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  1. BGA Public Eye: Big cuts to follow big spending in MattesonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... in, saying, "It doesn't add up to minimum wage." Still, the salaries appear high compared with other suburbs. In Park Forest, for example, the mayor gets $7,550, and board members get $5,100. In Oak Park, village board members get roughly $7,200 a ...

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

    Wednesday | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... Earth Science Club The South Suburban Earth Science Club will meet Thursday, March 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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  3. Peotone Town ChatterRead the original story

    Wednesday | Peotone Vedette

    ... Prairies Thorn Creek Audubon Society will host "Indian Boundary Prairies" on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., at Park Forest Library. Indian Boundary Prairies, located in the ancient bed of Lake Chicago, offers a glimpse of what Chicago looked like ...

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  4. "Opportunity knocks only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell"Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | The Big Apple

    ... NC), pg. 8, col. 2: Opportunity knocks only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. 8 June 1961, The Star (Park Forest, IL), pg. 5, col. 5: Opportunity knocks only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. 11 February 1965, The News (Van Nuys, ...

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  5. ArtsPower's Musical The Rainbow Fish Shines at Freedom HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Patch.com

    ... families. The Rainbow Fish is bound to be enjoyed by both the young and the young-at-heart. Freedom Hall in Park Forest , is presenting this original production on Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m . For ticket information, please call 708-747-0580 or ...

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  6. Illinois Man Exonerated by DNA Evidence For 1984 Rape and MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | PressReleasePoint

    WASHINGTON, D.C., United States of America -On Wednesday, an Illinois man who served 29 years in prison for the 1985 rape and murder of a high school girl was freed after DNA evidence cleared him of any link to the crime. Christopher Abernathy, 48, confessed to the killing of Kristina Hickey, 15, in 1984 in Park Forest, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, was released on a court order last week.

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  7. Will County Forest Preserve Board Takes Action to Create Bikeways PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Patch.com

    ... the municipalities that helped build and maintain the 21-mile trail that stretches from Joliet in the west to Park Forest in the east. The District's bikeway plan will look at greenways, roadways and utility corridors as potential sites for trail ...

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  8. Innocent Ill. man freed after 30 years in prison for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | New York Daily News

    ... 48, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 1984 murder of Kristina Hickey in Park Forest, a southern suburb of Chicago, prosecutors said. He walked out of the Stateville Correctional Center and into his 73-year-old ...

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  9. Man freed after sentence tossed in Illinois teen's deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Daily Chronicle

    ... Chicago girl. The 48-year-old has been in prison since 1987, after being sentenced to life for the death of a Park Forest High School student. (AP Photo/The Herald-News, Lathan Goumas) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT CHICAGO – A man who ...

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  10. Illinois man freed by DNA after 29 years' imprisonment for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The Raw Story

    An Illinois man who served 29 years in prison for the rape and murder of a high school girl was freed on Wednesday after DNA evidence cleared him of any link to the crime, officials said. Prosecutors said on Wednesday they had vacated charges against Christopher Abernathy, 48, who confessed in 1985 to killing Kristina Hickey, 15, in 1984 in Park Forest, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago.

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  11. Life sentence vacated in Illinois teen's 1984 deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Daily Herald

    ... Abernathy. The 48-year-old has been in prison since 1987, after being sentenced to life for the death of Park Forest High School student. The Illinois Department of Corrections says it received a court order to release Abernathy, who's been held in ...

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  12. Conviction vacated in 1984 slaying of Park Forest teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez plans to announce she is vacating a conviction in the 1984 murder of a Park Forest girl. Christopher Abernathy's mother never believed her son had raped and killed a 15-year-old girl back in 1984.

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  13. Illinois man's life sentence to be vacated in Park Forest teen's 1984 deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Northwest Herald

    ... Hickey, a 15-year-old high school student who went missing after a choir concert at Rich East High School in Park Forest, according to the Illinois Innocence Project. Her body was found two days later under bushes near a shopping center. Attorneys ...

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  14. Life sentence to be vacated in Illinois teen's 1984 deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | My FOX Chicago

    ... in Stateville Correctional Center. He's been in prison since 1987. That's when he was sentenced to life for the Park Forest high school student's death. The case is part of the prosecutor's Conviction Integrity Unit that was created in 2012 to ...

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  15. Judge agrees to toss Abernathy conviction in '84 murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Chicago Tribune

    ... of a man who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in south suburban Park Forest in 1984. The development could mean that Christopher Abernathy, a teenager when the crime was committed, will walk free from ...

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  16. Prosecutors to ask judge to toss Abernathy conviction in '84 murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Chicago Tribune

    ... of a man who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in south suburban Park Forest in 1984. The development could mean that Christopher Abernathy, a teenager when the crime was committed, will walk free from ...

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  17. Re: Chicago-Area Cop Acquitted In Beanbag Shooting Death Of World War II VetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | NewsOne

    Park Forest, Ill., police officer Craig Taylor is acquitted in the beanbag shooting death of a World War II veteran. A judge ruled Wednesday that a Park Forest, Ill ., officer would not be held criminally responsible for firing beanbag rounds at a knife-wielding World War II veteran, reports the Chicago Tribune .

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  18. Chicago-Area Cop Acquitted In Beanbag Shooting Death Of World War II VetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    Park Forest, Ill., police officer Craig Taylor is acquitted in the beanbag shooting death of a World War II veteran. A judge ruled Wednesday that a Park Forest, Ill ., officer would not be held criminally responsible for firing beanbag rounds at a knife-wielding World War II veteran, reports the Chicago Tribune .

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  19. Chickenshit Cop, Dead Old GuyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 5 | Dad29

    ... e was found 'not guilty' of felony reckless conduct. He was supported by the other "real MEN" in his cop shop of Park Forest, IL. It is not true that the Park Forest police patrol bingo games with their AR's locked and loaded. Yet. HT: The Captain

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  20. Police officer acquitted in 95-year-old's beanbag gun deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Northwest Herald

    Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor, right, leaves the Markham, Ill., courthouse with his wife, Freddie, after being found not guilty in the 2013 beanbag shooting death of 95-year old World War II veteran, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. In a courtroom packed with officers supporting Taylor, Cook County Judge Luciano Panici said there was nothing criminal about Taylor's actions and that the officer did "what he was trained to do."

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