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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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  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation.
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Mertz

    PASSINGS: Barbara Mertz
    Barbara Mertz Bestselling mystery writer Barbara Mertz, 85, a bestselling mystery author who wrote dozens of novels under the pen names Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, died Thursday at her home in Frederick, Md., her daughter Elizabeth told her...

    Ernest Hemingway's home has sold, but we can still visit

     
    Ernest Hemingway's childhood home, in Oak Park Illinois, just sold for $525,000.

    Huntington acquires 13 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture

    Huntington acquires 13 pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture
    Thirteen pieces of furniture designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been acquired by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The organization said that the furniture has been on display since 2009 as part of...

    Betty White at 90: Seven decades on screen [video]

     
    Betty White celebrates her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Betty White has been appearing on camera since 1945.