Oak Park

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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.


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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”


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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


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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.


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 […]


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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.


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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.


In making their getaway, one of the thieves backed his car into a police squad car, hitting it hard enough to deploy both air bags and smashing the front end. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Park Burglary Suspects Caught

It was a brazen, daylight home break-in that triggered a large-scale search for two burglary suspects, who also damaged a police squad car.


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BGA: Some Suburban Cops Allowed To Work When Almost Drunk

The Better Government Association has found that local police are allowed to work when they’re close to what’s considered drunk.


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Gay Activist Hopes To Get Eagle Scout Pin Back

An Oak Park activist says he’ll try to get his Eagle Scout pin back, now that the Boy Scouts are ending their policy of gay exclusion.


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CTA Passenger Attacked With Sock Filled With Feces

A woman assaulted on the CTA Blue Line in Oak Park last week told police another passenger struck her in the face with a sock filled with human excrement.


Shoplifting Suspect Slashes Own Throat

A man stopped for questioning by police Monday afternoon during a theft investigation slashed his own neck with a broken bottle in west suburban Oak Park.


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Ex-Con Charged With Attempted Child Abductions, Sexual Assault

Shawn M. Stubblefield has numerous arrests on his record, dating back to 2001, and four criminal convictions, including prison sentences for theft and burglary. He is scheduled for a bond hearing Friday in Chicago.


White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

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Best Local Art Even You Can Afford

There’s nothing quite like displaying a unique work of art, especially one by a local artist that was less than $100. Follow these tips to find creative works while supporting local artists.


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Chicago, Several Suburbs Set To Vote On Buying Electricity In Bulk

One issue on the ballot next month is aimed at saving residents in Chicago and across the suburbs hundreds of dollars a year on their power bills.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Dr. Paula Kezdie-Rogus, right, meets with Pat Healey in a stress-free dinner setting. (CBS)

Program Pairs Physicians With Patients In Stress-Free Dinner Setting

CBS 2’s Roseanna Tellez reports from the historic Cheney Mansion, where organizers set up tables with wine.


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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Oak Park

A popular destination for those in Chicagoland, the Village of Oak Park sits just a quick jaunt down the Eisenhower Expressway, easily within one tank of gas. It’s most famous resident, Frank Lloyd Wright, left a wealth of Prairie style architecture behind, but Oak Park also boasts a past and present filled with literary and artistic genius.


Nicholas Claxton, 23, is charged with cyber-stalking and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Sending Threatening Photo After He Was Fired

A Pilsen man was behind bars Tuesday night, accused of threatening a former co-worker in west suburban Oak Park.

CBS 2–08/07/2012

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Oak Park Man Returns Eagle Scout Medal Over Continued Ban On Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders has driven a local man to take action.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012