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With this week predicted to be the hottest of the season so far, public health officials are urging residents to take precautions and to check on their neighbors. Pets are at risk, too. Cooling centers are open to anyone in need of some relief.
Oak Park has joined the international movement to challenge citizens to reduce their impact on the environment by giving up single-use plastics during July. This global challenge is intended to raise awareness and initiate individual actions.
In addition to parades and fireworks, summer means getting together with good friends and good food outside. Making sure your grill is operated safely and food is handled correctly is important to preventing accidents and foodbourne illnesses.
Fresh off the launch of a new online tool for citizens to upload videos that might help solve neighborhood crimes, Police are taking the next logical step — urging citizens to register their cameras and help create a community-wide network.
Two individuals and one local non-profit organizations have been honored with the Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award for contributions to the health and well-being of Oak Parkers.
Eleven Oak Park restaurants received awards from the Oak Park Department of Public Health and Board of Health in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores.
Oak Parkers renewing or purchasing annual vehicle licenses will notice a major change to the decades old system — the new licenses will be in a database at Village Hall, with nothing to apply to the windshield.
Oak Parkers are about to be challenged to step up their recycling game as new, stricter cart contamination rules go into effect on May 6. After a warning, carts will not be emptied until the contaminants are removed by the resident – ideally by the next weekly collection cycle.
Four veterans from within the Police Department’s ranks have been promoted to high-level command posts. The promotions include a new deputy chief and three new commanders, all four long-time veterans in Oak Park.
Cross-pollination is the theme as the Oak Park Farmers’ Market kicks off its 44th season. 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 Street.
Reconstruction of the parking lot at Village Hall is underway and slated to continue into early June. No parking will be available in the lot beginning in early May, which means all Village employees and visitors will be required to park on nearby streets.
A major construction project that will convert Madison Street into three lanes from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard and incorporate a range of pedestrian-friendly features began in April and is slated to wrap up in November.
  • With this week predicted to be the hottest of the season so far, public health officials are urging residents to take precautions and to check on their neighbors. Pets are at risk, too. Cooling centers are open to anyone in need of some relief.
  • Oak Park has joined the international movement to challenge citizens to reduce their impact on the environment by giving up single-use plastics during July. This global challenge is intended to raise awareness and initiate individual actions.
  • In addition to parades and fireworks, summer means getting together with good friends and good food outside. Making sure your grill is operated safely and food is handled correctly is important to preventing accidents and foodbourne illnesses.
  • Fresh off the launch of a new online tool for citizens to upload videos that might help solve neighborhood crimes, Police are taking the next logical step — urging citizens to register their cameras and help create a community-wide network.
  • Two individuals and one local non-profit organizations have been honored with the Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award for contributions to the health and well-being of Oak Parkers.
  • Eleven Oak Park restaurants received awards from the Oak Park Department of Public Health and Board of Health in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores.
  • Oak Parkers renewing or purchasing annual vehicle licenses will notice a major change to the decades old system — the new licenses will be in a database at Village Hall, with nothing to apply to the windshield.
  • Oak Parkers are about to be challenged to step up their recycling game as new, stricter cart contamination rules go into effect on May 6. After a warning, carts will not be emptied until the contaminants are removed by the resident – ideally by the next weekly collection cycle.
  • Four veterans from within the Police Department’s ranks have been promoted to high-level command posts. The promotions include a new deputy chief and three new commanders, all four long-time veterans in Oak Park.
  • Cross-pollination is the theme as the Oak Park Farmers’ Market kicks off its 44th season. 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 Street.
  • Reconstruction of the parking lot at Village Hall is underway and slated to continue into early June. No parking will be available in the lot beginning in early May, which means all Village employees and visitors will be required to park on nearby streets.
  • A major construction project that will convert Madison Street into three lanes from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard and incorporate a range of pedestrian-friendly features began in April and is slated to wrap up in November.

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  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Oak Park Farmers' Market's 44th 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.

  • 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 30 through August 29. 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 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 through Aug. 18 in Scoville Park. Click here for a list of performers.

  • 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.