Yolanda Paige of Oak Park buried her son at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside, July 13, 10 days after police came to her door at 3 a.m. to tell her he had been killed riding his bike on North Avenue in Chicago.
Newspaper steel "honesty boxes" were discovered removed from spots around Oak Park about 4:30 a.m., July 7. A Sun-Times box disappeared from the 100 block of North Marion Street, and a Red Eye box and Hoy box were removed from the 700 block of South Austin Boulevard.
River Forest police arrested one of two men July 1 who they say hooked up an ATM skimming device and a covert camera to record PIN numbers on an ATM machine at the Community Bank of Oak Park-River Forest branch in River Forest at 7777 W. Lake St.
Oak Park's July 4 fireworks drew the biggest crowd in recent memory, according to Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley. Although police had no official count of the number of attendees, they noted that the Oak Park and River Forest High School Stadium, as well as the turf field across Lake Street were both filled to capacity by 9:30 p.m.
Police arrested a 30-year-old woman in the 300 block of S. Taylor and charged her with endangering a child after her 4 year old son was found walking alone outside wearing a blanket and complaining of a stomach ache around 6:50 a.m. June 23.
A purse was snatched while a woman sat at an outdoor café in the 900 block of Lombard around 7:20 p.m. June 18. Two males, around 16 years of age, reportedly grabbed the purse and ran eastbound on Harrison.