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Possible Arson/Suicide on Monee Rd.

The front door boarded up and sealed, this house on Monee Rd. was the scene of a fire early Friday morning. (Photo: ENEWSPF) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Park Forest police released a statement Friday regarding a possible arson/suicide early Friday morning.  On January 19, 2007, shortly after 1:30 in the morning,[Read More…]

GW-Battleground Poll 2008 Shows Continued Support for Democrats

Desire for Change in Iraq Republicans Enjoy Name Recognition Advantage for 2008 Presidential Contest WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first edition of the 2008 George Washington University Battleground Poll finds a continuing negative political environment that is having a negative impact on the Republican Party. More than six-in-ten likely voters believe the country[Read More…]

Congress to Send Critics to Jail, Says

Commentary  MANASSAS, Va.–(ENEWSPF)– The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of, regarding legislation currently being considered by Congress to regulate grassroots communications: "In what sounds like a comedy sketch from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, but isn’t, the U. S. Senate would impose criminal penalties, even jail[Read More…]

Obama Makes It Official – Forms Exploratory Committee

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– U.S. Senator Barack Obama announced to his supporters today that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee, and plans to make an announcement February 10 on his ultimate plans regarding a presidential run in 2008. The following is the email Obama sent this morning: As you may know,[Read More…]

The Police Report – January 15, 2007

Photo: Editor’s Note: This is the second article featuring 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.  It was not simply a[Read More…]


Scully Announces Applications for State Scholarship

Crete, IL–(ENEWSPF)– State Rep. George Scully (D-Flossmoor) announced today that he will begin accepting applications for the 2007 General Assembly Scholarship program. The Scholarships are available to residents of the 80th district and will cover one year of tuition to the following universities:    University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago & Springfield)[Read More…]

Village Board Considers Smoking Ordinance

Photo: Mary R. Vogt at Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The village board began its deliberations on a proposed non-smoking ordinance in Park Forest.  Cook County's Clean Indoor Air Ordinance will become effective throughout the county on March 15, 2007. This county-wide ordinance basically bans smoking in all public places and[Read More…]


eNews Park Forest Publisher Accepted at NNA

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The editor and publisher of eNews Park Forest has been accepted for membership in the National Newspaper Association.  The website of the NNA describes the organization as follows: Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is the national voice of community newspapers.  NNA represents owners, publishers,[Read More…]