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Oak Forest agrees to Starbucks near Metra station/ gas masks for police

The Oak Forest City Council approved plans for a new Starbucks’ café near the Metra train station — regarded as an entryway to the south suburb’s Cicero Avenue business district.

The council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve ordinances related to the design of the building, the sale of the plot of land to be used for the coffee house and the special use permit that will allow such a business to operate at that site…Please click here to read Gregory Tejeda’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

In other business, the City Council approve plans to a purchase 50 gas masks for the Police Department. Police Chief Gregory Anderson said the department’s current masks are more than a decade old and have reached the point where they are no longer assured of providing protection to police officers.

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