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Oak Forest, Illinois is located in Cook County. Zip codes in Oak Forest, IL include 60452. The median home price in Oak Forest is $167,900 which is roughly $128/per square foot. More Oak Forest information.

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Friday Jul 18 | The Southtown Star

Get Up and Go

Raiders Coaches Golf Outing: The 15th annual Raiders coaches golf outing to benefit Oak Forest Raiders youth football is slated for Aug. 8 at George W. Dunne National golf course, 16310 S. Central Ave., near Oak Forest.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Southtown Star

Oak Forest woman raising butterflies, writing books

A visitor to her Oak Forest home might find DeYoung working in her lush backyard flower garden or releasing butterflies she has raised.

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Patch.com

Oak Forest High School 'Out of Space' for Alumni Photos, New Digital Display a Solution

Oak Forest High School administrators' plans for a new, digital catalog and display of accomplished alumni might not be popular among some, but it's a timely solution for an ongoing problem.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Girls' families file wrongful-death lawsuits against DCFS

The families of two deceased girls have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the state's child-welfare agency alleging officials missed obvious warning signs that the children had been placed with other relatives in abusive households.

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Patch.com

Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Display of Alumni

An Oak Forest student is worried that a change planned by administration will lessen the recognition of celebrated alumni.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Southtown Star

School spirit spurs Oak Forest teen

When it comes to school spirit, it would be hard to beat Jessy Sandoval, who will be a senior at Oak Forest High School this coming school year.

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Chicago Tribune

Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Patch.com

South Suburban Streets Flooded by Saturday Rains

Rain fell hard on the south suburbs Saturday, hitting the area with flash floods.

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Patch.com

Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

In recent weeks, the Oak Forest Fire Department has undertaken several managerial changes to facilitate continued operational effectiveness as a result of former Fire Chief Terry Lipinski's retirement and the ongoing legal issues facing former Deputy Fire Chief Charles Sopko.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Southtown Star

Grant aimed at boosting firefighter safety in Southland

A $1.8 million grant awarded to 20 south suburban fire departments will be used for buying state-of-the-art radios to help keep firefighters safe.

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Patch.com

Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

A Cook County Circuit judge last week agreed to ease the restrictions of the house arrest conditions for Charles Sopko, the husband in a pair accused of embezzling from a Palos Heights fire protection district.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Southtown Star

Oak Fest worth the ride

Gavin Dasto, 4, and Steve Jacobson, 40, of Mokena, line up a shot at an Oak Fest carnival game on Sunday in Oak Forest.

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The Southtown Star

School spirit spurs Oak Forest teen

When it comes to school spirit, it would be hard to beat Jessy Sandoval, who will be a senior at Oak Forest High School this coming school year.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Patch.com

The Most Patriotic House on the Block

Flags? Lights? Banners? These homeowners might have you topped. Danielle Scaccia and Daniel Matys took their show of patriotism to a deeper level this July 4. Their home near Albert Drive and Central Avenue in Oak Forest is adorned with traditional decorations-but with the extra touch of stars lovingly spray-painted on, dotting their lawn.

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Examiner.com

The 15th hole at George Dunne National Golf Course goes north, then north-northe

The 15th hole's fairway at George W. Dunne National Golf begins going north, then goes north-northeast.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Southtown Star

Lightning strikes Oak Forest apartment building - twice

A three-story apartment building at 15727 Peggy Lane, which was struck by lightning approximately three weeks ago, was struck by lightning a second time Monday night.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Patch.com

ComEd Offers Safety Tips During 'Multi-Day Restoration Effort'

Monday's severe storms and high winds hit ComEd's service area, knocking out power to more than 382,000 customers in Chicagoland, including residents of H omewood-Flossmoor, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Orland Park, and other areas.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Southtown Star

Cook Co. 4-H Fair held for first time in more than 100 years

Since the 4-H Club was founded in 1902, the perception was that it was only for people in rural areas.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Patch.com

Nowhere to Run: Wanted Oak Forest Man Surrenders to New Lenox Cops

An Oak Forest man wanted for failing to appear in court surrendered to the New Lenox cops Tuesday morning.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Patch.com

Oak Forest Stepfather-Son Duo Hid 'Secret Garden' of Pot Plants Behind Fake Door

An Oak Forest man and his stepson face drug charges after police discovered a growing operation and supply of pot in their home.

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