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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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  • 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...
  • '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?...
  • Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal

    Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal
    Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
  • Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park

    Revised condo complex plan approved in Oak Park
    The Oak Park Village Board approved a slimmed-down design for a five-story luxury condominium complex on Chicago Avenue Monday. Oak Park-based Altierra Development Group presented a new design for the building, called Residences at Maple Place, after...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics

    Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics
    The following items were taken from Tinley Park police reports: A 28-year-old Frankfort man was charged with felony possession of cannabis after more than 30 grams of marijuana were discovered in his possession on May 15 during an unspecified police...
  • 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...
  • Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena police blotter: April 7

    Tinley Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena police blotter: April 7
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park Approximately $3 in change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1600 block of South Apple Lane on March 28. A 30-year-old Frankfort man was charged with felony DUI/third,...