Oak Park police are clamping down on two groups of teenagers who have been engaged in an escalating dispute over the summer. The bad blood between the two groups has recently involved the possession and use of potentially lethal weapons.
Martha Lussenhop's garden has turned brown and crispy. For more than 30 years, she worked to plant flowers and nurture trees in the lot that was adjacent to her home on the 900 block of Wesley Avenue. After Lussenhop and her husband sold the house before retiring to Oregon, they told friends they were glad to know that a young family would be moving in who could enjoy the home where they raised their two daughters and who would continue to care for the garden. She hoped to write them about all the intricacies of the history of the house, and left them a vase which was given to them when they first moved in by the widow of a man who grew up there.
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."