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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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  • Local Voices, Apr. 17

    Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign contributions, I think your viewpoint is quite skewed. Where you say "Government policy is too important for those...
  • Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription

    Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 22-year-old Tinley Park woman who reportedly stole a pair of pants from the Burlington Coat Factory was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she...
  • Wright Studio's ginkgo tree getting extra attention these days

    Wright Studio's ginkgo tree getting extra attention these days
    Most visitors who approach the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park notice two things about the prominent ginkgo tree outside, said preservation architect Karen Sweeney: its size and its smell. The tree, 51 inches in diameter, produces cherry-...
  • Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window

    Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: A 22-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at 6 p.m. April 23, at his house on the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue in connection with a theft that occurred Jan. 3 on the 900...
  • New HR director hired by District 200

    New HR director hired by District 200
    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director. David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release. The District...
  • Tinley Park roundabout project entering next phase

    Tinley Park roundabout project entering next phase
    Tinley Park's controversial 183rd Avenue roundabout project is moving into the next phase of its development, with construction possibly starting as early as spring of 2016. Village staff presented a memo to trustees at the May 20 Public Works...
  • 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...
  • Girls track | OPRF claims sectional win

    Girls track | OPRF claims sectional win
    Oak Park River Forest was one of just two non-Chicago teams in the 12-team St. Ignatius girls track sectional and came out with a championship on May 15. The Huskies had 131 points followed by Whitney Young's 122. Individual Oak Park champions were...
  • Oak Park blotter: Woman grabbed while jogging, 100-oz. bottles of Tide stolen, and more

    Oak Park blotter: Woman grabbed while jogging, 100-oz. bottles of Tide stolen, and more
    The following items were gathered from police reports: Oak Park A 40-year-old Rockford woman was jogging west on Le Moyne Parkway from East Avenue at 6:58 a.m. April 29 when a thin man in his 20s ran up from behind, grabbed her and put his hand over...
  • Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site

    Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site
    An Ultimate Fighting Championship-style gym is coming to downtown Oak Park. The Oak Park Village Board approved a proposal May 5 to bring a mixed martial arts training and fitness center to the site of a former Borders Books store at Harlem Avenue and...
  • 'Road to Glory: The Documentary'

    'Road to Glory: The Documentary'
    Saint Millie is screwed. OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...