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

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Free consultations available

Sign code…Business operators considering seeking variances from the Village sign code can get free guidance from the Community Design Commission before submitting a request for formal review. The commission will review and comment on drawings, sketches or photographic examples as well as materials, offering guidance and suggestions on meeting the code requirements and overcoming challenges that would require a variance. Reviews are given during the commission’s regular meeting at 7:15 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. To arrange a conversation with the commission, call 708.358.5440 or email

Tree species…Oak Park residents can get help selecting the right tree species to plant in their yards from the forestry subcommittee of the Community Design Commission. Subcommittee members will help assess the planting site and offer advice on species by factors such as size, habit, texture, growth rate, maintenance and seasonal color. The review is available from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the subcommittee’s regular meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Space is limited. Be sure to bring a site plan or plat of survey and information about existing vegetation near the proposed tree location. To schedule a consultation, call 708.358.5440 or email