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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blotter: Food store robbery, antique jewelry theft, stolen iPhones

    Blotter: Food store robbery, antique jewelry theft, stolen iPhones
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A boy, 16 or 17 years old and wearing a dreadlocks wig with gold tips, stole an iPhone and wallet, worth a total of $500, from an Oak Park woman as she boarded a bus between 7:15 and 7:25 p....
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago. No guns This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27). I am so terribly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, 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...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert

    Lawsuit: 2 Oak Park women 'trampled' at Beyonce concert
    Two Cook County women are suing Beyonce, the United Center and Live Nation, saying they were trampled on their way into one of the entertainer's recent Chicago concerts. Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson were near the front a large group of...
  • '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...