13 hrs ago
Driver Admitted to Storing Weed in His Glove Box: Blotter
A Orland Hills man who rolled past a stop sign in Oak Forest is accused of keeping marijuana in his glove box.
17 hrs ago
Police Buckle Down on Seatbelt Scofflaws Over Thanksgiving
Not wearing a seatbelt because you had a stuffed belly from Thanksgiving dinner probably wasn't an excuse the Oak Forest Police Department was letting slide this holiday.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Lincoln-Way Students Help Illinois Tornado Families
Lincoln-Way High School students have big hearts. Students from all four high schools are involved in helping Illinois citizens who have been recently uprooted recently from their homes by tornados that struck families from Washington, Coal City, Diamond, and local Lincoln-Way families.
Vote for the Best Bakery in the Area
We asked for your picks, and now it's time to crown the best bakery in the area.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Who's Hiring in Tinley Park and Oak Forest?
Finding a job can be a tough task. Putting together a rA©sumA©, hitting the streets looking for "Help Wanted" signs and making the best impression on potential employers can be a tall order for anyone.
Salvation Army Bell Ringer Makes TV Appearance
Last year, Patch told you about Stephanie Porche, the singing bell ringer who entertains Tinley Park Sam's Club customers while raising money for The Salvation Army during the holiday season.
Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core
The media are currently filled with reports of students in the U.S. scoring poorly on international tests.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Man Resisted Arrest During Foot Chase Through OF Neighborhood: Police
A foot chase through yards in Oak Forest led to accusations of underage drinking and resisting arrest for a 19-year-old man.
Guns and Hoses Blood Drive Pits 'Bravest' against 'Finest'
Wondering what's going on in and around Oak Forest? Check out our daily look at what you should be watching out for each day and the entire week.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Find the Best Christmas Lights Displays in Oak Forest
If you spent hours-or even days-painstakingly hanging strand after strand, or hauling multiple figurines out to your front lawn, we want to know exactly where you're at.
Have You Seen This Dog? Female Chihuahua Missing
An Oak Forest resident is asking for help in finding her dog Brooklyn that went missing Friday, Dec. 6. The 7-month-old female Chihuahua was last seen around 159th and Central.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Holidays are Here! Share the Spirit of the Season on Patch
Especially during the holiday season, community contributions - whether it's sharing photos with Santa, family rituals or reflections of thanks - is a hugely important part of Oak Forest Patch.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Shop 'Til You Drop (Someone): Weird Crimes
Nov. 29: A fight involving about 20 people happened early Friday morning at Orland Square Mall, but was broken up by police before it escalated.
Gassy Driver Belches His Way into a DUI
John F. O'Connor, 51, of the 400 block of West Geneva, Williams Bay, WI, was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane use and driving with a revoked license, according to an Oak Forest police report.
The Southtown Star
Suit alleges beating by Midlo PD official
An Oak Forest man alleges in a lawsuit that he was severely beaten in an unprovoked attack by Midlothian's former deputy police chief, who has been indicted in connection with that incident.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Southtown Star
Olympia Fields man's comedy show marks first anniversary
Although Hudson is not a comedian per se, he is a funny guy who is the producer and host of "Poetically Funny Fridays," a show held the first Friday each month at Valley Kingdom Ministries International Church in Oak Forest.
Smile! Time for Pics with Santa
If nothing matters but the weekend, you better plan it out. Patch is here to help by spotlighting some of what's going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in and around Oak Forest.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Common Core Assignment Makes Parents Identify Whether They Are...
An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, IL high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out.
Driver Flees After Hitting Car, Mailbox and Street Sign
Charles A. Moravec, 33, of the 17000 block of Belle, was charged with driving too fast for conditions, leaving the scene of a crash, failing to give information, driving with a defective windshield and driving without proof of insurance, according to an Oak Forest police report.