Oak Forest

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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.


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.



Teens Charged With Thefts From Cars In Forest Preserves

Two teens have been charged with a string of burglaries in south suburban forest preserves.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

A Metra train on the Rock Island District Line struck a vehicle in Oak Forest on July 21, 2012, causing the lead car of the train to derail. (Credit: CBS)

Questions Remain In Fatal Metra-Car Collision

Autopsies were inconclusive on two elderly women who died Thursday when the car they were riding in collided with a Metra Rock Island District train.


A Metra train on the Rock Island District Line struck a vehicle in Oak Forest on July 21, 2012, causing the lead car of the train to derail. (Credit: CBS)

2 Killed When Metra Train Hits Vehicle In Oak Forest

Two women died when they drove in front of a Metra Rock Island District train in an unincorporated area between Tinley Park and Oak Forest.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011


$625K Verdict On Behalf Of Man Who Died From Contaminated Drug

The estate of a southwest suburban man has been given a large jury award, more than three years after he died from contaminated blood-thinning drugs.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

Oak Forest Hoax

Man At Center Of ‘Standoff’ Error Won’t Be Charged

Police say it was an honest misunderstanding when authorities thought an Oak Forest man was holed up at home, possibly with hostages and explosives, last week.


Oak Forest Hoax

Man Institutionalized After Oak Forest Standoff Hoax

A man has been taken to an institution, after pulling a hoax in Oak Forest last week by making police think he was an armed and dangerous hostage-taker.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Oak Forest Hoax

Man Faces Charges After Standoff Hoax In Oak Forest

The man responsible for an elaborate hostage barricade hoax in Oak Forest is looking at serious charges, and the mayor of the south suburb is furious.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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Freon Leak Closes Library In Oak Forest

The Acorn Public Library in south suburban Oak Forest is closed Tuesday because of a Freon gas leak from the heat and air-conditioning system.


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Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Party Stabbing

The mother of a teenage boy fatally stabbed at a graduation party filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the attacker and homeowners.


It may look like science fiction, but it's actually a demonstration of a system used to track people, such as Alzheimer's victims, who wander off. (CBS)

Suburb Uses High-Tech System To Locate People Who Wander Off

With Project Lifesaver technology, at-risk people who might wander off are easier to find. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman got a demonstration from Oak Forest police who recently adopted the system.


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Former Cop Due In Court In Wife’s Murder

A former Chicago Police officer is due in court later today to face charges that he murdered his estranged wife.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2011