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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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  • Tinley Park police reports: Neighbor harassed, road rage, and more

    Tinley Park police reports: Neighbor harassed, road rage, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: A female motorist threatened to shoot a male motorist because he took too long to make a left turn from Oak Park Avenue onto 159th Street on May 8. A stylist's bank bag containing $522 in cash and...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Bellissima Opera: The Oak Park-based ensemble presents "Music of the Universe," a program ranging from Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," to Schubert and Puccini, to a Hawaiian hula dance set to John Fogerty. 6 p.m. Sunday, Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park;...
  • River Forest police blotter: Items taken from store, curfew violations, and more

    River Forest police blotter: Items taken from store, curfew violations, and more
    The following items were gathered from River Forest police reports: Video footage from the Jewel-Osco store, 7525 Lake St., showed a man in his 40s stealing several hundred dollars worth of Rogaine, Allegra, Claritin and Pepcid and putting it in a...
  • Oak Park police blotter: '88 Camaro stolen, light scares off intruder and more

    Oak Park police blotter: '88 Camaro stolen, light scares off intruder and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A blue 1988 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $12,000 was stolen between 11:30 p.m. May 29 and 5 a.m. May 30 on the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue. A person turning on yard lights scared...
  • Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal

    Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal
    Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide
    This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill. The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
  • Police reports: Thief chased, forehead bitten, spray painter nabbed

    Police reports: Thief chased, forehead bitten, spray painter nabbed
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: A 39-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with theft after fleeing police May 2. A global positioning system device, stolen from a car parked in a garage on the...
  • Police reports: Dine and ditch, boy threatened, car recovered

    Police reports: Dine and ditch, boy threatened, car recovered
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Oak Park A 22-year-old Oak Park man was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor and unidentified traffic violations after his car was...
  • Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show

    Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show
    A man who was shot in April in Oak Park was an informant who had been aiding federal investigators in a Chicago drugs and guns case, according to federal court documents. Authorities have charged a 37-year-old man from Chicago with attempted murder in...
  • Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics

    Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics
    The following items were taken from Tinley Park police reports: A 28-year-old Frankfort man was charged with felony possession of cannabis after more than 30 grams of marijuana were discovered in his possession on May 15 during an unspecified police...