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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, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 27

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 27
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 10-year-old Oak Park girl said a man in a black, four-door car called out to her and offered her candy at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 outside Irving School on the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue. She...
  • 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...
  • Man charged with attempted murder after fight in Oak Park

     Man charged with attempted murder after fight in Oak Park
    A 54-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and accused of attacking an acquaintance with a hammer, Oak Park police said Wednesday. Odell Johnson, whose address is not known according to police, faces charges after the attack on a 48-year-old...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 14

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 14
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 28-year-old Chicago man was charged with retail theft after an incident at Deals on the 6400 block of North Avenue at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 6. A 25-year-old Oak Park man was charged with the...
  • 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-...
  • Oak Park eyes rules for medical marijuana

    Oak Park eyes rules for medical marijuana
    Oak Park officials are beginning to plan for the possible sale of medical marijuana in the village. There aren't many places in Oak Park that can accommodate a dispensary under Illinois' new law, which prohibits the sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet...
  • Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14

    Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14
    The following were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 30-year-old Momence-area man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a small amount of suspected heroin was found in his pocket at a gas station at Harlem Avenue and...
  • Historical society plans move to 1898 fire house

     Historical society plans move to 1898 fire house
    Beneath the peeling paint and dust inside a 116-year-old fire house, Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest Director Frank Lipo sees room for a new dynamic for an organization that has traditionally been a keeper of facts. "History has to...
  • Oak Park schools to monitor temps through weekend

    Oak Park schools to monitor temps through weekend
    Oak Park school districts will be monitoring weather conditions over the weekend to determine if classes will be held Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to sink below zero. A Friday National Weather Service forecast for Chicago called...
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Mertz

    Barbara Mertz Bestselling mystery writer Barbara Mertz, 85, a bestselling mystery author who wrote dozens of novels under the pen names Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, died Thursday at her home in Frederick, Md., her daughter Elizabeth told her...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 20

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 20
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 19-year-old Oak Park woman was charged Jan. 16 with using electronic communications to harass another Oak Park resident. The incident occurred Dec. 9 at Oak Park and River Forest High...