The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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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.
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.
A sample collected last week from a trap in north Oak Park has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
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.
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 Residents can drop off outdated or unwanted electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
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.
The Village of Oak Park encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun. Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
With temperatures and humidity predicted to push the heat index dangerously high this week, public health officials are advising residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sometimes severe consequences of extreme heat.
New vendors and special guests are among the attractions during the 41st season of the Oak Park Farmers' Market, which is already in full swing. The Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October.
Summer interns
Tobacco 21 law
West Nile Virus threat
New Police Chief
Electronics recycling
Wayfinding signage
Chief to retire
Divvy in Oak Park
Sculpture Walk
Block party tips
Dangerous heat
Farmers' Market
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A sample collected last week from a trap in north Oak Park has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Village of Oak Park encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun. Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
  • With temperatures and humidity predicted to push the heat index dangerously high this week, public health officials are advising residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sometimes severe consequences of extreme heat.
  • New vendors and special guests are among the attractions during the 41st season of the Oak Park Farmers' Market, which is already in full swing. The Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October.

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  • 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. 

  • Free Concerts in Scoville Park

    The Park District of Oak Park's free summer concert series featuring a variety of local and well-known bands takes place at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday evening through Aug. 7 in Scoville Park. Click here for a list of upcoming performances.

  • 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.