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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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  • Psychiatric tests for daughter of Chicago woman killed in Bali

    Indonesian police on Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of a Chicago woman who was found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on...
  • Infidelity in Chicago: Logan Square tops website ranking

    Infidelity in Chicago: Logan Square tops website ranking
    Logan Square tops the list of "Chicago's least faithful neighborhoods," according to data released today by AshleyMadison.com, a site that connects married people who want to cheat on their spouses with other married people who think that sounds just...
  • Man robs Harlem Avenue bank in Oak Park

    Man robs Harlem Avenue bank in Oak Park
    A man took about $3,000 from a North Harlem Avenue bank in Oak Park after implying he had a gun, police said Thursday. The man, who was wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap and is estimated to be in his late 20s, robbed Metropolitan Bank between 4:25...
  • OPRF starts football season on the road

    The Illinois High School Association released the football schedules for the 2014 season and Oak Park River Forest High School opens the season with two non-conference games on the road. The Huskies visit Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort Aug. 29 and follow...
  • Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library

     Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library
    Nine paintings by late Oak Park artist Reginald Mars that were commissioned by the Park District of Oak Park more than 50 years ago have been restored and are now on display at the village's main library. The park district hired village resident Timothy...
  • 2 bicycles, cash and a leaf blower stolen overnight out of a garage in River Forest

    2 bicycles, cash and a leaf blower stolen overnight out of a garage in River Forest
    The following items were gathered from River Forest police reports: A 34-year-old Chicago man was charged with felony retail theft for stealing numerous bottles of liquor valued at $652 from Jewel, 7525 Lake St., about 4:54 p.m. July 29 A 24-year-...
  • Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Gun and rifle stolen, and more

     Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Gun and rifle stolen, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park Two Oak Park residents were robbed at gunpoint of cash, an iPhone and a flip phone, all valued at $500, in the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 16. Two 21-year-old Chicago...
  • Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more

    Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park Police Department reports. A red and white Yamaha DT 175 motorcycle valued at $2,500 was stolen between 12:01 and 12:09 a.m. June 29 from the front yard of a home on the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue....
  • Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies

     Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies
    Harry M. "Top" Peterson wasn't much of a cook, his family said, but he knew the chemistry of food inside and out, and used that expertise to become an innovator in the food processing industry. After spending a year at Kraft Foods as a chemist in the...
  • Samuel Henry 'Errie' Ball, golf pro, 1910-2014

     Samuel Henry 'Errie' Ball, golf pro, 1910-2014
    Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball played in golf's first-ever Masters Tournament in 1934 before a long career as a golf professional at two Chicago-area courses. The Welsh-born Mr. Ball, who came from a storied golfing family, was a mentor to many younger...
  • Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus

    Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus
    At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...