Visitor Guide - Oak Park Area Visitors Bureau

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Visitor Guide - Oak Park Area Visitors Bureau

OAK PARK AREA

Visitor Guide

Brookfield Zoo

2012-13

VisitOakPark.com

Bellwood, Berkeley, Berwyn, Broadview,

Brookfield, Cicero, Elmwood Park,

Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside,

Maywood, Melrose Park, North Riverside,

Northlake, Oak Park, River Forest,

River Grove, Riverside, Schiller Park,

Stone Park, Westchester

Unity Temple

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio International Cuisine


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04 Communities

06 AttrACtions

13 ACCommodAtions

18 dining

28 shopping

36 entertAinment

39 Art gAlleries

41 event & meeting FACilities

45 serviCes & suppliers

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Visit Oak Park

Thomas G. Lynch President & CEO

Bernadette Staszewski Director of Membership/Advertising

Emily Sjostrom Executive Assistant

Visitors Center

1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 | 1 888 OAK PARK

Holly Hansen-Mrozek Director, Visitors Center Operations

Anetta Ziemba Manager, Visitors Center

Elva DeCourcey Manager, Visitors Center

Frank Jacobi Assistant Manager, Visitors Center

Sun-Times Media | Pioneer Press | Oak Leaves

Gladys Arroyo Vice President, Advertising, West Region

Rita Walker Advertising Sales Manager

Mary Jo Homan Account Executive

Samantha Nickelson Account Executive

Dick Walters Account Executive

Terry Luc Manager, Custom & Community Publishing

Jennifer Williams Project Coordinator, Designer,

Custom & Community Publishing

Cover Photo Credits: Brookfield Zoo, Papasprios, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, and Lisa

Kelly & Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.

Other photos provided by Jennifer Wolfe/Wolfe Photography & Visit Oak Park

Editor: Bernadette Staszewski

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book. We recommend

calling ahead to verify times and dates. Pioneer Press Custom & Community Publishing

cannot guarantee the correctness of all information available to them and assumes no

liability arising from error or omission.

Comments concerning this guide should be sent to: Visit Oak Park; 1118 Westgate, Oak Park,

IL 60301; 708 524-7800 and/or Custom & Community Publishing; Pioneer Press Newspapers,

3701 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60026; 847 486-9200; nichepublications@pioneerlocal.com.

Copyright© 2012 Pioneer Press / Visit Oak Park. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A., May,

2012. Reproducing any part of this book by photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval

or by any other means is prohibited.

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Communities

WelCome to the

oAk pArk AreA!

The Village of Oak Park, less

than ten miles from downtown

Chicago, is the visitor’s

gateway to a distinctive

world of 21 suburbs in Western

Cook County.

Oak Park and some of these suburbs began on the American frontier

in the 1830’s. From the first settlers on, people have come to this area

to find the best life offered. Thousands gave their best back, including

architect Frank Lloyd Wright; Nobel Laureate & Pulitzer Prize winning author

Ernest Hemingway; Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of TARZAN; and

world-renowned choreographer Doris Humphrey.

Visit Wright’s Home & Studio where Wright and his associates developed

a new American architecture: Prairie style. More than one-third of Wright

buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or are in

a National Historic District, including Unity Temple. The suburbs of Oak

Park and River Forest are the epicenter of the Chicago area’s Frank Lloyd

Wright collection, with over 25 structures in the neighborhood of the

Home & Studio alone.

Visitors and residents today will find the Area’s many attractions, shops,

restaurants and accommodations diverse and priced to meet their budget.

From national retailers and privately owned boutiques to antique

shops and restaurants for any taste, the Oak Park Area is an ideal place

for your family or group to visit.

Stay at a hotel or a B&B in Oak Park, or in our area near O’Hare International

Airport. Access is easy with major expressways serving the area:

I-88, I-290 and I-294. Visit by train, car or public transportation.

All this and more can be found in this Visitor Guide. Welcome to the Oak

Park Area!

Visit Oak Park

-Local Historian Redd Griffin, contributing

www.VisitOakPark.com

1 888-OAKPARK

hoW to get to oAk pArk

Oak Park is 10 miles due west of Chicago’s Loop.

BY CTA: Take the Green Line from the Loop and arrive in about 20 minutes

or less. Exit at Harlem Avenue. The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) makes

getting around Chicago fast, easy and affordable. Call 1-888-YOUR-

CTA for schedules and information, or visit www.transitchicago.com for

maps, assistance and more.

BY CAR: If coming in from 290, proceed north on Harlem to Lake Street,

and turn right. Proceed one block east to the Visitors Center. Parking is

available in several ‘Pay to Park’ lots in the area.

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Village of Bellwood

3200 Washington Blvd.

Bellwood, IL 60104

P. 708 547-3500

www.vil.bellwood.il.us

Village of Berkeley

5819 Electric Ave.

Berkeley, IL 60163

P. 708 449-8840

www.berkeley.il.us

City of Berwyn

6700 W. 26th St.

Berwyn, IL 60402

P. 708 788-2660

For event information

call 708 788-8100

or visit www.whyberwyn.com

Village of Broadview

2350 S. 25th Ave.

Broadview, IL 60155

P. 708 681-3600

www.broadview-il.gov

Village of Brookfield

8820 Brookfield Ave.

Brookfield, IL 60513

P. 708 485-7344

www.villageofbrookfield.com

Town of Cicero

4949 W. Cermak Rd.

Cicero, IL 60804

P. 708 656-3600

www.thetownofcicero.com

Village of Elmwood Park

11 Conti Pkwy.

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

P. 708 452-7300

www.elmwoodpark.org

Village of Forest Park

517 Des Plaines Ave.

Forest Park, IL 60130

P. 708 366-2323

www.forestpark.net

Village of Franklin Park

9500 Belmont Ave.

Franklin Park, IL 60131

P. 847 671-4800

www.villageoffranklinpark.com

Village of Hillside

425 Hillside Ave.

Hillside, IL 60162

P. 708 449-6450

www.hillside-il.org

Communities

Village of Maywood

40 Madison St.

Maywood, IL 60153

P. 708 450-6300

www.maywood-il.org

Village of Melrose Park

1000 N. 25th Ave.

Melrose Park, IL 60160

P. 708 343-4000

www.melrosepark.org

City of Northlake

55 E. North Ave.

Northlake, IL 60164

P. 708 343-8700

www.northlakecity.com

Village of North Riverside

2401 S. Des Plaines Ave.

North Riverside, IL 60546

P. 708 447-4211

www.northriverside-il.org

Village of Oak Park

123 Madison St.

Oak Park, IL 60302

P. 708 383-6400

www.oak-park.us

Village of River Forest

400 Park Ave.

River Forest, IL 60305

P. 708 366-8500

www.river-forest.us

Village of River Grove

2621 N. Thatcher Ave.

River Grove, IL 60171

P. 708 453-8000

www.vorg.us

Village of Riverside

27 Riverside Rd.

Riverside, IL 60546

P. 708 447-2700

www.riverside.il.us

Village of Schiller Park

9526 W. Irving Park Rd.

Schiller Park, IL 60176

P. 847 678-2550

www.villageofschillerpark.com

Village of Stone Park

1629 N. Mannheim Rd.

Stone Park, IL 60165

P. 708 345-5550

Village of Westchester

10300 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Westchester, IL 60154

P. 708 345-0020

www.westchester-il.org

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■ BrookField Zoo

31st St. & 1st Ave. P. 708 688-8000

Brookfield, IL 60513 F. 708 485-2649

www.CZS.org

Hours: Vary seasonally.

Admission: $15 Adult / $10.50 Children 3-11 and

Seniors (65+) Children 2 and under FREE, Members FREE

Parking: $10/Car, $12.00/Bus

Situated on 216 beautifully landscaped acres, the park is home to bears, gorillas,

giraffes, dolphins, tigers, and much more. New for the summer of 2012,

Xtreme Bugs, featuring larger than life animatronics and real live bugs. The

zoo also offers an authentic Carousel and a wide variety of shopping and

dining options, including Bison Prairie Grill, BZ Red Hots and Starfish Food

Court . Brookfield Zoo is located just minutes west of downtown Chicago and

is open every day of the year. Free days are Tuesday & Thursday in October

– December, and and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday in January and

February. Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society whose mission is to inspire

conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.

■ CernAn eArth & spACe Center

Triton College

2000 Fifth Ave. P. 708 456-0300 x 3372

River Grove, IL 60171 F. 708 583-3153

www.triton.edu/cernan

Hours: Mon-Thu 9am - 5pm; Fri 9am - 1pm and 6:30pm - 9pm;

Sat 6pm - 10pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm.

Other times by prior arrangement.

Admission: $8 adult ($10 for laser show)

$4 youth ($5 for laser show)

$4 senior (55+) ($5 for laser show)

The Cernan Earth and Space Center of Triton College features a variety

of earth and sky shows, children’s shows, laser light shows, earth and

space exhibits, a membership program and the Star Store gift shop.

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■ ChiCAgo ArChiteCture FoundAtion

224 S. Michigan Ave. P. 312 922-3432

Chicago, IL 60604

www.architecture.org

Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 6:30pm

Admission: Free admission to exhibitions.

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The Chicago Architecture Foundation is America’s leading organization for

public education about architecture and design. Best known for the Chicago

Architecture Foundation Architecture River Cruise on Chicago’s First Lady, the

Chicago Architecture Foundation offers more than 85 different tours, shopping,

free exhibitions, public programs and lectures about a wide variety of

topics relating to Chicago architecture. The cruise is one of Chicago’s most

popular cultural activities. The permanent exhibition, Chicago Model City, includes

a large, precise replica of Chicago’s downtown. This scale model and

the balance of the exhibition illustrates why Chicago is a global destination

for architecture enthusiasts. Schedule and pricing information for more than

85 different walking, bus, boat and Frank Lloyd Wright tours can be found on

the website: www.architecture.org. Free admission to exhibitions and most

programs. Special group rates for tours are available by contacting: 312-

922-3432 x226 or grouptours@architecture.org

■ ernest hemingWAy BirthplACe » 4 on mAp

339 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 848-2222

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 386-2952

www.ehfop.org

Hours: Sun-Fri 1pm - 5pm; Sat 10am - 5pm. Tours offered on the hour.

Admission: (Includes Hemingway Museum & Birthplace tour)

$10 adult / $8 youth (18 and under) or senior (65+)

Children 5 and under free. Group rates and times available.

Reservations are only required for groups larger than 10 people.

Visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Victorian home where Nobel

Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and spent his

early life.

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■ ernest hemingWAy museum » 5 on mAp

200 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 848-2222

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 386-2952

www.ehfop.org

Hours: Sun-Fri 1pm - 5pm; Sat 10am - 5pm

Admission: (includes Hemingway Museum and Birthplace tour)

$10/adult; $8/youth (18 and under) or senior (65+).

Children 5 and under free. Group rates and times available.

Reservations are only required for groups larger than 10 people.

Explore displays featuring rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary,

letters, early writings and other memorabilia. Enjoy videos documenting

the author’s life and work. Museum store on site.

