Oak Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. It is a near-western suburb of Chicago, easily accessible to downtown by public transportation. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 52,524. A Census estimate for 2003 showed the population dipped to 50,824.
Oak Park is the birthplace of Carl Rogers and Ernest Hemingway. Frank Lloyd Wright's home was in Oak Park, and many buildings designed by him can be found throughout the town. These include his own house, the Unity Temple, the Winslow House, and various other houses. Innumerable buildings in Oak Park mimic Wright's architectural style.
Web Sites and Links
Oak Park Runners ClubDiverse group of runners in the Chicago area, established 1982. Site includes membership and contact information, and a list of members.
Oak Park TownshipIncludes information on township services, tax assessment, senior and youth services, and community mental health. The township shares the same borders as Village of Oak Park.
Village of Oak Park, IllinoisOfficial site with local information, community links, village departments, bi-monthly newsletters, board agendas and minutes.