RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Oak Park Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • Police reports: Dine and ditch, boy threatened, car recovered

    Police reports: Dine and ditch, boy threatened, car recovered
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Oak Park A 22-year-old Oak Park man was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor and unidentified traffic violations after his car was...
  • Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show

    Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show
    A man who was shot in April in Oak Park was an informant who had been aiding federal investigators in a Chicago drugs and guns case, according to federal court documents. Authorities have charged a 37-year-old man from Chicago with attempted murder in...
  • Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics

    Police reports: Stolen bike, blender, cosmetics
    The following items were taken from Tinley Park police reports: A 28-year-old Frankfort man was charged with felony possession of cannabis after more than 30 grams of marijuana were discovered in his possession on May 15 during an unspecified police...
  • Local Voices, Apr. 17

    Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign contributions, I think your viewpoint is quite skewed. Where you say "Government policy is too important for those...
  • Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription

    Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 22-year-old Tinley Park woman who reportedly stole a pair of pants from the Burlington Coat Factory was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she...
  • Wright Studio's ginkgo tree getting extra attention these days

    Wright Studio's ginkgo tree getting extra attention these days
    Most visitors who approach the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park notice two things about the prominent ginkgo tree outside, said preservation architect Karen Sweeney: its size and its smell. The tree, 51 inches in diameter, produces cherry-...
  • Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window

    Police reports: Stolen bikes, DUI arrest, broken drive-through window
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: A 22-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at 6 p.m. April 23, at his house on the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue in connection with a theft that occurred Jan. 3 on the 900...
  • New HR director hired by District 200

    New HR director hired by District 200
    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director. David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release. The District...
  • Indoor e-cig smoking banned in Oak Park

    Indoor e-cig smoking banned in Oak Park
    The Oak Park Village Board this week decided to treat electronic cigarettes like regular cigarettes and voted to ban smoking them indoors. Trustees on Monday expressed concerns about the public health effects of "e-cigarettes" — which vaporize...
  • 'Road to Glory: The Documentary'

    'Road to Glory: The Documentary'
    Saint Millie is screwed. OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
  • Girls track | OPRF claims sectional win

    Girls track | OPRF claims sectional win
    Oak Park River Forest was one of just two non-Chicago teams in the 12-team St. Ignatius girls track sectional and came out with a championship on May 15. The Huskies had 131 points followed by Whitney Young's 122. Individual Oak Park champions were...
  • Oak Park blotter: Woman grabbed while jogging, 100-oz. bottles of Tide stolen, and more

    Oak Park blotter: Woman grabbed while jogging, 100-oz. bottles of Tide stolen, and more
    The following items were gathered from police reports: Oak Park A 40-year-old Rockford woman was jogging west on Le Moyne Parkway from East Avenue at 6:58 a.m. April 29 when a thin man in his 20s ran up from behind, grabbed her and put his hand over...