Several thousand dollars of merchandise was taken from the Austin Boulevard Christian Church last week. An unknown person broke a lock to a storage room at the church, 634 N. Austin Blvd., Nov. 10-11, and took a black Folio SX sound board.
Oak Park and River Forest High School has seen an increase in student arrests in recent weeks resulting from rising reports of theft, and officials have come up with a couple of different reasons for the spike. So far this month, at least three students have been arrested in connection with thefts at the school.
Since she was young, Yesenia Sanchez has been familiar with the concept of sacrifice. Sanchez was born in Mexico and came to the United States with her family when she was eight. Her dad, who dropped out of high school, stayed in Mexico for months at a time working in restaurants. Sanchez saw him, perhaps, twice each year, she said. Her mom's education was only at a sixth grade level.
Moving its gymnastics center to the site of the former Aldi store at Lake Street and Humphrey Avenue will be the single focus of a new study the board of the Park District of Oak Park approved at its meeting last Thursday.
Oak Park police say they are still investigating the death early Tuesday of a 17-year-old girl from Sheboygan, Wis., from an apparent heroin overdose at an apartment building. Emergency personnel found Kimberly Ciotola, whose family had reported her missing to Sheboygan police on Monday, in the hallway of a building at 855 Lake St.
A 17-year-old boy who held an underage drinking party last week turned himself into police, Nov. 4, and was charged with obstructing identification after he gave a false name to an officer in connection with the incident.
Players on both sides of the chess boards were left surprised Friday afternoon when members of Whittier School's Starry Knights chess club squared off against residents of the Oak Park Arms retirement community.
District 90's iPad initiative is off to a good start, school officials say. Eighth-graders at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest have been using iPads to download library books, create music, write and receive email, and film themselves doing presentations in a communications class.
A man who took $340,000 from Dominican University over eight months pleaded guilty last month in federal court in Peoria to mail fraud and money laundering. The university found out from an investigator in March that Timothy J. Roth had been transferring money out of an account Dominican had with Hickory Point Bank, a small, independently owned Central Illinois bank.