Comedian Kathy Griffin, Homer Simpson voice actor Dan Castellaneta and architect Frank Lloyd Wright would highlight any list of famous Oak Parkers. They, along with seven others, are noted in a Yahoo.com list citing "10 famous people from Oak Park, Illinois."
Oak Park and River Forest High School’s Marching Huskies Band won the top prize at the annual Geneseo Maple Leaf Classic competition. Under the direction of Anthony Svejda, OPRF defeated 10 other bands to become grand champion of the contest. The school was selected in first place overall by judges.