Alexa Rogals has been hired as the new staff photographer for the Forest Park Review and its three companion neighborhood publications. Rogals is a Chicago-area native and lives in Oak Park.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Rogals has previously freelanced for the Review and other area publications. She was also a staff photographer for the daily in Farmington, New Mexico.

Her hiring was announced by Claire Innes, editorial design manager, and Bob Uphues, editor. Innes said the strong and varied portfolio presented by Rogals was persuasive, but more compelling was her energy and enthusiasm for community journalism.

Rogals succeeds William Camargo, who left the Review to pursue art and photography interests in his native California.

In addition to the Review, its independently owned Oak Park-based company also publishes Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest, the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark and Austin Weekly News.