Oak Brook

Stephen Peterson

Judge: Oak Brook Must Further Explain Why It Fired Drew Peterson’s Son

A DuPage County judge on Tuesday ordered the Oak Brook Board of Fire and Police Commissioners better explain its reasoning for firing the son of Drew Peterson, who is currently on trial in Will County for allegedly murdering his ex-wife.

08/08/2012

Stephen Peterson

Drew Peterson’s Son Files $10M Lawsuit Over Firing

Stephen Peterson, son of Drew Peterson, who is awaiting trial on charges he murdered his wife, filed a $10 million federal lawsuit Tuesday over his firing from the Oak Brook Police Department in 2011.

07/10/2012

Frank Calabrese Sr.

Pricey Items From Mobster Calabrese’s House Going Up For Auction

The treasure trove of former Chicago Outfit hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. goes on the auction block next month.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Janitors

Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 stopped traffic at the busy intersection of Route 83 and 22nd Street in west suburban Oak Brook, as contract talks resumed with building owners and government officials in Chicago and the suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors’ Rally In Oak Brook Stops Traffic

A day after they rallied in Chicago’s Loop, union janitors took their strike threat to the suburbs, where they staged a large and noisy demonstration for their cause.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

Rajat Prakash (Photo courtesy of Oak Lawn Police)

Doctor Charged With Fondling Patient At Advocate Christ Hospital

A doctor at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn stands accused of fondling a patient and trying to put her hands on his crotch.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Golf Generic

Butler National Golf Club Weighs Whether To Start Admitting Women

Times may be changing at the exclusive Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Michael Jordan

Jordan’s One Sixtyblue, Oakbrook Center Bloomingdale’s To Close

The Bloomingdale’s home and furnishings store at the Oak Brook Center, Michael Jordan’s swanky One Sixtyblue eatery in the West Loop, will both soon close.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

This surveillance photo shows the armed robbery of a west suburban McDonald's. (Oak Brook Police)

Suspect Charged In Robbery Of McDonald’s Near Company Headquarters

Authorities in Oak Brook have arrested and charged a boy in the robbery of the upscale flagship McDonald’s restaurant at company headquarters.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Surveillance video images of a man suspected of stealing gold chains from two stores in Orland Park and four other stores in Chicago Ridge, Oak Brook, Lombard and Joliet. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Thief Has Stolen $20K In Gold Chains From Suburban Jewelry Stores

Authorities are looking for a jewelry thief who ripped off at least two Orland Park stores and is suspected of similar robberies in four other suburbs.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Empty Classroom

Labor Dispute Looms Over New School Year In Western Suburbs

A new school year begins Thursday in Community Consolidated School District 181 serving the Hinsdale area, but a labor dispute between teacher and the school board underlies it all.

WBBM Newsradio–08/25/2011

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Canadian Man Gets Life For Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Oak Brook

They only dated for a few weeks, but 2 1/2 years later Dmitry Smirnov was still so angry about their break-up that he stalked and murdered his former girlfriend, Jitka Vesel.

07/23/2011

(David Paul Morris/ Getty Images)

One Million Applications, 62,000 Jobs Served At McDonald’s

After sifting through about one million applications, McDonald’s hired hired more than 60,000 workers nationwide, and over 1,000 in Chicagoland, in conjunction with its National Hiring Day earlier this month.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Dmitry Smirnov (Oak Brook Police Dept.)

UPDATE: Woman Stalked, Fatally Shot In Oak Brook

Prosecutors say a 20-year-old Canadian man used high-tech tools to stalk his former girlfriend and track her to Oak Brook, where he fatally shot her Wednesday.

04/14/2011

Dmitry Smirnov (Oak Brook Police Dept.)

Woman Stalked, Fatally Shot In Oak Brook

Dmitry Smirnov, 20, of Surrey, British Columbia, was charged with the Thursday shooting death of a Westmont woman he met online.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Many Suburban Mayors Ousted; Tax Hikes Rejected

In suburban elections, there were a number of upsets and incumbents getting the heave-ho.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

McDonald's

McDonald’s To Hire 50,000, Fight ‘McJob’ Stereotype

If you’re looking for a job, McDonalds is hanging out the “help wanted” sign.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich To Teens: ‘You Must Get Involved’

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich told hundreds of high school students on Saturday that they should get involved in politics, even though he hopes his own kids stay away from it.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

Francis Cardinal George

Catholics Reflect On Cardinal George’s Potential Retirement

A published report says Francis Cardinal George is expected to submit his resignation to the Pope early next year when he turns 75, as a formality.

03/19/2011

Stephen Peterson

Drew Peterson’s Son Fired From Oak Brook P.D.

The Fire and Police Commission in west suburban Oak Brook voted unanimously Saturday to fire Officer Stephen Peterson from the force.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2011

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