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A strong wave of storms pushed through the Chicagoland area on Monday evening, July 15th, and like many communities Oak Park found itself in its destructive path. Crews are actively engaged in clean-up efforts this morning.
Village Manager Kevin J. Jackson announced today that Lindsey Roland Nieratka, a leader in developing and implementing climate-focused and sustainability programs, has been named Chief Sustainability Officer for the Village of Oak Park.
With the highest temperatures of the season typically coming during the summer, public health officials are advising residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sometimes severe consequences of extreme heat.
Beginning this fall, the Village is modernizing its Fall Leaf Collection Program to improve safety, help the environment and provide residents with more choices for how to handle leaves.
Oak Park’s neighborhood climate coaching initiative is a partnership between the Village and the volunteer group Oak Park Climate Action Network (OPCAN) that offers a peer-expert advisory service to help residents navigate various pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Oak Park Fire Department has begun testing fire hydrants as part of a routine procedure that is expected to continue periodically all summer to ensure proper operations of these vital emergency response devices.
The Oak Park, Illinois Film Festival, set for Sept. 12 and 14, is now accepting submissions through July 31 for the 2024 event. The entry deadline is Wed., July 31 with a discount offered for early bird entries submitted by Sun., June 30.
Every Oak Park resident is required to purchase a license for each owned or leased motor vehicle before July 15. Vehicle licenses can be purchased and renewed online at www.oak-park.us/vehiclelicense.
Village Manager Kevin J. Jackson announced that Jonathan Burch, a housing policy and planning expert - and an Oak Park resident - has been named Assistant Village Manager/Neighborhood Services Director.
Celebrate Pride Month during this community event featuring ice cream, face painting, a DJ, games, bounce house, a magician and more. The Oak Park Pride Party returns to Village Hall on Sat., June 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Oak Park Farmers’ Market opens its 49th season on Saturday, May 18. The Market is held every Saturday (rain or shine) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 26 in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake St.
Periodic cicadas will return to Oak Park this spring after the notoriously noisy insects have been living underground for the past 17 years. Village Forestry officials say cicadas rarely impact a tree's health unless it is small in size with few branches and a trunk less than 2 inches in diameter.
  • A strong wave of storms pushed through the Chicagoland area on Monday evening, July 15th, and like many communities Oak Park found itself in its destructive path. Crews are actively engaged in clean-up efforts this morning.
  • Village Manager Kevin J. Jackson announced today that Lindsey Roland Nieratka, a leader in developing and implementing climate-focused and sustainability programs, has been named Chief Sustainability Officer for the Village of Oak Park.
  • With the highest temperatures of the season typically coming during the summer, public health officials are advising residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sometimes severe consequences of extreme heat.
  • Beginning this fall, the Village is modernizing its Fall Leaf Collection Program to improve safety, help the environment and provide residents with more choices for how to handle leaves.
  • Oak Park’s neighborhood climate coaching initiative is a partnership between the Village and the volunteer group Oak Park Climate Action Network (OPCAN) that offers a peer-expert advisory service to help residents navigate various pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers' Market season is in full swing. The Market takes place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 18 through Oct. 26. Find more information at www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

  • 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.

  • Municipal Jobs

    Residents interested in working for the Village can keep track of job openings at www.oak-park.us/jobs, where descriptions and qualifications are posted for specific positions.

  • Construction Updates

    Keep track of current and upcoming construction projects in Oak Park by clicking the project updates tab at www.oak-park.us/construction.