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A new hybrid street crossing signal is now operating on Chicago Avenue at Harvey Avenue to improve safety for both pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the heavily traveled roadway.
In addition to paying at any parking meter or pay-by-space lot in the Village, residents and visitors now can also use the same convenient and easy-to-use Passport Parking app to secure an overnight on-street parking pass.
At Your Door Service goes into effect Jan. 1 and includes at-home pickup of unwanted electronics such as televisions, fax machines and printers and common hazardous household waste such as garden chemicals, automotive fluids and paint products.
Residents are urged to move their cars from the streets when temporary no-parking signs go up to allow private contractors to prune parkway trees quickly and safely as the winter trimming cycle continues through mid-April.
Michael T. Charley has been named permanent Director of the Oak Park Department of Public Health. Charley oversees an operation that is one of only four state-certified municipal health departments in suburban Cook County.
Oak Park Police are stepping up patrols in cars, on foot and on bicycles through New Year’s Day to combat the crimes of opportunity that traditionally rise during the holiday season.
When measurable snowfall is in the forecast, residents are urged to be prepared should the snow emergency parking rules be implemented and parking restricted to give plows room to work.
More than 70 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 7 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
The Oak Park Police Department is working to raise public awareness of some common crimes of the season by offering tips to help reduce the chances of becoming a victim.
When temperatures plunge, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Warming centers are open at local hospitals, Township Senior Services and Village Hall.
Target announces plans to open a store in the major redevelopment project under construction downtown on Lake Street just east of Harlem Avenue. Doors are set to open in October.
Major construction projects nearing completion, well underway or soon to begin within blocks of Lake Street are adding new residential units, retail space and public parking to the mix in Oak Park's central business districts.
HAWK signal
Pass via app
At Your Door Service
Winter tree pruning
New Health Director
Police out in force
Parking when it snows
Community Awards
Crime tips
Warming centers open
New Target
Oak Park development
  • A new hybrid street crossing signal is now operating on Chicago Avenue at Harvey Avenue to improve safety for both pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the heavily traveled roadway.
  • In addition to paying at any parking meter or pay-by-space lot in the Village, residents and visitors now can also use the same convenient and easy-to-use Passport Parking app to secure an overnight on-street parking pass.
  • At Your Door Service goes into effect Jan. 1 and includes at-home pickup of unwanted electronics such as televisions, fax machines and printers and common hazardous household waste such as garden chemicals, automotive fluids and paint products.
  • Residents are urged to move their cars from the streets when temporary no-parking signs go up to allow private contractors to prune parkway trees quickly and safely as the winter trimming cycle continues through mid-April.
  • Michael T. Charley has been named permanent Director of the Oak Park Department of Public Health. Charley oversees an operation that is one of only four state-certified municipal health departments in suburban Cook County.
  • Oak Park Police are stepping up patrols in cars, on foot and on bicycles through New Year’s Day to combat the crimes of opportunity that traditionally rise during the holiday season.
  • When measurable snowfall is in the forecast, residents are urged to be prepared should the snow emergency parking rules be implemented and parking restricted to give plows room to work.
  • More than 70 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 7 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
  • The Oak Park Police Department is working to raise public awareness of some common crimes of the season by offering tips to help reduce the chances of becoming a victim.
  • When temperatures plunge, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Warming centers are open at local hospitals, Township Senior Services and Village Hall.
  • Target announces plans to open a store in the major redevelopment project under construction downtown on Lake Street just east of Harlem Avenue. Doors are set to open in October.
  • Major construction projects nearing completion, well underway or soon to begin within blocks of Lake Street are adding new residential units, retail space and public parking to the mix in Oak Park's central business districts.

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  • Recycle Holiday Lights

    Residents can recycle unwanted holiday lights and extension cords from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in December and January at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Mini, rope, LED, C7 and C9 lights and extension cords will be accepted. Call 708.358.3700 for more details.

  • Bite Nite

    Enjoy gourmet food bites from top local restaurants and caterers as the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce kicks off its annual Foodie Fest with Bite Nite from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Nineteenth Century Club.  Click here for ticket information. 

  • Winter Fest

    Join the Park District of Oak Park for Winter Fest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave. The free event will feature outdoor ice skating (weather permitting), games and music. Limited skate rental will be available for $1 per pair.

  • OP/FYI Newsletter

    Keep up with news from Village Hall via the OP/FYI newsletter, which is distributed to every residential address in Oak Park nine times each year. Find the most recent edition as well as past issues on the Village website.