The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Plan for parking when it snows

Residents who rely on on-street parking are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly when snow is predicted. The Village has specific rules that govern parking when it snows to ensure streets can be properly plowed. When snowfall exceeds two inches, all parking is prohibited on the main streets posted as snow routes. Parking on other streets is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts, the side determined by the odd/even date. To find out if snow-related parking restrictions are in effect, call 708.358.7669 for a recorded message. Cable television subscribers can tune into VOP-TV, broadcast on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99. The snow emergency parking rules are posted at

Sidewalk shoveling required…Village ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from the public sidewalk within 24 hours following any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Being a good neighbor is important, too, so property owners are urged to assist those who may need help clearing a sidewalk. For more information call 708.358.5700 or email

Warming centers available…Anyone needing relief from the cold can visit a local warming center, including Village Hall, 123 Madison St. West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, is open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both hospitals are open seven days a week and hours may be extended when weather conditions warrant. Village Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To find out if the warming center is open after hours, call West Suburban Hospital at 708.383.6200 or Rush Oak Park Hospital at 708.660.2211. Oak Park Township is open to persons with disabilities and seniors — call 708.383.8005 for details. If transportation is needed, call the Oak Park Police Department’s non-emergency number 708.386.3800.