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Veronica Klicka (Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Lied About Being Stabbed At Forest Preserve: Authorities

A woman made up a story about being stabbed in a northwest suburban forest preserve after injuring herself with a knife, believing she would be in trouble with the law if she was caught with a weapon, authorities claim.


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Woman Sexually Assaulted In West Suburban Forest Preserve

A woman was sexually assaulted Friday night in a forest preserve in the western suburbs, near Maywood and Forest Park.


Luis Gonzalez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Charged In Oak Forest Shooting

Luis Gonzalez, 33, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was charged Monday with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion.


Luis Gonzalez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Oak Forest Shooting

Luis Gonzalez, 33, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was charged Monday with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion.


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Woman Found Dead In Waukegan Forest Preserve

The body of a 52-year-old Waukegan woman was found in the Lyons Woods Forest Preserve on the northeast side of Waukegan this past Wednesday, and authorities are waiting for toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.


David Chereck was 15 when he was strangled in January 1992.  (Photo courtesy Cook County Sherriff)

Suspect Arrested In L.A. For 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen

A Los Angeles man who was a suspect in the 1992 murder of 15-year-old David Chereck, from Skokie, has been arrested in connection with the case.


Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Ex-Marine On Death Row In Virginia Faces Murder Trial In Lake County

A former north suburban man sentenced to death last Friday in Virginia murder will likely stand trial in Lake County later this summer for the brutal murder of two young girls on Mother’s Day 2005.



Body Found In Rosemont Forest Preserve

A Cook County SWAP team, comprised of people sentenced to community service, discovered the body while cleaning the forest preserve in the 6200 block of River Road in Rosemont.



MissingMan Found Dead In Barrington Hills Forest Preserve

The Cook County Sheriff’s office is investigating, but could not immediately say whether foul play was involved.


Christopher Pilarski (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Arrested On Drug Charge After Getting Locked In Forest Preserve Lot

A man carrying cocaine in his car ended up calling the cops on himself Thursday night in a forest preserve near south suburban Crete.


Is this an image of a large, wild cat? Officials don't know. (Bloomingdale Police)

Mystery Animal Seen Lurking In Bloomingdale Preserve

The Meacham Grove Forest Preserve is 252 magnificent acres of prairies, fishing spots, jogging and bike trails and thick woodlands. In those woods, something lurks. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Baseball fans arrive at Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Break In Wrigley Field Goat Head Mystery?

We know where the head was sent, and there is information on where the rest of goat may have wound up.


Edward Naklicki

Police Search Forest Preserve For Missing West Suburban Man

Police dogs were brought out Tuesday to search a west suburban forest preserve for a 59-year old Chicago man who has been missing since late last week.

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Allen Fernandez, 11, died on April 21, 2012, after he was found in a forest preserve near his Hoffman Estates home, with a puncture wound to his chest. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Cops Signal Hoffman Estates Boy Died From ‘Tragic Accident’

The bizarre death of an 11-year old boy from Hoffman Estates, who suffered a puncture wound to the chest, appears to be a “tragic accident,” authorities said Monday.


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Forest Preserve Plans To Borrow Money To Add Land, Upgrade Facilities

Cook County Forest Preserve officials expect to add more land this year, and also make repairs to some picnic enclosures.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Audit Slams Management At Forest Preserve District

The Cook County Forest Preserve District is the subject of a highly critical audit to be made public Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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Body Of Missing Man Found Hanging In Forest Preserve

A person walking through a northwest suburban forest preserve Tuesday evening encountered a grisly sight — the body of a man hanging from a tree, victim of an apparent suicide.


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Pink Katydid Spotted In Lake County Forest Preserve

A rare pink katydid was spotted recently in a forest preserve in Lake County, and there may be more where it came from.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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Coyote Decoys Deter Geese In DuPage County

DuPage County is gaining the upper hand in the battle to control the population of Canada geese with some clever decoys.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011