■ FrAnk lloyd Wright home & studio » 2 on mAp

951 Chicago Ave. P. 312 994-4000

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 312 994-4044

www.GoWright.org

For our current calendar of events, tour times and hours of operation,

visit www.gowright.org. ADMISSION: $15 adult, $12 youth (4-17) and

senior (65+), free tickets for children 3 and under. Tour group size is

strictly limited. All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter

the museum. Advance tickets highly recommended and available at

GoWright.org. This world-renowned complex served as Wright’s private

residence and studio from 1889 to 1909 - the first 20 years of his career.

Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, experimenting

with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy.

Here, he raised six children with his first wife, Catherine Tobin,

and designed such famous buildings as the Robie House, the Larkin

Building and Unity Temple. The Home & Studio is open daily 11am –

4pm for interior guided tours. With 25 Wright-designed buildings in the

neighborhood surrounding the Home & Studio, Oak Park is an outdoor

museum of architectural history. Self -guided exterior audio tour of the

Historic District surrounding the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio is

available from 10am to 3:30pm daily. Weekend guided exterior walking

tour of the Historic District is available (times vary, subject to availability).

A Photography Pass is available for $5 extra on Interior Guided

Tours. Themed tours of the Home & Studio are also available, including

Restoration Tour of Wright’s Home & Studio, Design Detectives Family

Tour and Family Fun Days featuring Victorian Christmas Tours. Visit

GoWright.org for more information. Groups of 10 or more: call 312-994-

4041 or visit GoWright.org.

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■ FrAnk lloyd Wright’s unity temple » 3 on mAp

875 Lake St. P. 708 383-8873

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-7473

www.utrf.org

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am - 4:30pm for self-guided tours;

Saturday 10am - 2pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm.

Admission: $9 Adults / $7 Students (22 & under) / $7 Seniors (65+) /

Children under 5 free. Admission fees benefit the restoration.

Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern masterpiece, celebrated the

centennial of its dedication in 2009. Unity Temple is an icon of modern

architecture and a destination for tens of thousands of visitors each

year. Famous for its brilliant use of light and space, it is one of the

most complex and exciting buildings in 20th century architecture. It was

Wright’s first public commission and is the last remaining public building

from his golden Prairie period. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

is working to restore the building and offers a wide range of programs

for adults and children, including year-round tours, concerts, workshops

and lectures. Unity Temple is open to the public 7 days a week except

New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Photography permitted

(for personal use). Custom guided tours for groups of 15 or more are

available by appointment. Call 708 383-8873 for group reservations,

concierge packages and program schedules.

■ FrederiCk lAW olmsted soCiety oF riverside

P.O. Box 65 P. 708 442-7675

Riverside, IL 60546

www.olmstedsociety.org tours@olmstedsociety.org

Before his work on the White City, Frederick Law Olmsted created the

storybook village of Riverside, a magical place of curving streets, gas

lamps, and charming parks. It has since inspired architects such as

Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan to create some of their most

beautiful works. Over 80 landmark structures representing 143 years

of iconic American architecture dot the village. Come and experience

this very special American place, a place with a hidden history that may

surprise you. Two-hour Walking Tours depart at 2:00 PM. alternating

between North and South areas, from the Riverside Train Depot, May

through October, generally the last Sunday of the month. Special Group

Tours by appointment. Fee $10 per person ($7 for Olmsted Society Members

and seniors 62+). The Society also offers visitors a biennial Housewalk

in May, an evening lecture series at the Riverside Public Library and

FRED, a 3 day landscape design symposium in August. Please visit our

website for details.

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■ gArField pArk ConservAtory

300 N. Central Park Ave. P. 312 746-5100

Chicago, IL 60624 F. 773 638-1777

www.garfieldconservatory.org

Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm, (Wednesdays until 8pm)

Admission: FREE Admission / Parking: Easily accessible via

the Green Line El, Conservatory Stop.

One of the largest indoor conservatories in the country. Special features

include the tropical Palm House and Fern Room, designed by Jens

Jensen. The Children’s Garden, Desert House, Monet Garden, Sugar from

the Sun (permanent exhibit) and outdoor gardens also worth seeing!

For educational programming, special events, adult workshops, classes,

volunteers and visitor services contact the Garfield Park Conservatory

Alliance at 773 638-1766.

■ historiCAl soCiety oF oAk pArk &

river Forest » 6 on mAp

217 S. Home Ave. P. 708 848-6755

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 848-0246

www.oprfhistory.org

Hours: (Dec - Feb) Thurs - Sun: 12:30 & 1:30pm

(March - Nov) Thurs - Sun: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30pm

The area’s rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through

exhibits, lectures and special programs on the second floor of Pleasant

Home. The museum includes a research center, children’s activity

room and changing exhibits on fashion and area history. Special exhibits

focus on Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, and the “Roots of

Oak Park,” a celebration of nineteenth century Oak Park. Special events

include an October Cemetery Walk and an April Housewalk.

■ oAk pArk ConservAtory » 7 on mAp

615 Garfield St. P. 708 386-4700

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 386-3221

www.oakparkconservatory.com

www.fopcon.org

Hours: Tues-Sun: 10am – 4pm; Mon 2pm – 4pm (Plant Clinic).

Admission: Voluntary donation: adults $2.

The Oak Park Conservatory, built in 1929, consists of three separate

show house environments. The Conservatory Center opened in 2000.

The Fern Room houses ferns and orchids, as well as other exotic plants

and colorful seasonal flower displays. Wander into the rain forest as

you enter the Tropical Room, lush with unusual flowering plants, palms,

waterfalls, tropical birds and a lagoon. The Desert Room provides a

counterpoint to the humidity of the Tropic Room. Discover cacti, succulents,

aloes and the spectacular “Century Plants”. Century Plants

grow for 25 years before sending up their tall flower stalk. The Curiosity

Corner, in the Desert Room, includes a collection of carnivorous

plants just right for children! The Conservatory Center houses an event

room, offices, information center and a new operations area. There are

accessible bathrooms and a Gallery Corridor. The event room has an

attached kitchen and will hold up to 60 people. This new facility is avail-

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able for rentals. Browse our new gift store in the Conservatory Center for

handmade items from around the world. There are many fun ideas for

gardeners or anyone who enjoys a one of a kind gift. Open everyday from

10am-4pm except Monday. What wonders will you discover? Groups of

ten or more can arrange for a guided tour of the Conservatory by visiting

www.oakparkconservatory.com to apply online or by contacting Kathy

McNamara at 708 725-2460 / coordinator@fopcon.org. Tours need to be

booked at least two weeks in advance.

■ oAk pArk visitors Center » 1 on mAp

1010 Lake St. P. 708 848-1500

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 524-0446

www.visitoakpark.com

Hours: Sat - Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visit us for the Oak Park audio walking tour, maps, books, souvenirs and

unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway’s Birthplace Home and

Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, and Historic Pleasant Home.

Purchase other seasonal special events tickets here. The Visitors Center

is located on Lake Street, 4 doors East of the Lake Theatre.

■ pleAsAnt home » 6 on mAp

217 S. Home Ave. P. 708 383-2654

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-2768

www.pleasanthome.org

Hours: Thu-Sun 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm

Winter Hours: Dec 1 - Feb 28, tours at 12:30 & 1:30pm

Group tours and tour/meal packages are available.

Admission: $10 Adult / $8 Seniors & Students (18+)

$5 Children ages 5-17 / Children under 5 free.

Fridays are free for Illinois residents.

Explore this opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prairie

School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark,

the John Farson House, also known as Pleasant Home, features a wonderful

Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood.

Gift store on site. Pleasant Home is a historic property of the Park District

of Oak Park. Pleasant Home is also available for special events.

■ riverside historiCAl museum

Visit: 10 Pine Ave. P. 708 447-2542

Mail: 27 Riverside Rd.

Riverside, IL 60546

history@riverside.il.us

www.riversidemuseum.net

Hours: Sat. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or by appointment

Explore a unique collection of artifacts, photographs and archival materials

that have particular emphasis on the urban plan and landscape architecture

of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; a noteworthy architectural

legacy that includes public buildings and private residences designed by

world-renowned architects; and local history dating from the Native American

period to the present. Visit the museum website to take an online tour of

Riverside landmarks or print up a self-guided walking tour.

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■ riverside puBliC liBrAry

1 Burling Rd. P. 708 442-6366

Riverside, IL 60546

www.riversidelibrary.org

Hours: Mon – Thu, 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m; Fri – Sat, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm;

Sun, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (September – May)

Visit the gargoyles who keep watch over Riverside Local Landmark No.

1. This beautiful Tudor Revival building is nestled along the bank of the

winding Des Plaines River, just south of Guthrie Park in downtown Riverside.

Relax in the red leather seats near the fireplace in winter. Enjoy a

good book in the Quiet Reading Room overlooking the Des Plaines River.

There is always something going on at the Riverside Public Library. Visit

their website for details on current events.

■ West toWn museum oF CulturAl history

104 S. 5th Ave. P. 708 343-3554

Maywood, IL 60153 F. 708 343-3557

www.westtownmuseum.blogspot.com

Hours: Wed.: 9:30am - 2:30pm; other days open by appointment

Admission: $5 Adult / $3 Youth.

The museum is the repository and celebration of the multi-cultural

history of Maywood and surrounding communities since the 1800’s. It

showcases the exciting travels of Maywood’s founder, Colonel William T.

Nichols, and the Ten-Mile Freedom House, a shelter on the Underground

Railroad.

■ Wonder Works, A Children’s museum

in oAk pArk » 10 on mAp

6445 W. North Ave. P. 708 383-4815

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-5730

www.wonder-works.org

Come explore a child-sized world where children, birth to eight years old,

experience creative play and develop their imaginations. Wonder Works

is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement. Memberships, field trips,

party room rental, and facility rental available. Arts and crafts, music,

and creative play classes for children 6 months to 5 years.

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■ Best Western ChiCAgo hillside

4400 Frontage Rd. P. 708 544-9300

Hillside, IL 60162 F. 708 544-9310

www.chicagohillsidehotel.com

ACCommodAtions

Best Western Chicago Hillside is the perfect “Chicago Alternative” located

in the Chicago, Hillside and Oakbrook area. We are the ideal location

for the leisure or business traveler offering 238 guest rooms, 10,000 sq.

ft. of newly renovated meeting and banquet space, perfect for weddings,

small trade-shows and business meetings. Free high speed internet, 24

hour food service, on site restaurant and lounge, fitness center, heated

outdoor pool, business services, and much, much more. Our major expressways

and short proximity to downtown Chicago are all key aspects

which contribute to the success of our property. Stop by and join us for

an everyday breakfast buffet, delicious meals created by our Chef and

much more!

■ CArleton oF oAk pArk » C on mAp

1110 Pleasant St. P. 708 848-5000

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 848-0537

www.CarletonHotel.com

154 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Conference and banquet

facilities are available. Barclay’s American Grille and Poor Phil’s

Restaurant are located in the hotel.

