Oak Lawn

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.



Oak Lawn 911 Center Goes Private

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


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.


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.


An explosion destroyed this house in Oak Lawn on Saturday morning. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Police Questioning Man In Oak Lawn House Explosion

An Oak Lawn man is being questioned by police following an arson fire and explosion this morning that destroyed a home.


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Oak Lawn Ditches New Warning System After Complaints Following Storms

After hearing numerous complaints about its new emergency warning system during and after Sunday’s storms, the village of Oak Lawn is going back to its old siren sound.


Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Granddaughter With Sledgehammer

Alfreda Giedrojc is charged with four counts of murder for allegedly hitting Vivian Summers with a sledgehammer, then slashing the baby’s throat with a carving knife when the girl was left in her care


Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Oak Lawn Woman Indicted For Brutal Murder Of Granddaughter

No family members were in attendance Monday when Alfreda Giedrojc, the 62-year-old Oak Lawn woman charged with the murder of her granddaughter, made a brief appearance at the Bridgeview courthouse to be officially indicted for the crime.


Surveillance video image of a robber holding up a gas station in Oak Lawn. (Supplied to CBS)

Police: Oak Lawn Gas Station Robber Might Be Tied To Others

Security video captured it all, and now police believe the man who robbed an Oak Lawn gas station last week might also be responsible for at least two other robberies.


Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Prosecutors: Woman Killed Baby Granddaughter With Sledgehammer, Knife

Sources tell CBS 2 the grandmother, who immigrated from Poland decades ago, has mental health problems.


A car crashed into an optometry center in Oak Lawn.

Car Smashes Into Optometry Center In Oak Lawn

A car smashed into an optometry center across the street from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.


Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Lawsuit Targets Boy Scouts For Failing To Stop Sex Abuse

Fifteen men who say they were molested as children by a Boy Scout leader in the southwest suburbs, filed a lawsuit in Chicago today against the Scouts.


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Hospital Pushes Cardiac Screenings For Young Athletes

Each year, more than 3,000 American children and teenagers die while playing sports from a heart problem they didn’t know they had. Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn is working with the organization, Young Hearts for Life, to prevent such sudden deaths.


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Oak Lawn Police Seek Man In Stabbing

Police are looking for a resident who stabbed another resident Monday night after a confrontation in an alley in southwest suburban Oak Lawn, police said.


A news clipped from the 1960s reports on the kidnapping of infant Paul Fronczak. (CBS)

‘Rescued’ Baby, Now Grown, Learns He Wasn’t Couple’s Kidnapped Infant

A nearly 50-year-old man has learned he’s not the son of an Oak Lawn couple who raised him after a kidnapping everyone thought had been solved. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.