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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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  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • Local Voices, Apr. 17

    Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign contributions, I think your viewpoint is quite skewed. Where you say "Government policy is too important for those...
  • 'Road to Glory: The Documentary'

    'Road to Glory: The Documentary'
    Saint Millie is screwed. OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
  • Temperatures climb into upper 40s as thaw begins

    Temperatures climb into upper 40s as thaw begins
    The winter storm that rumbled across the Chicago area Monday dumped more than 8 inches of snow in places, but much of that could be gone by the end of the week as southerly winds bring a brief thaw. Today's temperatures broke above freezing for the first...
  • Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour

    Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour
    Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
  • Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook

    Boys hoops blog | Helfgot's Class 4A outlook
    Four of the five members of last year's Tribune All-State first team were not seniors, and their teams occupied the top four spots in the Tribune's preseason Top 20. They're still there. What promised to be an exciting season has already brought us...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 27

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: Jan. 27
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 10-year-old Oak Park girl said a man in a black, four-door car called out to her and offered her candy at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 outside Irving School on the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue. She...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...