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

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A survey arriving soon in the mailboxes of all Oak Park property owners is essential to protecting the community’s drinking water.
Individuals who have an encounter with an Oak Park police officer are likely to be satisfied with the way they are treated. That's the latest findings of an ongoing, long-term study by the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago.
The Village of Oak Park has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 31st year in a row. Oak Park's urban forest boasts nearly 19,000 trees on public property.
Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
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.
No cases of measles have been reported here, but Oak Park Health Department officials are keeping the lines of communications open with local health care providers and schools, as well as with county and state public health administrators who are monitoring the region.
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.
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.
Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.
Resident Beat Officers live in the Village and keep their finger on the pulse of their assigned beats by hosting safety programs at schools and neighborhood meetings.
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.
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.
Water survey
High marks
Tree City Award
Just Call 9-1-1
Refuse and recycling
Monitoring measles
2015 budget
School resource officers
Helmets required
RBO Program
Pet ownership
Village Hall recognized
  • A survey arriving soon in the mailboxes of all Oak Park property owners is essential to protecting the community’s drinking water.
  • Individuals who have an encounter with an Oak Park police officer are likely to be satisfied with the way they are treated. That's the latest findings of an ongoing, long-term study by the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago.
  • The Village of Oak Park has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 31st year in a row. Oak Park's urban forest boasts nearly 19,000 trees on public property.
  • Even while you talk to the dispatcher, emergency personnel are already on their way.
  • 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.
  • No cases of measles have been reported here, but Oak Park Health Department officials are keeping the lines of communications open with local health care providers and schools, as well as with county and state public health administrators who are monitoring the region.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.
  • Resident Beat Officers live in the Village and keep their finger on the pulse of their assigned beats by hosting safety programs at schools and neighborhood meetings.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Artists Sought for Mini-Murals

    Artists are being sought for mural projects to continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor. Click here to download the mural application form (PDF) and read more about the program.

  • Downtown Construction

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

  • Earth Fest returns April 25

    Earth Fest, the Village's celebration of green living and learning, will return on April 25. The midday event is full of food, vendors and activities for kids. The latest information will be posted online, so mark your calendars and check back regularly.

  • Eye on the Ike

    Community members are urged to stay informed about IDOT's proposals to reconstruct the Eisenhower Expressway. Click here for more information on the project, the largest major reconstruction of the Ike since it was built in the 1950s.