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.
Former state Senator Rickey Hendon's campaign treasurer, along with six other people, were arrested on various corruption charges, July 17, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Hendon's ex-treasurer, Dean Nichols, of Oak Park, was among those named in the federal grand jury indictments. Nichols, 62, was charged with three counts of bribery conspiracy.
Two Chicago men who police determined were responsible for several burglaries to cars in River Forest were arrested July 10 and each charged with one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony, according to a statement Friday from River Forest police.
A wake for a reputed gang member at a Berwyn funeral home on Roosevelt Road, July 12, attracted a Chicago Police Department helicopter and a visible police presence in southwest Oak Park Thursday evening.
Oak Park police wrote 48 seat belt citations, issued two more for illegal transportation of alcohol and made one arrest for driving under the influence during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket campaign over the Fourth of July, according to a statement from the village.