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Oak Park’s celebration of green living will be bigger than ever this year, with everything from goats and hula dancers to food trucks and the Farmers’ Market Band adding to the eclectic mix at the Village’s ninth annual Earth Fest.
Nominations are now being accepted for William Fitzsimmons Awards that honor those who made exceptional contributions to improving the health of Oak Parkers during 2017. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Fri., May 4.
Residents have one more opportunity to weigh in on a proposed pilot program intended to test concepts for improving Oak Park’s myriad of parking rules and regulations. The Transportation Commission's latest proposal is online for comments until noon April 23.
The Environment & Energy Commission is bringing back its weekly lecture series each Tuesday in April in celebration of Earth Month. The series of discussions will be held at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
Applications are now open for three separate public art projects in the Village - the seventh annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk, the Oak Park Area Arts Council's mini-mural project and the Oak Park Arts District's streetlight pole banner project.
A specially designed mobile stroke unit soon will begin offering immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients wherever there is need. The custom-built ambulance is one of only six in the nation and is based at Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Applications are now being accepted for 30 grants through RainReady Oak Park, a new program to help property owners pay for smart landscaping approaches that will better manage rain water.
Nearly 90 percent of all crime in Oak Park is against property, but armed robberies and vehicle hijackings do sometimes occur here. The best defense, Oak Park Police say, is to try to avoiding being an easy victim.
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.
All dogs and outdoor cats in Oak Park are required to display a current animal license, which must be renewed each year by May 1. Licenses can be renewed online, but proof of current rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering is needed to license a new pet.
When it comes to saving lives, every minute counts for the firefighter/paramedics responding to a 911 call. That’s why every ambulance and fire engine deployed by the Oak Park Fire Department is equipped to deliver advance life support (ALS) at the scene.
Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have an online resource available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Oak Park’s celebration of green living will be bigger than ever this year, with everything from goats and hula dancers to food trucks and the Farmers’ Market Band adding to the eclectic mix at the Village’s ninth annual Earth Fest.
  • Nominations are now being accepted for William Fitzsimmons Awards that honor those who made exceptional contributions to improving the health of Oak Parkers during 2017. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Fri., May 4.
  • Residents have one more opportunity to weigh in on a proposed pilot program intended to test concepts for improving Oak Park’s myriad of parking rules and regulations. The Transportation Commission's latest proposal is online for comments until noon April 23.
  • The Environment & Energy Commission is bringing back its weekly lecture series each Tuesday in April in celebration of Earth Month. The series of discussions will be held at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
  • Applications are now open for three separate public art projects in the Village - the seventh annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk, the Oak Park Area Arts Council's mini-mural project and the Oak Park Arts District's streetlight pole banner project.
  • A specially designed mobile stroke unit soon will begin offering immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients wherever there is need. The custom-built ambulance is one of only six in the nation and is based at Rush Oak Park Hospital.
  • Applications are now being accepted for 30 grants through RainReady Oak Park, a new program to help property owners pay for smart landscaping approaches that will better manage rain water.
  • Nearly 90 percent of all crime in Oak Park is against property, but armed robberies and vehicle hijackings do sometimes occur here. The best defense, Oak Park Police say, is to try to avoiding being an easy victim.
  • 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.
  • All dogs and outdoor cats in Oak Park are required to display a current animal license, which must be renewed each year by May 1. Licenses can be renewed online, but proof of current rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering is needed to license a new pet.
  • When it comes to saving lives, every minute counts for the firefighter/paramedics responding to a 911 call. That’s why every ambulance and fire engine deployed by the Oak Park Fire Department is equipped to deliver advance life support (ALS) at the scene.
  • Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have an online resource available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Don't Miss

  • Earth Fest

    Earth Fest, the Village's celebration of green living and learning, will return for its ninth year on April 21. The midday event includes fun for the whole family, including a wide range of activities for kids. The latest information will be posted online, so mark your calendars and check back regularly.

  • Free reusable bags available

    Need a reusable bag now that the Village's single-use bag fee is in effect? Free bags are now available at 10 locations across Oak Park, including Village Hall and the Public Works Center. See the complete list of locations at www.oak-park.us/bringyourbag.

  • Community Portal

    Residents interested in really getting to know the details of their Oak Park properties have a new online resource available. Just by entering an address into the portal search window on a computer, tablet or smartphone, users can link to a wide range of property-specific information, including zoning details, refuse collection dates, a list of elected officials at all levels and more.

  • OP/FYI Newsletter

    Keep up with news from Village Hall via the OP/FYI newsletter, which is distributed to every residential address in Oak Park six times each year. Find the most recent edition as well as past issues on the Village website.