New police cars hitting the streets of Oak Park are more spacious and get better fuel mileage than the previous discontinued model. The village's Public Works Department went through a state bid process to purchase the five Dodge Chargers for about $23,000 each, said Deputy Police Chief Anthony Ambrose.
Anan Abu-Telab, the owner of Oak Park's Maya del Sol restaurant, on Monday credited police in both Oak Park and Chicago for acting quickly on a text message threat made by a former employee against a current employee. As a result, Nicholas Claxton, 23, of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the near Southwest Side, was arrested Aug. 4 and charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, one count of cyber stalking and violation of his probation.
A Chicago woman has been charged with conning a 93-year-old disabled widow of a World War II veteran out of her River Forest home and leaving her at a nursing home without any of her belongings, forcing staff to provide her with second-hand clothes from former residents, according to a news release from the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.