A look at how far our community has come since a tragedy wracked it with grief, and a look at where we go from here.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Six weeks ago, Oak Forest eliminated the 15-minute grace period a driver gets before a vehicle is impounded. So far, the impact has been minimal.
Until recently, if you were arrested while driving in Oak Forest, you had 15 minutes to call someone to get your car and avoid the impound lot. Six weeks ago, that 15-minute grace period ended. Since the policy amendment was approved by the city council, there's been no change in the number of arrests resulting in a vehicle being impounded and no complaints to report regarding the change, Deputy Police Chief David DeMarco said. "Things have been fine — just the same," DeMarco said. However, the holiday season will likely bring a spike in such arrests. The Oak Forest Police Department usually sees an increase during this time in incidents involving driving under the influence. "At holiday times, it does get busier, what with your Christmas …