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Thursday, September 22, 2016  ::   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.
Monday, September 19, 2016  ::   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.
Thursday, September 8, 2016  ::   As part of its efforts to eliminate mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District has scheduled spraying in Oak Park, weather permitting. Should unfavorable weather conditions prevail, spraying will be delayed to a subsequent night.
Monday, August 29, 2016  ::   The Village is hosting several free recycling events during the month of September, offering residents the opportunity to shred documents containing personal information, repurpose old clothes and exchange paint.
Monday, August 15, 2016  ::   Construction along Chicago Avenue reaches its final phase this week with the beginning of resurfacing that will span the entire stretch of the Village from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard. The project is expected to last at least three months.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016  ::   Repairs to the Police Department’s underground garage at Village Hall may mean disruptions to street parking, but the parking lot and adjacent pedestrian entrance will remain open. The project is expected to be completed by November.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016  ::   Nominations are being sought for awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve the Village through historic preservation, sustainability and accessibility. The deadline for nominations is October 14, with awards to be presented in December.
Monday, August 1, 2016  ::   The Public Works Center is always abuzz with activity, but it’s not just the human workers making the noise this summer. The real buzz is coming from the 90,000 or so honey bees that are at home on the roof of the sprawling structure on South Boulevard at Lombard Avenue.
Monday, July 25, 2016  ::   Oak Park will join a growing national movement aimed at deterring tobacco use among young people by increasing the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21 years old. The law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1 as Oak Park becomes the third community in Illinois to adopt a Tobacco 21 law.
Thursday, July 21, 2016  ::   Oak Park Police Department veteran Anthony Ambrose will become Oak Park's new Police Chief following the retirement of Rick C. Tanksley after nearly 33 years on the force. Ambrose has been Oak Park's Deputy Police Chief since 2005.