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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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  • Ernest Hemingway's home has sold, but we can still visit

     
    Ernest Hemingway's childhood home, in Oak Park Illinois, just sold for $525,000....
  • Area boys track athletes looking for big finishes at state

     
    Since 1990, only five TribLocal area teams have won Illinois High School Association boys track and field state titles. Joliet West won the Class AA …...
  • Oak Parkers speak out against widening Ike

     
    Nearly a dozen Oak Park residents spoke out at a meeting Monday night encouraging the Illinois Department of Transportation to focus on public transit opportunities …...
  • Best Buy brought out some of the best hoop stars to area

     
    More than 300 basketball teams from across the country invaded the north and west suburbs for the Best Buy Chicago Classic May 25-27 featuring travel …...
  • State won’t count 22 Mann Elementary ISAT tests

     
    The Illinois State Board of Education has ruled 22 Illinois State Achievement Tests from Horace Mann Elementary School students in Oak Park will not be …...
  • New principal named in wake of testing problems

     
    Oak Park School District 97 appointed Sam LeDeaux as the new principal of Horace Mann Elementary, where the current principal is stepping down following allegations …...
  • Meet the commenters: 'Joseph J. Finn'

     
    Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Joseph J. Finn Real name: Joseph J. Finn Gender: Male Age: 39 Occupation: Private investigation Family info: Married Resides: Oak Park, IL Political philosophy: Progressive/liberal/Democrat/pragmatism with a side...
  • Madigan sues Illinois State High School Association over barring disabled athletes from state competitions

     
    The Illinois High School Association is violating the rights of disabled students by not allowing them to compete in state athletic events, according to a …...
  • December 6: Focus on Family - The Roof Top Hop

    December 6: Focus on Family - The Roof Top Hop
    Michael Sheahan To purchase a copy of the book: The Roof Top Hop Michael Sheahan is a retired NYPD detective, who is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician. His love of celebrating all the holidays with his wife and three boys inspired...
  • Hospital employee charged with $288K theft

    Hospital employee charged with $288K theft
    A woman who managed the accounting for Rush Oak Park Hospital is accused of fraudulently obtaining close to $300,000 from the hospital over a six-year period, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Deborah Wilberding, 44,...
  • Huntington acquires 13 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture

    Huntington acquires 13 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture
    Thirteen pieces of furniture designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been acquired by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The organization said that the furniture has been on display since 2009 as part of...
  • Man dies 4 days after car accident in Tinley Park

    Man dies 4 days after car accident in Tinley Park
    An Oak Forest man died early this morning following a traffic crash in Tinley Park earlier this week, authorities said. David Vanheel, 50, of the 15100 block of Spruce Lane in Oak Forest, was in a vehicle involved in a crash at 159th Street and Oak...