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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, La Grange police blotter: April 8

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: April 8
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park An 18-year-old man was charged March 26 with assault, criminal damage to property and harassment by electronic communications after he argued with and threatened his mother on the 0-100...
  • Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena police blotter: April 7

    Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena police blotter: April 7
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park Approximately $3 in change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1600 block of South Apple Lane on March 28. A 30-year-old Frankfort man was charged with felony DUI/third,...
  • House walk to celebrate Wright legacy

    House walk to celebrate Wright legacy
    Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will hold a house walk 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 in Oak Park and River Forest to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the trust. All Wright 2014, will feature rare...
  • Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert

    Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert
    Two Cook County women are suing Beyonce, the United Center and Live Nation, saying they were trampled on their way into one of the entertainer's recent Chicago concerts. Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson were near the front a large group of...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 1

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 1
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •A 50-year-old Melrose Park man was charged with theft/possession of stolen property after he was stopped on the 900 block of Lyman Avenue at 9:01 a.m. March 25 for riding a bicycle...
  • Frozen fields delay spring sports

     Frozen fields delay spring sports
    On a recent Saturday in Oak Park, a 10-year-old boy engaged in some unusual behavior outside his family's home: He voluntarily shoveled snow. Sam Bilyk was trying to clear the family's patio so he could kick around a soccer ball, said his father, Tom...
  • E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park

    E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park
    A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains. For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
  • Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort police blotter: March 25

    Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort police blotter: March 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A wallet containing two debit cards was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 7800 block of 165th Place on March 15. •A window was smashed and a purse containing a...
  • Lighting first, then roundabout at Tinley intersection

    Lighting first, then roundabout at Tinley intersection
    Tinley Park's village engineer says the Illinois Department of Transportation's pending lighting upgrade at Oak Park Avenue's southern gateway won't stop that intersection's eventual transformation into a roundabout. "The roundabout is three years...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 29-year-old Dolton man was charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property for attempting to get back into his girlfriend's apartment on the 0-100 block...
  • Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say

    Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say
    A 62-year-old Oak Park man has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl he hired to do odd jobs at a rental property he owns in River Forest, police say. Gregg Kuenster, of the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, asked a girl to...