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With a new public garage, convenient valet service and time limits in three surface lots to encourage turnover, shoppers are finding a range of new parking options in downtown Oak Park.
Twelve artists are needed to create murals that will continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor from dull, blank concrete into canvases. The deadline to apply for first round is fast approaching.
The community and the nation come together in April to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to eliminating housing discrimination and creating equal opportunity in every community.
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.
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.
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.
The new Lake & Forest parking garage officially opened for business Monday as officials cut a ribbon and raised the gates for the first time. Hourly rates will be the same as in other Village parking garages.
Oak Park Police are launching a new initiative to enhance and strengthen the popular Resident Beat Officer (RBO) program by expanding the pool of potential candidates beyond officers who live in the Village.
Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
First grade classrooms are invited to adopt an Oak Park firefighter to teach classes about fire safety. The firefighters, who come with personal adoption certificates, then visit the classroom four times throughout the school year.
Results of the most recent community survey continued to demonstrate residents' satisfaction with life in Oak Park. Four in five residents rated quality of life in Oak Park and the community as a place to live as excellent or good, and said they would recommend Oak Park to others.
Oak Park’s crime rate continued to decline in 2015, an overall trend that has been underway with only a few exceptions for several decades. Burglaries and thefts represented nearly 90 percent of crimes committed here in 2015, with garages the most frequent targets.
Parking options
Artists sought
Fair Housing Month
Pet ownership
Coyotes at home
Refuse and recycling
New garage opens
New Approach
Just Call 9-1-1
Adopt a firefighter
Survey results
Crime down
  • With a new public garage, convenient valet service and time limits in three surface lots to encourage turnover, shoppers are finding a range of new parking options in downtown Oak Park.
  • Twelve artists are needed to create murals that will continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor from dull, blank concrete into canvases. The deadline to apply for first round is fast approaching.
  • The community and the nation come together in April to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to eliminating housing discrimination and creating equal opportunity in every community.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The new Lake & Forest parking garage officially opened for business Monday as officials cut a ribbon and raised the gates for the first time. Hourly rates will be the same as in other Village parking garages.
  • Oak Park Police are launching a new initiative to enhance and strengthen the popular Resident Beat Officer (RBO) program by expanding the pool of potential candidates beyond officers who live in the Village.
  • Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
  • First grade classrooms are invited to adopt an Oak Park firefighter to teach classes about fire safety. The firefighters, who come with personal adoption certificates, then visit the classroom four times throughout the school year.
  • Results of the most recent community survey continued to demonstrate residents' satisfaction with life in Oak Park. Four in five residents rated quality of life in Oak Park and the community as a place to live as excellent or good, and said they would recommend Oak Park to others.
  • Oak Park’s crime rate continued to decline in 2015, an overall trend that has been underway with only a few exceptions for several decades. Burglaries and thefts represented nearly 90 percent of crimes committed here in 2015, with garages the most frequent targets.

Don't Miss

  • Building Safety Month

    May is Building Safety Month, a time to raise awareness and understanding of what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. Several events have been scheduled by the Development Customer Services Department, whose staff oversee building permits and inspections. Check the website calendar for times, dates and locations.

  • Wright Plus Walk

    Tour the interiors of carefully restored landmark residences in Oak Park and River Forest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., May 21. For more information about tickets events, visit www.flwright.org/wrightplus.

  • A Day in Our Village

    The 43rd annual A Day in Our Village festival celebrating diversity and community involvement is scheduled for Sun., June 5. 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.

  • Eye on the Ike

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