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Diabetes workshop set…Area seniors interested in learning about managing diabetes are invited to participate in a workshop set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday from Oct. 10 through Nov. 14. The six-week series will be held at the Oak Park Township Senior Services Center, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. The program, entitled Take Charge of Your Diabetes, will help participants learn about healthy eating, pain management and medication, as well as how to communicate with family and medical professionals. Call 708.383.8060 or email to register.

Village Board TV…Village Board meetings are streamed live and archived for on-demand viewing at, where videos are linked to agendas and related materials. Meetings also are cablecast live on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99, and replayed at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays. Regular board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Special meetings typically are held at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Get to know your RBO…Oak Park’s residential beat officers hold regular meetings in the neighborhoods they serve to discuss issues and crime trends, and answer questions. For more details, including dates, times and locations, call 708.386.3800 or visit

Discrimination complaints…Village Code defends the rights of individuals within the protected classes of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status or disability in purchasing, leasing, securing a loan, renting or occupying housing or other real estate. Any person otherwise qualified who is denied or discriminated against in these processes should call 708.358.5407 or email

Overnight parking restricted…Parking is prohibited on all Village streets from 2:30 to 6 a.m., seven days a week, year around, except when allowed by permit or pass. Up to 10 on-street overnight passes are allowed for each vehicle every month — the first three are free, and additional passes are $7 each. If you have guests, consider parking in one of the Village’s public garages. For more information about parking, visit

Signs prohibited…Placing any type of sign in the public right of way such as the parkway space between the sidewalk and the curb is prohibited — including garage sale signs, political signs, open house signs and contractor signs. For more information call 708.358.5700 or email

Nature museum activities…Cook County’s Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest, offers a range of programs for children and adults alike, including nature stories, fitness hikes and close-up visits with the Thatcher Woods’ many inhabitants. For more information, visit the Museum or call 708.366.6530.

Leashes required…Leashes are required for all dogs that use any public street, sidewalk, parkway or public area. Leashes can’t be longer than eight feet. Owners who allow their dogs to run off leash may be ticketed and fined. The Park District of Oak Park offers areas where dogs can run off leash. Visit for more information.

Runners take streets…The Park District of Oak Park’s annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races will bring street closures along the route from about 8 to 11 a.m., Sun., Oct. 22. Several streets will be closed from Lake Street north to LeMoyne Parkway and Marion Street east to Lombard Avenue. Residents are encouraged to review the course at and allow for extra travel time. Events start at Scoville Avenue and Ontario Street, just east of Oak Park and River Forest High School and finish on Scoville in front of the school. The course for the 10K race passes eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Home and Studio on Chicago Avenue. Anyone interested in helping with this community event is invited to volunteer at