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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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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.......
  • 2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest

    2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest
    For Adam Lemke-Bell, the wait was about weight, and whether he would have enough to be an offensive lineman. For quarterback Lloyd Yates, it was the reality that there are only so many scholarships at his position to go around. Both remained patient...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...
  • Mother tried to help daughter before Bali slaying

    Mother tried to help daughter before Bali slaying
    Sheila von Wiese-Mack spent the final years of her life trying to repair her tumultuous relationship with her only child. She sought help from everyone she encountered in Oak Park — teachers, therapists, doctors, attorneys, neighbors, even the...
  • 7-Eleven closes in face of changes

    7-Eleven closes in face of changes
    The 7-Eleven store at 16658 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park closed a few weeks ago because of poor sales and changes being requested by the village. "Sales at that store no longer could justify the cost of either replacing the old gasoline tanks at that...
  • Blotter: Tattooed teen steals bike in Oak Park

    Blotter: Tattooed teen steals bike in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports. A 16-year-old boy, with tattoos on both arms, and three other boys on bicycles pushed a 13-year-old Oak Park boy off his blue and green bicycle on the 200 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:57 p....
  • Indonesian legal system far different from the U.S.

    Indonesian legal system far different from the U.S.
    Now that Indonesian authorities have said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, will stand trial in the slaying of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose battered body was found this week in a suitcase at a luxury resort on the island of...
  • Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship

    Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship
    By all accounts, Heather Mack's relationship with her mother was volatile, with police often called to their former home in Oak Park. Now, after Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found on Tuesday stuffed inside a suitcase at a luxury resort in Bali,...
  • Psychiatric tests for daughter of Chicago woman killed in Bali

    Psychiatric tests for daughter of Chicago woman killed in Bali
    Indonesian police on Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of a Chicago woman who was found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on...