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Oak Park, Illinois is located in Cook County. Zip codes in Oak Park, IL include 60302, 60304, and 60303. The median home price in Oak Park is $310,000 which is roughly $240/per square foot. More Oak Park information.

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7 hrs ago | OakLeaves

Vegan footwear boutique opens on Oak Park Avenue

A self-described eco-nerd Alisha Kettner said the idea of opening a vegan shoe boutique seemed like just the thing to fulfill her wish to open an animal- and Earth-friendly store. Oak Park boutique Amour de la Terre, which means "love of the Earth" in French, opened Aug. 6, and is the first store of its kind in the country.

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7 hrs ago | OakLeaves

Paul Sassone: Wildlife reclaiming Oak Park

There are frequent coyote sightings in Oak Park - one in the last week or two. And I saw one about this time last year casually jogging down Home Avenue just south of Madison Street.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

OakLeaves

Fall's classical music highlights: Western Suburb concerts

Well, think again. Jay Friedman, music director of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, is planning a surprise for the orchestra's first concert of the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014
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OakLeaves

North Avenue restaurant offers history, celebration for Mexican Independence Day

Sergio Sanchez, owner of Sergio's Place, 6966 W. North Ave., plans to dress up as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Jesuit priest and leader of the Mexican War of Independence. "People think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence day, but it's not," he said.

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OakLeaves

River Forest crowds line up for LemonAid

For Christina Strand, it comes as no surprise when, once a year, her street floods with neighbors eager for a glass of lemonade. "We're just like a huge family," said Strand, 15. "It's the best block - no offense to the other blocks."

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Chicago Sun-Times

SNL: Cecily Strong out, Michael Che in on 'Weekend Update'

An NBC spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that the Oak Parker is stepping down from the "Weekend Update" desk on "Saturday Night Live."

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Lawsuit: Doctor didn't inform patient of cancer

Amber Hines, 35, who has taken over a medical malpractice lawsuit started by her father Edward Hines, who died of bladder cancer last year. Amber Hines, 35, who has taken over a medical malpractice lawsuit started by her father Edward Hines, who died of bladder cancer last year.

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OakLeaves

Oak Park-River Forest High School students run the show at Acting For a Cause

Members of Acting for a Cause, a student-run theatre company made up of Oak Park-River Forest High School students. All those traits apply to the members of Acting For a Cause , a student-run theater company comprised of Oak Park and River Forest High School students.

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OakLeaves

Hemingway scholar talks about author's upbringing in Oak Park

For Hemingway scholar and author Nancy Sindelar there's "no place like home" when it comes to understanding great American writer Ernest Hemingway. Sindelar's new book, "Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work" , is a well-researched, fluidly written study on Hemingway and the family roots and upbringing that helped form and influence his life and writings.

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OakLeaves

Things to do around Oak Park this weekend, Sept. 12-14

Learn about your town with a guided bicycle tour or get out of town with a bus trip, with our picks of the top eight things to do around Oak Park this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local's event calendar .

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

OakLeaves

Roosevelt TIF would be difficult to establish, Oak Park study says

The chances of establishing a tax increment financing district along Oak Park's Roosevelt Road Business Corridor are "questionable," according to a recently unveiled study. Conducted by Minnesota-based advisers Ehlers & Associates, the 21-page study was commissioned by the village earlier this year in an effort to find a way to support development along the Oak Park side of the retail corridor, which runs along village's southern border.

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OakLeaves

Heather Mack getting more Chicago legal assistance in Bali

A police officer escorts suspect Heather Mack, 19, center, during an investigation at a police office in Nusa Dua on Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 13, 2014. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images Heather Mack, the former Oak Park teen being held in an Indonesian jail in connection to her mother's murder is getting additional legal assistance in Bali.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

NBC Chicago

Crash Victims Report Service Fees From Fire Departments

Following an NBC 5 Investigates and Better Government Association investigation, more people are speaking out about "crash" fees from local fire departments. Chris Coffey reports.

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OakLeaves

Oak Park crime briefs: Man robbed at gunpoint on Madison

Someone robbed an Oak Park resident at gunpoint on Sept. 5. The victim told police that at around 3:15 p.m. the suspect approached them and displayed a gun.

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Oak Park and River Forest Station Riders Will See Delays on Union Pacific Line Trains

Metra riders on the Union Pacific West line can expect construction delays beginning Sept. 15, according to a Metra announcement .

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OakLeaves

Oak Park police blotter: Two arrested for DUI

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

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OakLeaves

Coding the future: Oak Park company teaches kids how to tinker with tech

But as he learned computer programming and realized he could tweak programs to better suit him, Greenwald changed his mind. Taking away the mystery is one of Greenwald's goals with Code Play Learn, which teaches programming concepts for preschool through high-school students.

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OakLeaves

Oak Park Village Board approves new comprehensive plan

Oak Park trustees have signed off on the final draft of the village's comprehensive plan, an extensive guidebook meant to steer development and policy in Oak Park for years to come. The 229-page document, which aims to direct the village in "municipal policies, programs, regulations, development, and partnerships for the next 15 to 20 years," is the result of nearly 18 months of planning, community outreach and revisions carried out by Oak Park officials.

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OakLeaves

Police urge drivers to use caution in school zones

With the new school year now underway, Oak Park police are urging motorists to stay alert - especially when driving in school zones. Motorists need to be focused and avoid distractions like talking on cell phones, police say, as well as come to a complete stop at intersections and not stop in crosswalks.

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Daily Herald

Editorial: Diversity should be goal for police hiring

Adopted in 1973, the village of Oak Park's diversity statement is a testament to a community that makes diversity a priority in all that it does. "We reject the notion of race as a barrier dividing us and we reject prejudicial behavior toward any group of people.

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