The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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A less heralded portion of the study on potential Divvy docking sites outlines how to transform the community into a mecca for bicyclists by linking neighborhoods via a network of routes that prioritize two-wheeled travel.
A sample collected last week from a trap in south Oak Park has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
The Village of Oak Park has become the first municipality in the state to go 100 percent tobacco-free after implementing new policies prohibiting tobacco use on all Village-owned properties.
This year the Sculpture Walk features 12 pieces of original art along Chicago Avenue between Austin and Ridgeland, perfect for a self-guided walking tour.
With research indicating that how individuals view the justice system is tied more to how they were treated than the outcome, Oak Park Police are working to ensure fairness is a fundamental part of how they respond in all situations.
Police officials are encouraging residents to make use of the lobby, which is open, well-lit and staffed 24 hours a day, for transactions organized on internet forums such as Craigslist.
The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through Oct. 24 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.
Barrels allow backyard gardeners and eco-conscious homeowners to capture and store the fresh, abundant rainwater that falls on Oak Park each year.
Decades of commitment to its urban forest has earned the entire Village of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bike routes
West Nile Virus threat
Tobacco-free
Sculpture Walk returns
Fairness in policing
Police lobby open
40th Market Season
Free rain barrels
Municipal arboretum
Pet ownership
High marks
Refuse and recycling
  • A less heralded portion of the study on potential Divvy docking sites outlines how to transform the community into a mecca for bicyclists by linking neighborhoods via a network of routes that prioritize two-wheeled travel.
  • A sample collected last week from a trap in south Oak Park has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
  • The Village of Oak Park has become the first municipality in the state to go 100 percent tobacco-free after implementing new policies prohibiting tobacco use on all Village-owned properties.
  • This year the Sculpture Walk features 12 pieces of original art along Chicago Avenue between Austin and Ridgeland, perfect for a self-guided walking tour.
  • With research indicating that how individuals view the justice system is tied more to how they were treated than the outcome, Oak Park Police are working to ensure fairness is a fundamental part of how they respond in all situations.
  • Police officials are encouraging residents to make use of the lobby, which is open, well-lit and staffed 24 hours a day, for transactions organized on internet forums such as Craigslist.
  • The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through Oct. 24 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.
  • Barrels allow backyard gardeners and eco-conscious homeowners to capture and store the fresh, abundant rainwater that falls on Oak Park each year.
  • Decades of commitment to its urban forest has earned the entire Village of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Don't Miss

  • Art dans la Rue

    Art dans la Rue, Downtown Oak Park's French-inspired summer street festival, will return Aug. 4 from noon to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy European-inspired art, food, wine and dance, including a full slate of kids activities. Click here for more information.

  • Thursday Night Out

    Dine out at a different Oak Park restaurant each Thursday evening this summer. Each ticket booklet contains four dine-around tickets redeemable at more than 20 participating restaurants are available. The menu changes monthly! For more information, visit Downtown Oak Park.

  • Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers’ Market will open its 40th season on Sat., May 23. The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.

  • Eye on the Ike

    Community members are urged to stay informed about IDOT's proposals to reconstruct the Eisenhower Expressway. Click here for more information on the project, the largest major reconstruction of the Ike since it was built in the 1950s.