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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 injured in 8-car accident in Oak Park

    1 injured in 8-car accident in Oak Park
    An eight-car pileup at the on-ramp leading to the I-290 resulted in one person being injured this morning, Illinois State Police officials said. The accident happened at about 11:17 a.m. on the ramp leading to the outbound lanes of the Eisenhower...
  • Car plows into wall on outbound Ike, no injuries reported

    Car plows into wall on outbound Ike, no injuries reported
    Traffic has ground to a near halt on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway tonight after a car struck wall near Oak Park. The one-vehicle wreck happened about 8:05 p.m. on the westbound Ike near Austin Boulevard, according to Illinois State Police...
  • 'Golden Girl' Betty White turns 90

    'Golden Girl' Betty White turns 90
    Ninety years ago in Oak Park, Ill., the beloved and famous Betty White was born. After following her family to Los Angeles, CA, White's career as an actress, comedienne and television personality started. White might be best known as Sue Ann Nivens...
  • Oak Park meeting highlights handgun safety, use and control

    Oak Park meeting highlights handgun safety, use and control
    Oak Parkresidents, officials and members of the Illinois State Rifle Association from around the state met Tuesday night to weigh in on issues related to handgun safety, use and control in the village. The meeting, conducted by the village’s...
  • Man dies after tumbling from van on Dan Ryan

    Man dies after tumbling from van on Dan Ryan
    An Oak Park man died after tumbling from the van his father was driving late this afternoon on the Dan Ryan expressway, according to authorities. Timothy Kreiss, 55, was found in the express lanes near 45th Street about 4:30 p.m. and was taken to...
  • Meijer Donates Trucks To Food Banks

    Meijer Donates Trucks To Food Banks
    Meijer has again donated two tractors to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Meijer says among maintaining it's super-center chain, it's also committed to helping fight hunger. This is the second year the retailer has donated reconditioned tractors...
  • February 1: Midday Fix - Heart Health

    Loyola Health Fair For locations and information: www.LoyolaMedicineHealthFair.com Tips: Live a healthy lifestyle by watching your weight and getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Engage in regular aerobic, resistance and stretching exercise....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • T.C. Boyle discusses 'The Women'

    T.C. Boyle discusses 'The Women'
    "We are both architects in a way. We both deal with structure, we are both artists, and we are both egomaniacs. I have worn a cape. There is where we end." With this, T.C. Boyle cocked one of his circumflex eyebrows and addressed a glass of Moscato that...
  • Do your Christmas lights match your personality?

    Do your Christmas lights match your personality?
    Garishly over- Santa Claus-ed yards, lit up like twinkling Klieg lights, invariably raise the question: What kind of Christmas nut inhabits that house? For that matter, what does any holiday lawn decor -- be it simple, extravagant or light-free -- say...
  • The Fiery Furnaces rearrange things

    The Fiery Furnaces rearrange things
    Call them a progressive punk band or perhaps an art-rock ensemble or maybe an avant-blues-jazz-funk-pop-opera-Broadway proposition of some sort. However you categorize them, the Fiery Furnaces' brother-sister duo of Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger, in...