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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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  • 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...
  • Naperville police blotter: March 3

    Naperville police blotter: March 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Naperville A 23-year-old Yorkville woman and a 32-year-old Brookfield man were arrested at 8:04 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 1800 block of West Diehl Road and the woman was charged with possession of cannabis...
  • Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour

    Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour
    Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
  • Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook

    Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook
    Four of the five members of last year's Tribune All-State first team were not seniors, and their teams occupied the top four spots in the Tribune's preseason Top 20. They're still there. What promised to be an exciting season has already brought us...
  • St. Patrick's Day events begin this weekend

    St. Patrick's Day events begin this weekend
    No need to wait until March 17 to celebrate a wee bit o' Irish. St. Patrick's Day festivities begin this weekend with the Tinley Park Irish parade. The 15th annual parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Central Middle School, 18146 Oak Park Ave.,...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits

    Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits
    Police chiefs in Oak Park and La Grange said their departments have carefully vetted dozens of local concealed-carry permit applications, as the first round of state permits hits mailboxes this week. Eighty-nine Oak Park residents and 75 La Grange...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • 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...
  • Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy

    Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy
    Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb today announced Andrea Ott, a local attorney and Disability Access Commission chairwoman, as his choice to fill a vacancy on the Village Board. If the rest of the Village Board approves Abu-Taleb's selection,...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...