topic-plgeo1001005011080000 News Coverage on Oak Park - CTNow
RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Oak Park Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • Arrests made after cyclists commit robberies in Oak Park, cops say

    Arrests made after cyclists commit robberies in Oak Park, cops say
    Several individuals who police said were riding bicycles and robbing people in Oak Park over the weekend have been taken into custody in the near western suburb and in Chicago, according to Oak Park police.
  • Blotter: 12-pound ham swiped from porch in Oak Park

    Blotter: 12-pound ham swiped from porch in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A man in his 40s approach a Chicago resident on the 1100 block of South Boulevard at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 19, began an argument that resulted in both spitting at each other. The man in his 40s...

    Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs

    Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs
    Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts. "We realized the markets were...

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...

    Ritual of posting class lists ebbs in privacy age

    Ritual of posting class lists ebbs in privacy age
    Cutting short a late-summer water gun fight, fourth-grader Ray Longstreet pedaled his bike down South Cuyler Avenue as fast as he could, his friends tailing behind on skateboards. They wheeled into the entrance of Irving Elementary School and, after...