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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.

03/18/2013

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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.

02/15/2013

Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

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.

01/29/2013

CTA Train Car

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.

12/19/2012

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.

12/11/2012

Shawn M. Stubblefield (Oak Park Police)

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.

12/06/2012

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.

11/12/2012

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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.

10/04/2012

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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.

08/25/2012

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

Boy Scout

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

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Suspects Chased Over Blue Line Tracks, Across Ike

Two Chicago men suspected of armed robbery were arrested early Monday following a foot chase across the Blue Line train tracks and the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.

07/17/2012

Intersection of Lake and Ridgeland in Oak Park

Oak Park Village Employees To Return To Work, Negotiations

Oak Park village employees were set to return to work Tuesday, after a three-day strike.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Intersection of Lake and Ridgeland in Oak Park

Village of Oak Park Employees Go On Strike

This is the first weekday of a strike by employees of the Village of Oak Park.

07/09/2012

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Oak Park Employees Picket As Managers Fill In

Three dozen SEIU Local 73 union members picketed outside the Oak Park village hall in sweltering 90-plus degree heat Saturday, protesting what they say is inequity and unfairness in the village’s wage structure.

07/07/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Fatally Shot In Oak Park

A man was fatally shot Saturday morning in Oak Park, just over the border with Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

06/16/2012

Ascension Catholic Church

Community Seeks Vandals Who Struck Oak Park Church

A Roman Catholic Church in Oak Park is the victim of vandalism, after two robberies in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Eisenhower Expressway

Report: IDOT Weighing Reconfiguring Left-Lane Exit, Entrance Ramps On Eisenhower

If you drive the Eisenhower Expressway, you know how confusing the left-lane exits and entrances at either end of Oak Park can be.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

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