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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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  • 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...
  • Indoor e-cig smoking banned in Oak Park

    Indoor e-cig smoking banned in Oak Park
    The Oak Park Village Board this week decided to treat electronic cigarettes like regular cigarettes and voted to ban smoking them indoors. Trustees on Monday expressed concerns about the public health effects of "e-cigarettes" — which vaporize...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two new principals hired in District 97

    Two new principals hired in District 97
    The Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Board approved hiring two new principals for Mann and Whittier schools last week.. The district hired Faith Cole, assistant principal of Percy Julian Middle School, to be principal of Mann Elementary School; and...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    Woman dies following Oak Park crash
    A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said. The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
  • Girls lacrosse | Glenbrook South survives test to earn semifinal spot

    Girls lacrosse | Glenbrook South survives test to earn semifinal spot
    Glenbrook South's girls lacrosse team has been one of the state's top programs for some time. But the Titans' performance against Oak Park in an Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association quarterfinal May 30 may have cemented this team's legacy...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago. No guns This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27). I am so terribly...
  • Girls soccer | Oak Park's Trinka making her mark on community

    Girls soccer | Oak Park's Trinka making her mark on community
    Few student-athletes make as big a mark in both departments as Tess Trinka has at Oak Park. Fewer have had such an impact in the community. Not only is the No. 1-ranked student in Oak Park's senior class a two-sport (tennis and soccer), four-year...
  • 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...
  • 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...