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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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  • Intermodal Center is economic engine for region

    This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center. Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...
  • ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns

    ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns
    Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities. The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
  • Suburban students place in state geography bee

    Suburban students place in state geography bee
    Aditya Badlani, a fifth-grader at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook who took third place at the Illinois State Geographic Bee at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, has been studying maps since he was a toddler. "He's my navigation system,"...
  • Detroit man pleads guilty to attempted jewelry heist at Oakbrook Center

    Detroit man pleads guilty to attempted jewelry heist at Oakbrook Center
    A Detroit man who was shot by a security guard after he smashed open a case in an Oak Brook jewelry store in June pleaded guilty Monday to attempted armed robbery. Levert Jones, who was shot in the back during the holdup attempt, entered his guilty plea...
  • Tests to determine if carbon monoxide killed Oak Brook man

    Tests to determine if carbon monoxide killed Oak Brook man
    Toxicology tests will determine if a man found dead in his Oak Brook home Thursday died from carbon monoxide poisoning, the DuPage County coroner’s office said today. Pei Tang Yeh, 86, was found dead in a first-floor bathroom of a 15,000-square-...
  • Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president

    Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president
    Joe Cantore, an 11-year veteran of the board of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, captured the Republican nomination for president of that board, according to unofficial election results. With 753 of 756 precincts reporting as of press time...
  • Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill

     Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill
    The big wheel on the outside of Graue Mill has stopped turning, at least for the time being. The engine rotating the water wheel was turned off in April 2013 after flood waters from a record-setting rain damaged it. It was discovered that the 162-year-...
  • Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son

    Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son
    Drew Peterson's son deserved to lose his police badge for his actions following the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's young wife, a DuPage County judge ruled this morning. Stephen Peterson, 33, was fired from the Oak Brook Police Department in 2011 after...
  • Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close

    Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close
    Suburban voters weighed in on a number of tax measures and other referendum questions Tuesday and cast ballots in the collar counties for nominees to replace two longtime sheriffs. North suburban In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
  • McDonald's, KFC in China caught up in scandal over expired meat

    Chinese officials shut down a U.S.-owned food processor after local media reported that it had been selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurant chains.  China's latest food scandal broke after Dragon TV reported that Shanghai Husi...
  • 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...