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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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  • Nixon, Rockefeller OK Platform in Secret Talk – Goldwater Furious!

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo July 24, 1960: Young Republican members Lloyd LeMere of Oak Park, Ill., and Chris Economos of Berwyn set up a sign painting shop at the convention center in Chicago. July 24, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon and New York...
  • Teenager who allegedly ranked female classmates' looks in Facebook list is arrested

     
    A teenager who allegedly ranked females in a list on Facebook by their physical appearance has been arrested, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The 17-year-old, whose name isn't being released because he's a minor, is a former student of Oak...
  • More salaries online

     
    A commenter noted that the public school teacher / administrator salary database is a nice companion to Chicago's nifty new salary database of all current city employees. I'm a city resident, and I'm more than OK with the recently announced......
  • Restrictions on sex offenders lack sense, common and otherwise

     
    I wish I could tell Walt Teichen not to worry, that common sense will surely prevail in the sad, scary story of his son. But I would be lying. His son is a sex offender, and when it comes to......
  • Betty White at 90: Seven decades on screen [video]

     
    Betty White celebrates her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Betty White has been appearing on camera since 1945....
  • Ernest Hemingway's childhood home is for sale

     
    Ernest Hemingway's childhood home in Oak Park, Ill., is for sale for $525,000....
  • Meet the commenters: 'Joseph J. Finn'

     
    Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Joseph J. Finn Real name: Joseph J. Finn Gender: Male Age: 39 Occupation: Private investigation Family info: Married Resides: Oak Park, IL Political philosophy: Progressive/liberal/Democrat/pragmatism with a side...
  • Ernest Hemingway's home has sold, but we can still visit

     
    Ernest Hemingway's childhood home, in Oak Park Illinois, just sold for $525,000....
  • Kathy Griffin says celebs need not apply for a spot on her new Bravo talk show

     
    A Kathy Griffin talk show without celebrities? Sounds a bit like baking a pie and forgetting the crust, no? Well, the doyenne of the D-List — and frequent scourge of the A-List — isn't completely shutting out famous faces from Kathy, her new...
  • Keep calm and carry on

     
    This story: A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park told investigators he beat his victim in anger over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to the Cook County state's attorney office. Alton L. Hayes, 18, of......
  • 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. One juvenile was arrested in Oak Park, and one...