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Community awards celebrate stewardship

More than 60 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized recently for their commitment to protecting Oak Park’s heritage and making the Village a vibrant place for residents and visitors alike. Seven Preservation Awards were presented by the Historic Preservation Commission and five Green Awards were distributed by the Environment & Energy Commission. The Disability Access Commission also presented two awards for providing extraordinary accessibility for patrons with disabilities and their families. In addition, the Community Design Commission’s Cavalcade of Pride awards were presented for 17 properties whose owners were deemed to have done an exceptional job of maintaining and improving the exteriors of their homes and businesses. New this year, the Aging in Place Commission presented six awards for efforts provide easy access to older residents, create an inviting physical space and offer a welcoming, helpful, service-oriented attitude. The complete list of award winners is posted online at