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Oak Brook

The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

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The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Oak Brook.
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  • Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday

    As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois' next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich's campaign as a way to encourage him to pick Jackson...
  • Oak Brook property values

    Oak Brook property values
  • Oak Brook homes for sale

    Oak Brook homes for sale
  • Disney to remove McDonald's spots from California theme park

    Walt Disney Co. is eliminating McDonald's Corp. fast-food restaurants at its Disneyland resort. Three McDonald's locations at the Anaheim park will close Sept. 2 as part of planned refurbishments, Disneyland spokeswoman Lisa Haines said today. Disney,...
  • Oswego working to keep small-town charm

    Oswego working to keep small-town charm
    Don't call Oswego a boom town. Village officials will tell you it is so past that. Boundary agreements with neighboring towns? Done. Updated comprehensive plan? Check. More schools? Got 'em, in spades. New village hall? The doors opened in May. Nor...
  • Before joining a destination club, ask questions

    Imagine having your pick of vacation villas worthy of millionaires in the world's most beautiful spots, with your every need attended to, including airport transfers and groceries in the fridge. Of course there's a catch. You may need $100,000 or more to...
  • School districts' salary gaps don't always affect test scores

    School districts' salary gaps don't always affect test scores
    Teachers at the highest-paying grade school district in the Chicago area make twice as much as their colleagues at the local elementary school paying the lowest wages, according to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card. Oak Brook's Butler School...
  • What ever happened to ... St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook

    What ever happened to ... St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook
    When Bill Wulff was growing up in Aurora in the 1950s, his father would leave for one weekend each year to attend a religious retreat at St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook. By today's standards that may sound pious, but back then, it...
  • Young, Single Men Choosing Vasectomies

    Young, Single Men Choosing Vasectomies
    Jeremy Youngman, a 32-year-old tattoo artist in Downers Grove, Ill., likes his birth control the way he likes his body art: permanent. At 27, Youngman got a vasectomy. Unlike the vast majority of the 500,000 men in the United States who get sterilized...
  • Smart landscape choices for the long term

    Smart landscape choices for the long term
    Summer is about to reach its zenith. While you've been out firing up the grill, perhaps you've been admiring your private oasis. Or maybe not so much. No matter what state your landscape is in, summer offers an opportune time to cast a critical eye...
  • Virginia Port Authority receives two more offers

    NORFOLK — Seattle-based transportation giant Carrix Inc. and Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group submitted offers this morning for the operating rights of the cargo terminals operated by the Virginia Port Authority. Joe...