Oak Lawn

Authorities released these images in connection with an Aug. 27 bank robbery in Oak Lawn. (FBI)

Feds Offer $10,000 Reward Following Armed Bank Robbery In Oak Lawn

The first suspect held bank employees and customers at gunpoint in the lobby, while the second suspect forced an employee to open the vault.


Racing pigeons in  Andy Szflarski’s backyard coop. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Lawn Racing Pigeon Blown Off Course By Storm Nursed Back To Health By Indiana Family

(CBS) — You think a marathon sounds hard? Try a 200 mile race in a raging thunderstorm. It’s easy to understand how an Oak Lawn racing pigeon named #7 was blown off course. He was […]


Road Work

Illinois Tollway Green Lights $106 Million In Contracts For Tri-State Work

Reconstruction won’t happen until at least 2020, but design planning and advance work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) will begin as early as 2018 between Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont and 95th Street in Oak Lawn.


A tree in Memorial Park in Oak Lawn honoring Emily Beazley. (Credit: CBS)

Tree Planted In Oak Lawn Park In Honor Of Emily Beazley

A salon collected money and had a tree planted in her honor and it was dedicated Sunday.


Composite sketch of a suspect who tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl Tuesday in Oak Lawn. | Oak Lawn police

Man Tries To Abduct Girl Walking Home From School In Oak Lawn

Police have released a sketch of a man who tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from school Tuesday evening in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.


Big Pappas Gyro owner Sandi DiGangi. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Oak Lawn Restaurant Prepares Thousands Of Turkey Dinners For Those In Need

A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.


Salvation Army bell-ringer

Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak Lawn

A Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.


Authorities released this surveillance photo from a TCF Bank branch robbery in Burbank on Wednesday. (FBI)

Suspect Sought In Oak Lawn, Burbank Robberies

A man suspected of robbing a bank in Oak Lawn earlier this month struck again Wednesday, robbing a TCF branch in a Burbank grocery store, the FBI said.


Surveillance camera footage shows the moment before impact, when a speeding pickup truck ran a red light in Oak Lawn, and plowed into several cars stopped at the light. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Two Nuns, Elderly Man Killed In ‘Bizarre’ Oak Lawn Wreck

Two nuns and an elderly man were killed Sunday, when the man ran a red light, and plowed into cars stopped in the oncoming lanes in Oak Lawn. Eleven other people were injured in the wreck, two of them critically.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


Road Salt

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.


Chuck E. Cheese

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.


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.


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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.