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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lap swimmers blast smaller Ridgeland locker rooms

     Lap swimmers blast smaller Ridgeland locker rooms
    Swimmers who regularly do laps in the Ridgeland Common recreation center's outdoor pool in Oak Park say a $22 million renovation to the facility has marginalized their needs. Ridgeland Common reopened in June following a yearlong renovation that added...
  • Homeowner discovers obscene drawings of male genitalia on sidewalk in Tinley Park

    Homeowner discovers obscene drawings of male genitalia on sidewalk in Tinley Park
    The following items were taken from Tinley Park police reports. A 25-year-old Orland Park man charged with criminal damage to a vehicle after hitting a passing car with a chunk of wood at the intersection of 183rd Street and Oak Park Avenue was also...
  • 21-year-old charged with child abduction in Oak Park

    21-year-old charged with child abduction in Oak Park
    The following items were taken from Oak Park police reports: A 21-year-old Glen Ellyn man was charged with child abduction after he grabbed a 15-year-old Oak Park girl on the 400 block of Madison Street at 8:52 p.m. July 29 and tried to pull her into...
  • 7 cash-only restaurants worth the trip

    7 cash-only restaurants worth the trip
    In an age when most people rarely carry cash, restaurants that don't accept credit or debit cards are typically deemed a hassle. Businesses that balk at plastic payment know they must offer cheap, consistently satisfying grub and a healthy dose of...
  • Oak Park fence still has room for love to grow

    Oak Park fence still has room for love to grow
    Dripping water and wafting exhaust fumes did not deter Jenni and Owen Winder from memorializing their affection for one another on a recent afternoon in an Oak Park underpass. The Chicago couple clasped a lock to a chain-link fence the village...
  • Solar panels encouraged in Oak Park

    Solar panels encouraged in Oak Park
    A new solar panel bulk purchasing program is available to Oak Park residents and others in the Chicago area. The Solar Chicago program sets rates based on how many people participate, lowering prices with more participants, according to a village news...
  • Joseph F. Philipps led training program for plumbers, 1917-2014

     Joseph F. Philipps led training program for plumbers, 1917-2014
    When the national chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union wanted to create an instructor training program in the early 1950s, it turned to Joseph F. Philipps, who 17 years earlier began his career as an apprentice with Local 597. Mr. Philipps...
  • NU lands mobile Oak Park QB

    NU lands mobile Oak Park QB
    As Pat Fitzgerald's latest Northwestern recruiting class continued to fill up, the one thing it lacked was the most important position. That changed Thursday, when Oak Park quarterback Lloyd Yates committed to the Wildcats. A mobile quarterback and...
  • Debit card stolen at gunpoint, withdrawals made: cops

    Oak Park police are looking for several men they suspect took another man's debit card and personal identification number at gunpoint and withdrew money from local ATMs Monday afternoon. The victim reported he was leaving his home on the 200 block of...