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Suburban Cook County voters can cast an early ballot for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Municipal Election from March 18 through April 1 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
  • Suburban Cook County voters can cast an early ballot for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Municipal Election from March 18 through April 1 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Don't Miss

  • 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.