This year's Fourth of July parade and fireworks have been canceled to protect the community against the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The event is not feasible, public health officials say, given the crowds created by the annual celebration.
The events would not be in compliance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's plan for reopening Illinois, which relies on five data-driven phases of measurable progress against the highly contagious coronavirus. Gatherings such as the parade and fireworks would not be allowed until the final phase.
The plan divides the state into four regions for reopening - Northeast Illinois, which includes Oak Park, North Central Illinois, Central Illinois and Southern Illinois. Click here to read more about the state plan...
More informtion about Oak Park's response to the COVID-19 emergency is posted at www.oak-park.us/covid19.