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

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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.
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 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.
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.
Oak Parkers interested in seeking a seat on one of the boards of the local taxing bodies must file their petitions by close of business, Dec. 22 to earn a slot on the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election ballot.
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.
Business supporters, owners and residents were on hand as Village officials and senior executives from the development and construction teams ceremoniously broke ground for the long-awaited redevelopment of the northeast corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue.
Oak Park will install 12 Divvy docking stations throughout the Village next year. Bikes will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.
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.
A project to demonstrate the potential cost savings of electric smart grid technologies took a step closer to implementation in Oak Park with the hiring of an organization credited with creating the national model for smart grid project planning, implementation and management.
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.
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.
Crime tips
Refuse and recycling
School resource officers
Flu shots urged
Petition time
VOP-TV Awards
Breaking ground
Divvy in Oak Park
Pet ownership
Smart grid
Village Hall recognized
Redevelopment coming
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Oak Parkers interested in seeking a seat on one of the boards of the local taxing bodies must file their petitions by close of business, Dec. 22 to earn a slot on the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election ballot.
  • 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.
  • Business supporters, owners and residents were on hand as Village officials and senior executives from the development and construction teams ceremoniously broke ground for the long-awaited redevelopment of the northeast corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue.
  • Oak Park will install 12 Divvy docking stations throughout the Village next year. Bikes will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.
  • 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.
  • A project to demonstrate the potential cost savings of electric smart grid technologies took a step closer to implementation in Oak Park with the hiring of an organization credited with creating the national model for smart grid project planning, implementation and management.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Free Parking Saturdays

    Shoppers can enjoy two hours of free parking on Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Just look for bagged meters and pay stations downtown and near South Oak Park Avenue. Holley Court and the Avenue Garage both offer two hours of free parking on Saturdays too. Parking is always free on Sundays.

  • Toys for Tots

    The Oak Park Police Department will once again serve as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots donations this holiday season. Donations must be new and sealed in the original package. No gift wrapped toys or stuffed animals, please. The station is open 24/7, and the last day for donations is Dec. 21.

  • 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.

  • Recycle old holiday lights

    VOP's Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd., is hosting a holiday light recycling drive through January. Drop off old lights, bulbs and extension cords in the lobby from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.