■ Four points sherAton

10249 W. Irving Park Rd. P. 847 671-6000

Schiller Park, IL 60176 F. 847 671-7552

www.fourpointsohare.com

Whether you are hosting a Board meeting, regional sales meeting or

training conference our 12,000 square feet of meeting space can accommodate

any special event you may have. Our outstanding staff will

service your every need.

■ hAmpton inn-WestChester

2222 Enterprise Dr. P. 708 409-1000

Westchester, IL 60154 F. 708 409-1055

www.hamptoninnwestchester.com

Newly Renovated! Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and

motorcoach tour packages. Features complimentary internet service and

Hot Breakfast Buffet daily. Two meeting rooms, an exercise room and

restaurants within walking distance. Free weekday shuttle to nearby offices,

malls, entertainment. Located only 15 miles from Chicago, 6 miles

from Oak Park. Only 15 miles to O’Hare and Midway Airports. Competitive

weekend rates.

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■ holidAy inn express & suites

ChiCAgo West o’hAre Airport AreA

200 South Mannheim Rd. P. 708 544-2700

Hillside, IL 60162 F. 708 554-2701

www.holidayinnwestohare.com

Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites

features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary

full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet

access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room

amenities like microwaves, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and

guests can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness

center. Within walking distance from many restaurants and shops.

We offer all our guests complimentary shuttle transportation to O’Hare

Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses and attractions.

Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour

packages. 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space is available, including

full service catering and audio visual services.

■ viennA suites

515 Beloit Ave. P. 708 366-5895

Forest Park, IL 60130

www.vienna-suites.com

Temporary living in a residential setting. Fully furnished and equipped

one and two bedroom apartments, just bring your toothbrush. Spacious

living room, eat-in kitchen, TV, stereo, microwave, full-size fridge.

$1,800 - $2,100 a month includes all utilities, cable, unlimited local

and domestic long distance, wireless internet access. Off-street parking

and onsite laundry. Conveniently located near I-290, walking distance to

restaurants, shops and the Blue Line.

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■ Write inn

211 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 383-4800

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-4875

www.writeinn.com

ACCommodAtions

Enjoy your stay in this

historic renovated

inn with 65 delightful

rooms and suites.

Family rooms with

mini kitchens, spacious

Parlor King

rooms furnished with

selected antiques, or

Signature Suites with

marble surrounding a

whirlpool bath are available. Nearly all rooms have mini kitchens. All guests

enjoy Free WiFi, complimentary parking, Greenline Wheels Bike Rental and

guest laundry. The Write Inn is walking distance to The Avenue shopping

and dining district, the Green Line to Chicago’s Loop, the Frank Lloyd Wright

Home & Studio, Unity Temple and the Hemingway Birthplace. The Inn features

the fine cuisine of Hemmingway’s Bistro.

oAk pArk AreA Bed & BreAkFAst

■ Bishops hAll

Bed & BreAkFAst

605 Iowa Street

P. 708 383-7774

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.bishopshallusa.com

Built in 1916 in the Georgian

revival style, Bishops

Hall derives its name from

serving as the residence

for the metropolitan bishop

of the Orthodox Church

for several decades. Located

in the historical

district of Oak Park, the

home is contemporary,

and it is set amongst the most significant concentration of Frank Lloyd

Wright commissioned homes, including Wright’s own Home & Studio.

The public rooms are all furnished in the gracious Georgian style. The

terrace and par tiered gardens complement its grand architectural style.

The home features three luxurious guest rooms.

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ACCommodAtions

■ hArvey house Bed & BreAkFAst

107 S. Scoville Ave. P. 708 848-6810

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 848-6810

www.harveyhousebb.com

With its welcoming yet informal atmosphere, Harvey House guests can

enjoy good company or simply just take a break from daily life. National

and Local accolades include the New York Times, Midwest and Chicago

Magazines, and the Chicago Tribune. You will find Harvey House to be

an Urban Oasis.

■ under the ginkgo tree Bed & BreAkFAst

300 N. Kenilworth P. 708 524-2327

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 524-2729

www.undertheginkgotreebb.com

A magnificent Queen Anne

Victorian Home built around

1890, air conditioned, with

a wrap around front porch.

Located one block from Frank

Lloyd Wright Home & Studio;

savor a light breakfast in our

elegant dining room or bright

homey kitchen; weather permitting,

breakfast on the

veranda; 20 minutes from

downtown Chicago and all the

museums and points of interest. Also, not your ordinary meeting place,

host your next event in a warm, gracious setting. Non-Smoking Establishment

and uses only green products for cleaning. Now offering Wi-Fi

throughout the house.

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Renovated Rooms & Suites

Nestled in the Frank Lloyd Wright

Historic District

Mini Kitchens, Guest Laundry

Complimentary Wi·Fi & Parking

Walk to the Studio, Hemingway

Birthplace, Unity Temple,

A variety of restaurants &

Green Line to the City

211 N. Oak Park Ave. • Oak Park, IL 60302 • (708) 383-4800

www.writeinn.com

welcome@writeinn.com

(708) 386-3366

810 North Boulevard, Oak Park

info@DivineConsignOakPark.com

and the Carleton of Oak Park is

just one of them. Located 20

minutes from downtown Chicago,

the Carleton is within walking

distance of the Frank Lloyd

Wright Home & Studio,

Hemingway's Birthplace and

the Hemingway Museum. Come

experience all the treasures

Oak Park has to offer.

1110 Pleasant Street,

Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 848-5000

www.carletonhotel.com

info@carletonhotel.com


dining

restAurAnts

■ BArClAy’s AmeriCAn grille » C on mAp

1110 Pleasant St. P. 708 848-4250

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 848-4134

www.barclaysamericangrille.com

Newly opened in November 2009, Barclay’s American Grille serves classic

American cuisine “with a twist”. Signature burgers, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood

and an array of steaks and chops are prepared on our wood burning

grill and served with our amazing homemade sauces and creative toppings.

Barclay’s offers a relaxed, casual dining experience with exceptional

food and service and is the perfect gathering place for friends and

families. Located in the Carleton of Oak Park. Open daily at 5pm.

■ Burger Boss

7512 W. North Ave. P. 708 452-7288

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

www.theburgerboss.com

The Boss knows best…Not just another burger joint, quality in the

menu, ingredients and preparation to a thoughtfulness in environmental

responsibility all around proves that we mean business. On the Burger

Boss menu, beef is 100% Angus, ingredients are all-natural and organic

as available and produce is procured locally. Everything is made

to order, with plenty of create your own choices or one of our signature

Boss selections. Fries are fresh cut Idaho’s or sweet potatoes, shakes are

hand-packed ice cream and fruit smoothies are fresh and delicious.

■ BuZZ CAFé » d on mAp

905 S. Lombard P. 708 660-0894

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 660-0645

www.thebuzzcafe.com

A wonderful community gathering place in the heart of the Oak Park Arts

District specializing in fabulous coffee, organic and locally grown foods,

serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local art and crafts for sale, live

music, book clubs, etc. Very kid friendly!

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dining

■ CuCinA pArAdiso » B on mAp

814 North Blvd. P. 708 848-3434

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 848-9479

www.cucinaoakpark.com

Located off Oak Park’s renowned Oak Park Ave., specializing in classical

and modern regional Italian cuisine. Begin your meal with a flavorful

antipasto, followed by our famous thin pizzas, pastas and tempting entrees.

Voted by Chicago Magazine as “one of the best new restaurants

of the year” and “best Italian restaurant in Oak Park” by Zagat Publications

two years in a row. In 2011 and 2012, Cucina Paradiso was

Michelin recommended. Come and join us in our contemporary dining

room and bar, or enjoy dinner on our beautiful outdoor patio.

■ deliA’s kitChen » A on mAp

1034 Lake St. P. 708 358-1300

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 358-1302

Delia’s Kitchen is a contemporary snack shop that is open 7 days a

week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We feature Intelligentsia

Coffee, loose leaf teas, Olive & Well products, full range chicken and

vegetarian selections. Customers interested in gluten-free offerings are

welcome. Dine in or carry-out. You’ll enjoy great homemade food and

top-notch service. We are a kid-friendly restaurant that also welcomes

large groups.

■ erik’s deli & CAtering » B on mAp

107 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 848-8805

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 848-8806

www.eriks-deli.com

Quality food and service for the last 28 years in the heart of Oak Park.

Enjoy our great family-friendly atmosphere. Known for our famous signature

homemade chips that taste great alone or with our sandwiches,

freshly baked paninis and wraps. Largest salad bar in Oak Park. Breakfast

served Sat. & Sun. Full service catering available.

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dining

■ FlAt top grill » B on mAp

726 W. Lake St. P. 708 358-8200

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 358-8073

www.flattopgrill.com

Flat Top Grill is a casual create-your-own stir-fry restaurant. We offer

Asian inspired appetizers, homemade desserts and offer a full service

bar. We have gluten free options and are food allergy friendly. We accept

reservations and welcome large groups. Gift cards are available

for purchase.

■ FrAnCesCA’s Fiore » e on mAp

7407 W. Madison St. P. 708 771-3063

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 771-3036

www.miafrancesca.com

Very comfortable, warm room, with skylights and fireplaces. Generous,

affordable, Northern Italian Cuisine. Four star service in a casually elegant

atmosphere. Specializing in private functions for groups of 20-200.

Two private dining rooms. Open for lunch during the week and brunch

on the weekends.

■ Fuego loCo » B on mAp

722 Lake St. P. 708 763-0000

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 763-9937

www.fuegoloco.com

Serving the finest in grilled Mexican Meats, Seafood, and Poultry in a

festive environment. We feature the best fresh squeezed margaritas in

town, homemade sangria, 24 bottled beers and a great selection of tequilas.

There is outdoor dining all summer long and 150 different hot

sauces. Come taste the authentic flavors of Mexico!

■ geppetto’s » B on mAp

113 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 386-9200

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 386-9230

www.geppettosoakpark.com

Award winning restaurant. Great sandwiches, homemade soup daily

and the “best salad bar in Oak Park.” Enjoy imaginative Italian dishes.

Custom catering and business meetings. Great ambiance and reasonable

prices.

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■ hemmingWAy’s Bistro And

le Coq FrAnCAis seAFood BAr

211 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 524-0806

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 524-1143

www.hemmingwaysbistro.com

dining

Hemmingway’s Bistro is owned and operated by Chef Christopher Ala.

The restaurant’s classic bistro interior brings back the grand charm of

Paris in the early 1930’s. Each day there is a Plat du Jour featuring such

staples as Coq au Vin, Cassoulet Toulousain, Bouillabaisse, Beef Wellington

and Duck à l’Orange. Menu items include Mix Grill of Wild Game

and Roasted Sea Bass on Cassoulet Beans. There is also a Parisian seafood

bar offering towers of Plateau de Fruit de Mer. Whenever in the Oak

Park area it’s worth a trip to Hemmingway’s Bistro located conveniently

in the Write Inn just 20 minutes from the downtown loop. Open 7 days a

week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bon Appetit!

