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March/April 2024

As part of its celebration of National Public Health Week from April 1–7, the Oak Park Public Health Department is marking 75 years as a state-certified local health department. Oak Park sustains one of only a handful of municipal-level public health departments with this distinction. The Public...
The Village and its Historic Preservation Commission support sustainable building practices like reusing historic buildings and materials as well as the use of alternative energy sources. However, the incorporation of solar panels in historic districts should be done with care to preserve the...
Bonnie McDonald, President & CEO of Landmarks Illinois, is the guest speaker for the next installment of the Historic Preservation Commission’s Speaker Series from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at Village Hall. McDonald will host a discussion about “The Relevancy Guidebook,” providing ideas and...
With only 4.7 square miles and 54,500 residents, some may 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, 500 alleys, nearly 18,000...
Applications for block parties are now being accepted. Each block is limited to two events per year. The events can be a block party, a block sale or a combination of both. The total number of events across the community is limited to 30 per weekend. Some weekends fill quickly, so residents are...
Plan now for spring, summer remodeling projects…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 residential basement, building a new garage or remodeling a home kitchen or...
Oak Parkers are invited to safely dispose of sensitive documents and foam products with the No. 6 symbol at a free paper shredding and foam recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 20 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Paper shredding…Each household is limited to two bags...
The Village is offering collection of used textiles and small household items as part of its ongoing effort to help residents reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. The textile service is provided by Simple Recycling and is free to all Oak Park residents. Free pickups can be scheduled...
As the Village restructures and lifts up a new Development Services Department, it recently welcomed the arrival of Emily Egan as Development Services Director and Brandon Crawford as Deputy Director of Development Services. Last year the Village Board approved changes to the Development Customer...
The Oak Park Housing Authority (OPHA) will accept pre-applications to add 150 new households to the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program that helps very-low-income households pay their monthly rent. Formerly known as Section 8, the voucher program is a locally administered federal...
Oak Park Police investigated 3,352 crimes in 2023, compared to 3,195 crimes in 2022, according to data compiled by the Police Department for the FBI’s National Incident Based Reporting System used by law enforcement agencies in the United States for collecting and reporting data on crimes. Thefts...
Suburban Cook County voters can cast an early ballot for the March 19 Presidential Primary Election seven days a week starting March 4 through March 18 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Village Hall also will...
The Village hosts a series of community events throughout the year to celebrate Oak Park’s diversity. These occasions include A Day in Our Village, Juneteenth, Pride Month, Oak Park’s July 4th parade and Hispanic Heritage Month. Volunteers are sought to serve on planning committees and assist...
Following local elections, the Village Board typically updates its goals as a way of outlining the priorities, projects and initiatives it intends to work toward during the upcoming term. Earlier this year Village Trustees adopted the following goals for 2024–25: Community Affordability  Community...
Weekly collection of yard waste for residential dwellings of five or fewer units begins in April and continues through the last full week of November. Bundled brush no larger than two feet in diameter and four feet in length and yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, shrubs and vines will be...
Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be awkward, and it can make all the difference to someone important in your life. Below are a few tips and resources for how to check in on loved ones and local resources you can offer: If you notice a friend or family member is not...
Work will soon begin on a months-long water and streetscaping improvement project on Madison Street between Oak Park Avenue and East Avenue. The project includes water main and service replacements within the project limits that is expected to begin the week of March 4. The project also includes...
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. onSunday, March 10. Clocks should be set ahead one hour. The Oak Park Fire Department recommends using the time switch as a reminder to test and replace the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that use alkaline batteries. Better yet, consider...
With the March 19 Presidential Primary Election drawing near, residents will soon be able to recycle political yard signs through a special collection. Corrugated plastic signs and aluminum frames can be dropped off for recycling between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays from March 19 through April 2...