Forest Park

A sidewalk in the western suburbs memorializes the Watergate scandal. (Terry Keshner)

West Suburban Sidewalk Serves As Portal To Watergate Scandal, 40 Years Later

A reference to the Nixon scandal survives in Forest Park — not that every pedestrian knows what it means. WBBM Newsradio’s Terry Keshner reports.

10/28/2014

U.S. Army reservists with the 300th Personnel Company returned to Forest Park from Afghanistan on Thursday, and were honored at a dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone, at center. (Credit: Facebook)

Forest Park Reservists Back Home From Afghanistan

The Forest Park-based unit’s primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.

10/24/2014

A Blue Line train entering the Forest Park station experienced a "minor derailment" on Friday, according to the CTA. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Train Derails In Forest Park

The CTA has suspended Blue Line train service between the Harlem and Forest Park stops on the Forest Park branch, after a train derailed late Friday morning.

08/08/2014

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Forest Park, Illinois. (Credit: 16inchsoftballhof.com)

Forest Park Welcomes New 16-Inch Softball Hall Of Fame

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame opened its doors to the public Saturday in Forest Park, in a converted gas station that sits 100 yard from the fields used for the game’s summer classic, the No-Glove Nationals.

07/19/2014

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Forest Park, Illinois. (Credit: 16inchsoftballhof.com)

Forest Park To Be Cooperstown For 16-Inch Softball

For Larry Piekarz, executive director of the Park District of the Forest Park, the 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame is a dream come true.

07/07/2014

About 60 senior citizens were forced out of their homes after an extra-alarm fire late Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Forest Park Fire Forces 60 Seniors Out Of Their Homes

One minor injury was reported after an extra-alarm fire overnight at a senior citizens’ apartment complex in Forest Park.

06/13/2014

Joel Mendoza (Credit: Forest Park Police)

Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Forest Park Cyclist

Jeffery Schultz, 40, was riding his bike home on Harlem Avenue near 14th Street around 11 p.m. Saturday, when a car struck him from behind about a block away from his townhouse.

06/05/2014

Jeffery Schultz (Credit: Facebook)

Police Question Person In Fatal Forest Park Hit-And-Run

Jeffery Schultz, 40, was riding his bike home on Harlem Avenue near 14th Street around 11 p.m. Saturday, when a car struck him from behind about a block away from his townhouse, then fled the scene.

06/03/2014

A bicyclist died after a car hit him from behind in west suburban Forest Park. The car kept going after the crash. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Bicyclist Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Forest Park

Witnesses said a speeding silver sedan struck the cyclist from behind, sending him flying into the air, and then kept going.

06/02/2014

Pace Bus

Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

Summer Garden

Community Gardens Blossoming In Chicago Suburbs

As the soil warms up, the hopeful are emerging from winter burrows and digging up gardens provided in ever-increasing numbers by their communities

05/05/2014

A statue of late Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was removed from Wacker Drive for repairs to the stone base. (Credit: CBS)

Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For Repairs

A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.

04/18/2014

Aaron Moore (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Eisenhower Crash That Killed Two Women

Aaron I. Moore, 26, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to Illinois State Police.

01/13/2014

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

NTSB: Runaway Blue Line Train Was Powered Up, Had Damaged Wiring

Dozens of passengers riding in a westbound Blue Line train were injured Monday morning when the runaway train hit it.

10/04/2013

Workers assess the damage to the Blue Line cars. (Credit: Richard Wyatt/WBBM Newsradio)

Blue Line ‘Ghost Train’ Crash: How Could It Happen?

The circumstances surrounding Monday’s collision on the CTA’s Blue Line were so unusual that police at first suspected it had to be a deliberate, criminal act.

09/30/2013

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

National Guard Soldiers Credit Training In Rescue Of Crash Victims

“My military training played a big role in how I reacted,” said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. “I assessed the situation and took action.”

09/16/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

BGA: Some Suburban Cops Allowed To Work When Almost Drunk

The Better Government Association has found that local police are allowed to work when they’re close to what’s considered drunk.

02/15/2013

Blue Line Fatal

Man Dies After Falling Onto Blue Line Tracks

A 28-year-old man is dead, after falling onto the tracks at the Forest Park Blue Line ‘L’ terminal Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Suspects Chased Over Blue Line Tracks, Across Ike

Two Chicago men suspected of armed robbery were arrested early Monday following a foot chase across the Blue Line train tracks and the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.

07/17/2012

Surveillance video image of two suspects in a shooting at a 7-Eleven store in Forest Park on April 28, 2012. (Credit: Forest Park Police)

Two Suspects Sought In Forest Park Shooting

Police in west suburban Forest Park are on the lookout for two suspects involved in a shooting over a cell phone this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2012

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