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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 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...
  • 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's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football

    Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football
    Oak Park junior Adam Lemke-Bell put on weight this spring and saw the scholarship offers pour in from the Big Ten, ACC and even an SEC school. A rising star in the recruiting world, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle saw no need to continue the...
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill. The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Bellissima Opera: The Oak Park-based ensemble presents "Music of the Universe," a program ranging from Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," to Schubert and Puccini, to a Hawaiian hula dance set to John Fogerty. 6 p.m. Sunday, Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park;...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright homes do-it-yourself tour

    Frank Lloyd Wright homes do-it-yourself tour
    Frank Lloyd Wright's house designs famously include a "path of discovery" that take visitors through a few turns before they find themselves inside — often through a front door that is itself partially hidden by an archway or another architectural...
  • Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors

    Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors
    Stuart Dybek is sure to be the talk of Printers Row Lit Fest this year, as he returns in June with two new story collections, "Paper Lantern" and "Ecstatic Cahoots." He appeared at the first Lit Fest in 1985, and this year, he will be awarded the Near...