■ khyBer pAss » A on mAp

1031 Lake St. P. 708 445-9032

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 445-9033

www.khyberpassrestaurant.com

Established in 1995, a culinary passage through the land of exotic

spices and aromas. Received “Four Forks”, the highest rating from the

Chicago Tribune. Strongly recommended by The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago

Magazine and Where Chicago. Live entertainment on weekends.

■ the kinderhook tAp

800 S. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 434-0373

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.kinderhooktap.com

Located just north of the Blue Line stop in Oak Park’s South Town, The

Kinderhook Tap is a cozy corner bar specializing in healthy, eco-conscious

bar fare supporting local farmers, regional microbrews, local

distilleries and charitable organizations. Belly up to the bar and try our

mouthwatering signature stuffed Kinderhook Burger highlighting tasty

100% grass-fed Bill Kurtis Tallgrass beef oozing with fresh cheddar

cheese. Join us for mouthwatering YUM! Bloody Mary Weekends. Debuted

in Chicago Magazine’s BUZZ “The Hot List” Top 10 places to dine. Gluten

free, vegan, kids’ menu, drink specials, late night dining, outdoor patio,

free wi-fi.

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dining

■ king And i restAurAnt » A on mAp

105 N. Marion St. P. 708 383-2975

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-2988

www.kingandioakpark.com

Thai cuisine prepared to your taste. Open for lunch and dinner. We offer

carry-out and delivery.

■ mArion street Cheese mArket » C on mAp

100 S. Marion St. P. 708 725-7200

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 725-7210

www.marionstreetcheesemarket.com

Marion Street Cheese Market (MSCM) focuses on local, sustainable and

organic when choosing our artisan chesses, charcuterie, antipasti, fine

wine, craft beer, premium artisanal spirits, handmade chocolates and

retail goods. Our cheese cases highlight the work of renowned cheese

makers – more than 150 American farmstead cheeses and old-world

European classics. Our Bistro’s seasonal Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

menus showcase organic produce from local farms. Enjoy a glass of

wine or a specialty cocktail along with an artisan cheese and charcuterie

flight, then leave with a six-pack of craft beer or create a custom gift

box overflowing with Chicago-made sweets and treats. Shop the Market

or dine in the Bistro to find out why MSCM was named “Diners’ Choice”

by opentable.com and the National Association for the Specialty Food

Trade (NASFT) Outstanding Retailer of 2010.

■ mAyA del sol » B on mAp

144 S. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 358-9800

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-7625

www.mayadelsol.com

Oak Park’s Hottest Restaurant, Maya Del Sol features a unique Latin

cuisine with menu items from South America, Central America, Cuba

and Mexico. Try our amazing Nachos Del Sol with Honey & Cider braised

beef or Cochinita Pibil, slow roasted pork in an Achiote marinade. We

are also known just as much for our outstanding cocktails as our food.

Our Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed lime juice and a variety

of 100% blue agave tequilas and our Caipirinhas and Mojitos have won

rave reviews. During the warmer months, don’t miss our beautiful patio

for outdoor dining complete with fire pit and full bar. Maya Del Sol, the

best place in Oak Park to (h)eat up and chill out. Private party space

and menus available.

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dining

■ molly mAlone’s » e on mAp

7652 W. Madison St. P. 708 366-8073

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 366-8078

www.themollymalones.com

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub offers full service catering. We here at Molly’s

can accommodate intimate gathering of 20 guests to grand gatherings

up to 300 guests. Our three beautiful banquet rooms can be configured

and transformed in a variety of ways to accommodate the color and

theme of your event. In addition, Molly Malone’s offers the convenience of

a private parking lot with free valet on weekends, an elevator to access

our upstairs party rooms, and an extensive food and drink menu sure to

please every palate. We have experienced event planners on staff and

would love to work with you to plan your next event! For Booking Parties

and information Contact: Sandra O’Connor and Brigid Brooks. Please

feel free to drop in and ask for a tour of our facilities while enjoying a

perfect PINT. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is an exceptionally Irish outpost,

from the colorful, Dublin-esque façade to the perfect Guinness on tap.

Rated by ABC’s James Ward as “Best In The Burb” for Irish Pubs.

■ pApAspiros greek Cuisine » B on mAp

733 W. Lake St. P. 708 358-1700

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 358-1940

www.papaspiros.com

Located in the heart of Oak Park. Specializing in traditional and contemporary

Greek cuisine, this friendly restaurant brings the spirit of the

Greek Countryside to Oak Park’s Lake Street. From the stone floors to the

ceiling, Papaspiros lends “Old World” beautiful ambiance to any event.

Choose from appetizer portions to family style Mediterranean feasts!

Full service bar, delivery and catering. You’ll love the stylish show of

flaming dishes served tableside! Voted #1 Restaurant!

■ penny’s noodle shop

1130 W. Chicago Ave. P. 708 660-1300

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 524-1826

www.pennysnoodleshopoakpark.com

Menu offers delicious entrees from several Asian cultures. Well-known

for stir-fried noodle dishes with freshest meats, and vegetables. Penny’s

offers a wide mix of noodle and vegetable bowls and soups. Silver Platter

Award Winner 2006-2007.

■ potBelly sAndWiCh shop » A on mAp

1100 Lake Street P. 708 386-1395

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.potbelly.com

The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty

warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as

well as friendly and lively people.

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dining

■ red hen BreAd » B on mAp

736 W. Lake St. P. 708 383-7360

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.redhenbread.com

Red Hen Bread is the best bakery in Chicago… and maybe the planet.

From baguettes and ciabatta to roasted garlic and chocolate bread (Yes!

We make chocolate bread!), Red Hen Bread offers a wide selection of

breads, pastries, cookies and pies. We also have a fine assortment of

scones, muffins, quiche and croissants. For lunch, we offer a wide range

of sandwiches and soups. All sandwiches are made with fresh Red Hen

products and use only the freshest meats and veggies. The menu offers

many vegetarian options as well.

■ roBinson’s riBs

940 Madison St. P. 708 383-8452

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-8922

www.rib1.com Catering: 708 383-1333

sales@rib1.com Catering/BBQ Co. Fax 708 383-9486

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs was opened after Charlie Robinson won the Mike

Royko Rib Challenge in Chicago in 1982, beating over 400 other contestants,

and the sponsor - Mike Royko. Due to continuing demand for the

“best ribs in town”, Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs was incorporated in 1983, and

Robinson’s Barbecue Sauce Co. shortly thereafter. There are currently 3

permanent restaurant locations in the Chicago area - Union Station Food

Emporium, Lincoln Park, and the Original Headquarters in Oak Park

and we are regular favorites at Chicago event venues. Our special seasoning

and slow smoking with Hickory wood is the key to preparing our

tender ribs, rib tips and chicken, then adding our 200 year old family

sauce recipe to make them mouth wateringly good. Robinson’s Oak Park

also specializes in catering summer picnics, corporate events, cruises,

church functions, outings, graduations, holiday parties, even employee

luncheons where your staff can come outside and buy non-cafeteria food

grilled right onsite as a summer treat. Come taste why we were chosen

Chicago’s No. 1 barbecue almost 30 years ago.

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dining

■ shAnAhAn’s CAjun Creole » e on mAp

7353 W. Madison St. P. 708 366-0775

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 366-8014

www.shanahanscreole.com

Since 1976 Shanahan’s has been known for the Best in Creole Cajun

Cuisine. Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Jambalaya,

Crawfish Etouffee, and Shrimp Creole are just a few of our Louisiana

influenced entrees. Festival weekends are held monthly with the appetizer

/ entrée specials such as shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab and

garlic. Shanahan’s also offers a tempting variety of Homemade soups,

salads and po boys as well as daily specials for lunch and dinner. Try

our homemade pecan pie, key lime pie and Louisiana bread pudding. For

beverages we are known for our extensive draught beers (especially our

Guinness) and our world famous hurricanes. Enjoy!

■ sushi house » A on mAp

1107 Lake St. P. 708 660-8899

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.mysushihouse.com

We offer unique rolls and fabulous entrees. Our full bar offers a great

selection of specialty beer, wine and sake, as well as our Asian-inspired

martinis and cocktails. Catering and Private Party Room available for

75 people.

■ trAttoriA 225 » d on mAp

225 Harrison St. P. 708 358-855

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 358-1750

www.trattoria225.com

Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian

dining. We offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pasta

and a variety of artisan gelato. We strongly believe in supporting local

producers and using organic products whenever possible. Our mission is

simple…to provide your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable

meal in a space that is warm, inviting and fun.

■ WinBerie’s restAurAnt » B on mAp

151 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 386-2600

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 386-7824

www.winberies.com

Located in historic Scoville Square, we’re within walking distance of the

Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro

menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted

Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian

Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a “classy, yet

casual” aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief

afternoon indulgence or a late night cappuccino and dessert.

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dining

CoFFee house

■ BuZZ CAFé » d on mAp

905 S. Lombard Ave. P. 708 660-0894

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 660-0645

www.thebuzzcafe.com

A wonderful community gathering place in the heart of the Oak Park

Arts District specializing in fabulous coffee, serving breakfast, lunch

and dinner. Local art and crafts for sale, live music, book clubs, etc.

Very kid friendly!

WArehouse store

■ CostCo

8400 W. North Ave. P. 708 397-2905

Melrose Park, IL 60161

www.costco.com

We give our members access to brand-name products at unbeatable

value, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our buyers find the

highest quality products from around the world. When you shop at Costco,

the items you find have already passed a rigorous evaluation process,

whether it’s 600-thread-count sheets or paper towels. Members

can also shop for private label Kirkland Signature products, designed to

be of equal or better quality than national brands. Costco Wholesale is a

one stop shop. Visit our one-hour photo, optical center, bakery, meat department,

deli department, food court, hearing aid center, tire center or

pharmacy today! Bring this guide to our warehouse, and receive special

savings on your membership!

groCery store

■ trAder joe’s » A on mAp

483 N. Harlem Ave. P. 708 386-1169

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.traderjoes.com

The mission of Trader Joe’s is to give our customers the best food and

beverage values that they can find anywhere and to provide them with

information required for informed buying decisions. We provide these

with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered

with a sense of warmth, friendliness, fun, individual pride and

company spirit.

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■ Whole Foods mArket

7245 Lake St. P. 708 366-1045

River Forest, IL 60305

www.wholefoods.com/stores/riverforest

dining

Whole Foods Market is committed to selling the highest quality all-natural

and organic products available. The River Forest location features

extensive vegan and vegetarian offerings, hearth baked bread, on-site

butchers, fresh organic and natural produce, humanely raised meat,

sustainable seafood, wine, beer and cheese from around the world,

ready-made meals, salad bar and much more. Call for special diet assistance,

personal shopping, gift baskets or catering. Café seating is

available or pick-up a meal to-go.

WholeFoodsMarket–RiverForesthasbeenproud

to serve the Oak Park & River Forest community

for over 17 years by providing the highest

quality natural and organic products available.

