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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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  • 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: March 11

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 11
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 27-year-old Chicago man was charged with domestic assault of a Chicago resident on the CTA Green Line platform at the 1100 block of South Boulevard at 4:38 p.m. March 5. A 52-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window

    Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: A 22-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at 6 p.m. April 23, at his house on the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue in connection with a theft that occurred Jan. 3 on the 900...
  • Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert

    Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert
    Two Cook County women are suing Beyonce, the United Center and Live Nation, saying they were trampled on their way into one of the entertainer's recent Chicago concerts. Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson were near the front a large group of...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • National signing day | List of signees

    Football Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 43-year-old Chicago woman was charged March 11 with theft by deception after she solicited cash, checks and money orders totaling $7,260 between November 2011 and July 2012 from a woman...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...