Following initial approval in March, the Oak Park village board gave final approval to a set of policies related to penalties for minors possessing tobacco, attending drinking parties, or having less than 30 grams of cannabis on their person.
A frequent visitor to a gay nightclub that Oak Park officials said may have been destroyed by an intentional fire early Sunday has already sprung into action to help its employees. David Monterosso, of Melrose Park, is organizing a fundraiser next week at the Hideaway bar in Forest Park.
A lawyer representing the family of an 80-year-old dementia patient who was killed in an Oak Park nursing home allegedly by another resident said he's familiar with the practice of individuals transferring ownership of problematic nursing facilities back and forth. That appears to be the case with Oak Park Healthcare, 625 N. Harlem Ave., where Anibal Calderon was struck by a 66-year-old resident in his same ward in February.
Oak Park police arrested four Chicago teenagers who were allegedly the aggressors in a fight in the 300 block of Lake Street Monday afternoon. Police responded to a fight in progress around 3:30 p.m. on Lake Street just east of Ridgeland Avenue, said Police Sgt. Michael Richardson.
River Forest police arrested two Chicago residents early Thursday morning outside a 7-Eleven they had just attempted to rob. Police responded to the store at Division Street and Harlem Avenue at 1:20 a.m. and took Kirby Wise, 38, and Stephany Powell, 51, into custody as they tried to escape in an unoccupied car parked in the alley behind the store, police said.