To learn about offerings specific to this location,

visit www.wholefoodsmarket/stores/riverforest.

7245 Lake Street River Forest • (708) 366-1045

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shopping

shopping AreAs

■ Avenue AssoCiAtion » B on mAp

141 S. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 613-3301

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.greatneighborhoodsoakpark.com/gnop/district1.cfm

The Avenue Shops and Restaurants are located at Oak Park Avenue and

Lake Street and across from the picturesque Scoville Park. It’s all here!

In the “Heart of Oak Park.” You’ll find award-winning restaurants for a

great dining experience, as well as specialty shops that offer personal

service as the norm, not the exception! International and local designers

of fashion and jewelry, antique shops, galleries. Shop, Dine and Live

the Avenue!

■ BerWyn depot distriCt

www.berwyndepotdistrict.biz

The Depot District, in the heart of Berwyn, offers many boutique and

specialty stores along the quaint city center that extends across both

sides of the Metra line. Street parking is plentiful and additional parking

is available in the 5-level parking deck just west of Oak Park Avenue for

added convenience.

■ doWntoWn oAk pArk » A on mAp

1010 Lake St., Ste. 114 P. 708 383-4145

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-4975

www.downtownoakpark.net

Downtown Oak Park features a delectable mix of stores and restaurants,

including one-of-a-kind boutiques and an impressive array of ethnic

cuisines that will delight every personality, schedule, and budget. A

year’s worth of special events will help you make your visit to Oak Park a

memorable one. Located at Lake / Harlem / and Marion Streets.

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■ elmhurst City Centre

2 City Centre P. 630 993-1600

Elmhurst, IL 60126 F. 630 993-1612

www.elmhurstcitycentre.com

shopping

Conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago’s Loop is Elmhurst,

home of over 70 unique shops, some 40 diverse restaurants and entertainment,

four museums and Elmhurst College’s beautiful arboretum

campus. Less than 15 minutes from Oak Park on the Metra.

■ oAk pArk Arts distriCt » d on mAp

www.oakparkartsdistrict.com

A unique collection of galleries, boutiques and restaurants, and other

businesses on Harrison Street from Austin Blvd. to Elmwood Ave. Find

one of a kind apparel, art, jewelry, beads, home accessories and goodies

for your pets. Have a delicious meal, a cocktail, a snack or a specialty

coffee drink at one of our many unique eateries. Dance and exercise

studios, healing arts businesses, hair salons and a record store are also

among the district’s offerings. The nine blocks feature painted artist

benches and public art throughout. Convenient to the Austin Blvd. exit

from the Eisenhower Expressway and the Austin stop on the CTA Blue

Line. The businesses hours vary - call or check website for more information.

■ pleAsAnt distriCt AssoCiAtion

South Blvd. to Randolph St., Harlem Ave. to Home Ave.

C/O Greenline Wheels

105 S. Marion St.

Oak Park, IL 60302

PleasantDistrictOakPark.com

PleasantDistrict.org info@PleasantDistrict.org

Formerly The South Marion Association, The Pleasant District is a volunteer-driven

organization representing businesses on South Marion

Street, just south of Downtown Oak Park. The Pleasant District is easily

accessible by car, bike and the CTA, and a wonderful place for great

food, fine antiques, spa services, jewelry and more.

retAil

■ BeAd in hAnd » d on mAp

145 Harrison St. P. 708 848-1761

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 848-5311

www.beadinhand.com

An extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies in a charming

shop with knowledgeable staff. Everything for the beginner to the expert:

new and vintage beads, charms, chain, wire, findings, stringing materials

and books. Beaded jewelry repair. Special events include birthday

parties, adult beading parties, classes and activities for youth groups.

Visit website for details.

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■ the Book tABle » A on mAp

1045 Lake St. P. 708 386-9800

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 386-9805

www.booktable.net

Over 60,000 discounted new and used titles. All books in the store are

at least 20% off the cover price – the majority of titles are 40-50% off.

Particular strengths in art, photography, architecture, literature, history

and kids books. Voted “Best Bookstore” in the Chicago Reader, 2010.

■ BrAmBle » B on mAp

115 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 386-6800

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.bramble.biz

Bramble’s mission is to offer a beautiful, enjoyable, service-oriented

destination for customers to encounter products which “bring the garden

inside.” Throughout the seasons, you will find an ever-changing assortment

of unique home goods from around the world including linens

for the table, bed, and bath; botanical art; and decorative accents.

■ CAreFul peACh Boutique » A on mAp

1024 North Blvd. P. 708 383-3066

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-3016

www.carefulpeach.com

Bienvenue au Careful Peach! A smart and stylish Oak Park boutique

with a flair for bringing fine European luxuries into everyday homes, we

specialize in unique household items that incorporate old world charm

and quality craftsmanship. We’ve searched worldwide for the rare and

uncommon--uniquely high-quality home accessories and decor, handmade

artisan jewelry and personal accessories, fine gourmet food products,

vintage and antique home furnishings, luxurious bath and body

goods, and so much more.

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■ CAsA de puros

7410 Madison St. P. 708 725-7180

Forest Park, IL 60130

www.casadepuroscigars.com

shopping

Since 2008, Casa de Puros has been providing an upscale cigar smoking

experience in a friendly, relaxed environment. Whether you are an experienced

connoisseur or brand new to the world of cigars, our knowledgeable

staff will take care of you and match you with the right product at

the right price. Ask us about our Private Cigar Lounge Membership and

Room Rental Packages.

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■ the Competitive Foot » A on mAp

102 N. Marion P. 708 524-0030

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 524-9721

www.competitivefoot.com

The First athletic shoe store in Illinois.

Men’s, Women’s and Children’s shoes

by Nike, Saucony, New Balance, Asics,

Teva, Crocs, Reef, Brooks, Mizuno, Merrell,

The North Face, Vibram Five Fingers,

Fit Flop, Balega, Thorlo and Wigwam.

Apparel and accessories. Open 7 Days

a week, Monday & Thursday until 8pm.

Visit our Western Springs location at 814

Hillgrove, Western Springs, IL or call the

store at 708 246-5520.

■ FAmous liquors » e on mAp

7714 W. Madison St. P. 708 366-2500

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 366-2553

www.winediscountcenter.com

Serving the Oak Park-River Forest area for over 65 years. Three stores

under one roof; Famous Liquors, Wine Discount Center and The Famous

Cheese Shop. Great selection at the lowest prices every day guaranteed!

Check out our monthly wine features at www.winediscountcenter.com.

Open Mon-Sat 9am - 9pm. Sunday 10am - 6pm.

■ ho u s e re d » e on mAp

7403 W. Madison St. P. 708 771-7RED

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 771-6RED

www.house-red.com

We at HouseRed are committed to providing our customers with an educational,

enjoyable and cultural experience. Peruse our unique, handpicked

selection of wines from around the globe, ask us about hosting

your next party or special event, take a class in the SchoolHouseRed

series, attend an educational and fun wine tasting, come listen to live

music—the possibilities are endless!

■ lA mAison de BonBon » e on mAp

7353 W. Madison St. P. 708 366-0777

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 366-8014

www.lamaisondebonbon.com

Everybody loves Chocolate and La Maison de Bonbon is a Boutique

Chocolate Shop in the heart of downtown Forest Park that provides a

wide selection of European Chocolates as well as the sole purveyors of

Original French Crèmes. Prominently listed in the “Chocolate Bible,” a

French Crème is a handmade Gourmet Chocolate Confection created

from a family recipe handed down for three generations since 1921, using

only the finest ingredients. This unique shop also offers specialties

such as Almond Toffee and Gourmet Popcorn. Whether your desire is for

a quick chocolate “fix” or an elaborate gift basket with a bottle of wine,

La Maison de Bonbon has that and everything in between.

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■ mAgiC tree Bookstore » B on the mAp

141 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 848-0770

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 848-0775

www.magictreebooks.com

This cozy children’s bookstore is located in the heart of Oak Park. It features

award-winning books, foreign language books, as well as, classics

and non-fiction. Known for author visits, book relase parties and events

for all ages.

■ mArion street Cheese mArket » C on mAp

100 S. Marion St. P. 708 725-7200

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 725-7210

www.marionstreetcheesemarket.com

Marion Street Cheese Market (MSCM) focuses on local, sustainable and

organic when choosing our artisan chesses, charcuterie, antipasti, fine

wine, craft beer, premium artisanal spirits, handmade chocolates and

retail goods. Our cheese cases highlight the work of renowned cheese

makers – more than 150 American farmstead cheeses and old-world

European classics. Our Bistro’s seasonal Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

menus showcase organic produce from local farms. Enjoy a glass of

wine or a specialty cocktail along with an artisan cheese and charcuterie

flight, then leave with a six-pack of craft beer or create a custom gift

box overflowing with Chicago-made sweets and treats. Shop the Market

or dine in the Bistro to find out why MSCM was named “Diners’ Choice”

by opentable.com and the National Association for the Specialty Food

Trade (NASFT) Outstanding Retailer of 2010.

■ oAk pArk ConservAtory giFt shop

615 Garfield St. P. 708 386-4700

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.oakparkconservatory.com

One of a kind gift items for gardeners and nature lovers. Each item is

handmade by local artists and by artists from around the world. Open

Tues. to Sun. from 10 am to 4 pm.

■ oAk pArk home & hArdWAre, inC. » B on mAp

137 N. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 115 P. 708 445-3606

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 773 836-7101

www.ophh.com

After 5 years of having a showroom and retail store on Oak Park Avenue,

Oak Park Home & Hardware has recently become an “Internet

only” based business. Oak Park Home & Hardware (OPHH) has become

quite well known nationally as one of the premier businesses specializing

in Lighting, Furniture and Home Accessories in the spirit of Arts

& Crafts, Mission, Prairie, Tudor and Art Nouveau. We do offer design

services and will assist customers in specifying appropriate products for

their home(s). Have a look at our website. You can order online! Current

showroom is by appointment only.

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■ oAk pArk vintAge mArket

1117 Chicago Ave. P. 708 434-5493

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.oakparkvintagemarket.com

Oak Park Vintage Market located in the Frank Lloyd

Wright Historic District is a non-traditional modern

vintage shop. With a huge selection of vintage

and antique jewelry ranging from costume to fine,

and price ranges from $5 - $5000 covering eras

from Victorian through modernist. Additional offerings include furniture

accent pieces, original art, decorative collectibles, art deco barware &

vanity, american art pottery and unexpected obscura. OPVM also hosts

a first Saturday of the month outdoor market from May through October.

Free private lot parking.

■ oAk pArk jeWelers, inC.

101 S. Marion St. P. 708 383-9695

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-9705

www.oakparkjewelers.com

Oak Park Jewelers prides itself in providing

quality fine jewelry, excellent customer

service and expert craftmanship to our customers

since 1984. As a family owned and

operated business, we insist on providing

personal attention in a warm and welcoming

atmosphere to each and every customer.

Our extensive collection of fine jewelry will satisfy all tastes and budgets.

