Expect to See More Off-duty Police at CTA Blue Line Station Soon

The Forest Park Blue Line terminus.  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Commuters who frequent the Chicago Transit Authority’s Forest Park Blue Line terminus, 711 S. Desplaines Ave., should expect to see more off-duty Forest Park police officers patrolling the facility soon. At a council meeting last month, Forest Park’s board voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the CTA, which would allow full-time … Continue reading Expect to See More Off-duty Police at CTA Blue Line Station Soon

Heroin Use On The Rise In Affluent Western Suburbs

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 || Originally Published: Wednesday Journal, Inc. || 5/3/16 || By Tim Inklebarger Heroin use and the abuse of prescription opioid medication is on the rise nationwide, and evidence of its impact in Chicago’s suburban communities is seeping into public spaces. A 36-year-old man was found dead last week in the stall of a second-floor bathroom at a Kohl’s department store, 2200 … Continue reading Heroin Use On The Rise In Affluent Western Suburbs

Bellwood Man Sentenced in 2009 Murder Case

Friday, May 29, 2015 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || 5/26/15 || By Thomas Vogel An unresolved 2009 murder case finally concluded this past April. The six-year-old case, which included a hung jury, ended with the accused man accepting a plea deal. Around 10 p.m. on June 15, 2009, Kenyana Bates, an 18-year-old University of Illinois student, sat in a parked car outside an … Continue reading Bellwood Man Sentenced in 2009 Murder Case