Oak Park

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    Oak Park is a village just west of the Chicago city limits. It is the 29th largest municipality in Illinois as measured by population, and has easy access to downtown Chicago (the Loop) due to public transportation, such as the Chicago ‘L’ Blue and Green lines, CTA buses, and Metra commuter rail.

    Oak Park is home to the well-regarded Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is also the public high school for the bordering village of River Forest. A comprehensive college preparatory school, Oak Park-River Forest High School has had a long history of not only turning out alumni who have made contributions in a wide variety of fields, but have been notable in their fields. Among these are Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway, football hall-of-famer George Trafton, McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, city planner Walter Burley Griffin, comedian Kathy Griffin, and the voice of iconic cartoon character Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta.