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

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February 2017

Reserving an overnight parking pass in Oak Park has gotten even easier for smartphone and tablet users. In addition to paying for parking at any meter or pay-by-space lot in the Village, residents and visitors now can use the same convenient and easy-to-use Passport Parking app to secure an...
The Village of Oak Park has a number of communications channels to help residents receive up-to-the-minute information about their community and engage with Village Hall. The Village’s social media pages provide residents, businesses and visitors with information about municipal programs, services...
With only 4.5 square miles and 52,000 residents, many would say Oak Park is a small town. But the municipal services that make our community such a great place to live, work and do business are anything but small. Oak Park has more than 100 miles of Village-owned streets, nearly 20,000 parkway...
Oak Park residents interested in diving deep into Village finances need look no further than www.oak-park.us/financial-reports where a wide range of documents is posted. From annual budgets and audits to bond ratings and municipal compensation reports, virtually every document related to how taxes...
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. Most open positions require filling out an employment application and equal employment opportunity form, which can be...
Residents are invited to help the Village learn more about what the community wants in the speed of internet service by taking a brief, online survey at www.oak-park.us/speedsurvey. Information gathered through the survey will help the citizen volunteers on the Civic Information Systems Commission...
The Oak Park Police department has released the crime data compiled for 2016 for the state’s annual Uniform Crime Reporting Index. Police investigated 1,605 crimes in 2016 compared to 1,568 crimes reported in 2015. The number of crimes reported in 2016 remained below the 1,665 crimes reported in...
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams, Ed.D., is hosting a series of community listening sessions in February and March. Residents are invited to enjoy a complimentary light meal, and then share their thoughts on what the high school is doing well...
Those caring for individuals age 60 and older or with disabilities can find help via a Caregiver Support Group. The group meets from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month at the Oak Park Township Senior Services Center, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. Call 708.383.8060 or email...
Summer jobs…The Park District of Oak Park is now hiring for a variety of summer jobs including camp counselors, lifeguards, cashiers, grounds workers and many more. For more information and to apply, visit www.pdop.org/jobs. Taylor Park plan community meeting…A community meeting to discuss future...
Michael T. Charley has been named Director of the Oak Park Department of Public Health. Charley, who had served as interim director since October 2015, will oversee an operation that is one of only four municipal health departments in suburban Cook County certified by the state to provide public...
Oak Parkers planning to vote in the April 4 Consolidated Municipal Election can register from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Voter registration also is offered at Oak Park Township, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., call 708.383.8005 or email town@oakparktownship....
www.oak-park.us/housing Rental property rehab loans…Owners of multi-family buildings with seven or fewer units may be eligible for forgivable loans of up to $5,000 per unit under the Village’s Small Rental Rehab Program. Owners need to contribute matching funds of at least 25 percent of the total...
Safely dispose of expired and unwanted prescription medicines in the lobby of the Oak Park Police Department at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Needles and other medical wastes are not accepted, but needles can be disposed of using the Village's At Your Door collection service. Safe disposal of drugs...
Residents are urged to move their cars from the streets when temporary no-parking signs go up to allow private contractors to prune parkway trees quickly and safely as the winter trimming cycle continues through mid-April. The areas scheduled for pruning this season are between North Boulevard and...
Oak Park property owners planning a project can get the permitting process underway online at www.oak-park.us/villageview. The online system offers users an intuitive, widget-driven website portal for conducting a wide range of property related Village business via a computer, tablet or mobile...