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Oak Park Police have scheduled a series of neighborhood-based community forums to discuss crime and prevention as a follow up to the two community-wide meetings held in December at Village Hall.
Oak Park’s withdrawal from the Divvy bike-sharing program means beginning Tues., Jan. 23, riders will no longer be able to pick up or drop off bicycles in the Village.
When snow is in the forecast, residents who park on the streets are urged to plan ahead. The Village has specific rules that go into effect when snowfall measures two or more inches.
As of Jan. 1, shoppers in Oak Park’s larger retail stores are being charged 10 cents for every single-use bag the merchant provides to carry home purchases. Reusable bags are available to all residents free of charge in the lobby at Village Hall and the Public Works Center.
When temperatures plunge and wind chills reach dangerous levels, residents are urged to limit time outdoors for themselves and their pets, as well as to check in on friends and neighbors who may need assistance. Local warming centers are open.
More than 75 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 13 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
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.
Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have an online resource available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Through October, Oak Park residents and users can take advantage of a special offer and pay only $59.99 for an annual Divvy Bikes membership, a savings of nearly $40 off the regular annual membership price of $99. Oak Park is home to 13 stations in the Divvy bike sharing network.
Nearly 90 percent of all crime in Oak Park is against property, but armed robberies and vehicle hijackings do sometimes occur here. The best defense, Oak Park Police say, is to try to avoiding being an easy victim.
Oak Park Police are using simple silicone bracelets to help break down communication barriers during emergencies when first responders encounter individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia or other mental health issues.
Police say a few simple steps like removing the key often can help deter car thieves, whether you're involved in a bump-and-run ruse or the target of an old-fashioned vehicle theft.
  • Oak Park Police have scheduled a series of neighborhood-based community forums to discuss crime and prevention as a follow up to the two community-wide meetings held in December at Village Hall.
  • Oak Park’s withdrawal from the Divvy bike-sharing program means beginning Tues., Jan. 23, riders will no longer be able to pick up or drop off bicycles in the Village.
  • When snow is in the forecast, residents who park on the streets are urged to plan ahead. The Village has specific rules that go into effect when snowfall measures two or more inches.
  • As of Jan. 1, shoppers in Oak Park’s larger retail stores are being charged 10 cents for every single-use bag the merchant provides to carry home purchases. Reusable bags are available to all residents free of charge in the lobby at Village Hall and the Public Works Center.
  • When temperatures plunge and wind chills reach dangerous levels, residents are urged to limit time outdoors for themselves and their pets, as well as to check in on friends and neighbors who may need assistance. Local warming centers are open.
  • More than 75 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 13 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
  • 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.
  • Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have an online resource available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Through October, Oak Park residents and users can take advantage of a special offer and pay only $59.99 for an annual Divvy Bikes membership, a savings of nearly $40 off the regular annual membership price of $99. Oak Park is home to 13 stations in the Divvy bike sharing network.
  • Nearly 90 percent of all crime in Oak Park is against property, but armed robberies and vehicle hijackings do sometimes occur here. The best defense, Oak Park Police say, is to try to avoiding being an easy victim.
  • Oak Park Police are using simple silicone bracelets to help break down communication barriers during emergencies when first responders encounter individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia or other mental health issues.
  • Police say a few simple steps like removing the key often can help deter car thieves, whether you're involved in a bump-and-run ruse or the target of an old-fashioned vehicle theft.

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  • Free reusable bags available

    Need a reusable bag now that the Village's single-use bag fee is in effect? Free bags are now available at 10 locations across Oak Park, including Village Hall and the Public Works Center. See the complete list of locations at www.oak-park.us/bringyourbag.

  • Winter Fest

    Join the Park District of Oak Park for Winter Fest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. 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.

  • Community Portal

    Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have a new online resource available. Just by entering an address into the portal search window on a computer, tablet or smartphone, users can link to a wide range of property-specific information, including zoning details, refuse collection dates, a list of elected officials at all levels and more.

  • Jazz Thaw

    Sip, sizzle and swing from 3 - 10 p.m. on Sat., March 3 during a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM, "Chicago's Home for Jazz," and Downtown Oak Park.