🌱 Long COVID study + Recycling of garden signs + Heat complaints from owners

Hello, Oak Park and River Forest! Let’s move on to the best stories from Sunday, November 13.

But first, today’s weather: Rather sunny and cold. High: 39 Low: 24.

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Here are the top 3 stories at Oak Park-River Forest today:

1. The Oak Park Department of Public Health is partnering with the University of Chicago for a study on the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19. The project is currently looking for volunteers suffering from long COVID. (NIH)

2. Oak Park and River Forest High School Officials reopened the west pool on November 1 after completion of patchwork repairs. The structure is over 90 years old. (Wednesday newspaper)

3. The Village of River Forest offers recycling plastic garden signs. A drop-off bin is located on Central Avenue under the viaduct near the town hall. It is open 24 hours a day until November 21. (VRF)

Today in Oak Park-River Forest:

  • Take a walk in nature Taylor Park. (10am)
  • Cheney Manor organizes a pasta-making workshop for parents and children. (Midday)
  • Take a senior fitness walk Thatcher wood. (1 p.m.)
  • Discover the animal ambassadors on Trailside Museum. (3 p.m.)
  • Check Tre Sorelle Sunday Jazz Jam with John Scoville & Friends. (4 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • As winter weather arrives, tenants complaining about heating are invited to contact Neighborhood Services. (VP)
  • The Oak Park Police Department shared photos of the Chief Shatonya Johnson’s swearing-in ceremony. (OPPD)
  • The Archdiocese of Chicago has delayed process of renaming Oak Park parishes. (PSC)
  • Thanksgiving football pitch rental is available through the River Forest Park district. (park district)
  • Oak Park officials american veterans honored at a ceremony on Friday. (Paid source: oak leaves)

You are all caught! Have a good Sunday.


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.

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