River Forest

Police outside a home in River Forest. (Credit: Jeremy Ross)

Two Dead, Three Injured, Including Two Cops, In River Forest Shooting

Two people were killed and three others, including two police officers, are being treated after a shooting at a home in west suburban River Forest, police said


Authorities pull a car from the Des Plaines River Sunday. (CBS)

Body Of Chicago Woman Found In River, Day After Car Pulled From Water

Firefighters searching the Des Plaines River in the western suburbs near where a vehicle was found submerged on Sunday have discovered the body of a Chicago woman.


Surveillance footage of a man robbing a TCF Bank branch Sunday afternoon in River Forest. (Photo from the FBI)

Bank Robbed In River Forest

A weapon was not shown and no one was injured in the robbery, the FBI said.


Surveillance image of the man suspected of robbing a River Forest TCF Bank Oct. 18. / photo from the FBI

Police: River Forest Bank Robbery Suspect Caught By Patrol Officer ‘Within Minutes’

A man suspected of robbing a bank in west suburban River Forest Saturday morning was arrested mere blocks away from the bank as he tried to make his escape, authorities said.


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No Charges Filed After Sexual Assault Reported At Dominican University

No charges will be filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault Saturday at Dominican University in west suburban River Forest.



River Forest Honors 9-11 Victims With 13th Annual LemonAid Charity Event

In River Forest, people are honoring the victims of 9-11 by raising money for charity at the 13th Annual LemonAid event.


Various surveillance video images of the "Safe Boundaries Bandit," suspected of robbing at least 12 banks. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

FBI: Robber Who Held Up 11 Banks Strikes Again

Known as the “No Boundaries Bandit,” the man described as a 200-pound Hispanic has robbed five Chicago banks, and now, seven in the suburbs—most recently in west suburban River Forest, according to the FBI.


Devin Bickham Sr. and Devin Bickham Jr. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Ex-Cop, Son Convicted Of Killing Elder Man’s Girlfriend

Devin Bickham Sr., 42; and Devin Bickham Jr., 23, were convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Chervon Alexander, 29, of Chicago, who was fatally shot while sitting in a car in River Forest on July 11, 2011.


Floyd the fox terrier. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Firefighters Save Floyd The Dog From Des Plaines River

Firefighters rescued a 13-month-old dog who slipped into the Des Plaines River in River Forest.


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Police: Woman Tried To Abduct 2 Kids From Sunday School

River Forest Police are looking for a woman they believe was trying to abduct two children from Sunday school at a church.


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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.


Thatcher Woods. (CBS)

Human Remains Found In Woods In River Forest; Man Confesses

Chicago Police are investigating human remains found in a wooded area in west suburban River Forest on Thursday.


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Arlington Heights Man Arrested, Accused Of Stealing ATM Info In River Forest

Detectives have one man in custody and are seeking a second man in what they’re calling “a very sophisticated” high tech scam to steal information from debit cards used at the ATM outside the Community Bank’s River Forest branch at 7777 Lake St.


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River Forest Police Say Man Tried To Run Over Ex

A Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder and a slew of other crimes following a car crash in River Forest June 25.


John Malone. (Credit: Fenwick High School)

River Forest Student Dead In Crash On Way Home From Indiana University

John Malone, 20, was riding in an SUV with three others about 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 65, when the vehicle blew a tire and spun out of control.

CBS 2–05/05/2013

Anne Smedinghoff. (Credit: Facebook)

Slain Diplomat From River Forest Honored At Funeral

Hundreds of mourners were packing into a church in west suburban River Forest on Wednesday, to pay their final respects to a young woman killed while working as a diplomat in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

Anne Smedinghoff. (Credit: Facebook)

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.


Anne Smedinghoff. (Credit: Facebook)

Slain Diplomat From River Forest Remembered As ‘Serenely Beautiful’

Loved ones honored a young diplomat from River Forest on Tuesday at her former high school, three days after she was killed in a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

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Police: Man Used Sword To Beat, Sexually Assault Woman In River Forest

A North Side man has been charged with allegedly beating and sexually assaulting an acquaintance with a sword in her west suburban River Forest home, police said.


Robert Gaskill, of River Forest, has been charged with sexually abusing two girls. (Photo courtesy of River Forest Police Dept.)

One-Time Religious Publisher, Foster Parent Charged With Sex Abuse Of Two Girls

A River Forest man who took in dozens of foster children since 1996 and volunteered with local youth groups was charged Friday with the sexual abuse of two girls.