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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.
Wednesday, August 10, 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.
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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016  ::   With temperatures and humidity predicted to push the heat index dangerously high this week, public health officials are advising residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sometimes severe consequences of extreme heat.
Friday, July 15, 2016  ::   Nine college students are interning with the Village’s Public Works Department this summer, and having extra hands available in the Engineering, Streets, Fleet and Water & Sewer divisions is a win-win for everyone involved.
Friday, July 15, 2016  ::   Representatives of the firm chosen to help to craft a comprehensive wayfinding sign program will hit the streets to gather public input at the July 21 Thursday Night Out dining event downtown and the July 23 Oak Park Farmers’ Market.

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