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

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Oak Park’s 2014 crime rate was the lowest in the 42 years since comparable information has been collected. Officials credit the partnership between well-trained, dedicated officers and an engaged citizenry willing to get involved.
A two-inch snowfall may trigger emergency parking regulations that are enforced seven days a week. Residents are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly.
With more cold weather on the way, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Local warming centers are open.
The 2015 budget marks the start of a historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital community transportation network, a well as other needs like the water and sewer systems.
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.
With seasonal flu activity likely to begin in October and continue as late as May, public health officials say everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
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.
New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
The Village of Oak Park’s fresh take on television and online video programming took top honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at the organization’s October awards show.
With police officers stationed at the high school and two public middle schools, the Police Department is in a unique position to reach out to kids and teens in a school setting.
The Oak Park Police Department is working to raise public awareness of some common crimes of the season by offering tips to help reduce the chances of becoming a victim.
In addition to being the center of Oak Park’s municipal administration, Village Hall is historically significant in Oak Park’s efforts to achieve racial integration and community stabilization during the 1970s.
Low crime rate
Snow Parking
Cold weather risks
2015 budget
Refuse and recycling
Flu shots urged
Pet ownership
Redevelopment coming
VOP-TV Awards
School resource officers
Crime tips
Village Hall recognized
  • Oak Park’s 2014 crime rate was the lowest in the 42 years since comparable information has been collected. Officials credit the partnership between well-trained, dedicated officers and an engaged citizenry willing to get involved.
  • A two-inch snowfall may trigger emergency parking regulations that are enforced seven days a week. Residents are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly.
  • With more cold weather on the way, residents are urged to exercise caution if outdoors, and to check in on friends and neighbors. Local warming centers are open.
  • The 2015 budget marks the start of a historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital community transportation network, a well as other needs like the water and sewer systems.
  • 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.
  • With seasonal flu activity likely to begin in October and continue as late as May, public health officials say everyone older than 6 months should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
  • The Village of Oak Park’s fresh take on television and online video programming took top honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at the organization’s October awards show.
  • With police officers stationed at the high school and two public middle schools, the Police Department is in a unique position to reach out to kids and teens in a school setting.
  • The Oak Park Police Department is working to raise public awareness of some common crimes of the season by offering tips to help reduce the chances of becoming a victim.
  • In addition to being the center of Oak Park’s municipal administration, Village Hall is historically significant in Oak Park’s efforts to achieve racial integration and community stabilization during the 1970s.

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  • Volunteer in Local Government

    The Village has nearly 20 boards, commissions and committees staffed by citizens who advise the Village Board on diverse topics such as historic preservation, the Farmers' Market and public health. Click here to learn more about volunteering on a board or commission.

  • Winterfest set for Jan. 31

    The Park District of Oak Park’s second annual Winterfest is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 31 in Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave. The free, family event will feature outdoor ice skating — weather permitting — as well as music and food. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

  • Downtown Construction

    With several large projects poised to begin this fall, downtown Oak Park is about to get even busier. To stay apprised of the latest news, feel free to bookmark this page, which will include the latest updates, road closures and construction timetables.

  • One Earth Film Fest Returning

    The One Earth Film Festival, organized by Green Community Connections, will return for its third annual event on March 6-8. The festival, which promotes discussion of climate change and sustainability, is seeking volunteers and sponsors. Click here for more information.