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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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  • Kathy Griffin says celebs need not apply for a spot on her new Bravo talk show

     
    A Kathy Griffin talk show without celebrities? Sounds a bit like baking a pie and forgetting the crust, no? Well, the doyenne of the D-List — and frequent scourge of the A-List — isn't completely shutting out famous faces from Kathy, her new...
  • Keep calm and carry on

     
    This story: A teen 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, 18, of......
  • New CPS chief will be paid $250,000 a year

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard says his salary will remain at $250,000 as approved by the outgoing school board as a temporary measure last month. That salary was part of a short-term contract to run through June 30. The incoming board has...
  • Ex-hospital worker admits stealing rings from body

    Ex-hospital worker admits stealing rings from body
    A former Downers Grove hospital employee faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty today to stealing a set of rings from the body of a 72-year-old Lombard woman he was transporting to the hospital morgue. Frederick Tapley, 37, of the 100 block...
  • Kids eat free at Chili's - and all over Chicago

    Kids eat free at Chili's - and all over Chicago
    Print this coupon for two free kids' meals at Chili's with an adult entree purchase, tomorrow, March 22 only. Thanks to Money Saving Mom for that tip. And while we're on the topic, here are some lists of Chicago area kids-eat-free opportunities. -...
  • April 25: Music Lounge Guest Corky Siegel Chamber Blues

    April 25: Music Lounge Guest Corky Siegel Chamber Blues
    BIO: "Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New...
  • 'Carpet-cleaner' gag nabs wanted Florida man

    A man wanted on felony charges in Florida was arrested this afternoon in Oak Park when Cook County Sheriff's officers pretended to be rug cleaners and he let them into his apartment. Officials in Orange County, Fla. say Omilquer Garcia Perez, 37, was...
  • Carol Ann Follingstad

    June 1st, 1945- January 3rd 2011 Born in Oak Park, Illinois and lived in Chicago during her youth. Completed nursing degree at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Completed B.S. in Health Sciences and complete a Master’s in International Public...
  • Shot man dies after being driven to hospital

    A Melrose Park man died early this morning, less than a day after a friend drove him to a west suburban hospital when he was shot in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. Brian Moore, 29, of the 100 block of North 25th Avenue in Melrose Park, was...
  • WGN Radio names Bill White program director

    WGN Radio names Bill White program director
    WGN Radio today announced that veteran radio programming executive Bill White has been hired as program director, effective February 14. White was most recently Operations Director of WBT-AM/FM and WLNK-FM in Charlotte, North Carolina, overseeing...
  • Sidestepping financial scams

    Sidestepping financial scams
    The 84-year-old Michigan man was deeply concerned. He had just received a phone call informing him his nephew was in another country, had lost his passport and money, and needed him to wire cash immediately. But the octogenarian wasn't as gullible as the...
  • 10 reasons to travel

    10 reasons to travel
    Gulliver traveled. Look where it got him: lashed to the land by little people. Columbus, big traveler, right? Underestimated the circumference of the Earth and died thinking he'd found India. Sure, you can come up with justifications for never leaving the...