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Oak Brook

The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

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The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Oak Brook.
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  • Macy's to close Oak Brook Bloomingdale's

    Macy's to close Oak Brook Bloomingdale's
    Macy's will soon be closing its Bloomingdales home and furniture store in Oakbrook but its also planning to open a new Macy's store in Gurnee. The new Macy’s in Gurnee is expected to be 140,000 square-feet and is set to open in the spring of 2013....
  • Canadian man pleads guilty to April Oak Brook murder

    A Canadian man pleaded guilty Friday to stalking and murdering a Westmont woman and said in court he committed the crime because she had ended their brief relationship in 2008. Dmitry Smirnov, 21, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to natural...
  • School districts' salary gaps don't always affect test scores

    School districts' salary gaps don't always affect test scores
    Teachers at the highest-paying grade school district in the Chicago area make twice as much as their colleagues at the local elementary school paying the lowest wages, according to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card. Oak Brook's Butler School...
  • Check out these historic forest preserve structures built by the CCC

    The dismal economy has me thinking a cheerful outdoors thought: Bring back the CCC!The Civilian Conservation Corps was the silver lining of the dark cloud that was the Great Depression. Nicknamed "Roosevelt's Tree Army," it did double duty of...
  • What ever happened to ... St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook

    What ever happened to ... St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook
    When Bill Wulff was growing up in Aurora in the 1950s, his father would leave for one weekend each year to attend a religious retreat at St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook. By today's standards that may sound pious, but back then, it...
  • Young, Single Men Choosing Vasectomies

    Young, Single Men Choosing Vasectomies
    Jeremy Youngman, a 32-year-old tattoo artist in Downers Grove, Ill., likes his birth control the way he likes his body art: permanent. At 27, Youngman got a vasectomy. Unlike the vast majority of the 500,000 men in the United States who get sterilized...
  • Disney to remove McDonald's spots from California theme park

    Walt Disney Co. is eliminating McDonald's Corp. fast-food restaurants at its Disneyland resort. Three McDonald's locations at the Anaheim park will close Sept. 2 as part of planned refurbishments, Disneyland spokeswoman Lisa Haines said today. Disney,...
  • Oswego working to keep small-town charm

    Oswego working to keep small-town charm
    Don't call Oswego a boom town. Village officials will tell you it is so past that. Boundary agreements with neighboring towns? Done. Updated comprehensive plan? Check. More schools? Got 'em, in spades. New village hall? The doors opened in May. Nor...
  • Smart landscape choices for the long term

    Smart landscape choices for the long term
    Summer is about to reach its zenith. While you've been out firing up the grill, perhaps you've been admiring your private oasis. Or maybe not so much. No matter what state your landscape is in, summer offers an opportune time to cast a critical eye...
  • Virginia Port Authority receives two more offers

    NORFOLK — Seattle-based transportation giant Carrix Inc. and Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group submitted offers this morning for the operating rights of the cargo terminals operated by the Virginia Port Authority. Joe...
  • 2 new bids entered for port operating rights

    NORFOLK — Two privately owned firms with substantial financial backing submitted proposals Monday morning to compete for the operating rights of the cargo terminals owned by the Virginia Port Authority. Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm...
  • U of I Board Of Trustees Chairman Resigns

    U of I Board Of Trustees Chairman Resigns
    (WGN-AM)- Days before a state panel is set to blast him for his heavy-handedness in University of Illinois affairs, board Chairman Niranjan Shah resigned his powerful post Monday while accepting some blame for his role in a far-reaching admissions...