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Decades of commitment to its urban forest has earned Oak Park recognition as Illinois’ first municipal arboretum. A celebration is set for noon, April 24 in Scoville Park, where saplings grown from acorns of some of the Village’s oldest oak trees will be planted.
A public forum has been scheduled for April 28 to discuss what the Village and residents can do to combat the mosquito-born West Nile Virus.
Motorists who frequently use Ridgeland Avenue between Division Street and South Boulevard may want to start thinking about a new route for much of the spring and summer - and maybe even into fall - as construction projects begin.
A survey arriving soon in the mailboxes of all Oak Park property owners is essential to protecting the community’s drinking water.
Individuals who have an encounter with an Oak Park police officer are likely to be satisfied with the way they are treated. That's the latest findings of an ongoing, long-term study by the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago.
The Village of Oak Park has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 31st year in a row. Oak Park's urban forest boasts nearly 19,000 trees on public property.
Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
Oak Park’s comprehensive waste disposal program is designed to effectively deal with increasing amounts of trash, rising collection and disposal costs, legislative restrictions and growing environmental concerns.
No cases of measles have been reported here, but Oak Park Health Department officials are keeping the lines of communications open with local health care providers and schools, as well as with county and state public health administrators who are monitoring the region.
The 2015 budget marks the start of a historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital community transportation network, a well as other needs like the water and sewer systems.
With police officers stationed at the high school and two public middle schools, the Police Department is in a unique position to reach out to kids and teens in a school setting.
Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.
Municipal arboretum
Wes Nile Virus forum
Ridgeland closures
Water survey
High marks
Tree City Award
Just Call 9-1-1
Refuse and recycling
Monitoring measles
2015 budget
School resource officers
Helmets required
  • Decades of commitment to its urban forest has earned Oak Park recognition as Illinois’ first municipal arboretum. A celebration is set for noon, April 24 in Scoville Park, where saplings grown from acorns of some of the Village’s oldest oak trees will be planted.
  • A public forum has been scheduled for April 28 to discuss what the Village and residents can do to combat the mosquito-born West Nile Virus.
  • Motorists who frequently use Ridgeland Avenue between Division Street and South Boulevard may want to start thinking about a new route for much of the spring and summer - and maybe even into fall - as construction projects begin.
  • A survey arriving soon in the mailboxes of all Oak Park property owners is essential to protecting the community’s drinking water.
  • Individuals who have an encounter with an Oak Park police officer are likely to be satisfied with the way they are treated. That's the latest findings of an ongoing, long-term study by the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago.
  • The Village of Oak Park has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 31st year in a row. Oak Park's urban forest boasts nearly 19,000 trees on public property.
  • Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
  • Oak Park’s comprehensive waste disposal program is designed to effectively deal with increasing amounts of trash, rising collection and disposal costs, legislative restrictions and growing environmental concerns.
  • No cases of measles have been reported here, but Oak Park Health Department officials are keeping the lines of communications open with local health care providers and schools, as well as with county and state public health administrators who are monitoring the region.
  • The 2015 budget marks the start of a historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital community transportation network, a well as other needs like the water and sewer systems.
  • With police officers stationed at the high school and two public middle schools, the Police Department is in a unique position to reach out to kids and teens in a school setting.
  • Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.

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  • Spring Housewalk

    Take a tour of five local homes spanning 125 years of archietural design and history at the 12th annual Spring Housewalk sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. The tour is May 3. Click here for tour details and ticket information.

  • Green Tuesdays

    The annual Green Tuesdays public lecture series returns to the Oak Park Public Library in April to take on a range of important environmental challenges and issues relevant to the community. Lectures are 7 to 8:30 p.m., each Tuesday. Click for more details.

  • Downtown Construction

    With several large projects underway or poised to begin, downtown Oak Park is getting even busier than ever. To stay apprised of the latest news, feel free to bookmark this page, which will include the latest updates, road closures and construction timetables.

  • Earth Fest returns April 25

    Earth Fest, the Village's celebration of green living and learning, will return on April 25. The midday event is full of food, vendors and activities for kids. The latest information will be posted online, so mark your calendars and check back regularly.