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The Oak Lawn Police Department is still investigating the source of a mysterious explosion that occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 2. As Oak Lawn Patch reported at the time, two loud explosions were heard coming from a home on the 9900 block of Merrimac Avenue at about 5:23 a.m. When emergency crews arrived at the home, the front porch was ... (more)
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Malcom Carpenter, 32, of Chicago and Justin Williams, 23, of Calumet Park were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a manhunt conducted by the Homewood Police Department, the FBI and the South Suburban Emergency Response Team.
Building on the theme of 'From Our Music Family to Theirs,' the Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School music department and its Band Parents Association have begun collecting funds for those affected by the recent tornadoes in Washington, Ill., and other schools in the area have agreed to do so as well.
Mike Ditka, who for many remains the face of the Bears 21 years after he was fired as their coach, visited with about 250 of the faithful Wednesday night at the new Binny's Beverage Depot in Evergreen Park.
The union representing Oak Lawn emergency dispatchers has asked the Illinois Labor Relations Board to seek an injunction aimed at stalling the village's plan to privatize the service, citing a contract that does not expire until the end of 2014.
Relatives who went to Damian Reedus' east side home after learning he was dead Monday morning discovered burglars had been there first.
Oak Lawn firefighters responded to a call for house explosion at 5:28 a.m. in 10000 block of South Merrimac Ave. along the Oak Lawn and Chicago Ridge border.
An Evergreen Park man was charged with use of intoxicating compounds when he was found ingesting a dust-off product while sitting in his car, reports said.
Between the costs associated with overhauling the current water system, and rising costs from the original Lake Michigan water sourcing via Chicago , local residents will likely be paying more for water in the next year.
A man was charged in connection with a crash that killed one man and seriously hurt three other people early Friday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.