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A two-inch snowfall may trigger emergency parking regulations that are enforced seven days a week. Residents are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly.
With heavy, drifting snow here and record low temperatures on the way, Village officials are urging residents to help ensure firefighters have access to hydrants in an emergency.
With more cold weather on the way, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Local warming centers are open.
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.
Oak Park’s 2014 crime rate was the lowest in the 42 years since comparable information has been collected. Officials credit the partnership between well-trained, dedicated officers and an engaged citizenry willing to get involved.
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.
A draft of a study investigating bike sharing and ways to make bicycling the priority on selected residential streets is scheduled for public review next month, with possible Divvy locations on the Transportation Commission agenda.
With seasonal flu activity likely to begin in October and continue as late as May, public health officials say everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
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.
New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
The Village of Oak Park’s fresh take on television and online video programming took top honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at the organization’s October awards show.
Forecast is key
Help dig them out!
Warming centers open
Refuse and recycling
Monitoring measles
Low crime rate
2015 budget
Bike sharing study
Flu shots urged
Pet ownership
Redevelopment coming
VOP-TV Awards
  • A two-inch snowfall may trigger emergency parking regulations that are enforced seven days a week. Residents are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly.
  • With heavy, drifting snow here and record low temperatures on the way, Village officials are urging residents to help ensure firefighters have access to hydrants in an emergency.
  • With more cold weather on the way, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Local warming centers are open.
  • 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.
  • Oak Park’s 2014 crime rate was the lowest in the 42 years since comparable information has been collected. Officials credit the partnership between well-trained, dedicated officers and an engaged citizenry willing to get involved.
  • 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.
  • A draft of a study investigating bike sharing and ways to make bicycling the priority on selected residential streets is scheduled for public review next month, with possible Divvy locations on the Transportation Commission agenda.
  • With seasonal flu activity likely to begin in October and continue as late as May, public health officials say everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
  • The Village of Oak Park’s fresh take on television and online video programming took top honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at the organization’s October awards show.

Don't Miss

  • Volunteer in Local Government

    The Village has nearly 20 boards, commissions and committees staffed by citizens who advise the Village Board on diverse topics such as historic preservation, the Farmers' Market and public health. Click here to learn more about volunteering on a board or commission.

  • 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.

  • One Earth Film Fest Returning

    The One Earth Film Festival, organized by Green Community Connections, will return for its third annual event on March 6-8. The festival, which promotes discussion of climate change and sustainability, is seeking volunteers and sponsors. Click here for more information.

  • 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.