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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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  • 1 dead, 8 wounded in shootings across city

    1 dead, 8 wounded in shootings across city
    A 36-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning and eight others wounded since Saturday afternoon in shootings from the Northwest Side to the Southeast Side. The man killed was shot about 6:05 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Division Street in the...
  • Boys basketball | Mike Helfgot's top 50 area players

    Boys basketball | Mike Helfgot's top 50 area players
    Name, School, Ht., Yr., Pos., College Jubril Adekoya, Andrew, 6-6, Sr., F, Valparaiso Cliff Alexander, Curie, 6-9, Jr., C JaVairius Amos-Mays, North Chicago, 6-4, Jr., G/F Ore Arogundade, St. Viator, 6-4, Jr., G Evan Boudreaux, Lake Forest, 6-6,...
  • 2012-13 UIC, Loyola, NIU basketball rosters, schedules

    2012-13 UIC, Loyola, NIU basketball rosters, schedules
    Basketball rosters and 2012-13 schedules for Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Northern Illinois:  ILLINOIS-CHICAGO FLAMES PLAYER/CL/HT/WT/HOMETOWN Austin Angel/Fr./6-4/190/Wilmette Kelsey Barlow*/Sr. /6-5/200/Indianapolis Daniel Barnes/Sr. /6-2/168/Oak...
  • 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...
  • Suspect says he beat teen because he was angry over Trayvon Martin case

    Suspect says he beat teen because he was angry over Trayvon Martin case
    An 18-year-old man charged with a hate crime in Oak Park told investigators he beat his victim in anger over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to the Cook County state’s attorney office. Alton L. Hayes, of the 1200 block of Woodbine...
  • Take Metra to your biking getaway

    Take Metra to your biking getaway
    Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike. The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
  • Golden Beet Award winners announced

    Golden Beet Award winners announced
    Eighteen "Golden Beet" awards for bringing local food to Illinois communities have been announced by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, an organization promoting "environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just local food systems through...
  • SuperPAC legislation approved in Illinois

    SuperPAC legislation approved in Illinois
    SPRINGFIELD — State limits on campaign donations to candidates would be lifted if wealthy super political action committees pour money into legislative or statewide political races under a measure the Senate put on the governor's desk today....
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
  • TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets

    TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets
    If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out the Illinois Department of...
  • Seniors must get creative to afford prescription costs

    Seniors must get creative to afford prescription costs
    For 70-year-old south suburbanite K. Brown, cutbacks in the Illinois Cares Rx program, which helps pay pharmaceutical costs for those in need, have been devastating. Brown fell $50 a month over the earning threshold required to retain the benefits, and...