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Repairs to the Police Department’s underground garage at Village Hall may mean disruptions to street parking, but the parking lot and adjacent pedestrian entrance will remain open. The project is expected to be completed by November.
Construction along Chicago Avenue reaches its final phase this week with the beginning of resurfacing that will span the entire stretch of the Village from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard. The project is expected to last at least three months.
Nominations are being sought for awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve the Village through historic preservation, sustainability and accessibility. The deadline for nominations is October 14, with awards to be presented in December.
Oak Park is hosting free electronics recycling events the last Saturday of June, July and August. Residents can drop off outdated or unwanted electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
Oak Park Police Department veteran Anthony Ambrose will become Oak Park's new Police Chief following the retirement of Rick C. Tanksley after nearly 33 years on the force. Ambrose has been Oak Park's Deputy Police Chief since 2005.
The Public Works Center is always abuzz with activity, but it’s not just the human workers making the noise this summer. The real buzz is coming from the 90,000 or so honey bees that are at home on the roof of the sprawling structure on South Boulevard at Lombard Avenue.
Oak Park will join a growing national movement aimed at deterring tobacco use among young people by increasing the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21 years old. The law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1 as Oak Park becomes the third community in Illinois to adopt a Tobacco 21 law.
Nine college students are interning with the Village’s Public Works Department this summer, and having extra hands available in the Engineering, Streets, Fleet and Water & Sewer divisions is a win-win for everyone involved.
Representatives of the firm chosen to help to craft a comprehensive wayfinding sign program will hit the streets to gather public input at the July 21 Thursday Night Out dining event downtown and the July 23 Oak Park Farmers’ Market.
Police Chief Rick C. Tanksley has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1 ending a career in Oak Park that has spanned nearly 33 years. A decision regarding selecting his successor could come as early as next week.
Oak Park will be getting 130 Divvy bikes at 13 stations beginning the week of June 26, the locations strategically chosen to provide residents and visitors with an additional two-wheeled transportation option.
Public art is making a walk in the park a lot more interesting this summer. The Oak Park Sculpture Walk is back for a fifth season, with 12 sculptures now on display in an outdoor exhibit through Sept. 5 in Mills Park.
Village Hall construction
Chicago Ave. resurfacing
Community awards
Electronics recycling
New Police Chief
Bee hives create buzz
Tobacco 21 law
Summer interns
Wayfinding signage
Chief to retire
Divvy in Oak Park
Sculpture Walk
  • Repairs to the Police Department’s underground garage at Village Hall may mean disruptions to street parking, but the parking lot and adjacent pedestrian entrance will remain open. The project is expected to be completed by November.
  • Construction along Chicago Avenue reaches its final phase this week with the beginning of resurfacing that will span the entire stretch of the Village from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard. The project is expected to last at least three months.
  • Nominations are being sought for awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve the Village through historic preservation, sustainability and accessibility. The deadline for nominations is October 14, with awards to be presented in December.
  • Oak Park is hosting free electronics recycling events the last Saturday of June, July and August. Residents can drop off outdated or unwanted electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
  • Oak Park Police Department veteran Anthony Ambrose will become Oak Park's new Police Chief following the retirement of Rick C. Tanksley after nearly 33 years on the force. Ambrose has been Oak Park's Deputy Police Chief since 2005.
  • The Public Works Center is always abuzz with activity, but it’s not just the human workers making the noise this summer. The real buzz is coming from the 90,000 or so honey bees that are at home on the roof of the sprawling structure on South Boulevard at Lombard Avenue.
  • Oak Park will join a growing national movement aimed at deterring tobacco use among young people by increasing the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21 years old. The law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1 as Oak Park becomes the third community in Illinois to adopt a Tobacco 21 law.
  • Nine college students are interning with the Village’s Public Works Department this summer, and having extra hands available in the Engineering, Streets, Fleet and Water & Sewer divisions is a win-win for everyone involved.
  • Representatives of the firm chosen to help to craft a comprehensive wayfinding sign program will hit the streets to gather public input at the July 21 Thursday Night Out dining event downtown and the July 23 Oak Park Farmers’ Market.
  • Police Chief Rick C. Tanksley has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1 ending a career in Oak Park that has spanned nearly 33 years. A decision regarding selecting his successor could come as early as next week.
  • Oak Park will be getting 130 Divvy bikes at 13 stations beginning the week of June 26, the locations strategically chosen to provide residents and visitors with an additional two-wheeled transportation option.
  • Public art is making a walk in the park a lot more interesting this summer. The Oak Park Sculpture Walk is back for a fifth season, with 12 sculptures now on display in an outdoor exhibit through Sept. 5 in Mills Park.

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  • Oak Park Sculpture Walk

    The Oak Park Sculpture Walk is back for a fifth season with 12 sculptures displayed in an outdoor exhibit through Sept. 5 in Mills Park near Pleasant and Home avenues.

  • Electronics Recycling

    Recycle electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Boulevard. Projection and console TVs will not be accepted.

  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers' Market is open for business from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October in the parking lot of Pligrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., just west of Ridgeland Ave. 

  • 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.