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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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  • Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman

    Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman
    The following items were taken from police reports: A maroon 2002 Dodge Durango with a $3,000 sound system was stolen from a residential driveway on the 8400 bock of Dunmore Drive on May 20. A 47-year-old Lansing woman was charged with retail theft...
  • After a long run, Competitive Foot shoe store is closing

    After a long run, Competitive Foot shoe store is closing
    After about four decades anchoring the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park, the owners of The Competitive Foot athletic shoe store are nearing the finish line. Owners Tim and Tyna Eggert announced the upcoming closure recently, and...
  • Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more

    Oak Park police reports: Motorcycle stolen, construction equipment taken and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park Police Department reports. A red and white Yamaha DT 175 motorcycle valued at $2,500 was stolen between 12:01 and 12:09 a.m. June 29 from the front yard of a home on the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue....
  • Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park

    Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park
    A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park. Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
  • Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's 'This Is Our Youth'

    Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's  'This Is Our Youth'
    A couple of weeks ago, Tavi Gevinson was presented with an ideal scenario for any 18-year-old graduating senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School (or any other): Her parents were going out of town. Gevinson these days is hanging out with her new,...
  • Dining briefs: "Best roast chicken," Culver's in Chicago

    Dining briefs: "Best roast chicken," Culver's in Chicago
    River Roast aims for mid-July opening: Having known Spiaggia owner/chef Tony Mantuano for a decade, I’ve learned he is a chef who never minces words. So when he says that for the past year, he and chef John Hogan have worked on creating “the...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries

     Oak Park, River Forest police reports: Alley mugging, stolen cell phones, home burglaries
    The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports: Oak Park An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
  • Oak Park police blotter: Thin man hurls concrete block through car window

    Oak Park police blotter: Thin man hurls concrete block through car window
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: Two men, in their 30s or 40s, and a woman in her 40s stole 11 quarts of engine oil, five cigarette lighters, three bottle of brake fluid, a bottle of gas treatment and a bottle of fuel...
  • Two new principals hired in District 97

    Two new principals hired in District 97
    The Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Board approved hiring two new principals for Mann and Whittier schools last week.. The district hired Faith Cole, assistant principal of Percy Julian Middle School, to be principal of Mann Elementary School; and...
  • Oak Park police blotter: '88 Camaro stolen, light scares off intruder and more

    Oak Park police blotter: '88 Camaro stolen, light scares off intruder and more
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A blue 1988 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $12,000 was stolen between 11:30 p.m. May 29 and 5 a.m. May 30 on the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue. A person turning on yard lights scared...
  • Child porn charges filed against preschool teacher in west suburbs

    Child porn charges filed against preschool teacher in west suburbs
    An Oak Park man recently hired as a preschool teacher in the western suburbs has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said. Richard Gertler was arrested after Berwyn police discovered he was trading pornographic...
  • Girls lacrosse | Glenbrook South survives test to earn semifinal spot

    Girls lacrosse | Glenbrook South survives test to earn semifinal spot
    Glenbrook South's girls lacrosse team has been one of the state's top programs for some time. But the Titans' performance against Oak Park in an Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association quarterfinal May 30 may have cemented this team's legacy...