Officials at Oak Park and River Forest High School sent a letter to parents Oct. 28, informing them of circulating rumors that a male student was preparing to disclose "private and personal information" about other male students and that the targets of those disclosures were preparing to retaliate.
A suspended Oak Park physician is facing federal charges for allegedly attempting to distribute prescription drugs in exchange for sex, according to a release from the United State's Attorney's North District office.
There have been three reports in Oak Park and one in Berwyn of possible attempts to lure children into cars since Oct. 21, according to a statement from the village. A white male in his 40s or 50s was mentioned in all the reports, police said.
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.