Custom jewelry designs are created by expert craftsmen to meet personal

needs. Customers can see their visions come to life choosing from magnificent

hand-selected loose diamonds and gemstones. We showcase a large

selection of diamonds, colored gemstone jewelry, gold, silver, platinum

and pearls. Our timepiece collection includes such fine lines as Tissot,

Swiss Army, Citizen and Seiko.

■ pAmelA penney textile Arts » d on mAp

130 Harrison St. P. 708 383-2602

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.pamelapenney.com

A unique gallery and studio featuring textile and wearable art. Art to wear

for women and children created with hand-loomed and felted knits, handdyed

and embellished fabrics. Special commissions are welcome. Private

lessons and classes available in textile arts for adults and children.

■ penZeys spiCes » A on mAp

1138 W. Lake St. P. 708 848-7772

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 848-7772

www.penzeys.com

There is a caring in people who cook that leads them out to the kitchen

time and again. If you “Love to Cook and Cook to Love” you’ll find yourself

right at home at Penzeys Spices. Stop by for a visit soon.

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■ ten thousAnd villAges » A on mAp

121 N. Marion St. P. 708 848-4572

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.oakpark.tenthousandvillages.com

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We provide vital, fair income to people in developing countries by marketing

their handicrafts and telling their stories. For more details, e-mail

oakpark@tenthousandvillages.com or call 708 848-4572.

■ vAl’s hAllA reCords » d on mAp

239 Harrison St. P. 708 524-1004

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.valshalla.com

Legendary, eclectic home for music in every format and every genre -

“a collector’s paradise” since 1972. New and used LP’s, cassettes and

CD’s-bought and sold. CD/DVD/CD-Rom professional scratch repair, collector

books & magazines, & Elvis shrine. See us at our new home in the

Oak Park Arts District. Also visit us at www.myspace.com/valshalla.

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entertAinment

ACtivities

■ oAk pArk segWAy

715 Lake Street, 2nd Fl. P. 708 574-1134

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.oakparksegway.com

Segway Tours are a unique and fun experience. If you have never experienced

a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) before, we welcome you to our

Segway PT touring experience. We promise you a good time. Our guides

show you the basics of riding and share their local knowledge.

■ stinger golF

200 Lake St. P. 708 386-GOLF (4653)

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.stingergolf.us

It’s the new way to play a round of golf regardless of the weather, rain

or shine, sleet or snow. Play a round with your favorite foursome, or just

practice on your long and short game. Stinger Golf offers customers the

finest indoor screen golfing experience in the Chicago and surrounding

area golf community. Play a variety of over 38 golf courses in one of 5

individual climate controlled simulator rooms.

nightCluB

■ FitZgerAld’s

6615 Roosevelt Rd. P. 708 788-2118

Berwyn, IL 60402 F. 708 788-6965

www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

FitzGerald’s, just across the street from Oak Park in Berwyn, has built a

legendary reputation for an eclectic mix of music in a casual, comfortable

setting that attracts music fans of all ages. The New York Times

calls the club “a musical gem” and it has consistently been ranked

among the top five music venues in Chicago.

perForming Arts/theAtre

■ 16th street theAter

Berwyn Cultural Center

6420 16th St. P. 708 795-6704

Berwyn, IL 60402

www.16thstreettheater.org

16th Street has become one of the areas most

intimate and highly regarded presenters of engaging

and thought-provoking new plays. Chicago

Reader named 16th Street “Best Emerging

Theater” for bringing excellent, diverse and

affordable theater to all in our community.

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■ CAppelli institute oF musiC

1053 Lake St., 2nd Fl. P. 708 445-8460

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.cappellimusic.com

entertAinment

Consider joining us for a comprehensive and enjoyable adventure in music.

Students of all ages, ability and backgrounds learn at a pace of instruction that

encourages each to welcome new challenges, gain confidence and expertise.

■ dominiCAn university perForming Arts Center

7900 W. Division St. P. 708 488-5000

River Forest, IL 60305 F. 708 524-6517

www.dom.edu/pac

Box Office Hours: September 1 - May 15: Tuesday through Friday,

12pm - 6pm; Performance days: Noon through

intermission. Summer Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 1pm - 6pm.

An accessible, vibrant and progressive home for the creative spirit, Dominican

University Performing Arts Center (DUPAC) is located just 10 miles west

of Chicago’s Loop. The center features two halls with superb acoustics and

ideal sightlines, and presents three performance series: Traditions - America’s

authentic roots music as interpreted by today’s innovators; World Arts – exploring

world cultures through performance; and Theatre Arts Lab - Chicago

professionals meeting the fresh talents of Dominican theatre students. Ample

free parking is available on-site. Visit www.dom.edu/pac for details or call 708

488-5000. Dominican also offers lectures through the Siena Center, art exhibits

in the O’Connor Art Gallery and numerous other events throughout the year.

For more information about upcoming events, visit www.dom.edu. Dominican

also specializes in hosting small/medium-sized meetings & conferences, receptions,

retreats, luncheons & dinners - featuring affordable facilities on picturesque

campuses, expert service and superior catering. Call (708) 488-5295

or email events@dom.edu.

■ lAke theAtre » A on mAp

1022 Lake St. P. 708 848-9088

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 848-1325

www.classiccinemas.com

Designed by world renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Lake is a prime example

of art deco style with sweeping bands of decorative plaster and light

bands. Recently redecorated including new comfy faux leather seats. All movies

presented in Enhanced 4K Digital Projection and Datasat Sound. Matinees

daily.

■ mAdison street theAtre

1010 W. Madison P. 312 282-1750

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.mstoakpark.com

Madison Street Theatre is an interdisciplinary arts

venue housing a 179-seat main theater and a

60-seat black box theatre. Madison Street Theatre

offers acting classes for teens and adults, hosts

screenings, staged readings, theatrical productions

along with music, storytelling and improv

events. Currently, Madison Street Theatre is the home of Circle Theatre and the

‘indoor’ residence of Oak Park Festival Theatre.

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■ oAk pArk FestivAl theAtre

PO Box 4114 Box Office & Artistic Director:

Oak Park, IL 60303 708 445-4440

Administrative Office:

1010 W Lake St., LL Suite 100 P. 708 401-4821

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.oakparkfestival.com

Oak Park Festival Theatre has been presenting professional productions

of classic plays since 1975. In 2012, we will present Lawrence & Lee’s

“Inherit the Wind” and Shakespeare’s “Richard III”. We enjoy making

theatre accessible to people of all ages: adults, children, students and

families through classes, summer internships, school and community

workshops, and performances. Our popular summer Family Days in Austin

Gardens allow kids and grown-ups enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where

theatre and the classics are brought to life.

■ verismo operA theAtre

www.verismooperatheater.org

Verismo Opera Theatre engages its audiences by producing relevant,

truthful and emotionally-direct performances. We share the moment of

creation by focusing on the essence of the opera – the music and the

humanity within the composer’s score. “Verismo” not only applies to a

genre of opera, but rather a philosphy of connecting with our public the

eternal truths inherent in everyday life. An opera is merely a collection

of the most pivotal moments in life written for each character. These

moments should resonate with us as we all go through our day-to-day

existence.

■ open door repertory CompAny

902 S. Ridgeland P. 708 342-0810

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.opendoorrep.org

A professional non-equity theater organization passionately committed

to inspire, entertain and develop productions that promote the diversity

of our community. For more than a decade, Open Door Repertory Company

has produced plays and provided theater education for audiences

and theater artists of all ages and backgrounds to provoke emotional

and intellectual response. Open Door’s work reflects the diversity and

vitality of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park. 708 802-1723

■ pineApple dAnCe studio » e on mAp

7518 W. Madison St., 2nd Floor P. 708 299-2608

Forest Park, IL 60130

www.pineappledance.org

Pineapple Dance offers dance and fitness classes to adults and teens

in Zumba, Traditional Belly Dance, Hip Hop, West African and more.

Movement to music has been a vehicle for celebration and connection in

ethnic cultures across the globe and history. The studio is available for

rent, rehearsals and/or meetings. Special group classes available with

any of our instructors.

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■ oAk pArk Art leAgue

720 Chicago Ave. P. 708 386-9853

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.opal-art.com

Gallery Hours: M-F 1-5pm & Sat 1-4pm

Art gAlleries

The Oak Park Art League believes in the freedom of expression and the

importance of the creative voice. For more than 90 years OPAL has sustained

an environment to develop, nurture and exhibit the work of local

artists, past and present while cultivating art appreciation in the

community. Our mission is to provide access to the disciplines and

development processes so that artists of all ages, from amateur to hobbyist,

enthusiast to professional may refine their unique creative voice

in our studios and galleries. One of the longest continually operating

arts organizations in the Chicago area, the Oak Park Art League fulfills

its mission through weekly art classes for adults and children, monthly

exhibitions, open studio time, weekly live-model drawing sessions, artist

lectures and promotion and sales of artist-made work.

jewelrystudiodesign.com

Antique & Fine Jewelry

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Art gAlleries

■ oAk pArk puBliC liBrAry » B on mAp

834 Lake St. P. 708 383-8200

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 697-6900

www.oppl.org

Drop in for author readings, book discussions, film showings, and performances.

Use our free WiFi or a library computer. Main Library features

rotating exhibits and tours of permanent art collection. Oak Park residents

get free library cards to borrow books, movies, music, magazines

and video games.

■ pAmelA penney textile Arts » d on mAp

130 Harrison St. P. 708 383-2602

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.pamelapenney.com

A unique gallery and studio featuring textile and wearable art. Art to wear

for women and children created with hand-loomed and felted knits, handdyed

and embellished fabrics. Special commissions are welcome. Private

lessons and classes available in textile arts for adults and children.

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events & meeting FACilities

FACilities

■ Cheney mAnsion » 11 on mAp

220 N. Euclid Ave. P. 708 383-2612

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-6485

www.cheneymansion.com

One of Oak Park’s finest showplaces, the 12,000 sq. foot, 1913 mansion

is located in the Historic District. Reminiscent of a gracious English

country home and surrounded by two acres of beautiful gardens, a

greenhouse and coach house. It is available for private and corporate

event rentals.

■ ConCordiA university ChiCAgo

7400 Augusta St. P. 708 209-3192

River Forest, IL 60305

www.cuchicago.edu

Hold your next meeting on the picturesque campus of Concordia University

Chicago. Facilities may accommodate from 4 to 300, and include

satellite and internet videoconferencing, meeting rooms and full catering

by Sodexo Food Service.

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

PREPARING

STUDENTS TO

MAKE A

POSITIVE

DIFFERENCE

Main Campus

7900 W. Division Street

River Forest, IL 60305

708-714-9056

dom.edu

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■ FitZgerAld’s

6615 Roosevelt Rd. P. 708 749-5400

Berwyn, IL 60402 F. 708 788-6965

www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

FitzGerald’s offers a unique setting for all types of gatherings from 30

to 300. The family’s award-winning restoration and classic look extends

from an intimate private party room (cap.80) to the courtyard and legendary

music club next door (see Entertainment listing). Business parties,

meetings, gatherings post-conference, group rates for all shows.

