In a week filled with robberies, even a literate man was dangerous. A man bought a newspaper the evening of Dec. 6 from 7-Eleven, 240 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, but then went back to the counter and asked for a refund.
A 2008 OPRF graduate died Sunday, a week after a traffic crash in North Carolina that left her hospitalized. Jessie Mitchell was living in Cary, N.C., where her family moved after she graduated from high school.
The Park District of Oak Park's planned overhaul of Lindberg Park could cost $1.1 million, according to a presentation to the park board Thursday night. The estimate comes at the end of a months-long planning process that included focus groups and raucous public meetings, highlighted by a disagreement over the park's athletic fields.
Illinois' gay and lesbian population scored a big win this week when lawmakers approved civil unions — a measure Oak Park and River Forest advocates have sought for years to put same-sex couples on equal legal footing.
Two teens robbed an Oak Park man in his backyard a week ago Tuesday night, but only got away with $12. The man was in his backyard on the 800 block of South Euclid Avenue just after 5:30 on Nov. 30 when the two boys approached him.
Andrew Cade packed up his family on Thanksgiving. He piled them into the car on Thursday afternoon, trimmings and trappings in tow, pulled out of the garage of his house on the 800 block of South Harvey Avenue, heading to his in-laws' house in Chicago.
Oak Park police finally nabbed a retail thief last week — 16 years after his crime. Ireneo S. Rivera of Phoenix, Ariz., 44, was arrested by Oak Park police early on the morning of Nov. 28 on the 800 block of Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor after he was turned over to Oak Park police on a 1994 warrant for retail theft.