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

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Annual report available – Oak Park Township accomplishments and finances for April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013 are available for citizen review at Highlights for the year include:

  • New Senior Services facility opened to provide nutrition, transportation and other support to help senior citizens maintain their independence.
  • Youth Services introduced FACE IT, a program to guide youth away from alcohol and drug use through education in a supportive group setting.  
  • Financial and job search assistance declined from the 2011–12 high to less than 100 per month due to improved post-recession employment opportunities.

Innovation award – The Township Officials of Illinois awarded its 2013 Innovative Senior Program Award to Oak Park Township for the book SPREAD, an intergenerational effort to preserve the memories and stories of seniors gathered at the Townships’ daily lunch program. Created under the guidance of DePaul College Professor Jim Duignan and students from Oak Park and River Forest High School, interviews were transcribed into an anthology of stories. Copies of the book are available for review at the Senior Services center, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. Call 708.383.8060 or visit for more information.