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Nominations are being sought for the Village's annual awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve Oak Park through property preservation, sustainability and accessibility.
Oak Park’s efforts to make it quick, easy and cost-effective to get permits to install solar arrays have earned the Village gold status from the U.S. Department of Energy. Oak Park is one of only 84 communities in the country to earn gold status and the eighth in Illinois.
The Public Works Department is testing new LED lamps on four blocks in the community. Residents are invited to visit the test blocks and share their views on the different color ratings via an online survey.
If someone calls or knocks on your door promising a better deal on electricity, proceed with caution. Enrollment for Oak Park’s municipal electricity aggregation program typically opens in the fall when notices are mailed to all eligible customers.
The common practice of placing plastic bags in blue recycling carts drives up costs and drives down the value of the community's curbside recycling program. Clean plastic single-use bags should be returned to grocery stores and big-box retailers that collect them for proper recycling.
Village vehicle stickers went on sale as renewal notices were sent to residents who purchased stickers last year. Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a motor vehicle is required to display a valid Village sticker annually before July 15 to get the lowest rate.
The seventh annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk is underway with 12 sculptures on display in an outdoor exhibit along Oak Park Avenue just north and south of the Eisenhower Expressway between Lexington and Van Buren streets.
The Oak Park Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the state in stepping up traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers during the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads.
The most high-profile project on the horizon this summer will repair and replace deteriorating water and sewer mains and resurface the roadway along sections of North Boulevard and South Boulevard between Marion Street and Oak Park Avenue.
Oak Park's 1,240 fire hydrants are being tested to ensure proper operations of these vital emergency response devices. If your notice cloudy water, just let the tap run for a couple of minutes and it should clear up.
Oak Parkers interested in reducing the amount of organic material sent to landfills can sign up for the Village's composting program and receive a discount in the process.
The 43rd season of the Oak Park Farmers’ Market kicks off Saturday, May 19. The dynamic, open-air, producer-only market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine every Saturday from opening day through October at 460 Lake St.
  • Nominations are being sought for the Village's annual awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve Oak Park through property preservation, sustainability and accessibility.
  • Oak Park’s efforts to make it quick, easy and cost-effective to get permits to install solar arrays have earned the Village gold status from the U.S. Department of Energy. Oak Park is one of only 84 communities in the country to earn gold status and the eighth in Illinois.
  • The Public Works Department is testing new LED lamps on four blocks in the community. Residents are invited to visit the test blocks and share their views on the different color ratings via an online survey.
  • If someone calls or knocks on your door promising a better deal on electricity, proceed with caution. Enrollment for Oak Park’s municipal electricity aggregation program typically opens in the fall when notices are mailed to all eligible customers.
  • The common practice of placing plastic bags in blue recycling carts drives up costs and drives down the value of the community's curbside recycling program. Clean plastic single-use bags should be returned to grocery stores and big-box retailers that collect them for proper recycling.
  • Village vehicle stickers went on sale as renewal notices were sent to residents who purchased stickers last year. Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a motor vehicle is required to display a valid Village sticker annually before July 15 to get the lowest rate.
  • The seventh annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk is underway with 12 sculptures on display in an outdoor exhibit along Oak Park Avenue just north and south of the Eisenhower Expressway between Lexington and Van Buren streets.
  • The Oak Park Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the state in stepping up traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers during the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads.
  • The most high-profile project on the horizon this summer will repair and replace deteriorating water and sewer mains and resurface the roadway along sections of North Boulevard and South Boulevard between Marion Street and Oak Park Avenue.
  • Oak Park's 1,240 fire hydrants are being tested to ensure proper operations of these vital emergency response devices. If your notice cloudy water, just let the tap run for a couple of minutes and it should clear up.
  • Oak Parkers interested in reducing the amount of organic material sent to landfills can sign up for the Village's composting program and receive a discount in the process.
  • The 43rd season of the Oak Park Farmers’ Market kicks off Saturday, May 19. The dynamic, open-air, producer-only market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine every Saturday from opening day through October at 460 Lake St.

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  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers' Market's 43rd season is underway! The Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., just west of Ridgeland Avenue. Find more information at www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

  • Free Concerts in Scoville Park

    The Park District of Oak Park's free summer concert series featuring a variety of local and well-known bands takes place at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday evening starting June 10 through Aug. 19 in Scoville Park. Click here for a list of upcoming performances.

  • Thursday Night Out

    Start your weekends early at Oak Park's popular dine-around series, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday from May 24 through August 30. Visit more than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offering a variety of drinks, entrees and deserts, and don't miss the weekly free world music concert on Marion Street. Click here for more info.

  • 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.