Officials at Oak Park and River Forest High School sent a letter to parents Oct. 28, informing them of circulating rumors that a male student was preparing to disclose "private and personal information" about other male students and that the targets of those disclosures were preparing to retaliate.
A suspended Oak Park physician is facing federal charges for allegedly attempting to distribute prescription drugs in exchange for sex, according to a release from the United State's Attorney's North District office.
There have been three reports in Oak Park and one in Berwyn of possible attempts to lure children into cars since Oct. 21, according to a statement from the village. A white male in his 40s or 50s was mentioned in all the reports, police said.
Eventually, the Oak Park writer is hoping to see it appear in schools across the country. But in a week and a half, Felice Bassuk will head west to film her first movie script — a film short targeted at middle school students. Bassuk, the co-writer and producer, has been working on "The Call" for about two years.
A man claiming to be a plumber distracted a woman while in her apartment in the 1300 block of North Harlem, Oct. 18. He told the woman he needed to check the water supply and turned on the water in the bathroom and kitchen sinks before he left.
Two new signs will be installed at entrances to the River Forest Town Center, the village board decided Monday night, but the decision led to a discussion about parking limits in the center that angered some board members.
The reactions were similar at all the tables: Is that something my kid would do? That wouldn't happen at my house. About 50 parents, teachers and facilitators with IMPACT (Parents and Community Together to Reduce Youth Alcohol and Drug Use) gathered at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, Oct. 19, to share concerns and ideas about how to teach their kids about drugs and alcohol.