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Oak Forest

Forest preserves provide only some of the recreational opportunities in this southwest suburb. Read more about Oak Forest, IL.
Forest preserves provide only some of the recreational opportunities in this southwest suburb. Read more about Oak Forest, IL. « Show less

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  • Tinley Park officials urge water pipeline approval

    Tinley Park officials urge water pipeline approval
    Tinley Park officials are asking Cook County's Forest Preserve District to approve a land use licensing application for a proposed water pipeline running through its property that would serve nearly a dozen south suburbs. The pipeline is necessary to...
  • 4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver

    4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver
    A 50-year-old Oak Forest woman accused of ramming two Mokena squad cars and nearly hitting two police officers while fleeing into Orland Park and Tinley Park has been charged with three felonies in Will County and DUI/drugs in DeKalb County, where she was...
  • South Side crash leaves 2 dead, 3 critically injured

    South Side crash leaves 2 dead, 3 critically injured
    Two people were killed and three others critically injured when a car struck a concrete pillar early this morning at the intersection of West Pershing Road and South Western Avenue, according to police. About 3:15 a.m., a silver car traveling northbound...
  • 21st cold-related death in Cook County

    21st cold-related death in Cook County
    An Oak Forest man’s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said. Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the...
  • Hundreds turn out for Oak Forest officer's funeral

    Hundreds turn out for Oak Forest officer's funeral
    A crowd of nearly 400 people packed a southwest suburban funeral home today to say goodbye to Jim Morrissy, the veteran Oak Forest police officer who died Tuesday in the line of duty. "It was an amazing sight to see," said Oak Forest firefighter/...
  • School cashier credited with catching thieves now charged with stealing deposits

    School cashier credited with catching thieves now charged with stealing deposits
    A high school cashier who helped police catch three women after a theft from the southwest suburban school last month has herself been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in bank deposits from the school, authorities said. Cheryl L. Becker, 54, of Oak...
  • Markham man charged in Tinley Park shooting

    Markham man charged in Tinley Park shooting
    A fatal shooting outside a Tinley Park convenience store last week stemmed from a Craigslist website transaction to swap electronics goods that turned into an argument when the victim and assailant met to close the deal, Cook County prosecutors said...
  • Man dies 4 days after car accident in Tinley Park

    Man dies 4 days after car accident in Tinley Park
    An Oak Forest man died early this morning following a traffic crash in Tinley Park earlier this week, authorities said. David Vanheel, 50, of the 15100 block of Spruce Lane in Oak Forest, was in a vehicle involved in a crash at 159th Street and Oak...
  • Authorities: Motorcycle crash kills Alsip man in Oak Forest

    Authorities: Motorcycle crash kills Alsip man in Oak Forest
    A 34-year-old Alsip man on a motorcycle died last night after a crash in Oak Forest. A man identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Matteo Manueli was northbound on Oak Park Avenue approaching a curve at 147th Street about 8:45 p....
  • Football | 2013 schedule

    WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30 Nonconference Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0 Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14 Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8 Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7 Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
  • Oak Forest man, 76, charged in Orange Line fondling, lewdness cases

    Oak Forest man, 76, charged in Orange Line fondling, lewdness cases
    A 76-year-old Oak Forest man arrested this week for masturbating on a CTA Orange Line train was linked by Chicago police to the fondling of a 15-year-old girl as she rode the same line earlier this month, Cook County prosecutors said today. William...
  • Autopsy shows woman found dead in fire was strangled

    Autopsy shows woman found dead in fire was strangled
    A 40-year-old nurse and mother of three died of strangulation, not the fire that ravaged her Oak Forest home this week, police said this afternoon. Erica L. Rodriguez’s death has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy by the Cook County medical...