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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 $164,900 which is roughly $126/per square foot. More Oak Forest information.

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Monday Jul 7 | 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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Monday Jul 7 | 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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Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Southtown Star

Mourners line up to pay final respects to fallen U.S. soldier

A banner honoring PFC Aaron Toppen faces Wolf Road at Parkview Christian Church for the open wake of US Army PFC Aaron Toppen, Monday, June 23rd, 2014, in Orland Park.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

CBS Local

Body Of Mokena Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returns To Home

It's a sad homecoming for an Illinois soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Patch.com

Buckle Up, Oak Forest! Police to Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement through July 4

The Oak Forest Police Department today announced plans for its Fourth of July traffic enforcement, focusing on unbuckled drivers.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

The Southtown Star

Oak Forest church offers vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible School: Oak Tree Community Church, 15601 S. Lamon Ave., Oak Forest, will host Kingdom Rock, a vacation Bible school event, from June 23 to 27. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

Patch.com

Stolen, Unclaimed Bike Auction Saturday, June 14

Need a new set of wheels? You might be in luck. More than 50 stolen or unclaimed bicycles recovered by the Oak Forest Police Department will be auctioned to the public on Saturday, June 14. Viewing begins at 10 a.m. Auction begins at 10:30 a.m., held at Fire Station 1, 5620 James Dr. All items sold as-is.

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