Oak Forest is a
suburban city located within Bremen Township, 24 miles south of downtown
Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. Oak Park gets its name from the Cook County
Forest Preserves which surround the community. Several notable people have
graduated from the local Oak Parks High School, including comedian Jimmy Pardo and Major League Baseball
pitchers Tim Byrdak (currently with the New York Mets) and Jason Frasor
(Toronto Blue Jays).