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Hemingway's boyhood home, located at 600 N. Kenilworth Ave., sold for $525,000 to an Oak Park family. (Bridget Doyle/Tribune)

Foundation sells Hemingway’s boyhood home

An Oak Park couple purchased Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home Tuesday and plan to restore the three-flat back to its original use as a single family … Read more ›

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Perennial Exchange at Oak Park Conservatory

Perennial Exchange, Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield: Saturday, May 12 Drop off: 9:30 – 11:30Pickup: 12:00 – 12:30 Drop off divided perennial plants at the … Read more ›

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Celebrate 80 years of Nature at Trailside Museum

Trailside Museum of Natural History is not just housed in a very old mansion in River Forest (built 1876). Trailside Museum is getting kind of … Read more ›

cover of Deadly Valentines by Jeffrey Gusfield
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Author Jeffrey Gusfield shares stories of Capone’s henchman from his new book Deadly Valentines April 18 at Oak Park Public Library

Almost before the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: Jack McGurn. They just couldn't find him. McGurn, whose … Read more ›

actress/historian Lynn Rymarz as Molly Brown
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Actress Lynn Rymarz performs “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” April 19 at Oak Park Public Library

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a free performance of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” on Thursday, April 19 at 7 … Read more ›

Visitors to Trailside Museum in 1933 admire a caged coot.
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Trailside Museum Looking for Historical Photos and Memories

Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest will be celebrating 80 years of nature education in May of 2012. Trailside Museum is oldest of … Read more ›

The new Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District Boundaries include the homes highlighted in blue and the newly added homes in red. (Map submitted by Doug Kaarre, Village of Oak Park)

Trustees expand Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District boundaries

Oak Park expanded its Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District boundaries Tuesday, adding 444 homes to the area once declared one of America’s 10 great neighborhoods. … Read more ›

The historic home currently sits atop a platform to keep it safe while a foundation is put in on the lot. (Photo submitted by Donal Hughes)

Oak Park home moved during renovation

A historic Victorian cottage in Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright district appears to almost be floating, sitting on a temporary base to keep it safe … Read more ›

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The Black History 101 Mobile Museum comes to Concordia University Chicago Feb. 2

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a traveling exhibit depicting Black memorabilia spanning from slavery to Hip Hop. The are over 5,000 rare treasures … Read more ›

painting of Jane Austen
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Art Historian Jeff Nigro presents “Estimating Lace & Muslin: Fashion in Jane Austen's World” January 22 at Oak Park Public Library

Art Historian Jeff Nigro will present “Estimating Lace & Muslin: Fashion in Jane Austen's World” on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm at the Oak … Read more ›