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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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  • FBI investigating Tuesday's robbery of Oak Park bank

    FBI investigating Tuesday's robbery of Oak Park bank
    The FBI is investigating a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Chase branch at 1048 Lake St. in Oak Park.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest

    2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest
    For Adam Lemke-Bell, the wait was about weight, and whether he would have enough to be an offensive lineman. For quarterback Lloyd Yates, it was the reality that there are only so many scholarships at his position to go around. Both remained patient...