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The Oak Park Fire Department reported an overall increase in total calls for service in 2018 as compared to the prior year. Rescue and emergency medical services continued to be the majority of aid provided in 2018.
Residents and business operators interested in learning more about major improvements planned this year for Madison Street are invited to an open house scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Percy Julian Middle School.
Oak Park public health officials are encouraging residents to assess their risk for heart disease as part of American Hearth Month this February. Eating health and staying active are among the recommended ways to prevent the disease, which results in one out of every four deaths.
An amnesty program underway through April 4 will give anyone with outstanding Oak Park parking citations prior to 2018 an opportunity to pay their tickets and avoid any late fees or future collection efforts. Online payment offers the easiest and quickest method.
The Oak Park Police Department is on the lookout for suspicious pickup trucks that may be driven by suspects dressed in work clothes who are running a common repair scam and burglary ruse.
Beginning this year, one third of the Village’s 18,000-plus parkway trees will be trimmed, rather than one quarter as in past years. The new approach means that all parkways trees south of Madison Street will be pruned this winter.
Interim Police Chief LaDon Reynolds, a 24-year-veteran of the Oak Park Police Department, has been selected as the new Chief of Police. A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tues., Jan. 8, at Village Hall.
More than 60 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Wednesday at Village Hall.
When it comes to building a stronger community, funds from federal housing and development grants have a big impact in Oak Park. For Program Year 2018, which began in October, Oak Park received more than $1.8 million in federal CDBG and ESG funding.
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.
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.
  • The Oak Park Fire Department reported an overall increase in total calls for service in 2018 as compared to the prior year. Rescue and emergency medical services continued to be the majority of aid provided in 2018.
  • Residents and business operators interested in learning more about major improvements planned this year for Madison Street are invited to an open house scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Percy Julian Middle School.
  • Oak Park public health officials are encouraging residents to assess their risk for heart disease as part of American Hearth Month this February. Eating health and staying active are among the recommended ways to prevent the disease, which results in one out of every four deaths.
  • An amnesty program underway through April 4 will give anyone with outstanding Oak Park parking citations prior to 2018 an opportunity to pay their tickets and avoid any late fees or future collection efforts. Online payment offers the easiest and quickest method.
  • The Oak Park Police Department is on the lookout for suspicious pickup trucks that may be driven by suspects dressed in work clothes who are running a common repair scam and burglary ruse.
  • Beginning this year, one third of the Village’s 18,000-plus parkway trees will be trimmed, rather than one quarter as in past years. The new approach means that all parkways trees south of Madison Street will be pruned this winter.
  • Interim Police Chief LaDon Reynolds, a 24-year-veteran of the Oak Park Police Department, has been selected as the new Chief of Police. A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tues., Jan. 8, at Village Hall.
  • More than 60 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized at the Village of Oak Park's annual community awards ceremony Wednesday at Village Hall.
  • When it comes to building a stronger community, funds from federal housing and development grants have a big impact in Oak Park. For Program Year 2018, which began in October, Oak Park received more than $1.8 million in federal CDBG and ESG funding.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Warming centers open

    Oak Parkers in need can find relief from the cold at local warming centers, including a both hospitals and Village Hall. If transportation is needed, call the Oak Park Police Department's non-emergency number 708.386.3800. 

  • Jazz Thaw

    Sip, sizzle and swing from 3 - 10 p.m. on Sat., March 2 during a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM, "Chicago's Home for Jazz," and Downtown Oak Park.

  • 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.

  • Financial reports available

    Oak Park residents interested in diving deep into Village finances need to look no further than www.oak-park.us/financialreports, where a wide range of documents are posted.  The page contains virtually every document related to how taxes and fees collected by the Village are allocated