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With measurable snowfall in the forecast this weekend, residents are urged to be prepared should the snow emergency parking rules be implemented to give crews room to plow and salt.
More than 70 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 7 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
Oak Park Police are stepping up patrols in cars, on foot and on bicycles through New Year’s Day to combat the crimes of opportunity that traditionally rise during the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
Parking when it snows
Community Awards
Police out in force
Free weekend parking
New Target
Oak Park development
Life-saving drug
Pet ownership
Budget review
VillageView
Restaurant awards
Coyotes at home
  • With measurable snowfall in the forecast this weekend, residents are urged to be prepared should the snow emergency parking rules be implemented to give crews room to plow and salt.
  • More than 70 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Dec. 7 at the Nineteenth Century Club.
  • Oak Park Police are stepping up patrols in cars, on foot and on bicycles through New Year’s Day to combat the crimes of opportunity that traditionally rise during the holiday season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Don't Miss

  • Home for the Holidays

    Catch the holiday spirit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17 in Downtown Oak Park! Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides, a visit from Santa Claus, and a special showing at Lake Theatre. All events and activities are free.

  • Recycle Holiday Lights

    Residents can recycle unwanted holiday lights and extension cords from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in December and January at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Mini, rope, LED, C7 and C9 lights and extension cords will be accepted. Call 708.358.3700 for more details.

  • 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.

  • 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.