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Shivering members of the Tops West Cook YMCA Swim Team rush to find a towel to dry off and warm up amid unusually chilly conditions for mid-July in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chilly Temperatures Have Swimmers Wishing For Real Summer Weather

As of late Tuesday morning, the official temperature in Chicago was only 64 degrees, which is the normal low for mid-July. The average temperature for July 15 is 74 in Chicago, and the normal high is 85, according to the National Weather Service.

07/15/2014

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Elderly Woman Killed In Oak Park Crash

Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street, crashed a vehicle into a tree in the 1300 block of North Harlem Avenue about 8:15 a.m.

05/12/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In Oak Park, Damages Two Others

Crews are working to extinguish a fire in west suburban Oak Park Sunday morning.

05/04/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

More Snow Tuesday Will Strain Already Diminishing Road Salt Supplies

With even more snow headed to the Chicago area on Tuesday, the continuous cleanup efforts have been creating problems for some towns and cities that are running low on road salt.

02/04/2014

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Hammer Attack

A 54-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for beating a west suburban man with a hammer during an argument late Monday, Pioneer Press is reporting.

01/15/2014

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Prosecutors: Man Punched, Blinded Motorist In Road Rage Incident

An Oak Park man blinded a motorist after punching him in the eye during road rage incident on the Near West Side, Cook County prosecutors said.

12/07/2013

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$15,000 Worth Of iPads Stolen From Oak Park School District

The iPad Minis, which were purchased for use by low-income students, were stored in the district’s server room.

11/14/2013

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Police: Man Attempted Abduction Of Oak Park Seventh-Grader

Police are investigating an incident Wednesday morning in which a driver tried to coax a seventh-grade girl into his car near Brooks Middle School in west suburban Oak Park

11/06/2013

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Former Owner Of Oak Park Bar Charged With Arson, Fraud

The former owner of a west suburban bar and restaurant destroyed in a fire last year was charged Friday with arson and insurance fraud.

11/02/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

10/29/2013

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Elderly Cyclist Struck, Killed By Car In Oak Park

Suleyman Cetin, 91, was riding a bike in the 500 block of Madison Street in Oak Park about 7:56 p.m. when he was hit by a Chevy Impala.

10/25/2013

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Oak Park On Alert After Man Tried To Lure Student

A west suburban high school is stepping up security today after a man tried to lure a student into his truck.

10/03/2013

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Oak Park Teen Shot And Killed On West Side

Alexander Mayo, 19, was in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue when he was shot multiple times Thursday afternoon.

07/19/2013

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Motorist Charged With Fatal Oak Park Hit-And-Run

A man has been charged with reckless homicide and DUI for fatally striking a pedestrian, then trying to drive away early Saturday in west suburban Oak Park.

07/15/2013

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Rare Plant Set To Bloom In Oak Park

A rare plant is nearly in bloom in Oak Park. It’s called a “Century Plant”

06/22/2013

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Chicago Woman Charged In Oak Park Shooting

A Chicago woman has been charged with attempted murder and three other felonies related to the shooting of a man last month in west suburban Oak Park

06/04/2013

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New Law Will Allow Incoming Oak Park Mayor To Keep Liquor-Serving Restaurant

Oak Park’s incoming Mayor will still be able to own a restaurant that serves liquor thanks to a new law that Governor Quinn signed yesterday, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/06/2013

Leon Robinson (left) and Tjuan English (right) are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Oak Park in June 2012. (Credit: Oak Park Police)

Two Chicago Men Charged In June 2012 Murder In Oak Park

MAYWOOD, Ill. (STMW) – Two Chicago men were ordered held without bond Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a man last summer in west suburban Oak Park. Tjuan English, 22, of the 5900 block of […]

04/17/2013

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Kerry Visits Family Of Slain River Forest Diplomat

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Chicago today to visit the parents of the young U.S. diplomat killed in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was killed while delivering textbooks in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.

04/15/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Chicago

Whether you want to learn about compost or find out how you can save an endangered species, the Chicagoland area has numerous activities planned for Earth Day.

04/08/2013

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