Oak Park police said a 17-year-old Chicago resident was walking in the 1500 block of North Austin Boulevard around 5:45 p.m., Oct. 14, when a man, roughly 18 years old, exited a black Chevy Trailblazer and approached the victim from behind, pressing an unknown object into his back and saying, "Give me everything," and "Give me what's in your pocket."
From a bullet to the chest at the Battle of Vicksburg, to the Eastland Ship disaster in 1915, to the 1930 stock market crash, participants in this year's 22nd annual Tale of the Tombstone Cemetery Walk last Sunday met some of the "survivors" who rest in Forest Home Cemetery.
In the second case of child-luring in two days, River Forest police arrested a 31-year-old Oak Park man and charged him with disorderly conduct after a female student told them he had followed her through a 7-Eleven in the 7300 block of Division Street and then repeatedly offered her a ride to school in his car, the morning of Oct. 8.
Two men talked their way into the home of an Oak Park couple, age 86 and 84, in the 900 block of Wisconsin Avenue around 4 p.m., Sept. 30. While one distracted the owners by engaging them in conversation, the other removed miscellaneous jewelry from a bedroom. Loss was estimated at $500.