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Fun for the whole family awaits at the Village’s 10th annual Earth Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., April 27 at the Public Works Center. Live entertainment, a wide range of activities for kids and dozens of local businesses and organizations highlight the annual celebration of green living.
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 is set to begin in April and wrap up in November.
Reconstruction of the parking lot at Village Hall is set to begin the week of April 22 and 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.
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.
Artists are being sought to create murals that will continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor from dull, blank concrete into canvases as part of the Oak Park Area Arts Council's Mini-Mural program.
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.
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.
The overall crime rate in Oak Park was essentially unchanged in 2018 as compared to the prior year, according to data compiled by the Police Department. The two largest categories of crimes against individuals – robbery, which includes vehicle hijackings and assault/battery – declined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
  • Fun for the whole family awaits at the Village’s 10th annual Earth Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., April 27 at the Public Works Center. Live entertainment, a wide range of activities for kids and dozens of local businesses and organizations highlight the annual celebration of green living.
  • 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 is set to begin in April and wrap up in November.
  • Reconstruction of the parking lot at Village Hall is set to begin the week of April 22 and 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.
  • 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.
  • Artists are being sought to create murals that will continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor from dull, blank concrete into canvases as part of the Oak Park Area Arts Council's Mini-Mural program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The overall crime rate in Oak Park was essentially unchanged in 2018 as compared to the prior year, according to data compiled by the Police Department. The two largest categories of crimes against individuals – robbery, which includes vehicle hijackings and assault/battery – declined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Earth Fest

    Earth Fest, the Village's celebration of green living and learning, will return for its 10th year on April 27. The midday event includes fun for the whole family, including a wide range of activities for kids. The latest information will be posted online, so mark your calendars and check back regularly.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.