The Park Forest Police Department replaced a sworn police officer position with a community engagement coordinator in order to help the community more efficiently.
A Park Forest 20-year-old with no pre-existing conditions has died of coronavirus-related causes, one of 91 deaths reported in Cook County.
The National Guard is being called to help out at a home for the developmentally disabled in Park Forest where 110 residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Bambi Barton, a 40-year-old woman who was reported missing from Park Forest in the south suburbs Thursday, has been found, Park Forest police said.
“It’s just one of those stranger calls,” Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino said.
There, they found a 22-year-old man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head and a 17-year-old who had also been struck by gunfire, police said.
Darrion Talley, 21, was northbound on I-294 about 3:30 a.m. when he moved his Nissan Maxima across several lanes of traffic and hit a disabled Chevrolet Cruze that was parked on the right shoulder near milepost 18, Illinois State Police said.
South suburban first responders are rehearsing for real-life situations involving attackers armed with knives, guns and other weapons.
After years of declining enrollment, south suburban School District 227 has voted to close Rich East High School.
Park Forest residents are being advised to boil their tap water before use after routine tests found traces of E.coli and coliform bacteria in the village’s drinking water.