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Tamping down the patching material in a pothole helps ensure that it will bond with the surrounding material and not pop up as cars pass over it. The village of Oak Park says there were a record number of potholes this winter. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Hitting a rut: Park Ridge refuses drivers’ claims for pothole damages

Guitarist Randy Raatz was on his way to a show in Edison Park when a pothole cut his night short.

The pedestrian crosswalk on Prospect Avenue in Uptown Park Ridge is one of five crosswalks that will undergo improvements through May 10. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

Crosswalk construction will close streets in Uptown Park Ridge

Construction in Uptown Park Ridge will result in road closures and bus detours for roughly the next three weeks.

Loyola Immediate Care Center is now open inside offices at 1030 W. Higgins Road in Park Ridge. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

Loyola Medical Center opens immediate care center in Park Ridge

Park Ridge is now home to two immediate care providers with the recent opening of Loyola Immediate Care at 1030 W. Higgins Road.

Rollers smooth out fresh asphalt in Oak Lawn in 2009. | File

Park Ridge spending $1 million to resurface streets this year

Twenty-two Park Ridge streets will be resurfaced this year under the city’s annual program.

Park Ridge Library Board to City Council: Work with us to craft referendum

Members of the Park Ridge Library Board say they want to work with the City Council on crafting language for a November referendum.

<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

Floodwaters cover Mayfield Drive in Park Ridge in June 2013. | File photo

City Council debates referendum for Park Ridge flood control

Park Ridge elected officials are debating whether multi-million dollar flood-relief projects should go to voters for approval.

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Park Ridge police issue 64 tickets during first three months of cellphone ban

Drivers who fail to drop their cell phones are getting hit with fines in Park Ridge.


Suit: Swans contributed to Villa Park man’s drowning death

A woman who says a pair of aggressive swans contributed to her husband’s drowning death near Des Plaines in 2012 is suing the condominium company that kept the animals on its...

Park Ridge City Hall.  |  Sun-Times Media Files

Park Ridge vehicle stickers now on sale

Park Ridge city vehicle stickers and animal licenses for 2014-15 are now on sale.

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