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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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  • Oak Park residents not impressed with IDOT plan

    Oak Park residents not impressed with IDOT plan
    People in Oak Park heard from the Illinois Department of Transportation Monday night about possible changes to the Eisenhower Expressway. At issue, widening the highway from three to four lanes, and shifting the left-lane access to the expressway at...
  • June 12: Focus on Family - Summer Family Fun in Chicago

    June 12: Focus on Family - Summer Family Fun in Chicago
    Summer Family Fun in Chicago Young Eagles Program – Free Airplane Rides for Kids  Young Eagles is a FREE program offered by the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association is a community of enthusiasts who fly, build and restore recreational...
  • Vandals splash paint on Oak Park Church

    Vandals splash paint on Oak Park Church
    Vandals targeted a  Catholic Church in Oak Park, splattering red paint on the doors and a sign. It happened early Tuesday morning.   Someone threw buckets of red paint on the doors, and a sign in front of the Ascension Catholic Church at 808 East Avenue....
  • WGN Radio named Chicago Market Station of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association

    WGN Radio named Chicago Market Station of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association
    NORMAL, Illinois (June 20, 2012) – WGN Radio took top honors at the 2012 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 20 in Normal. For the fifth year in a row, the IBA recognized WGN Radio as the Chicago Market Station of...
  • McCall fails to make final in Olympic trials

    McCall fails to make final in Olympic trials
    BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet. For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
  • 3 in custody after West Side shooting leads to chase on Ike

    3 in custody after West Side shooting leads to chase on Ike
    Authorities arrested three people after a West Side shooting led to a miles-long chase on the Eisenhower Expressway that ended near the city border with west suburban Oak Park, police said this morning. The shooting, which occurred during an attempted...
  • 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...
  • A Feast of Carols - Oak Park Concert Chorale

    A Feast of Carols - Oak Park Concert Chorale
    On December 18, 2011 at 4: 00pm, join the Oak Park Concert Chorale, Paul Lindblad Director, for A Feast of Carols to welcome the holiday season. Virgil Thomson's Scenes from the Holy Infancy will be the centerpiece of this festive concert which will also...
  • Tinley Park man killed in rollover crash on Dan Ryan

    Tinley Park man killed in rollover crash on Dan Ryan
    A 42-year-old Tinley Park man was killed when his SUV rolled over on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway, authorities said this morning. Killed was Paul Newman, of the 17100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
  • Officials: Man arrested for DUI with toddler in car was 5 times the limit

    Officials: Man arrested for DUI with toddler in car was 5 times the limit
    A 36-year-old Chicago man who registered more than five times the legal limit for alcohol was arrested Monday after pulling over in Oak Park and stumbling out of the car in which he was driving his 3-year-old daughter, officials said. Robert D. Hudson of...
  • Oak Park man in critical condition after fatal head-on collision in Wisconsin

    Oak Park man in critical condition after fatal head-on collision in Wisconsin
    WAUPUN, Wis. -- An Oak Park man who survived a fatal car crash in Wisconsin over the weekend was in critical condition this morning. Rodrick Harris, 23, survived the head-on crash in Fond du Lac County that killed 39-year-old Christopher Leurquin of...
  • Lindberg Park next up for renovation in Oak Park

    Lindberg Park next up for renovation in Oak Park
    Lindberg Park in Oak Park will undergo a $900,000 renovation, thanks in part to a state-financed grant program through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program is providing the maximum grant...