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  1. What's Happening Around Town?Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... Earth Science Club South Suburban Earth Science Club will meet Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m., at Park Forest Library - 400 Lakewood Blvd. in Park Forest. Members will share their fossils and minerals. SSESC is dedicated to promoting and educating ...

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  2. Beecher Fire WireRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Beecher Herald

    ... was transported to St. James, Chicago Heights; Call #030, dispatch error; 4:34 p.m., the ambulance responded to Park Forest for a change of quarters. January 13: 8:59 p.m., the ambulance responded to the 700 block of Penfield Street for a medical ...

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  3. Freedom Hall Presents Two of Hearts with Benjamin Utecht and Anne CochranRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | PRLog US Entertainment

    Benjamin Utecht and Anne Cochran perform a collection of romantic songs on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Freedom Hall in Park Forest. The performance takes place at 11:00 am.

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  4. South Suburban Social Worker Accused of Sex with High School SophomoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Patch.com

    ... and expected to earn her degree in 2016. During her training, she served at schools in Justice, Crestwood and Park Forest. "I am an emerging social worker and I know that I will need to change what habits I am in order to best assess my client's ...

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  5. Officera s reckless conduct trial in bean bag death closesRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor leaves the Markham courthouse during a lunch break on Tuesday, the first day of his trial. Taylor is accused of acting recklessly by fatally shooting 95-year-old World War II veteran John Wrana with a beanbag gun at close range in an effort to subdue him at the assisted living facility where Wrana lived on July 26, 2013.

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  6. Judge to rule in case of beanbag gun death next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Daily Herald

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor leaves the Markham courthouse in Markham, Ill., with an unidentified woman Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 . The Cook County judge who is presiding over the trial of Taylor, who shot and killed 95-year-old World War II veteran John Wrana with a beanbag gun, says he will announce his verdict Feb. 6, 2015.

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  7. H-F Foundation Motown Concert FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Patch.com

    ... the grapevine...you're going to have a GREAT time! FREEDOM HALL NATHAN MANILOW THEATRE 410 Lakewood Boulevard - Park Forest, IL Purchase tickets online at http://hffoundation.org/

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  8. Homewood-Flossmoor Area and Park Forest Area LWV's Host Charter School Consensus MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Patch.com

    The Homewood-Flossmoor Area and Park Forest Area Leagues of Women Voters have been working on the Charter School Update Study for the past four months to prepare for a Consensus Meeting on Saturday, January 17, at 10 a.m. at the Homewood Public Library. The first hour of the meeting, open to the public, will be a presentation of the charter school study materials so that participants will have a better understanding of the issues and problems relating to the role and operations of charter schools.

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  9. Cop who shot beanbags at WWII vet John Wrana says he was a in fear for my lifeaRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor leaves the Markham courthouse during a lunch break on Tuesday, the first day of his trial. Taylor is accused of acting recklessly by fatally shooting 95-year-old World War II veteran John Wrana with a beanbag gun at close range in an effort to subdue him at the assisted living facility where Wrana lived on July 26, 2013.

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  10. Ordinance Permits 'Taxation Without Representation'Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... many vacant business fronts is the view in many parts of the trade area" that includes Monee, University Park, Park Forest and Richton Park. Cann posted a notice at his Brian's of Monee restaurant late last month, urging customers to press the ...

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  11. Prosecution expert says officer's actions in vet's death unnecessaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Chicago Tribune

    An expert on police tactics testified Wednesday that a Park Forest police officer on trial in the death of a knife-wielding World War II veteran wasn't facing imminent danger and his use of a shotgun that fired beanbag rounds was "unreasonable and unnecessary." Testifying for the prosecution, Francis R. Murphy, a Florida-based consultant, said Officer Craig Taylor and four other officers at the scene were protected by a ballistic shield and didn't need to use force against John Wrana Jr., who was 95. Murphy was to undergo cross-examination by Taylor's lawyer after a break.

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  12. Officer stands trial in 95-year-old's beanbag shooting deathRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Daily Gazette

    Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor leaves a courthouse Tuesday in Markham, during a lunch break in the first day of his trial. Taylor is accused of acting recklessly by fatally shooting 95-year-old World War II veteran John Wrana with a beanbag gun at close range in an effort to subdue him at the assisted living facility where Wrana lived on July 26, 2013.

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  13. WWII Vet's Death A Textbook Case Of Excessive Force, But No Hashtag For HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | Right Wing News

    ... is scheduled to begin this week in Markham, Illinois, in the courtroom of Associate Judge Luciano Panici. A Park Forest, Illinois, police officer, Craig Taylor, stands accused of felony reckless conduct in connection with Wrana's death. Wrana served ...

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  14. Prosecutors say suburban cop overreacted in subduing 95-year-old war vetRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor leaves the courthouse in Markham Tuesday where is on trial for shooting an elderly man with a beanbag gun. John Wrana helped repel the Nazi war machine but two years ago he took on the men invading his assisted-living apartment with a walking stick, a shoehorn and a knife.

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  15. Trial Begins Today for Officer Charged in Beanbagging Death of 95-Year-Old World War II VeteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Patch.com

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor faces a reckless conduct charge in John Wrana Jr.'s death. Opening statements took place Tuesday.

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  16. 95-year-old vet's bean bag death: Illinois cop goes to trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Campbell Reporter

    Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Chicago police officer accused of acting recklessly by fatally shooting a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun at close range in an effort to subdue him. Several uniformed officers turned up at the courthouse in south suburban Markham to show their support for Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor, who is charged with felony reckless conduct in the 2013 killing of John Wrana.

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  17. Chicago-area police officer to stand trial in bean-bag deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Daily Herald

    A Cook County judge will decide if a suburban Chicago police officer is guilty of reckless conduct in the fatal shooting of a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a bean-bag gun in 2013. The trial of Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor is scheduled to start Tuesday in Markham before Judge Luciano Panici.

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  18. Trial Set To Begin For Cop Charged In WWII Vet's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | CBS Local

    ... forces with the CBS 2 TV and WBBM 780 to give you the best Chicago has [...] CHICAGO (CBS) - The trial for a Park Forest police officer charged with felony reckless conduct in the death of an elderly man was scheduled to begin Tuesday. Officer Craig ...

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  19. Trial to begin in bean-bag shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Daily Herald

    A Cook County judge will decide if a suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a bean-bag gun during a 2013 confrontation is guilty of reckless conduct. The trial of Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor is scheduled to start Tuesday in Markham before Judge Luciano Panici.

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  20. Monee Grocery Study Completed In AugustRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... (actual name and format as yet unknown); and a new Country Squire at Orchard Drive and Indianwood Boulevard in Park Forest. "The five market changes certainly hold back the sales potential for the (Monee) site," the study notes. "The Walmart ...

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