A man police describe as "something of a con man" was arrested by Oak Park police Saturday after allegedly entering a woman's home in the 700 block of South Maple Avenue and physically and sexually assaulting her.
Why you scofflaw! Yeah, you. You, the Oak Parker who hasn't registered your bike. And you, with the bike without a bell. And you, the bike rider carrying "a package, bundle or article which prevents [you, the lawbreaker] from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars."
The Village of Oak Park is trying to make sure everyone has a place to park their bicycles. Over the last 4-5 years, the village has been making an effort to install bike racks in all of the business districts and near the CTA and Metra stations, said Ellen McKenna, a civil engineer for the village and the point person for bike issues.
The rules for securing bicycles are simple and straightforward, yet are often overlooked or ignored. According to police and experts in the field, the following few simple rules will significantly lower the odds of your bike being stolen.