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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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  • Dr. Glendon E. Rayson, internist

    Dr. Glendon E. Rayson, internist
    Dr. Glendon E. Rayson, a retired Baltimore internist who had worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died July 12 of internal bleeding at Memorial Hospital South in Hollywood, Fla. He was 96. Glendon Ennis Rayson, the son of a schoolteacher and a homemaker,...
  • Rich and single can't get enough Towson, says Money magazine

    Rich and single can't get enough Towson, says Money magazine
    In the market for a sugar daddy -- or mommy? If one's to believe Money magazine, you might want to head to Towson. The home of a really big mall and every big-box store you can think of is also, the magazine says, one of the best places to be rich and...
  • McDonald's to post calorie counts on menu boards

    McDonald's to post calorie counts on menu boards
    McDonald’s announced Tuesday that, starting next week, the Oak Park, Ill.-based company will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-through menus.  The announcement from the fast-good giant comes in the wake of other initiatives the fast-...
  • The Wright stuff

     
    Yesterday we headed for Oak Park, Il., the suburb of Chicago that has the largest number of architect Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residences in the world, Wright's own first house and studio, and the birthplace and museum of writer Ernest Hemingway.......
  • Joseph F. Philipps led training program for plumbers, 1917-2014

     Joseph F. Philipps led training program for plumbers, 1917-2014
    When the national chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union wanted to create an instructor training program in the early 1950s, it turned to Joseph F. Philipps, who 17 years earlier began his career as an apprentice with Local 597. Mr. Philipps...
  • Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more

    Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park Police Department reports. A red and white Yamaha DT 175 motorcycle valued at $2,500 was stolen between 12:01 and 12:09 a.m. June 29 from the front yard of a home on the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue....
  • Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill

    Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure allowing Illinois residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day this fall. The governor has touted the relaxed registration rules for the Nov. 4 general election as making it easier for...
  • Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park

    Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park
    A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park. Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries

     Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Oak Park An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming

    Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming
    Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list. Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
  • Oak Park: Super sectional loss

    Oak Park's girls softball team was just one game away from making the final four in Class 4A at the Illinois High School Association state tournament. The Huskies dropped a 4-0 contest to Glenbard North on June 9 in Super Sectional action in Rosemont....