Park Forest

Tornado Touches Down In Will CountyA tornado warning was briefly in effect Friday evening for several south suburbs in Cook and Will counties.
Man Charged In Deadly Park Forest CrashA 22-year-old man from Country Club Hills has been charged with several felonies, after fleeing the scene of a crash that killed two teenage passengers in Park Forest earlier this week.
Two Dead In Park Forest CrashTwo people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.
Park Forest Cop Acquitted In 2013 Death Of 95-Year-Old ManA Cook County judge has acquitted a Park Forest police officer of reckless conduct charges in the death of an elderly man who became combative with paramedics at a nursing home a year and a half ago.
Officer Who Fatally Shot 95-Year-Old With Beanbag Gun Faces Verdict Feb. 6A Cook County judge who presided over the trial of a suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun says he will announce his verdict next month.
Cop: Shooting Nursing Home Patient, 95, Was NecessaryCraig Taylor, facing a charge of reckless conduct, hit John Wrana with four bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun when the elderly man became unruly and threatened officers, he says.
Trial Underway For Cop Charged In Death Of WWII VeteranPark Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor has been charged with a single count of reckless conduct in the death of World War II veteran John Wrana
Two Men Get 95 Years Each For 2012 MurderTwo south suburban men have each been sentenced to 95 years in prison in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man mistakenly thought to be involved in an earlier fight with one of the men.
Lawyer: Cop's Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This YearDefense attorney Terry Ekl said he didn’t see a trial date being set before Christmas. He said the case “should be tried rapidly so everyone can move on, move on with their lives,” and that Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor is “anxious to get it over with.”
Suspect Charged In Series Of South Suburban Sex AssaultsMonroe Akins, of Steger, has been charged in a string of assaults between March and June in Park Forest, Forest Park, and Richton Park. He allegedly abused six different women and teens beginning in mid-March.
Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Park Forest After Death Of WWII VetA federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Village of Park Forest and six police officers - following the death of a 95-year-old resident of an assisted living center almost a year ago.
Four People Shot At Party In Park ForestFour people were wounded after a shooting at a party in Park Forest early Sunday morning.