Three pre-teen girls in two separate incidents were approached by an unfamiliar man in his 20s as they walked along neighborhood sidewalks in Oak Park on late Tuesday afternoon, police have reported. In one incident the man reportedly asked if the girl wanted a ride. In the other, he asked two pre-teens "if they wanted to hang out."
A full week after 33-year-old Michael Smith, who grew up in Oak Park, was gunned down while sitting in his car outside his Brookfield home, police are still releasing few details about his death while continuing to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding it.
River Forest police issued an email crime alert to residents on Tuesday, warning of a rash of residential burglaries since the middle of May. According to Police Chief Gregory Weiss, there have been six residential burglaries reported in the village since mid-May. The email was prompted, according to Weiss, by "a group of burglaries being reported on June 15 and 16."
A group of River Forest women are trying to rally community members to show their support for the two police officers wounded by gunfire while responding to the scene of a fatal domestic incident on July 12 in the 100 block of Lathrop Avenue.