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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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  • Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy

    Local attorney Ott tapped to fill Oak Park Village Board vacancy
    Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb today announced Andrea Ott, a local attorney and Disability Access Commission chairwoman, as his choice to fill a vacancy on the Village Board. If the rest of the Village Board approves Abu-Taleb's selection,...
  • Business news: Thai food coming to Tinley Park

    Business news: Thai food coming to Tinley Park
    Thai restaurant An upscale Thai restaurant is taking over the former Casto's Italian restaurant at 16846 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. Restaurant co-owner Sam Chung is hoping for a late March opening. "We are about 90 percent done with the...
  • Tinley Park, New Lenox and Frankfort police blotter: Jan. 21

    Tinley Park, New Lenox and Frankfort police blotter: Jan. 21
    The following were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 21-year-old Orland Park woman realized her electronic tablet, valued at $349, and study guide, valued at $50, were stolen from her work station at Paul Mitchell School, 18454 West Creek...
  • Tinley Park celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    Tinley Park kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities Sunday afternoon with its annual Irish parade and what Mayor Ed Zabrocki called “the biggest crowd we’ve had in 15 years.” Ireland’s Consul General in Chicago, Aidan...
  • Niles, Oak Park may partner together to save on electricity

    Niles, Oak Park may partner together to save on electricity
    With their first-ever electrical aggregation contract set to expire in June, village officials in Niles are considering a proposal to join forces with Oak Park to save money for residents. The aggregation of electricity is combining customers to...
  • Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14

    Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14
    The following were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 30-year-old Momence-area man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a small amount of suspected heroin was found in his pocket at a gas station at Harlem Avenue and...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 43-year-old Chicago woman was charged March 11 with theft by deception after she solicited cash, checks and money orders totaling $7,260 between November 2011 and July 2012 from a woman...
  • Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28

    Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 31-year-old Oak Park man and an 18-year-old Berwyn man were charged with burglary and theft for an incident on the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road at 2:47 p.m. Feb. 27. A 27-year-old Blue...
  • 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...
  • Artifacts from historic Chicago theater still draw collectors

    Q: What can you tell us about our identical wall sconces? We bought them in the 1960s from a Chicago dealer who told us they came from the Garrick Theater. We wired them for electricity. A: Seen in images sent, the reader has three sconces. Oak Park,...
  • 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...