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Oak Park.

1 Village (1990 pop. 53,648), Cook co., NE Ill., a residential suburb adjacent to Chicago; settled 1833, inc. 1901. Some 25 houses there and the Unity Temple (1908) were designed by Frank Lloyd WrightWright, Frank Lloyd,
1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely considered the greatest American architect.
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, who lived in the village (1889–1909). Wright's home and studio complex (1889–1911) is now a museum. Ernest HemingwayHemingway, Ernest,
1899–1961, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Oak Park, Ill. one of the great American writers of the 20th cent. Life

The son of a country doctor, Hemingway worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star
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 was born in Oak Park.

2 City (1990 pop. 30,462), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. 1927. It is chiefly residential, but there is some industry. Products include sheet and fabricated metal, foods, and textiles.

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Healy began his banking career in 1988 with the Oak Park office of The First National Bank of Chicago, (now JP Morgan Chase) as a commercial lender.
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With 52,524 residents, Oak Park is nine miles west of downtown Chicago.
Deborah Randall, a resident of Oak Park for 10 years said, "I'm glad that I came out here today with my son and daughter to support Martin Luther King's vision and to show my children that there is always hope for a better tomorrow.
It's not over, but we like our chances of winning a league title after this victory,'' Oak Park Ed Chevalier said.
We are delighted to be welcomed by the Oak Park community," says Lorna Nagler, president of Lane Bryant.
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