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Oak Forest, Illinois is located in Cook County. Zip codes in Oak Forest, IL include 60452. The median home price in Oak Forest is $167,900 which is roughly $128/per square foot. More Oak Forest information.

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10 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Get Up and Go

National Night Out: Oak Forest will mark its police-community partnership at the 17th Annual National Night Out event, hosted by the crime prevention commission, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the city hall, 15440 Central Ave. Balance Class for Older Adults: Palos Community Hospital is offering a class designed to reduce the fear of falling and ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | America's Network

WOW! Business to extend fiber network to 500 wireless towers in Chicago

WOW! Business continues to enhance its wireless backhaul holdings, announcing that it has been selected to provide fiber-based services to over 500 towers for various wireless operators in the Chicago metro area.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Southtown Star

Teen charged in Crestwood armed robbery

A 17-year-old Chicago youth is facing a felony charge after gunfire erupted during an armed robbery Saturday at an AT&T store in Crestwood, according to police.

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The Southtown Star

Michelle Sopko's case continued until Sept. 22

An Oak Forest woman accused with her husband of embezzling about $350,000 from the Palos Heights Fire Protection District is next due in court Sept.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Patch.com

IDOT: Nightly Lane & Shoulder Closures on I-57 from 175th Street to Halsted Begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, repairs to the shoulder on I-57 northbound and southbound from 175th to Halsted Street in Chicago and Oak Forest, will begin Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Southtown Star

Why a day of jazz is just what you need

That's the vibe of the new South Suburban Jazz Society, formed by four musicians who want to make sure jazz maintains a place in today's fast-paced, electronic society - and in the Southland.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

Oak Forest Cops Nab Suspects in String of Car Burglaries

Oak Forest police last week arrested several suspects in a string of car burglaries in the area.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Southtown Star

Kadner: Military vehicles alarm Southland

That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than 100 military vehicles suddenly appeared on the campus of Cook County's Oak Forest Health Center, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.

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Patch.com

Oak Forest Cops Net 140 Citations in Fourth of July Crackdown

The Oak Forest Police Department issued 148 seat belt citations during the recent Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket crackdown on seat belt law violators.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Southtown Star

Get Up and Go

Raiders Coaches Golf Outing: The 15th annual Raiders coaches golf outing to benefit Oak Forest Raiders youth football is slated for Aug. 8 at George W. Dunne National golf course, 16310 S. Central Ave., near Oak Forest.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Southtown Star

Oak Forest woman raising butterflies, writing books

A visitor to her Oak Forest home might find DeYoung working in her lush backyard flower garden or releasing butterflies she has raised.

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Patch.com

Oak Forest High School 'Out of Space' for Alumni Photos, New Digital Display a Solution

Oak Forest High School administrators' plans for a new, digital catalog and display of accomplished alumni might not be popular among some, but it's a timely solution for an ongoing problem.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Girls' families file wrongful-death lawsuits against DCFS

The families of two deceased girls have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the state's child-welfare agency alleging officials missed obvious warning signs that the children had been placed with other relatives in abusive households.

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Patch.com

Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Display of Alumni

An Oak Forest student is worried that a change planned by administration will lessen the recognition of celebrated alumni.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Southtown Star

School spirit spurs Oak Forest teen

When it comes to school spirit, it would be hard to beat Jessy Sandoval, who will be a senior at Oak Forest High School this coming school year.

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Chicago Tribune

Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Patch.com

South Suburban Streets Flooded by Saturday Rains

Rain fell hard on the south suburbs Saturday, hitting the area with flash floods.

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Patch.com

Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

In recent weeks, the Oak Forest Fire Department has undertaken several managerial changes to facilitate continued operational effectiveness as a result of former Fire Chief Terry Lipinski's retirement and the ongoing legal issues facing former Deputy Fire Chief Charles Sopko.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Southtown Star

Grant aimed at boosting firefighter safety in Southland

A $1.8 million grant awarded to 20 south suburban fire departments will be used for buying state-of-the-art radios to help keep firefighters safe.

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Patch.com

Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

A Cook County Circuit judge last week agreed to ease the restrictions of the house arrest conditions for Charles Sopko, the husband in a pair accused of embezzling from a Palos Heights fire protection district.

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