Wednesday Journal recently obtained a copy of the Elmhurst police report involving former Concordia University-Chicago baseball coach Spiro Lempesis, which led to the school initiating an independent investigation of allegations that stemmed from the coach's firing two years ago.
A 34-year-old man walking on Oak Park Avenue near Pleasant Street, the evening of Oct. 22, was approached by two unknown men who grabbed the iPhone out of his hand, police said. They struck him in the right shoulder as they pushed him away and ran from the scene.
A cab driver told police he picked up a man in Chicago and was told to drive to Oak Park the early morning of Oct. 22. The driver was guided to Ashland Avenue and Madison Street in River Forest, where the man threatened the driver with a closed knife and demanded money.
Oak Park police arrested a 44-year-old man last week after the national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force alerted them that the man was using an online file-sharing program to download pornographic images and videos of children.
Police and officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are trying to find a woman who tried and failed to rob a bank on the city's West Side Thursday morning before robbing another one in Oak Park a half hour later.
An unknown man rang the doorbell of a resident in the 600 block of South Humphrey Avenue the evening of Oct. 12, and asked if he could rake leaves. When the resident declined, he and another man pushed their way into the home and demanded money.
A former accounting manager for Rush Oak Park Hospital was charged with theft after she allegedly siphoned close to $300,000 from the hospital over six years, according to the Chicago Tribune and the hospital.