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A Taste of Oak Park, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT OAK PARK?

  1. Oak Park is a village adjacent to the western side of the city of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is the 29th largest municipality in Illinois as measured by population, and has easy access to downtown Chicago (the Chicago Loop) due to public transportation such as the Chicago 'L' Blue and Green lines, CTA buses, and Metra commuter rail. The 2000 census showed that the village had a total population of 52,524. As of the 2010 census, the population had dropped by 1.2 percent to 51,878.

  2. For the period 2009-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $78,384, and the median income for a family was $105,217.

  3. The public primary schools (Lincoln, Mann, Longfellow, Beye, Holmes, Whittier, Irving, and Hatch) and the middle schools, Percy Julian Middle School (formerly Nathaniel Hawthorne), and Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School (formerly Ralph Waldo Emerson), are operated by the Oak Park Elementary School District. These schools are part of elementary school District 97, which regularly adopts medium-term strategic plans.

    The renaming of the two junior high schools, now middle schools, after prominent African-Americans rather than giant American literary figures was motivated in part by the desire to motivate minority students in their educational pursuits. A severe grade gap, referred to as "this intolerable and persistent inequity," however, remains

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Demographics of Oak Park, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

67.7%

21.7%

0.2%

4.8%

6.8%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Oak Park, Illinois

     
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Businesses in Oak Park, Illinois


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Maysa Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 300 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 445-8200 - (visit website)

  2. Panache Hair Designs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 1140 Erie St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 386-8836  - (reviews)

  3. Sira Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 7017 W. North Ave , Oak Park, Illinois 60302 (708) 613-0171 - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Afri-Ware -  Category: Black Book Stores / Natural Woman/Hair Products -   948 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 524-8398

  2. HedgemanCPA -  Category: Accountant -   Business Valuation, Tax and Audit Services  - 715 Lake St, Suite 412 Oak Park, IL (800) 915-8857  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Ms Lucille's Soul Food Kitchen & Deli -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   108 Madison St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 524-1915   - (reviews)

  2. Robinson's #1 Ribs -  Category: Soul/Barbecue Restaurants -   940 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 383-8452

  3. 6978 Soul Food -  Category: Southern / Soul Food Restaurant -   6978 North Ave Oak Park, IL 60707   - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. New Life Ministries Cogic -  634 N Austin Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302-2508 (773) 921-4469

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