Oak Park, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Oak Park, Illinois

The Political Climate in Oak Park, IL is Moderately liberal.

Cook County, IL is Moderately liberal. In Cook County, IL 73.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 20.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.3% voted Independent.

Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 73.9% to 20.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Oak Park, IL is Moderately liberal

Cook County, Illinois is Moderately liberal.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Illinois is Moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Oak Park, Illinois: D D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Oak Park, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 18,987 contributions totaling $3,276,305 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $173 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 593 contributions totaling $165,792 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $280 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Oak Park    7 Reviews
    oak park cost of living - too much for retirement - 6/15/2013
    We've lived in Oak Park for 25 years, raising our two children here. Now, looking ahead a few years, the Cost of Living (127), is a major factor in searching for... Read More

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    Not a bad place to raise a family - 12/16/2010
    I have grew up in the Oak Park area and have lived in other cities in the country. Oak Park is located outside of the city of Chicago. Though located reasonably... Read More

    Don't believe the hype - 5/5/2010
    If you don't know any better you might think Oak Park is perfect. However, if you are like me and have other places as a comparison, you know better. I will say that... Read More


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    60302 60304 60301

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