The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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The Oak Park Police Department and law enforcement throughout Illinois will be working around the clock through Thanksgiving and the remainder of the year to make certain that travelers are buckled up and driving sober.
The annual fall leaf collection program for 2018 is scheduled for Oct. 15 through Dec. 6 with eight pickups planned for each section of the Village.
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.
Ten Oak Park restaurants received 2018 Johnson Awards in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores. Named for Oak Park’s first lunchroom operated in the 1890s at 124 Lake St., this is the 32nd time the Johnson Awards have been presented.
Five individuals and one local non-profit organization have been honored with the Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award for their contributions to the health and well-being of Oak Parkers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pets are an important part of many households in Oak Park. Along with the companionship they provide come owner responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of the pet and the community.
  • The Oak Park Police Department and law enforcement throughout Illinois will be working around the clock through Thanksgiving and the remainder of the year to make certain that travelers are buckled up and driving sober.
  • The annual fall leaf collection program for 2018 is scheduled for Oct. 15 through Dec. 6 with eight pickups planned for each section of the Village.
  • 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.
  • Ten Oak Park restaurants received 2018 Johnson Awards in recognition for having the highest two-year average inspection scores. Named for Oak Park’s first lunchroom operated in the 1890s at 124 Lake St., this is the 32nd time the Johnson Awards have been presented.
  • Five individuals and one local non-profit organization have been honored with the Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award for their contributions to the health and well-being of Oak Parkers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pets are an important part of many households in Oak Park. Along with the companionship they provide come owner responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of the pet and the community.

Don't Miss

  • Fall Leaf Collection

    Oak Park's fall leaf collection runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 6. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates, which are available on the Village website.

  • Shopper's Reward Program

    Save your recepits when you shop and dine in Downtown Oak Park between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 and receive $50 in Shopper's Reward certificates if you bring in original recepits from at least seven businesses totaling $25 or more with a grand total of $500 or more.

  • Home for the Holidays

    Catch the holiday spirit on Sat., Dec. 8 in Downtown Oak Park! Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa.

  • 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.