■ holley Court terrACe » A on mAp

1111 Ontario St. P. 708 383-1111

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-4868

www.brookdaleliving.com

Holley Court Terrace is a beautiful place to hold your next meeting, seminar

or annual dinner. We have a variety of spaces to suit your needs including

rooms on our thirteenth floor offering spectacular views of the

skyline. You can work closely with our Executive Chef to plan a menu for

any theme. Our convenient downtown Oak Park location, adjacent to a

public parking garage, makes Holley Court Terrace an ideal location for

your next gathering.

■ ho u s ere d » e on mAp

7403 W. Madison St. P. 708 771-7RED

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 771-6RED

www.house-red.com

We at HouseRed are committed to providing our customers with an educational,

enjoyable and cultural experience. Peruse our unique, handpicked

selection of wines from around the globe, ask us about hosting

your next party or special event, take a class in the SchoolHouseRed

series, attend an educational and fun wine tasting, come listen to live

music—the possibilities are endless!

■ the nineteenth Century

ChAritABle AssoCiAtion » A on mAp

178 Forest Ave. P. 708 386-2729

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.19thcenturycharity.org

The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association has a long rich history in

Oak Park dating back to 1891, woman suffragettes and the founding of

the Oak-Park River Forest Day Nursery. The Association is dedicated to

fostering education through onsite programs and college scholarships,

as well as supporting charitable endeavors in the Community. Men

and women of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds are welcome.

To maintain its accessible, historic building and carry out its mission

of learning and giving, this organization of active volunteers accepts

members, donations, bequests and hosts events for community organizations

and for private needs.

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events & meeting FACilities

■ oAk pArk Art leAgue

720 Chicago Ave. P. 708 386-9853

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.opal-art.com

Gallery Hours: M-F 1-5pm & Sat 1-4pm

The Oak Park Art League believes in the freedom of expression and the

importance of the creative voice. For more than 90 years OPAL has sustained

an environment to develop, nurture and exhibit the work of local

artists, past and present while cultivating art appreciation in the

community. Our mission is to provide access to the disciplines and

development processes so that artists of all ages, from amateur to hobbyist,

enthusiast to professional may refine their unique creative voice

in our studios and galleries. One of the longest continually operating

arts organizations in the Chicago area, the Oak Park Art League fulfills

its mission through weekly art classes for adults and children, monthly

exhibitions, open studio time, weekly live-model drawing sessions, artist

lectures and promotion and sales of artist-made work.

■ oAk pArk ConservAtory

615 Garfield St. P. 708-386-4700

Oak Park, IL 60304

www.oakparkconservatory.com

Ideal for small retreats, meetings or family parties. Access to our three

floral showrooms makes this meeting space a very unique venue for your

next event. The Conservatory’s meeting room has capacity for 60 with

internet access and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. ADA accessible.

SPACE AVAILABLE • 137 N. Oak Park Ave.

• Retail space from 500 to 6,000 SF

• Single use offices available up to 4,000 SF

• Conference Room – Hourly / Daily / Weekly

www.scovillesquare.com

Convenient to CTA and Pace; convenient Village parking

Contact Jim Solnes at (708) 205-8000

jsolnes@sbcglobal.net

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■ oAk pArk puBliC liBrAry » B on mAp

834 Lake St. P. 708 383-8200

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 697-6900

www.oppl.org

Drop in for author readings, book discussions, film showings and performances.

Use our free WiFi or a library computer. Main Library features

rotating exhibits and tours of permanent art collection. Oak Park residents

get free library cards to borrow books, movies, music, magazines

and video games.

■ pleAsAnt home » 6 on mAp

217 S. Home Ave. P. 708 383-2654

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-2768

www.pleasanthome.org

Hours: Thu-Sun 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm

Winter Hours: Dec 1 - Feb 28, tours at 12:30 & 1:30pm

Group tours and tour/meal packages are available.

Admission: $10 Adult / $8 Seniors & Students (18+)

$5 Children ages 5-17 / Children under 5 free.

Fridays are free for Illinois residents.

Explore this opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prairie

School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark,

the John Farson House, also known as Pleasant Home, features a wonderful

Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood.

Gift store on site. Pleasant Home is a historic property of the Park District

of Oak Park. Pleasant Home is also available for special events.

■ sCoville squAre » B on mAp

137 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 205-8000

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-3799

www.scovillesquare.com

Built in 1905, Scoville Square was designed by E.E. Roberts and is one

of the few examples of Prairie style architecture applied to commercial

buildings. In 1980, commissioned architect John Vinci restored the

building to its original grandeur. Ideal atmosphere for social and business

fundraisers and receptions. Various shops and Winberie’s restaurant

are on the first floor. See our ad on page 43!

■ West suBurBAn temple hAr Zion

1040 N. Harlem Ave. P. 708 366-9000

River Forest, IL 60305 F. 708 366-9006

www.wsthz.org

West Suburban Temple is an egalitarian synagogue in River Forest. Our

temple has been the center of Conservative Judaism in the western suburbs

since the 1930’s. We are a diverse, dynamic community who join

together to pray, to learn and to celebrate the joys of Jewish life.

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serviCes & suppliers

Community resourCes

■ BerWyn development CorporAtion

3322 S Oak Park Ave, 2nd Fl. P. 708-788-8100

Berwyn, IL 60402 F. 708-788-0966

www.berwyn.net

The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) is a public-private partnership

with the City of Berwyn that provides economic development

and Chamber of Commerce services to all segments of the Berwyn

community. The BDC is a not-for-profit membership organization that

serves over 300 business and individual members. The BDC continually

strives to develop new programs, services and special events that

promote Berwyn businesses and the community. Follow the BDC at

facebook.com/BDCorp and twitter.com/bdc_berwyn.

■ Forest pArk ChAmBer oF

CommerCe & development

7344 W. Madison St., 2nd Fl. P. 708 366-2543

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 366-3373

www.exploreforestpark.com

The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development is dedicated to

the continued growth and revitalization of Forest Park’s business districts

as well as the enhancement of quality of life for both businesses

and residents. Investment in the Chamber partners you with a comprehensive

group of business owners and residents throughout the community

who want to be involved, stay informed and work together towards

making Forest Park an even better place to live, work, shop, dine and

play. We invite you to join us!

■ oAk pArk AreA lesBiAn & gAy AssoCiAtion/

the opAlgA Center

P.O. Box 1460 P. 708 848-0273

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 848-7544

www.opalga.org

Community-based, multi-purpose lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered,

questioning (LGBTQ) membership organizations. OPALGA provides

group-based support for person’s questioning or exploring their sexual

orientation, political activism to promote and ensure non-discrimination

in the community and cultural expression unique to the LGBTQ community.

OPALGA also supports a network of programs for LGBTQ youth

and young adults.

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serviCes & suppliers

■ motionpost

350 Circle Ave., Suite 300 P. 708 427-1254

Forest Park, IL 60130

www.motionpost.tv

Motion Post specializes in

working with organizations

to develop their content,

making branded strategic

communications in a variety

of formats. Podcast, Webisodes,

Webinar, viral video,

whatever form New Media

takes, Motion Post is your

communications partner. Whether your deliverables are for your website,

“You Tube” movie sites, Blu-Ray, DVD or broadcast television, Motion

Post can fit your needs. Strategically located in Forest Park, Illinois, Motion

Post is a content/creative partner with the capabilities needed for

any type of program. You know what your communications needs are.

You know what your budget is. Motion Post will enhance your creative

work to maximize your effort. What are you waiting for? Call Motion Post

and put your ideas and dollars to work and create a communications

message that will reach your audience successfully.

FinAnCiAl institutions

■ u.s. BAnk

www.usbank.com

Main Branch 11 W. Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302

708 386-5000

North Ave. 6011 W. North Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

708 386-4308

Lake St. (Drive up) 835 W, Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301

708 445-5142

Division St. 4909 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60651

708 921-8380

Maywood 400 Madison St., Maywood, IL 60153

708 345-1100

■ Forest pArk nAtionAl BAnk And trust Co.

7348 W. Madison St. P. 708 222-2800

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 771-8131

www.forestparkbank.com Bank By Phone: 800 763-6770

Online Banking Support: 877 287-7895

The Forest Park National Bank and Trust Company has been serving the

community since first opening its doors in May of 1943. In 1989, it became

a privately owned, independent community bank. Since then, Forest

Mortgage Services has been added to deliver a more complete menu

of residential mortgage products to customers. Experience the power

and freedom of mobile financial management! FPNB Mobile from Forest

Park National Bank offers the freedom and convience for your busy

on-the-go lifestyle.

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heAlth And Wellness

■ eAstlAke ChiroprACtiC &

heAlthCAre Center » B on mAp

137 N. Oak Park Ave. #111 P. 708 383-3900

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-3922

www.eastlake.meta-ehealth.com

Chiropractic. Rehabilitation. Massage. Nutrition. Our caring and skilled

physicians and staff combine many of these healing arts and more to

create a comprehensive, individualized program for you. Take charge of

your health and experience the benefits living well offers without the use

of drugs or surgery. Most insurance accepted. Walk-ins most welcome.

■ pineApple dAnCe studio » e on mAp

7518 W. Madison St., 2nd Floor P. 708 299-2608

Forest Park, IL 60130

www.pineappledance.org

Pineapple Dance offers dance and fitness classes to adults and teens

in Zumba, Traditional Belly Dance, Hip Hop, West African and more.

Movement to music has been a vehicle for celebration and connection in

ethnic cultures across the globe and history. The studio is available for

rent, rehearsals and/or meetings. Special group classes available with

any of our instructors.

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serviCes & suppliers

■ West Cook ymCA » C on mAp

255 S. Marion St. P. 708 383-5200

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-0159

www.westcookymca.org

With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility,

the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves

the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give

back and support neighbors. Our programming supports growth in every

stage in life: from swimming to aerobics, from preschool to senior learning

classes, from our resident program to our urban garden. We welcome

visitors with open arms, whether or not you are a Y member at a different

facility. Come experience the family atmosphere of the Y for yourself!

moving to oAk pArk: reAl estAte

■ Better homes And gArdens reAl estAte

gloor reAlty Co. » B on mAp

114 N. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 524-1100

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 524-1286

www.gloor.com

For over 60 years and through 3 generations, Gloor Realty Co. has been

building relationships with service, integrity and a real commitment to

our communities. Located in the heart of the Avenue Shopping and Business

District, Gloor Realty is right in the thick of things in Oak Park and

beyond! Blending the latest technology with old-fashioned service and

attention to detail is the key to our continued success. Whether you’re

a buyer or a seller, you can trust all of your real estate needs to a Gloor

professional. A 2007 survey conducted by the National Association of

Realtors reveals that 84 percent of homebuyers and sellers turned to

the Internet first for real estate listings! Our website offers exceptional

exposure, and the greatest number of listings available for viewing –

thousands of properties available for sale (most with photos and virtual

tours), Open Houses, information about local schools, links to neighboring

community websites, profiles of our Agents and more! At Gloor Realty

we understand that buying or selling a home is most likely the greatest

investment you and your family will make. It only makes sense to choose

a professional who will make your experience their top priority. You can

feel secure in choosing Gloor.

