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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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  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • New Oak Park restaurants create 'a little Greektown'

    New Oak Park restaurants create 'a little Greektown'
    With two recently opened Greek restaurants and a Greek yogurt café on the way, some are comparing the corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park to a popular Chicago neighborhood. "I guess we're making a little Greektown in Oak Park," said...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs

    Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs
    Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright? Maybe those are the wrong questions....
  • Drivers fume over suburbs' low-salt diet

    Drivers fume over suburbs' low-salt diet
    Erin Ferrell didn’t have a problem with Naperville’s decision to try and conserve road salt amid a regional salt shortage. That is, until she attempted to drive to work on Wednesday morning. “You couldn’t even see the lanes...
  • Oak Park man charged with taking video up woman's skirt

    Oak Park man charged with taking video up woman's skirt
    A former college volleyball coach with a history of covertly taking video up women's skirts is facing a new charge, this time for allegedly following a suburban Whole Foods shopper last year and using a camera attached to his shoe to record footage of her...
  • Restaurants where kids eat free

    Restaurants where kids eat free
    Take the whole gang out to dinner without breaking the bank (or fretting over money spent on picky eaters) at these Chicago-area restaurants where kids eat free. Check back for new restaurants.  Daily Dunlay’s on the Square 3137 W. Logan Blvd....
  • Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad

    Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad
    Social media was such an important part of the Illinois tornado outbreak. From reuniting lost pets with family members to photos of rescues under the rubble, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allowed us to not only watch it unfold but also...
  • Boys hoops | Fenwick competing despite incomplete roster

    Boys hoops | Fenwick competing despite incomplete roster
    It's pretty clear how formidable Fenwick will be when Scott Lindsey returns from a broken leg. The Friars, after all, are proving to be good without him. Perfect in three Catholic League games through Monday, Fenwick (6-2) also was up to the ESCC-...
  • Naperville police blotter: March 3

    Naperville police blotter: March 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Naperville A 23-year-old Yorkville woman and a 32-year-old Brookfield man were arrested at 8:04 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 1800 block of West Diehl Road and the woman was charged with possession of cannabis...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 17

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 17
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park Two Chicago men, ages 23 and 28, were charged with possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after being stopped on the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road at 3:50 p....
  • Joshilyn Jackson on 'Someone Else's Love Story'

    Joshilyn Jackson on 'Someone Else's Love Story'
    Since her best-selling debut novel, "Gods in Alabama" (2005), Joshilyn Jackson has carved out a niche for herself as a chronicler of the New South. In her books — including "Between, Georgia" (2006), "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" (2008), "Backseat...