• oak park Jul 23

    5 Trailblazers You Should Know From Oak Park, Illinois

    Just 10 miles from the city of Chicago, the village of Oak Park has been a home to people like architect Frank Lloyd Wright, author Ernest Hemingway and Dr. Percy Julian, a researcher who helped develop treatments for glaucoma and rheumatoid arthritis. More recent residents include Ludacris, Betty White and NBA player Iman Shumpert. But the village has helped mold other...

  • oak park Jul 23

    What Do Ludacris, Betty White and Joe Tinker All Have in Common?

    The small village of Oak Park outside Chicago has made an outsized impact on the world as home to a slew of celebrities and trailblazers. Ludacris, Betty White and Joe Tinker are joined by Frank Lloyd Wright, Iman Shumpert and Ernest Hemingway in calling it home. NBCLX storyteller Jalyn Henderson looks at the complicated history of Oak Park, Illinois, and...

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