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Monroe Akins (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suspect Charged In Series Of South Suburban Sex Assaults

Monroe 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.


John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson (middle) (Credit: Steve Miller)

Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Park Forest After Death Of WWII Vet

A 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.


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Four People Shot At Party In Park Forest

Four people were wounded after a shooting at a party in Park Forest early Sunday morning.


John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Park Forest Cop Pleads Not Guilty In WWII Vet’s Death

A Park Forest police officer has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in connection with the death of a 95-year-old man at a suburban senior facility last year.


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Phony Shooting Report Prompts 4-Hour Standoff In Park Forest

Police apparently received a phony call that prompted a standoff around a south suburban Park Forest home for about four hours Friday night, officials said.


This suspect is wanted in connection with attacks on women in Park Forest. (Park Forest Police)

Park Forest Police Warn Parents Against Letting Kids Walk Alone, After Attacks

The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women last month may be responsible for a similar attack that occurred Monday. / Sketch from Park Forest police

Police: Man Wanted In Groping Incidents May Have Attacked Again Monday

A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women in two south suburban Park Forest incidents may have attacked a teenage girl on Monday.


John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Suburban Cop Charged In Death Of 95-Year-Old WWII Vet

A suburban police officer has been charged with reckless conduct, in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was shocked with a stun gun and shot with beanbag rounds at a Park Forest nursing home last year.


Marc Gresko (Park Forest Police)

Authorities Charge Suspect Who Wore Only Boots And Skullcap During Attack

Marc Greska allegedly battered a woman sexually in Shabbona Park on March 20.


This suspect is wanted in connection with attacks on women in Park Forest. (Park Forest Police)

Women Targeted In Series Of Attacks In Park Forest: Police

Someone’s attempting to grab women in south suburban Park Forest, and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.


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Police: Park Forest Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Officers found a husband and wife — 33-year-old Gerard Jimerson, and 32-year-old Tajuanna Davis — dead in their bedroom, police said.


John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Family Still Wants Answers From Police After Man, 95, Dies From Beanbag Round

It was a month and a half ago when a 95-year-old World War Two veteran was tased and then shot with a beanbag round by Park Forest police. He died later.


Victory Center nursing home in Park Forest. (Credit: CBS)

State Police Probe Death Of Elderly Man Shot By Cops

Illinois State Police have launched an investigation into why police in Park Forest shot a 95-year-old man with a bean bag round, leading to the man’s death.


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Elderly Man Dies Hours After Being Shot By Police With Beanbag Rounds

Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 95-year-old Park Forest nursing home resident who died several hours after a confrontation with officers


James A. Romaine (Credit: Park Forest police)

Man, Teen Charged With Sexual Assault Of Southwest Suburban Woman

A man and teenage boy were charged Sunday with breaking into a southwest suburban Park Forest home last Thursday then beating and sexually assaulting the startled homeowner when she returned to her residence.


Children's House Daycare, Park Forest. (CBS)

Park Forest Daycare Shuts Down Without Warning

Frustrated parents who showed up with their kids still had more questions than answers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Space Rocks Blasted South Suburbs Back In 2003

The damage from the meteorite that exploded over Russia on Friday is fairly rare, but a south suburb was hit similar space debris about 10 years ago.


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Rich East Teacher Suspended For Alleged Inappropriate Contact With Student

A male math teacher at Rich East High School has been put on paid leave and is facing further disciplinary action for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student, officials said Thursday.


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Rich East Educator On Leave After Inappropriate Conduct With Student

A faculty member at a south suburban high school has been placed on leave amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with a former student.


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Careless Smoking Blamed For Park Forest Fire That Killed Mother, Grown Son

Officials believe careless use of smoking materials is what caused a fire that killed a mother and son in south suburban Park Forest Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2012