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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 blotter: Feb. 11

    Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 11
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •A couple robbed a Maywood woman of $220 after they entered her car on the 1100 block of Garfield Street at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 3 and asked her to take them to a bank on Roosevelt Road to...
  • Tinley Park celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    Tinley Park kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities Sunday afternoon with its annual Irish parade and what Mayor Ed Zabrocki called “the biggest crowd we’ve had in 15 years.” Ireland’s Consul General in Chicago, Aidan...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits

    Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits
    Police chiefs in Oak Park and La Grange said their departments have carefully vetted dozens of local concealed-carry permit applications, as the first round of state permits hits mailboxes this week. Eighty-nine Oak Park residents and 75 La Grange...
  • St. Patrick's Day events begin this weekend

    St. Patrick's Day events begin this weekend
    No need to wait until March 17 to celebrate a wee bit o' Irish. St. Patrick's Day festivities begin this weekend with the Tinley Park Irish parade. The 15th annual parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Central Middle School, 18146 Oak Park Ave.,...
  • Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook

    Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook
    Four of the five members of last year's Tribune All-State first team were not seniors, and their teams occupied the top four spots in the Tribune's preseason Top 20. They're still there. What promised to be an exciting season has already brought us...
  • Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour

    Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour
    Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
  • Naperville police blotter: March 3

    Naperville police blotter: March 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Naperville A 23-year-old Yorkville woman and a 32-year-old Brookfield man were arrested at 8:04 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 1800 block of West Diehl Road and the woman was charged with possession of cannabis...
  • Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28

    Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 31-year-old Oak Park man and an 18-year-old Berwyn man were charged with burglary and theft for an incident on the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road at 2:47 p.m. Feb. 27. A 27-year-old Blue...
  • Oak Park theater asks village for $500,000 to fund repairs

    Oak Park theater asks village for $500,000 to fund repairs
    The Madison Street Theatre is asking the village of Oak Park for $500,000 for basic building repairs, saying the funds could help launch a grand redesign and bring money into the village. The theater needs more fire sprinklers, a new fire alarm system,...
  • Boys hoops | Oak Park gaining steam entering playoffs

    Boys hoops | Oak Park gaining steam entering playoffs
    Oak Park has experienced some memorable moments this season, including a near-upset of Simeon during a third-place finish at the prestigious Pontiac Holiday Tournament. The Huskies (19-6) lost that game by one point, part of a trend that has seen them...