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Brief History of Oak Park

A village immediately west of the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Oak Park was settled in the 1830's and was incorporated in 1902.  Those who live in Oak Park have easy access to Chicago via the CTA, excellent schools, and a vibrant & welcoming community. See the Oak Park Wikipedia page for more historical information!  See the Village of Oak Park's website for official services, policies, & procedures.


Living & Working in Oak Park

Click the title above to discover more information about living & working in Oak Park!  Resources included on this page are links to home-finding organizations; public schools (elementary, middle and high schools); transportation policy, procedures & opportunities; private schools; library branches; and Village Employment opportunities.  

Oak Park Community Events & Organizations

Click the title above to discover more information about community events & councils in Oak Park!  Resources draw from official Village of Oak Park-sponsored events, the West Cook YMCA, the Oak Park Public Library events, Oak Park Arts Council, Oak Park Historical Society, the official Oak Park Tourism group, and the Oak Park Art League.


Oak Park Notable Local Attractions & History

Click the title above to discover more information about notable local attractions & history in Oak Park!  Attractions include the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum, the Oak Park Conservatory, Cheney Mansion, and Pleasant Home.  Some favorite local businesses are featured as well, and include the Sugar Beet Food Co-op, Winberie's, Maya Del Sol, Prairie Bread Kitchen, George's Family Restaurant, the Lake Street Theater, Lake Street Kitchen + Bar, and the Buzz Cafe.


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