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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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  • Man charged with attempted murder after fight in Oak Park

     Man charged with attempted murder after fight in Oak Park
    A 54-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and accused of attacking an acquaintance with a hammer, Oak Park police said Wednesday. Odell Johnson, whose address is not known according to police, faces charges after the attack on a 48-year-old...
  • Oak Park landmark clock once again alive and ticking

    Oak Park landmark clock once again alive and ticking
    An iconic clock in Oak Park is telling the correct time again, several years after it stopped running. The four-sided clock on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue is attached to a building on the National Register of Historic Places...
  • Wright studio opening balcony to visitors

    Wright studio opening balcony to visitors
    The balcony of Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park studio will open to the public for the first time in March. The elevated space will host a new installation showcasing the work of studio architects who worked with Wright, including Marion Mahony, the...
  • Oak Park man charged with taking video up woman's skirt

    Oak Park man charged with taking video up woman's skirt
    A former college volleyball coach with a history of covertly taking video up women's skirts is facing a new charge, this time for allegedly following a suburban Whole Foods shopper last year and using a camera attached to his shoe to record footage of her...
  • 2013 Tribune All-State football | Second team

    2013 Tribune All-State football | Second team
    SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Jake Kolbe, Naperville Central, Sr., QB Numbers (2,296 yards passing, 18 TDs, 3 INTs; 495 yards rushing, 11 TDs) alone merited the selection, but the Illinois State-bound Kolbe's leadership was even more impressive as...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 14

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 14
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 28-year-old Chicago man was charged with retail theft after an incident at Deals on the 6400 block of North Avenue at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 6. A 25-year-old Oak Park man was charged with the...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Dec. 9

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Dec. 9
    The following items were taken from police reports: La Grange •A man was reported selling firewood door-to-door on South Stone Avenue on Dec. 5. •A man was reported screaming obscenities about Jesus on Dec. 4 at La Grange Road and Harris...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Dec. 29

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Dec. 29
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 40-year-old Oak Park man living on the 1100 block of North Hayes Avenue was charged with domestic battery and endangering the life or health of a child for an incident at 9:06 p.m. Dec....
  • Oak Park exempts some landlords from Cook County law

     Oak Park exempts some landlords from Cook County law
    The Oak Park Village Board has agreed to exempt some local landlords from a Cook County law meant to protect low-income renters. The county law, passed in the spring, prevents landlords from turning away renters solely because they receive federal...
  • Local Voices: Dec. 19 edition

    Local Voices: Dec. 19 edition
    Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, La Grange, Lisle and Plainfield. Cubs fan I have been an official die-hard Cubs fan since 1932. I will always be a great fan of the Cubs. One...
  • Restaurants where kids eat free

    Restaurants where kids eat free
    Take the whole gang out to dinner without breaking the bank (or fretting over money spent on picky eaters) at these Chicago-area restaurants where kids eat free. Check back for new restaurants.  Daily Dunlay’s on the Square 3137 W. Logan Blvd....