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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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  • 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...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: March 18
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 43-year-old Chicago woman was charged March 11 with theft by deception after she solicited cash, checks and money orders totaling $7,260 between November 2011 and July 2012 from a woman...
  • Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28

    Oak Park police blotter: Feb. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 31-year-old Oak Park man and an 18-year-old Berwyn man were charged with burglary and theft for an incident on the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road at 2:47 p.m. Feb. 27. A 27-year-old Blue...
  • 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...
  • Baseball | Oak Park, Lyons rounding into old form

    Baseball | Oak Park, Lyons rounding into old form
    The forecast for the West Suburban Silver baseball race does not change much from year to year. "Our conference is very challenging," Lyons coach George Ushela said. "It usually comes down to us and Oak Park." The season is barely underway because...
  • E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park

    E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park
    A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains. For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
  • Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors

    Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors
    Stuart Dybek is sure to be the talk of Printers Row Lit Fest this year, as he returns in June with two new story collections, "Paper Lantern" and "Ecstatic Cahoots." He appeared at the first Lit Fest in 1985, and this year, he will be awarded the Near...
  • OPRF's Trinka makes All-State Academic team

    Oak Park River Forest's Teresa Trinka was one of 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association during a banquet April 21 for making the All-State Academic team. She is a senior soccer player who has been on varsity since her freshman year....
  • 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....
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 1

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 1
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •A 50-year-old Melrose Park man was charged with theft/possession of stolen property after he was stopped on the 900 block of Lyman Avenue at 9:01 a.m. March 25 for riding a bicycle...
  • Oak-Leyden employee accused of stealing from a client

     Oak-Leyden employee accused of stealing from a client
    An Oak-Leyden Developmental Services employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 from a disabled client in recent years, police say. Contessa Gordon-Elliot, 40, of the 1600 block of North Lotus Avenue in Chicago, was arrested May 6...
  • Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say

    Oak Park man charged with aggravated sexual abuse against teen, police say
    A 62-year-old Oak Park man has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl he hired to do odd jobs at a rental property he owns in River Forest, police say. Gregg Kuenster, of the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, asked a girl to...