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Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County’s First 2014 West Nile Case

The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.

08/27/2014

An empty pool at the Oak Lawn Aquatic Center. (Credit: CBS)

Cool August Weather Dampens Summer Plans

There’s certainly a chill in the air making it feel a lot more like fall than summer and for kids getting ready to head back to school, it’s not exactly the end to the summer vacation they were hoping for.

08/12/2014

The screws have now been removed from the slides at the Oak Lawn playground. (Credit: CBS)

Police Say No Foul Play Involved After Nails Found In Slides At Oak Lawn Playground Last Month

Oak Lawn Police say there was no foul play involved in nails found protruding from slides on a playground last month.

07/23/2014

The screws have now been removed from the slides at the Oak Lawn playground. (Credit: CBS)

Screws Found Embedded In Slide At Oak Lawn Playground

Several sharp metal screws were found embedded into the slides at an Oak Lawn Park. Officials say it was done with the intent of hurting the children who slide down it.

06/11/2014

Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Doctor Finds Woman Who Brutally Killed Granddaughter Unfit For Trial

Authorities say Alfreda Giedrojc used a sledgehammer and carving knife to kill her granddaughter, whom she was watching while the baby’s father and Giedrojc’s husband were across the street helping Giedrojc’s son with a home improvement project.

05/29/2014

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Driver Injured After Vehicle Flips Over, Pins Him In Oak Lawn

The male driver, whose age was not immediately known, was driving in the northbound lanes on Cicero Avenue near 99th Street when his vehicle flipped over about 1:20 a.m.

04/25/2014

Authorities investigate after a person was found dead inside a southwest suburban Oak Lawn home Wednesday evening by crews responding to a gas leak, according to police. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Oak Lawn Man Attempts Suicide With Gas Leak After Brother Dies

Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.

04/24/2014

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Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal Winter

The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

03/31/2014

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Woman Charged With Punching Off-Duty Cop Outside Chuck E Cheese

Police were called at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, to help an Oak Lawn officer who was working security at the family restaurant, located at 4031 W. 95th St.

03/27/2014

Ricardo Harris (Booking Photo)

Convicted Killer, Former Death Row Inmate Dies In Prison

Ricardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.

03/25/2014

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Oak Lawn Village Board Hears Complaints About New 911 System

Oak Lawn’s emergency dispatchers handle calls for several communities, including Evergreen Park. The center was privatized this year in a cost-cutting move and many of the dispatchers lost their jobs.

03/14/2014

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Cops: Woman Tried To Kill Herself And Her Baby By Crashing Into House

A southwest suburban woman was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday after she tried to commit suicide by crashing her SUV, with her infant inside, Tuesday afternoon, police said.

03/06/2014

An SUV smashed into a house in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

SUV Hits Car, Then Crashes Into House In Oak Lawn

Two women suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle hit a car before driving into a house in southwest suburban Oak Lawn, police said.

03/04/2014

Smoke pours from the roof of a house in Oak Lawn, where four people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Police ‘May Never Know’ Why Man Killed Parents, Nephew, Then Himself

Police said the gunman had no history of mental illness. He recently spent a year in Russia as a potato farmer, but detectives have not found anything that happened in the last few days to set off the deadly rampage.

02/27/2014

Smoke pours from the roof of a house in Oak Lawn, where four people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Four Dead In House Fire In Oak Lawn; Murder-Suicide Suspected

Four people died of apparent gunshot wounds before a fire engulfed their home in Oak Lawn on Wednesday.

02/26/2014

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Second Woman Dies From Oak Lawn Fire

Mary Bruce, 74, died late Tuesday night, three days after she was injured in a house fire that also killed 73-year-old Kathryn Lomec.

02/12/2014

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One Woman Dead, Another Injured In Oak Lawn House Fire

One woman is dead and another is in the hospital after a house fire in Oak Lawn.

02/08/2014

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Oak Lawn 911 Center Goes Private

Oak Lawn’s 911 center is going private this week, the Southtown Star is reporting.

01/20/2014

Arunas Samoska. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Prosecutors: Dispute With Wife Might Have Prompted Man To Blow Up House

A heated argument with his wife and his anger over the couple’s smashed wedding photo apparently led an Oak Lawn man to burn down his house early Saturday.

01/14/2014

Arunas Samoska. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Oak Lawn Man Charged With Arson

An Oak Lawn man has been charged by police following an arson fire and explosion Saturday morning that destroyed a home.

01/13/2014

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