After three recent strong-arm robberies of pedestrians along the east edge of River Forest, a beefed-up police patrol was in the right place at the right time when a fourth victim was attacked Aug. 10 around 3:15 p.m. in the 900 block of Bonnie Brae.
A former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who was nabbed in 2011 by Oak Park police in an apartment filled with more than 200 stolen electronic devices from cell phones to calculators -- plus cocaine and a handgun -- pled guilty May 29 and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Banging sounds around 6 a.m. coming from the mudroom in their home in the 100 block of Park Boulevard alerted River Forest residents, who found an unknown 30-year-old Chicago man in their house, Aug. 4.
Former Oak Parker Geoff Binns-Calvey is used to creating magic in photographs. When a Chicago ad agency is shooting a commercial featuring sizzling hamburgers, for example, food stylists cook the burgers to precisely the right appearance.
Police said a woman standing in an alley about to enter her apartment near Harrison Street and Lyman Avenue was attacked by a male and a female who knocked her to the ground around 10:20 p.m. on July 18.
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.