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Her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, says the fried chicken is intended as an insult because he's black.
Sheila von Wiese-Mack died of asphyxiation due to a broken nose. Her daughter, who says she's pregnant, faces death by firing squad.
Oak Park Police were called to the home of Sheila von Wiese-Mack 86 times in 10 years for trouble between her and her daughter, Heather.
Sheila von Weise-Mack, a former Oak Park resident, was 62. Her teen daughter and a young man are suspected of beating her to death.
Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
IDOT crews worked on the repairs Tuesday afternoon.
A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Ex-cop set up his girlfriend to be killed to avoid having her discover he was already married.
Police seeking man wanted in connection to physical altercation on train that left a passenger with extensive facial injuries.
Tripped up by a police sting, Oak Park man could be headed to federal prison for 9 to 11 years.
Also in this week's OMG PD, a car is towed for owing thousands in parking tickets and a cabbie gets battered by his fare.
62-year-old Oak Park man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Police said stalker made threats and harassed his victim online.
Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
Area police say pothole damage is motivating thieves to brazenly pluck tires from your cars — even during the day.
A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.