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New Village Board to be Sworn In May 14

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– As reported last week, John Ostenburg has been elected to a third term as Village President in Park Forest.  While challenger Paul Jasinevicius won the Will County section of Park Forest by 58 votes, Ostenburg's 60.17% of the over-all vote put him well in front of  Jasinevicius'[Read More…]

Officer Chases Down Stolen Car

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— A Park Forest police officer is credited with recovering a stolen car last Thursday after pursuing a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Sauk Trail.  According to police reports, just before 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, Officer Mannino observed a grey and red[Read More…]

52 Vehicles Have Windows Shot Out Friday

This car on Ash Street is one of 52 damaged in the BB gun shooting spree early Friday morning. (Photo: ENEWSPF) Reports Start Shortly After 3:00 a.m.  Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Police are investigating vandalism spree that occurred early Friday morning.  A total of 52 automobiles had windows shattered, apparently by[Read More…]

Bogus Telephone Employees Drive Off with Jewelry

Resident Reports Theft Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF) — A Park Forest resident was a victim of theft last week by individuals posing as employees of the telephone company. The alleged thieves may be targeting seniors in the south suburban area. A couple in Peotone also fell victim recently in a similar[Read More…]

Police Report – April 23, 2007

Photo: Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF) — Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media. An arrest[Read More…]

Why Is Park Forest Water Discolored Today?

April 19, 5:08 p.m.  Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Village of Park Forest Water department has announced that the problem with the discoloration of water is due to the transition from the old water system to the new water system. The white, cloudy water is actually calcium.   The water is not[Read More…]

Ostenburg Wins 3rd Term

Updated 4/18/07, 2:30 p.m., with 100% of both Cook and Will Counties reporting Brandon, Kopycinski, O'Neill Win Trustee Seats  Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– John Ostenburg has been elected to a third term as Village President in Park Forest.  While challenger Paul Jasinevicius won the Will County section of Park Forest by[Read More…]

School: “Tolerance” Editorial Will Not Be Tolerated

Commentary  By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center   Officials at East Allen County Schools in Indiana are doing a pretty good job of educating their students about the values of free speech, free press and other parts of the First Amendment – even though it seems they didn’t intend to.[Read More…]

Park Forest Hall of Fame Honors Seven

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Historical Society held its annual Hall of Fame awards ceromony Sunday at Freedom Hall, honoring seven people for their contributions to Park Forest. Newly inducted members include Mary McCall, Jane Nicoll (Stover), Rev. Daniel O'Sullivan, Anna T. Saul, James D. Saul, George C. Townsend,[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023