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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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  • Another former CTA official named to Metra board

    Another former CTA official named to Metra board
    A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra. Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
  • Week 6 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch

    Week 6 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch
    No. 1 Mount Carmel at No. 2 Loyola When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Records: Mount Carmel 5-0, Loyola 5-0. On the offensive Matt Domer, Mount Carmel's Illinois-bound running back, has lived up to his reputation. His speed as the dive man in the option...
  • IDOT wants feedback on Ike expansion plans

     IDOT wants feedback on Ike expansion plans
    More than 600 ideas the state received for expanding the Eisenhower Expressway have been pared to four options, and drivers, transit riders and highway neighbors will have the opportunity this week to weigh in before a final decision is made. The...
  • Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause

    Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause
    It’s July 26 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Nate Prescott and Mark Jirik have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re nearly 4,000 miles from home—but a staggering 15,000 miles from their final destination, in Ushuaia, Argentina. On four...
  • Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue

    Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue
    Simmie Cobbs believed Purdue's coaches when they told him they would offer him a scholarship once they saw game film, but that was easier said than done. Cobbs missed all of his junior season after transferring from Montini to Oak Park, and when he...
  • Wreckage cleared, normal service restored on Blue Line

    Wreckage cleared, normal service restored on Blue Line
    The CTA has restored normal service on the Blue Line after clearing wreckage from Monday's collision of two trains at the Harlem station. Crews worked late into the night to remove the trains after riders complained Tuesday about crowded platforms and,...
  • Catherine Hart, nursery director

    Catherine Hart, nursery director
    Catherine Hart is a children's advocate. In a society that is often ill-equipped to listen to their needs, youngsters "can get lost in the shuffle," Hart says. "I try to be a voice for all my kids," says Hart, 63, an early childhood educator and...
  • No. 7 Montini: 'D' will be key in drive for 5 in a row

    No. 7 Montini: 'D' will be key in drive for 5 in a row
    Don't ask Chris Andriano to wrap his head around what a fifth consecutive state championship would feel like. Before the question was completed, the 35th-year Montini coach cut it short: "No, I really don't think about that. Every year is a new...
  • Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong returns home amid dream year

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong returns home amid dream year
    They could be telling Cecily Strong’s story at iO Theater in Wrigleyville for years to come. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wasn’t the obvious choice to follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who...
  • Football | 2013 schedule

    WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30 Nonconference Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0 Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14 Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8 Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7 Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
  • Week 4 | Friday night football updates

    Week 4 | Friday night football updates
    Follow @ChiTribPreps on Twitter for live updates all night. At a game, update using hashtag #TribFB. HALFTIME No. 1 Mount Carmel 21, Brother Rice 10 It was legendary coach Frank Lenti’s birthday Friday, but it’s safe to say nobody was...
  • Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Oak Park

    Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Oak Park
    A driver was arrested following a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old man early Saturday in a west suburban Oak Park. WGN-TV reports police arrested the driver, Michael D. Campbell of Bellwood, following the hit-and-run that occurred about 3 a....