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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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  • 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...
  • Verdugo Views: Busy mom is part of church's history

    Verdugo Views: Busy mom is part of church's history
    Gail Marks left her hometown of Oak Park, Illinois on her wedding day in July, 1967 and headed for Glendale with her new husband, Ken. She quickly found a church home at First Congregational Church of Glendale. The church, organized in 1911, celebrated...
  • 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...