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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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  • Chris Medina's debut single tests 'American Idol's' aim 'to be on the cutting edge of music production'

     
    Chris Medina had the winning formula that easily earmarked him as an early front-runner on this season of “American Idol”: soaring vocals, a heart-wrenching personal narrative and a charming personality. Medina won over the judges with his...
  • Orland Park endorses West 159th Street Corridor Plan

     
    Orland Park's village board has formally approved a multi-jurisdictional plan to make the 16-mile stretch of West 159th Street between interstates 355 and 294 a …...
  • Cook County hospital officials press on with Oak Forest Hospital plan despite 'no' vote

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:18 p.m. Cook County health system officials are optimistic a state regulatory board will reconsider a plan to shutter Oak Forest Hospital and transform it into an outpatient clinic despite initial opposition. Concerns about job....
  • Cook County health system chief Foley steps down

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:27 p.m.; updated at 3:57 p.m. William Foley, the first chief executive of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, is resigning from his post. “I just saw him in the hall," said Cook County......
  • Oak Forest man charged with child porn possession

     
    Orland Park Police say a tip from a local computer technician has led to the arrest and charging of a 43-year-old Oak Forest man for …...
  • Attempted kidnapping on Oak Forest Avenue near 167th Street

     
    The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Friday released a sketch of a man they believe attempted to kidnap an 18-year-old Tinley Park woman who was walking …...
  • Oak Forest hospital plan fails by one vote

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 12:40 p.m.; updated at 12:46 p.m. Cook County's controversial plan to convert Oak Forest Hospital into an outpatient clinic failed to win state approval today by one vote. Afterward, people opposed to the idea erupted......
  • State lawmakers trying to help close Oak Forest Hospital

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 1:15 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to skirt a recent state board ruling denying the county’s plan to shutter Oak Forest Hospital by supporting a proposed measure in Springfield that would......
  • Pols asked for help in Oak Forest Hospital closure

     
    Cook County officials are pressing state lawmakers to exempt the county's hospital system from the purview of a state regulatory board that recently rejected a …...
  • Preckwinkle tries to shift debate on Oak Forest Hospital closing

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 5:02 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with nearly a dozen African-American pastors and South Side leaders, trying to redefine the debate over her push to close Oak Forest......
  • Preckwinkle points finger at Quinn on Oak Forest Hospital mess

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:25 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today tried to assign some responsibility to Gov. Pat Quinn for the Oak Forest Hospital mess. The county asked a state panel for permission to turn the......
  • Simon-less 'American Idol' is too soft and mostly clueless

     
    After just the third show of the season, my disillusionment with the 10th season of “American Idol” continues to grow, as my fears that a Simon Cowell-less panel not only would be too soft on contestants, but would let through......