■ kresZ And AssoCiAtes,

integrAted reAl estAte serviCes

1515 N. Harlem Ave., Ste. 205 P. 708 439-9374

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.kreszandassociates.com

Whether you are new to the market or you’re an experienced investor, I have

the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you sell, buy or

lease your next real estate property. Enthusiasm, knowledge of the area and

personal concern of the clients’ interests combine to make me an outstanding

resource for your real estate transactions. Our services include but not

limited to: Sale/Purchase, Investment, Rental - Residential, Leasing - Commercial,

Property Management - Commercial, Condo, Residential.

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serviCes & suppliers

■ oAkpArkApArtments.Com,

greenplAn mAnAgement

41 Chicago Ave. P. 708 358-2636

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.oakparkapartments.com

Real Time listings of available apartments. Apartments available yearround.

Convenient locations, updated apartments. Open House every

Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

■ oAk pArk City ApArtments

675 Lake Street P. 708 386-0707

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.villagegreen.com

Live and play in gorgeous

downtown Oak Park! Located

near shopping, dining

and transportation,

Oak Park City Apartments

is the perfect combination

of luxury and convenience!

This Prairie Court inspired

building features heated

underground parking, concierge

style service and

key-card entry systems.

Stunning upgrades such

as solid granite countertops,

maple cabinetry and

plush carpeting will make

you excited to come home! Work out in our 24-hour fitness center, or

work from home in our 24-hour business center. Oak Park City Apartments

truly has it all! Call today to set up a tour of one of our gorgeous

apartment homes!

Oak Park Area Association of Realtors

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■ oAk pArk plACe ApArtments » A on mAp

479 N. Harlem Ave. P. 708 383-3000

Oak Park, IL 60301 F. 708 383-3003

www.oakparkplaceapts.com

A new level in luxury living beckons the elite to the heart of Downtown

Oak Park. From the pulsating downtown boulevards emerges a new landmark

- one of innovation & style. A permanent or temporary residence at

the height of sophistication and luxury welcomes Oak Park Place Apartments.

Residents will enjoy an elegant luxurious atmosphere, with 17

distinctive floor plans to suit any lifestyle. In addition to the myriad of

unit amenities, residents also enjoy a lavish display of luxuries throughout

the community high-rise - a must see! When you live at Oak Park

Place, you live where it’s at. Footsteps from trendy shops and fine dining,

the center of everything chic. Visit us today!

■ oAk pArk regionAl

housing Center » 13 on mAp

1041 South Blvd. P. 708 848-7150

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.liveinoakpark.com

The Housing Center provides a free apartment referral service, financial

literacy classes and home ownership counseling. No appointment is

necessary. Call us for more information.

■ re/mAx in the villAge, reAltors » e on mAp

189 S. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 386-1400

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 386-4328

www.homesinthevillage.com

We are the only local residential real estate specilaists drawing on all

of the resources of affiliation with the Global Re/Max network to better

serve your needs. Re/Max: Outstanding agents. Outstanding results.

retirement Communities

■ holley Court terrACe » A on mAp

1111 Ontario St. P. 708 383-1111

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 383-4868

www.brookdaleliving.com

Holley Court Terrace is located in vibrant downtown Oak Park within two

blocks of shops, restaurants, theaters and Austin Gardens Park. Our

spacious one and two bedroom rental apartments with floor to ceiling

windows showcase the surrounding neighborhood. Enjoy gourmet meals

in our Skyline View Dining Room that offers dramatic views of the beautiful

Chicago skyline. Our inviting lifestyle provides the services and

amenities that liberate you from the chores of cooking, cleaning and

maintenance. Holley Court Terrace gives you the conveniences of home

with the freedom to experience all that makes life worth living!

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■ oAk pArk Arms retirement Community

408 S. Oak Park Ave. P. 708 386-4040

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 386-0141

www.oakparkarms.com

The Oak Park Arms, a luxury hotel originally built in 1922, has a beautifully

appointed ballroom and additional spaces available for special

events. Residents choose from spacious apartments or single rooms.

Independent, Assisted living and short-term stay services are available.

Our social life includes dances, performances, exercise, art, clubs and

much more. Some events are open to the public. Our comfortable and

convenient facility has been a retirement community for 30 years.

tours And sightseeing

■ AmeriCAn sightseeing - ChiCAgo grAy line

27 E. Monroe, Ste. 515 P. 312 251-3100

Chicago, IL 60603 F. 312 251-3108

www.grayline.com

American Sightseeing Tours/Chicago Gray Line - Custom & trolley tours

of Oak Park and Chicago. Charter bus service. Oak Park packages.

■ City ventures

717 S. Scoville Ave. P. 708 386-5668

Oak Park, IL 60304 F. 708 763-9413

www.cityventurestours.com

High quality, innovative tours and events custom designed for your

group. Unique tours in the Oak Park and Chicago area featuring Frank

Lloyd Wright, architecture, gardens, art, museums, culture and ethnic

neighborhoods. Serving conferences, reunions, spouse programs and

visitors. Creative solutions to fit your budget.

■ FrederiCk lAW olmsted soCiety

P.O. Box 65 P. 708 442-7675

Riverside, IL 60546

www.olmstedsociety.org tours@olmstedsociety.org

Scheduled and Special Tours of Frederick Law Olmsted’s storybook village

of Riverside, a magical place of curving streets, gas lamps and

charming parks, that has inspired architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright

and Louis Sullivan to create some of their most beautiful works.

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■ greenline Wheels

105 S. Marion St. P. 708 725-7170

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.greenlinewheels.com

Greenline Wheels rents ecologically friendly and affordable transportation

- bikes, electric bikes and neighborhood electric vehicles. Easy to use

maps with self-guided tour loops and easy access to many of Oak Park’s

independent tour guides makes Greenline an ideal starting point for your

Oak Park adventure.

■ leArn ABout ChiCAgo

P.O. Box 6058 P. 312 371-0583

River Forest, IL 60305

www.babuk.com

Weaving history into captivating & fascinating storylines with specialized

walking tours or bus tours; academic presentations; and custom

tailored corporate or university class events and programs.

■ oAk pArk segWAy

715 Lake Street, 2nd Floor P. 708 574-1134

Oak Park, IL 60301

www.oakparksegway.com

Segway Tours are a unique and fun experience. If you have never experienced

a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) before, we welcome you to our

Segway PT touring experience. We promise you a good time. Our guides

show you the basics of riding and share their local knowledge.

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■ there goes the neighBor hood

tour oF gAngster history

http://www.oprfgangstertour.com/

The tour, given by John Binder, visits 15 houses in Oak Park & River

Forest which were previously owned by major hoodlums, including Tony

Accardo, Paul Ricca, Sam Giancana, “Tough Tony” Capezio and “Machine

Gun Jack” McGurn. John will discuss the criminal careers of the

former owners, the interesting features of each home, the family’s time

there and answer questions from the audience. The tour departs from

(and returns to) the Oak Park Visitor Center at 1010 Lake St. in Oak Park.

Please call the Visitor Center at 708-848-1500 to purchase tickets.

■ riCkshAW riCk’s tours And tAxi

521 Thomas, 1st Floor P. 773 771-3922

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 358-0811

www.rickshawrick.com

Go the Rickshaw Way! Let us save your soles today! Tour Oak Park via

pedicab or bicycle (or if you really want to, walking). We do it all! See ALL

the sights, the Hemingways’ and Frank Lloyd Wrights’. “Loving Frank”

Tours, shuttles and special events too. Call us at 773-771-3922 or visit

www.rickshawrick.com. Catch us at the Oak Park Visitors Center, Frank

Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Write Inn, Harvey House, Under the Ginkgo

Tree B&B and other fun spots.

trAnsportAtion

■ Blue CAB/villAge CAB

7417 Roosevelt Rd. P. 708 583-6900

Forest Park, IL 60130 F. 708 583-6901

www.bluecab.us

No hassle taxicab service to Oak Park’s Historic District from Downtown

Chicago and from Oak Park to the airports. “Flat Rate” fares include up

to four adults. Must mention “flat rate” when placing order. Twenty-four

hour service.

■ ChiCAgo trAnsit Authority

P.O. Box 7563 P. 1 888 YOUR-CTA

Chicago, IL 60680 F. 312 681-2795

www.transitchicago.com

Travel CTA’s Blue and Green Lines between beautiful Oak Park and magnificent

Downtown Chicago! Trains run frequently all day and into the

night. For more information call 1-888-YOUR-CTA (986-7282) or visit

www.transitchicago.com.

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■ greenline Wheels » C on mAp

105 S. Marion St. P. 708 725-7170

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.greenlinewheels.com

Greenline Wheels rents ecologically friendly and affordable transportation

- bikes, electric bikes and neighborhood electric vehicles. Easy to use

maps with self-guided tour loops and easy access to many of Oak Park’s

independent tour guides makes Greenline an ideal starting point for your

Oak Park adventure.

■ red CAB CompAny

811 N. Harlem P. 708 848-1010

Oak Park, IL 60302 F. 708 434-0501

www.redcab.net

Red Cab Co. is a locally owned cab company servicing Oak Park, River

Forest, Forest Park and the surrounding Western Suburbs. We provide:

Reliable affordable transportation. Professional Drivers. Clean, wellmaintained,

full sized vehicles. Scheduled time orders.

sChool

■ FenWiCk high sChool

505 W. Washington Blvd. P. 708 386-0127

Oak Park, IL 60302

www.fenwickfriars.com

Fenwick, a Dominican Catholic college preparatory high school, educates

young men and women in the liberal arts and sciences and is

dedicated to the values of excellence, leadership and tradition. Fenwick

offers a balanced student life and the opportunity for students to flourish

among a diverse and supportive community. Discover Fenwick -

www.fenwickfriars.com!

105 s. marion st., oak park, il 60302

708-725-7170 www.GreenlineWheels.com

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Find the perfect rental in Oak Park

Free apartment referral service makes it easy.

Nationally recognized suburb known for:

Largest selection of new, modern, and restored vintage apartments for rent.

One of the top 3 neighborhoods in the United States.

Nationally acclaimed suburb for Prairie School and Victorian architecture

Voted Best place in Illinois for the Rich and Single

Award winning Arts, Symphony, Dance, and Theatre

Superb Schools, Libraries, and Parks

Charming Restaurants and Shops, and nightlife

Celebrating

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Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9am to 7pm

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phone: 708.848.7150 website: LiveinOakPark.com

Oak Park Visitors Center

1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

P. 708 848-1500 | F. 708 524-0446

Visitor Information

1-888-OAK-PARK | TDD# 1-800-526-0844

Group Tours: 708 524-7800

info@visitoakpark.com

www.visitoakpark.com

Visit Oak Park Office

1118 Westgate, Oak Park, IL 60301

P. 708 524-7800 | F. 708 524-7473

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