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Target announces plans to open a store in the major redevelopment project under construction downtown on Lake Street just east of Harlem Avenue. Doors are set to open in October.
Beginning after Thanksgiving, anyone can park free for two hours at a tagged or bagged meter or in a pay-by-space lot on Saturdays before Dec. 25. Parking also is free all day Saturdays in the public garages during the period and always is free on Sundays.
Major construction projects nearing completion, well underway or soon to begin within blocks of Lake Street are adding new residential units, retail space and public parking to the mix in Oak Park's central business districts.
The Oak Park Police Department is more prepared than ever to assist citizens experiencing an overdose caused by heroin or prescription pain relievers now that officers are equipped with Naloxone, a fast-acting drug that can save the life of an overdose victim.
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.
The formal public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget is scheduled for Nov. 21, the culmination of multiple public meetings where officials dove deep into the details of how the Village will meets its financial and service obligations in the year ahead.
Oak Park property owners planning a fall project can get the permitting process underway online by using the VillageView portal. A key aspect of the system is its ability to provide real-time information as a permit submittal moves through the review and approval process.
Ten Oak Park restaurants received 2016 Johnson Awards in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores. Named for Oak Park’s first lunchroom operated in the 1890s at 124 Lake St., this is the 31st year the Johnson Awards have been presented.
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.
A one-inch rainfall on a 1,000-square-foot roof can send 600 gallons of water into the sewer system. Disconnecting gutters can help reduce backups.
An investment of about $30 for a detector can be the difference in life and death when it comes to deadly carbon monoxide, an odorless and tasteless gas that can leak from an appliance.
Residents are encouraged to use the Police Department lobby for transactions organized on internet forums such as Craigslist. The lobby is open, well-lit and staffed 24 hours a day, .
New Target
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Pet ownership
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Restaurant awards
Coyotes at home
Disconnect gutters
CO Detectors
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  • Target announces plans to open a store in the major redevelopment project under construction downtown on Lake Street just east of Harlem Avenue. Doors are set to open in October.
  • Beginning after Thanksgiving, anyone can park free for two hours at a tagged or bagged meter or in a pay-by-space lot on Saturdays before Dec. 25. Parking also is free all day Saturdays in the public garages during the period and always is free on Sundays.
  • Major construction projects nearing completion, well underway or soon to begin within blocks of Lake Street are adding new residential units, retail space and public parking to the mix in Oak Park's central business districts.
  • The Oak Park Police Department is more prepared than ever to assist citizens experiencing an overdose caused by heroin or prescription pain relievers now that officers are equipped with Naloxone, a fast-acting drug that can save the life of an overdose victim.
  • 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.
  • The formal public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget is scheduled for Nov. 21, the culmination of multiple public meetings where officials dove deep into the details of how the Village will meets its financial and service obligations in the year ahead.
  • Oak Park property owners planning a fall project can get the permitting process underway online by using the VillageView portal. A key aspect of the system is its ability to provide real-time information as a permit submittal moves through the review and approval process.
  • Ten Oak Park restaurants received 2016 Johnson Awards in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores. Named for Oak Park’s first lunchroom operated in the 1890s at 124 Lake St., this is the 31st year the Johnson Awards have been presented.
  • 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.
  • A one-inch rainfall on a 1,000-square-foot roof can send 600 gallons of water into the sewer system. Disconnecting gutters can help reduce backups.
  • An investment of about $30 for a detector can be the difference in life and death when it comes to deadly carbon monoxide, an odorless and tasteless gas that can leak from an appliance.
  • Residents are encouraged to use the Police Department lobby for transactions organized on internet forums such as Craigslist. The lobby is open, well-lit and staffed 24 hours a day, .

Don't Miss

  • Fall Leaf Collection

    Oak Park's fall leaf collection continues through Dec. 8. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates, which are available on the Village website.

  • Shopper's Reward Program

    Save your recepits when you shop and dine in Downtown Oak Park between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 and receive $50 in Shopper's Reward certificates if you bring in original recepits from at least seven businesses totaling $25 or more with a grand total of $400 or more.

  • Home for the Holidays

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is welcoming the neighborhood on Sat., Dec. 3 for an open house that will include free tours, refreshments and discounts. The holiday event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. aand is open to residents of Oak Park and surrounding communities.

  • Winterfest

    Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas on Marion Street, enjoy a variety of family-friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate & coffee during this community event Sat., Dec. 3 in Downtown Oak Park.