Oak Lawn

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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

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.

01/11/2014

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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.

11/21/2013

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

11/14/2013

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.

10/29/2013

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.

10/07/2013

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.

10/06/2013

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.

10/03/2013

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.

08/07/2013

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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.

07/25/2013

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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.

06/18/2013

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.

06/03/2013

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Mom Frustrated By Inaction At Intersection Where Daughter Was Killed

Nearly a year after a south suburban girl was killed after she was hit by a truck, her mother says she’s frustrated that safety improvements in the intersection where it happened are still years away from being started.

05/01/2013

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Man Killed In Oak Lawn Crash

One man was killed and two others were injured when the car they were in crashed into a garage in southwest suburban Oak Lawn Friday night.

04/06/2013

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Oak Lawn Residents At Odds With ComEd Over Power Surge

Dozens of Oak Lawn families lost power over the weekend, but the real problems started when the power came back on and fried their computers and appliances.

03/14/2013

Pastor Peggy McClanahan, of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, offers Ash Wednesday rites to commuters at the Metra station on 95th Street on Feb. 13, 2013. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Some Pastors Offer ‘Ashes To Go’ For Commuters On Ash Wednesday

For the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, some ministers were catering to commuters, by placing ashes on their foreheads as they waited for their trains.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

2011 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Teachers Reflect On Kanye West’s Success

CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to his former teachers, and describes how Chicago helped make him a hip hop superstar.

02/10/2013

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As Oak Lawn Man Beaten Outside His Home Clings To Life, Family Wonders Who Did It

Terry Reichert spent last Tuesday night shooting pool with his brother. The following morning, the 51-year Oak Lawn man was found unconscious at the door of his home, the apparent victim of severe beating.

02/03/2013

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