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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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  • 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...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    Chicago Arts Orchestra: The ensemble opens its season with a program of rarely-heard choral-orchestral works from 18th century Spain and Mexico. 8 p.m. Friday, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., Oak Park; and 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Alphonsus...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 25

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 26-year-old Chicago man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and illegal possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's...
  • West suburban residents sound off on postal delays

     West suburban residents sound off on postal delays
    Reports of delayed mail, vanished packages and poor customer service prompted apologies and promises of improvement from a regional Postal Service official during a Monday meeting in Oak Park. "There has been consistent non-delivery," Peter Allen, the...
  • Study: 'Startling' level of housing discrimination in Oak Park

    Study: 'Startling' level of housing discrimination in Oak Park
    A study found a "startling" level of prejudice against African-American and disabled renters in Oak Park, where village officials voted Tuesday to create a citizen commission to study how to address the problem. Calling the study's findings "disturbing"...
  • New Oak Park restaurants create 'a little Greektown'

    New Oak Park restaurants create 'a little Greektown'
    With two recently opened Greek restaurants and a Greek yogurt café on the way, some are comparing the corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park to a popular Chicago neighborhood. "I guess we're making a little Greektown in Oak Park," said...
  • Temperatures climb into upper 40s as thaw begins

    Temperatures climb into upper 40s as thaw begins
    The winter storm that rumbled across the Chicago area Monday dumped more than 8 inches of snow in places, but much of that could be gone by the end of the week as southerly winds bring a brief thaw. Today's temperatures broke above freezing for the first...
  • Business news: Thai food coming to Tinley Park

    Business news: Thai food coming to Tinley Park
    Thai restaurant An upscale Thai restaurant is taking over the former Casto's Italian restaurant at 16846 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. Restaurant co-owner Sam Chung is hoping for a late March opening. "We are about 90 percent done with the...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 17

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 17
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park Two Chicago men, ages 23 and 28, were charged with possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after being stopped on the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road at 3:50 p....
  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 3

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •A 17-year-old Chicago boy was charged Jan. 28 with robbery and aggravated battery after he slapped at the hand of a 28-year-old woman on a westbound CTA Blue Line train as she was...
  • Pete's Fresh Market buys Oak Park Dominick's

     Pete's Fresh Market buys Oak Park Dominick's
    Pete's Fresh Market is aiming to open a store in the former Dominick's building in Oak Park by the end of the year. The Chicago supermarket franchise purchased the building Jan. 24, and plans to make extensive changes and renovations before reopening,...