Oak Forest

Edwin Stahl (Supplied Photo)

Missing Midlothian Man Found Dead In Oak Forest

An elderly Midlothian resident who had been missing since November was found dead this month in a pile of tree branches at a south suburban Oak Forest park, authorities said.

10/23/2014

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.

09/04/2014

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.

09/02/2014

An Oak Forest police officer died after a crash at 159th and Cicero. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Forest Police Officer Dies In Crash

James Morrissy, 62, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after a crash near 159th and Cicero in Oak Forest.

03/18/2014

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Cook County Records 21st Cold-Related Death

An autopsy Monday found Frank Beck, of Oak Forest, died of hypothermia, cold exposure and heart disease.

02/17/2014

Tommy Eli (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Worth Man Charged In Oak Forest Ruse Burglaries

The homes of elderly residents were burglarized by a man who distracted the homeowners while his partners ransacked the victims’ bedrooms and stole jewelry — talking to each other via two-way radio in a foreign language.

12/26/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Leave Your Car Unlocked, You’ll Be Put On Notice

Police in one southwest suburb plan to stick a lot of paper on the windshields of cars this Spring. They’re not tickets however. As CBS2’s Mike Parker reports they are messages intended to fight crime.

04/02/2013

Jessie Rodriguez, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder. (Credit: Oak Forest Police Department)

Suspect Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Girl In Oak Forest

Jessie Rodriguez has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl in southwest suburban Oak Forest, according to a release from Oak Forest Police.

03/30/2013

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Oak Forest Townhome Fire Injures Two

Two people were injured this morning in a townhouse fire in south suburban Oak Forest, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/25/2013

Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Orland Firefighter Charged In Fatal Crash In Oak

On Friday night, Patrick Bruce of Oak Forest crashed into a car being driven by 25-year-old Anasis Knox of Downers Grove, who was out with her step-father shopping for a car.

03/04/2013

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Oak Forest Man Charged With Strangling, Setting Fire To Wife

A south suburban man was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and aggravated arson after his wife was strangled before her body was found in their burned-out home Dec. 18, police said.

12/30/2012

One woman was found dead after a house fire in the 15200 block of Central Avenue in Oak Forest on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, One Injured After House Fire In Oak Forest

One of the victims of a fatal house fire in Oak Forest Tuesday had injuries “not related” to the blaze, authorities said, though they declined to elaborate.

12/18/2012

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Oak Forest Man Dies In Apartment Fire

Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early morning apartment fire that claimed the life of Stanley Chmura.

12/08/2012

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Search Goes On For Man Who Stabbed Two In Oak Forest

The search continued Friday for a man who stabbed two 17-year-old boys late Wednesday in southwest suburban Oak Forest.

07/07/2012

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Orland Park, Oak Forest Compete For $100K For Dog Park

A $100,000 prize has pitted two south suburbs against each other over a new dog park.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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Oak Forest Sets Metra Station Groundbreaking For July

A new Oak Forest Metra train station that has been talked about for at least five years finally has a date with a groundbreaking shovel.

04/28/2012

Charles Lawson, 31, was sentenced to life in prison for home invasion and aggravated kidnapping, for allegedly terrorizing an Oak Forest family in 2006 because he mistakenly thought they had drugs and money in their home. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Life Sentence For Man Who Terrorized Oak Forest Family

A convicted felon was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in a 2006 home invasion in which the homeowner and his family were terrorized at gunpoint by offenders who mistakenly believed there were drugs and money stashed in the house.

11/22/2011

Emily Steele (Courtesy: Chicago Police Department)

Two Teens Missing From South Side Group Home

Police are seeking a two teenage girls who are missing from the same group home on the South Side.

10/21/2011

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500-Plus Pools, Including 9 At Schools, Closed By State

The Illinois Department of Public Health has shut down over 500 swimming pools state-wide, including nine south suburban high schools and dozens of other area locations from hotels to condo associations to community pools.

10/05/2011

Terrell Randall, 32, is charged with shooting his girlfriend in Oak Forest and then shooting his ex-girlfriend in Markham on Aug. 26, 2011. (Credit: Oak Forest Police Department)

Man Charged With Shooting Ex And Current Girlfriend

A man who was already being held on $3 million bond for shooting his girlfriend was given an additional $2 million bond on Tuesday for shooting his ex-girlfriend on Friday.

08/30/2011

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