^ abMitchell, Michelle (24 March 1991). "Butz Day Aids Edison Park Home". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Gary Possehl described Dave Butz this way: "A lot of other athletes have been hot dogs or are into drugs or steroids. Dave Butz has been a good role model. He`s a native son of Park Ridge who did well." Indeed, Park Ridge officially declared March 15 Dave Butz Day ..."
^ abKelley, Daniel J. (20 June 2011). "Lucky Strikes, Spares, Gutter Balls and Wrecking Balls". Chicago Daily Observer. Retrieved 18 July 2011. "The former Gabby Hartnett bowling alley in Lincolnwood has been demolished ... The new Hartnett bowling alley was located on North Lincoln Avenue in suburban Lincolnwood. Hartnett, himself, had also relocated from Chicago to the suburbs and lived in Park Ridge."
^ abEvans, R. Tripp (2010). Grant Wood: A Life. New York, NY, USA: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN978-0-307-26629-3. "(p. 32) ... Wood left Cedar Rapids once again at the start of 1913 ... Through connections at the HAndicraft Guild, the artist joined the Kalo Art Craft Community in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. At this large-scale studio, Wood made jewelry and chased patterns onto the handcrafted hollowware ... When the Kalo Art Craft Community dissolved in 1914, Wood and a fellow Kalo silversmith named Kristoffer Haga remained in the neighborhood to establish their own studio, the Volund Crafts Shop, Renting a large farmhouse in Park Ridge, Haga and Wood kept their shop on the top floor and shared rooms with B.B. Anderson and Daniel Pedersen"
^Mahler, Vincent A. "Vincent A. Mahler". Vita. Self. Retrieved 2 May 2012. "Address: Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, Illinois"
^Bernardo, Jim (4 April 2007). "The Man Who Would Change Microsoft: Ray Ozzie's Vision for Connected Software". Interview. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Knowledge @ Wharton). Retrieved 17 July 2011. "... Ozzie liked to build things, and was more interested in constructing model train layouts and assembling cool electronic contraptions than he was in schoolwork. He was, of course, a member of the audio-visual squad in his Park Ridge, Ill., high school."
^ ab"Dulah Evans Krehbiel". biographic sketch. Illinois Women Artists Project (Bradley University). Retrieved 18 July 2011. "Dulah and Albert Krehbiel were married in June 1906, shortly after he returned from Europe and accepted a teaching position at the Art Institute. The couple settled in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois ... Throughout the following decade Dulah exhibited her paintings in the annual members’ shows at the Arts Club. Known as the “Park Ridge modernist,” she continued to paint fantastic landscapes filled with female figures"
^Kamin, Blair (14 December 2010). "Sculptor Alfonso Iannelli's Park Ridge home and studio threatened with demolition". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 July 2011. "Park Ridge, the northwest suburb, is best known as the one-time home of Hillary Clinton. Its fabulous, Art Deco Pickwick Theatre probably ranks a close second. But once upon a time, in the early years of the 20th Century, Park Ridge was the home of a thriving arts colony and the sculptor Alfonso Iannelli, best known for his collaborations with Frank Lloyd Wright, was one of its central figures."
^Sun Times Media Wire (23 February 2011). "Park Ridge Votes to Protect Sculptor's Historic Studio". Fox 32 Chicago. Retrieved 16 July 2011. "A would-be developer's request to rezone a piece of Park Ridge property where sculptor Alfonso Iannelli once lived and worked was turned down ... Alfonso Iannelli, who is perhaps best known for his art deco work on Park Ridge's Pickwick Theatre, lived and worked at his studio from about 1920 until his death in 1965. It was here he also designed sculptures for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and the Rock of Gibraltar relief on the Prudential building in downtown Chicago. His wife, Margaret, an illustrator, also lived and worked at the 225 N. Northwest Highway address for a short time."
^ abBarnes, David (2010). Park Ridge. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN978-0-7385-8435-5. "(p. 103) In 1897, Frederick Richardson, an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) moved to Park Ridge to claim the hand of Josephine Wells ... two of Richardson's painting students Albert H. Krehbiel and Dulah Marie Evans, married and moved to Park Ridge to join the emerging artists colony."
^ abcde"A Journey Through The Northwest Suburbs Fun Facts". website accompanying television documentary. WTTW Channel 11, Chicago. Retrieved 16 July 2011. "Famous people from Park Ridge include: Karen Black, Oscar nominee for her role in Five Easy Pieces ... Robert W. Kustra, Illinois State Senator, twice voted Lieutenant Governor of the state of Illinois ... Carrie Snodgrass, television and film actress ... Captain William P. Black (1842–1916) ... Richard Nickel, who photographed the architecture of Louis Sullivan"
^Barnes, David (2010). Park Ridge. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN978-0-7385-8435-5. "(p. 104) One of three prominent sculptors to make his home in Park Ridge was John Paulding, although he kept his studio in Chicago."
