Oak Park and Forest Park police arrested four men, Thursday, after a car and foot chase that led from a Forest Park gas station to an Oak Park fast food restaurant parking lot and ended with alleged drug dealers crashing their vehicle and fleeing into Rush Oak Park Hospital.
A Feb. 14, Better Government Association of Illinois report titled "License to Swill" went viral last week, even popping up in British newspapers. The watchdog group claimed police union rules implied that officers from area police departments — including Westchester, Elmwood Park, South Barrington, Oak Park and Forest Park — could come to work intoxicated.
A 51-year-old River Forest man turned himself into River Forest Police on Feb. 14 after an altercation at the home of his ex-wife during which he allegedly struck her boyfriend on the head at least four times with a golf club.
Regulators from the Federal government shut down Covenant Bank Friday night after two and a half years of probation from the FDIC. The Lawndale-based bank's assets were sold to Liberty Bank and Trust Co. of New Orleans.
A 50-year-old River Forest man who has been arrested repeatedly in the past decade for window peeping is back in Cook County Jail. North Riverside police arrested Stephan Myslicki on Feb. 2 and charged him with felony disorderly conduct, after he reportedly admitted to looking into the window of a house in the 2500 block of 9th Avenue repeatedly to view a teenage girl inside.
Streetscaping on Madison Street in Forest Park and River Forest will get a boost west of Desplaines Avenue thanks to a $1.34 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation's Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) and IDOT, the two villages announced yesterday.