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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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  • 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...
  • Groundbreaking for major Oak Park development is delayed

    Groundbreaking for major Oak Park development is delayed
    The developers of a 204-foot-high mixed-use building on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue in Oak Park have pushed groundbreaking on the project to Sept. 30. The project, first proposed in 2007, has been delayed and redesigned over...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • 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...
  • Oak-Leyden employee accused of stealing from a client

     Oak-Leyden employee accused of stealing from a client
    An Oak-Leyden Developmental Services employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 from a disabled client in recent years, police say. Contessa Gordon-Elliot, 40, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue in Chicago, was arrested May 6...
  • Wrestling | State finals: Oak Park, Montini meet expectations, crowned again

    Wrestling | State finals: Oak Park, Montini meet expectations, crowned again
    BLOOMINGTON -- Since 2007, Montini's only dual-meet losses to an Illinois opponent were delivered by Oak Park the past two seasons. The Broncos set a record with their seventh consecutive state championship Saturday, but to win No. 8, they'll likely...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 29-year-old Dolton man was charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property for attempting to get back into his girlfriend's apartment on the 0-100 block...
  • Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort police blotter: March 25

    Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort police blotter: March 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A wallet containing two debit cards was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 7800 block of 165th Place on March 15. •A window was smashed and a purse containing a...
  • Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say

    Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say
    A 62-year-old Oak Park man has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl he hired to do odd jobs at a rental property he owns in River Forest, police say. Gregg Kuenster, of the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, asked a girl to...
  • Lighting first, then roundabout at Tinley intersection

    Lighting first, then roundabout at Tinley intersection
    Tinley Park's village engineer says the Illinois Department of Transportation's pending lighting upgrade at Oak Park Avenue's southern gateway won't stop that intersection's eventual transformation into a roundabout. "The roundabout is three years...
  • E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park

    E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park
    A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains. For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...