^ abSchoenberg, Nara; Patrick T. Reardon (4 March 2007). "Clinton and Obama: Park Ridge v. Hyde Park". The Swamp (Chicago Tribune Washington Bureau). Retrieved 7 July 2013. "Other Famous Residents: Harrison Ford, Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry, James Pankow (founding member of the band Chicago), Grant Wood (who painted "American Gothic")."
^Grover, Eulalie Osgood (February 29, 1988). Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition. Illustrated by Frederick Richardson. Derrydale. ISBN0517436191.
^"World War I (Doughboy)". Fieldguide to U.S. Public Monuments and Memorials. Retrieved 1 September 2013. "Designer 1 Artist/Artistic Group: Paulding, John"
^Michael, Vincent. "The Architecture of Barry Byrne". Graham Foundation. Retrieved 1 September 2013. "Felicity Rich, St. Francis Xavier Church (Barry Byrne, 1950), Kansas City, Missouri,"
^Wooten, Amy (31 May 2006). "Greg Glienna: Meet the Comic". Interview. Windy City Times. Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Park Ridge native Greg Glienna sure knows how to make people laugh. He's known best as the mastermind behind the hilarious comedy Meet the Parents."
^Shen, Ted (18 July 1991). "Reel Life: local boys make comedy". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Ever since his childhood in Park Ridge, Greg Glienna has pictured himself as a director of comedies. At age eight he, with the help of his best friend, Jim Vincent, made his first film in Super-8."
^Jajkowski, Steve. "Chicagotelevision Alumni Club: Rich Koz". Alumni Club. Steve Jajkowski. Retrieved 2 May 2012. "Koz cut his teeth in broadcasting at WMTH, a small low-powered non-commercial FM station operated by the students of Maine High School (now Maine East) in Park Ridge."
^Johnson, Jennifer (12 July 2013). "Award-winning director credits success to Park Ridge roots". Park Ridge Herald-Advocate. Retrieved 15 July 2013. "After appearing on the Maine South High School stage in the mid-1990s in plays like “The King and I,” “Will Rogers Follies” and “Working,” the Park Ridge native’s real passion became the theater"
^Johnson, Jennifer. "Park Ridge Teen Trades Freshman Year for 'The Goldbergs' | Park Ridge Herald-Advocate." Park Ridge Teen Trades Freshman Year for 'The Goldbergs' | Park Ridge Herald-Advocate. Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, 15 Dec. 2013. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
^Elder, Robert K. (19 September 2008). "Karen Black reflects on her life and career". interview. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 July 2011. "Park Ridge native Karen Black ("Five Easy Pieces") will attend the Naperville Independent Film Festival and screen a documentary about her career called "Woman at Work." In this interview, Black, 66, reflects on her Midwestern childhood, career and dedication to Scientology."
^Morgan, Scott C. (16 July 2011). "Park Ridge actress stars in ‘West Side’ tour". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL, USA). Retrieved 16 July 2011. "Carol Lawrence created the role of Maria in “West Side Story” on Broadway in 1957 ... Yet, when it comes to stage portrayals of Maria in the first part of the 21st century, Park Ridge–born Ali Ewoldt will probably be the actress who has clocked up the most performances in the most places."
^"Harrison Ford". alumni curriculum vitae. Ripon College. Retrieved 16 July 2011. "Hometown: Park Ridge, IL"
^Pfeiffer, Lee; Lewis, Michael (2002). The Films of Harrison Ford (3rd ed.). New York, NY, USA: Kensington Publishing Corp. ISBN0-8065-2364-6. "If Ford wasn't enamored of his limited vision of the working world, he at least excelled in his schoolwork. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs of Park Ridge and Morton Grove ..."
^ abcde"The First Lady's Biography". Biography. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Clinton-era White house website. Retrieved 18 July 2011. "Hillary Diane Rodham was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. The daughter of Dorothy Rodham and the late Hugh Rodham, she and her two younger brothers, Hugh and Tony, grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, as part of a close-knit family."
^"William Eich". Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Retrieved 26 November 2011. "Born in Park Ridge, Illinois, Eich earned a bachelor's degree from Beloit College"
^"Congressman Randy Hultgren". Biography. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Randy was born March 1, 1966 in Park Ridge, Illinois."
^Shea, John (18 June 2010). "A's Adam Rosales has Wrigley memories". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Adam Rosales' Wrigley experiences date to his childhood. It's where he saw his first big-league game, sitting in the upper deck. "Sat right up there. Must've been 4 or 5 years old," said Rosales, who grew up in nearby Park Ridge."
^"Colin Falls". biographic sketch and college profile. University of Notre Dame Athletics. Retrieved 19 July 2011. "Hometown: Park Ridge, IL"
^Associated Press (31 January 1982). "Title to Hamilton in Figure Skating". The New York Times. pp. 3 (section 5). Retrieved 17 July 2011. "Scott Hamilton, ... won a gold medal for the second straight year at the national figure skating championships ... David Santee, 24, of Park Ridge, Ill,, was third."