A man claiming to be a plumber distracted a woman while in her apartment in the 1300 block of North Harlem, Oct. 18. He told the woman he needed to check the water supply and turned on the water in the bathroom and kitchen sinks before he left.
The past year's 16 percent drop in crime in Oak Park — reported last week at a community forum — ranges from two percent to 25 percent, depending on which of the seven police beats you live in within the village.
Oak Park and River Forest High School will transition to a new lock system for the school's gym lockers by Friday after it was discovered last week that a student was in possession of a copy of a master key that provides access to current gym locks, according to an Oct. 14 letter from school officials.
Tempers flared Wednesday night as an audience of about 40 opponents and supporters of carrying concealed handguns squared off at a town hall meeting at Oak Park Village Hall, hosted by state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-8th).