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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oak Lawn Police say there was no foul play involved in nails found protruding from slides on a playground last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four people died of apparent gunshot wounds before a fire engulfed their home in Oak Lawn on Wednesday.
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.
One woman is dead and another is in the hospital after a house fire in Oak Lawn.