A 34-year-old man walking on Oak Park Avenue near Pleasant Street, the evening of Oct. 22, was approached by two unknown men who grabbed the iPhone out of his hand, police said. They struck him in the right shoulder as they pushed him away and ran from the scene.
River Forest village staff has reached out to the River Forest Park District about a potential shared maintenance garage if the village's current one gets purchased as part of a development at the former Hines Lumber site.
Oak Park police arrested a 44-year-old man last week after the national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force alerted them that the man was using an online file-sharing program to download pornographic images and videos of children.
With about two and a half weeks until River Forest voters can decide whether they want the village to be governed under home rule, dozens of residents turned up at a forum facilitated by the River Forest Service Club Thursday night to ask questions and hear presentations before the vote.
Police and officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are trying to find a woman who tried and failed to rob a bank on the city's West Side Thursday morning before robbing another one in Oak Park a half hour later.
Construction workers who are landscaping the front lawn of the River Forest Public Library were digging last week when they found a surprise — a broken plastic container that held a little bit of history.
River Forest schools have been in session for more than a month, which means it's the time of year when thoughts of service projects dance through students' heads. And that means calling area businesses and collecting clothing and food for donation.
An unknown man rang the doorbell of a resident in the 600 block of South Humphrey Avenue the evening of Oct. 12, and asked if he could rake leaves. When the resident declined, he and another man pushed their way into the home and demanded money.
Michael Gibbs, a current River Forest village trustee and candidate for village president next April, announced last week that he will run atop a slate of three other River Forest residents seeking election as trustees.