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

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March/April 2019

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. Once completed, walking along and crossing Madison Street should not only...
Hoping to tap the growing number of home surveillance video cameras, the Oak Park Police Department has launched a new website feature that allows camera owners to upload videos and photographs they think might be useful in solving neighborhood crimes. The Police Department often gets unsolicited...
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...
Now is the time to plan for spring and summer remodeling projects, both business and residential. Anyone considering opening a business, designing an addition, finishing a basement, building a new garage or remodeling a kitchen or bath is encouraged to schedule a preliminary construction meeting to...
Oak Park Police are on the lookout for suspicious pickup trucks driven by suspects dressed in work clothes who are running a common repair scam and burglary ruse. Residents have reported men knocking on doors warning residents about much-needed repairs that were spotted while passing by or doing...
With the May 1 deadline approaching for animal license renewals, residents are urged to use the online option at www.oak-park.us/petlicenserenewal, rather than using the U.S. Mail or trekking to Village Hall. Renewing online is quick and easy. You can delete pets you no longer own and add new ones...
Join in Oak Park’s celebration of green living at Earth Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., April 27 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Now in its 10th year, the event offers fun for the whole family, including a wide range of activities for kids. Environmentally-conscious residents will...
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 for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program that studies patterns and trends over time. Oak Park Police investigated 15 more crimes in 2018 than...
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. Village Hall hours for early voting will be as follows: Monday – Saturday, March 18 – March 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24...
Anyone with an unpaid parking ticket prior to 2018 who pays by 5 p.m., April 4 can avoid any late fees or future collection efforts. Collection activities including booting have been suspended during the amnesty period. But once the temporary reprieve ends, any remaining unpaid parking accounts...
Local groups and volunteers are invited to participate in the 46th annual A Day in Our Village, Oak Park’s annual festival celebrating diversity and community involvement. Scheduled for Sun., June 2, the event features activity and information booths in Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park...
Helping homeowners pay for needed repairs they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford is what the Village’s single-family rehab loan program is all about. Last year one rehab loan helped an Oak Park resident of more than 40 years living on a fixed income and recovering from a medical issue go from a...