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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 police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more

    Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: A man desribed to be in his 30s with a beard and his hair in dreadlocks tried to lure an Oak Park boy into his white Chevrolet van on the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:35...
  • 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...
  • Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman

    Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman
    The following items were taken from police reports: A maroon 2002 Dodge Durango with a $3,000 sound system was stolen from a residential driveway on the 8400 bock of Dunmore Drive on May 20. A 47-year-old Lansing woman was charged with retail theft...
  • Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park

    Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park
    The Oak Park Village Board approved a slimmed-down design for a five-story luxury condominium complex on Chicago Avenue Monday. Oak Park-based Altierra Development Group presented a new design for the building, called Residences at Maple Place, after...
  • After a long run, Competitive Foot shoe store is closing

    After a long run, Competitive Foot shoe store is closing
    After about four decades anchoring the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park, the owners of The Competitive Foot athletic shoe store are nearing the finish line. Owners Tim and Tyna Eggert announced the upcoming closure recently, and...
  • Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park

    Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park
    A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park. Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
  • 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,...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries

     Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Oak Park An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
  • Oak Park kicks in $1.5M for grocery store renovation

     Oak Park kicks in $1.5M for grocery store renovation
    The Oak Park Village Board voted Tuesday to contribute $1.5 million toward a $5.85 million project by Pete's Fresh Market to renovate and improve a former Dominick's store. Pete's Fresh Market bought the 259 Lake Street property in January for about $6....
  • Oak Park police blotter: Thin man hurls concrete block through car window

    Oak Park police blotter: Thin man hurls concrete block through car window
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: Two men, in their 30s or 40s, and a woman in her 40s stole 11 quarts of engine oil, five cigarette lighters, three bottle of brake fluid, a bottle of gas treatment and a bottle of fuel...