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In an annual rite of spring, the Oak Park Farmers’ Market opened its 42nd season Sat., May 20. Opening day featured seed-potting activities for children, as well as Go Green tables with information to help families live and garden in more environmentally friendly ways.
Warmer weather typically means construction, and this year is no different. Several projects are on the horizon in the coming months. The biggest project involves rebuilding Fillmore Street, which runs east-west across the entire south side of the Village.
Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a motor vehicle is required to purchase and display a Village sticker annually before July 15 to get the lowest rate. The rate increases by $20 after the deadline. Failure to display a valid Village sticker also could result in a $75 ticket.
Buoyed by its successful participation in the first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving campaign last month, the Oak Park Police Department is planning additional efforts in the coming months to tackle the important safety issue.
Four new bike shelters located near the CTA Blue and Green lines each feature a Fixit station, which includes all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes.
The enrollment process for the Village electric aggregation program begins this week with mailings to customers who already participate as well as those who might want to join the community program for the first time.
Like it or not, coyotes are a permanent fixture in Oak Park. But just seeing a coyote does not necessarily mean a dangerous situation for humans or domestic animals, officials say.
Pets are an important part of many households in Oak Park. Along with the companionship they provide come owner responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of the pet and the community.
The Village of Oak Park encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun. Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
A new program made possible by a $2,000 grant from FM Global will help the Oak Park Fire Department raise awareness about the importance of having an operational smoke detector.
The Village Board is conducting a comprehensive review of Oak Park’s wide array of parking rules and regulations. Public meetings are planned to discuss a variety of topics.
A new ordinance adopted by the Village Board designates the community as a welcoming Village where citizenship or immigration status would not be factor in any interaction between individuals and municipal employees.
Farmers' Market
Construction in Oak Park
Vehicle stickers on sale
Distracted driving
Bike Fixit stations
Enrollment underway
Coyotes at home
Pet ownership
Block party tips
Fire prevention grant
Parking Study
Welcoming Village
  • In an annual rite of spring, the Oak Park Farmers’ Market opened its 42nd season Sat., May 20. Opening day featured seed-potting activities for children, as well as Go Green tables with information to help families live and garden in more environmentally friendly ways.
  • Warmer weather typically means construction, and this year is no different. Several projects are on the horizon in the coming months. The biggest project involves rebuilding Fillmore Street, which runs east-west across the entire south side of the Village.
  • Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a motor vehicle is required to purchase and display a Village sticker annually before July 15 to get the lowest rate. The rate increases by $20 after the deadline. Failure to display a valid Village sticker also could result in a $75 ticket.
  • Buoyed by its successful participation in the first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving campaign last month, the Oak Park Police Department is planning additional efforts in the coming months to tackle the important safety issue.
  • Four new bike shelters located near the CTA Blue and Green lines each feature a Fixit station, which includes all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes.
  • The enrollment process for the Village electric aggregation program begins this week with mailings to customers who already participate as well as those who might want to join the community program for the first time.
  • Like it or not, coyotes are a permanent fixture in Oak Park. But just seeing a coyote does not necessarily mean a dangerous situation for humans or domestic animals, officials say.
  • Pets are an important part of many households in Oak Park. Along with the companionship they provide come owner responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of the pet and the community.
  • The Village of Oak Park encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun. Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
  • A new program made possible by a $2,000 grant from FM Global will help the Oak Park Fire Department raise awareness about the importance of having an operational smoke detector.
  • The Village Board is conducting a comprehensive review of Oak Park’s wide array of parking rules and regulations. Public meetings are planned to discuss a variety of topics.
  • A new ordinance adopted by the Village Board designates the community as a welcoming Village where citizenship or immigration status would not be factor in any interaction between individuals and municipal employees.

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  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers' Market's 42nd season is underway. The Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., just west of Ridgeland Avenue. Find more information at www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

  • A Day in Our Village

    The 44th annual A Day in Our Village festival celebrating diversity and community involvement is scheduled for Sun., June 4. Activity booths representing Oak Park civic, cultural, social service, educational, religious and business organizations will fill Scoville Park, Lake Street at Oak Park Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Thursday Night Out

    Start your weekends early at Oak Park's popular dine-around series, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday from May 25 through August 31. Visit more than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offering a variety of drinks, entrees and deserts, and don't miss the weekly free world music concert on Marion Street. Click here for more info.

  • Free Concerts in Scoville Park

    The Park District of Oak Park's free summer concert series featuring a variety of local and well-known bands takes place at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday evening starting June 11 through Aug. 7 in Scoville Park. Click here for a list of upcoming performances.