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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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  • 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...
  • Oak Park halts Hinsdale Central's winning streak

    Oak Park's baseball team nipped Hinsdale Central 2-1 on Saturday, May 10 in the first game of a West Suburban Silver Conference doubleheader. The win snapped Hinsdale Central's eight-game winning streak. Western Illinois-bound Sam Cottingham-Beard...
  • Police reports: Thief chased, forehead bitten, spray painter nabbed

    Police reports: Thief chased, forehead bitten, spray painter nabbed
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: A 39-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with theft after fleeing police May 2. A global positioning system device, stolen from a car parked in a garage on the...
  • 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 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...