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Oak Park is located in northeastern Illinois in central Cook County on the western city limits of Chicago along Interstate 290 east of the Des Plaines River. The population estimate for 2000 was about 52,000.

For those that seek a post-high school education, the city is home to West Suburban College of Nursing.

Oak Park was the boyhood home of noted American author Ernest Hemingway. It was also the residence and workplace of Frank Lloyd Wright, the renowned architect. He spent the first 20 years of his career here. Other well-known personalities that at one time or another called Oak Park home include Ray Kroc of "McDonald's" hamburgers fame and Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the fictional character "Tarzan".

Oak Park Yoga Center |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Under The Ginko Tree Bed & Breakfast | Wright's Cheney House Bed & Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Hemmingways Bistro |
History Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio | Hist. Society of Oak Park & River Forest |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Spike's Hotel | Write Inn Hotel |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Alice McMahon | Marion Digre | Susan Grotewold REALTOR |
Wildlife Viewing Oak Park Animal Hospital |

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11/21 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .