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Oak Park

Oak Park
Oak Park, Ill., is located in Cook County just west of the Chicago border. In 1837, Joseph Kettlestrings, a native of England, bought 172 acres of land in the area. The town became known as Oak Park in 1871 after first being called Oak Ridge, and the "Village of Oak Park" came into being in 1902. Its population in the 2003 census was 50,824. Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright built his home in Oak Park in 1889, and many of his buildings still exist throughout the suburb. Oak Park is also the birthplace of writer Ernest Hemingway. Read more about Oak Park, IL Show more »
Oak Park, Ill., is located in Cook County just west of the Chicago border. In 1837, Joseph Kettlestrings, a native of England, bought 172 acres of land in the area. The town became known as Oak Park in 1871 after first being called Oak Ridge, and the "Village of Oak Park" came into being in 1902. Its population in the 2003 census was 50,824. Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright built his home in Oak Park in 1889, and many of his buildings still exist throughout the suburb. Oak Park is also the birthplace of writer Ernest Hemingway. Read more about Oak Park, IL « Show less

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  • Oak Park Country Club to celebrate centennial

    The Oak Park Country Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a black-tie dinner Sept. 20 at the club. The event will include fireworks and several bands.
  • 7 cash-only restaurants worth the trip

    7 cash-only restaurants worth the trip
    In an age when most people rarely carry cash, restaurants that don't accept credit or debit cards are typically deemed a hassle. Businesses that balk at plastic payment know they must offer cheap, consistently satisfying grub and a healthy dose of...

    Man arrested for attempted child abduction in Oak Park

    Police arrested a man Tuesday night they say tried to pull a 15-year-old girl into some bushes off of Ridgeland Avenue near the street's intersection with Adams Street. Damian Skoczylas, 21, of Glen Ellyn, allegedly grabbed the victim shortly before 9 p....

    Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Gun and rifle stolen, and more

     Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Gun and rifle stolen, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park Two Oak Park residents were robbed at gunpoint of cash, an iPhone and a flip phone, all valued at $500, in the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 16. Two 21-year-old Chicago...

    Oak Park police reports: Items, cash taken in armed robbery and more

    Oak Park police reports: Items, cash taken in armed robbery and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park Police Department reports. An Oak Park woman and a Forest Park man were robbed by gunpoint by two men ages 20 to 25 on the 200 block of North Euclid Avenue at 11:28 p.m. July 13. The men took the woman's...