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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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  • Senate confirms Oak Park lawyer as new Chicago-based federal judge

    Senate confirms Oak Park lawyer as new Chicago-based federal judge
    The U.S. Senate today voted 86-1 to confirm Chicago lawyer and former federal prosecutor John J. “Jay” Tharp Jr. to a vacant judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Tharp, 51, becomes the fifth federal...
  • State sues on behalf of disabled swimmer

    State sues on behalf of disabled swimmer
    Paralyzed from the waist down, 16-year-old Mary Kate Callahan relies solely on upper-body strength to power through the water in the 200-meter freestyle, her favorite race. Accustomed to overcoming obstacles, Callahan is now fighting for the chance to...
  • Disabled swimmer sues to compete in state finals

    Disabled swimmer sues to compete in state finals
    A high school swimmer from La Grange is suing for the right to compete in the state finals in November.   Mary Kate Callahan swims without the use of her legs. She's still very fast, but the Illinois High School Association says it has no provision to...
  • Crunch time

    Crunch time
    The 20 or so Percy Julian Middle School students seated in a half-moon around the governor Tuesday couldn't fully understand the financial crisis facing Illinois. At one point, an eighth-grader asked, "What's a pension?" He'll find out soon enough....
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  • Thornridge's McCall wins third NCAA title

    Thornridge's McCall wins third NCAA title
    Southern Illinois senior Jeneva McCall of Dolton won her third NCAA throws title Thursday, taking the hammer in the championship meet at Des Moines, Iowa. McCall, a Thornridge grad, had the two longest throws of the competition, with a winner of 225...
  • 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...