letters are not published. All letters are subject to editing. Priority is given[Read More…]