| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Police chiefs in Oak Park and La Grange said their departments have carefully vetted dozens of local concealed-carry permit applications, as the first round of state permits hits mailboxes this week.
Eighty-nine Oak Park residents and 75 La Grange...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
An Oak-Leyden Developmental Services employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 from a disabled client in recent years, police say.
Contessa Gordon-Elliot, 40, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue in Chicago, was arrested May 6...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:27 AM
A 62-year-old Oak Park man has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl he hired to do odd jobs at a rental property he owns in River Forest, police say.
Gregg Kuenster, of the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, asked a girl to...
| May 26, 2014
Most of us like to think of ourselves as good people — kind-hearted souls who mourn other people's misfortune, sympathetic types who would hate to see our neighbors suffer.
But any notions I may have had about my own generosity of spirit have been...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A new playground, ballfield upgrades, climbing boulders and other improvements are slated for Maple Park as part of a $1.1 million renovation project in 2016, the Park District of Oak Park announced.
A $400,000 Illinois Department of Natural Resources...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said.
The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director.
David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The owner of several Ultimate Fighting Championship-style gyms in the Chicago area is proposing one for downtown Oak Park.
UFC GYM would employ professional UFC fighters and coaches to teach classes and would host fighters to sign autographs, but...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Few student-athletes make as big a mark in both departments as Tess Trinka has at Oak Park.
Fewer have had such an impact in the community.
Not only is the No. 1-ranked student in Oak Park's senior class a two-sport (tennis and soccer), four-year...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Sarah Buerger was only a half-mile from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when everyone stopped.
She was carrying a phone and after a few minutes of confusion she started getting a stream of texts asking if she was OK. She soon heard rumors of...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A woman who met a man on an Internet dating site and invited him to her house on the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue said he came at 1:36 p.m. April 2, showed her a silver...