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Oak Park, IllinoisThe birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and actress Betty White (Golden Girls), Oak Park, Illinois is a village in Cook County. Oak Park, Illinois is so close to Chicago that it receives service from the elevated 'L' trains and CTA buses, making it very easy to get to the metroplex without the hassles of parking and traffic. Oak Park has a current population of 50,824 residents.
Oak Park Schools
Oak Park schools in the elementary and middle school categories are under the management of the Oak Park Elementary School District. The district supports its students with careful strategic planning, a multicultural orientation and special education programs. In October 2006, district teacher Jarvia Thomas and district crossing guard Melvyn Townsend both won Awards of Merit from the Illinois State Board of Education.
There are two Oak Park high schools, both with traditions of academic excellence - Oak Park and River Forest High School (commonly called OPRF) and Fenwick High School. Fenwick is a Dominican college preparatory, while OPRF is a public school operated by the city of Oak Park and its neighbor River Forest.
The Lake Theater in Oak Park
The Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois is a wonderful place to see a film. The Lake Theater has retained much of its original structure and has undergone some upgrades over the years. The film selection is a good mix of feature films and independent movies. Lake Theater parking is available at two garages a couple of blocks away.
Frank Lloyd Wright and Oak Park
Two decades of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's early career were lived in Oak Park, Illinois. Wright's designs dot the area, including his formative work, like the Unity Temple and Winslow House in River Forest. Wright also worked at his Oak Park offices with a number of other prominent Illinois architects, including Richard Bock and Marion Mahony Griffin.
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