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

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Award nomination deadlines extended

The nomination deadline has been extended to Sept. 30 for both Green Awards and Historic Preservation Awards.

Green Awards…Presented annually by Environment & Energy Commission, the annual awards recognize individuals, groups and organizations that have demonstrated leadership as stewards of the Oak Park environment. Past awards have included zero waste practices at a local elementary school, a greywater recycling system at a single-family home and a vegetable garden built atop a residential garage. Nominations may be made online at Call 708.358.5700 or email for more information.

Preservation Awards…Each year, the Historic Preservation Commission recognizes projects that demonstrate commitment to protecting and advancing the community’s architectural heritage. Single-family homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, public/institutional buildings and religious structures may be nominated in the categories of restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use and additions/new construction. Additional awards are presented for stewardship, detail and design. Nominations may be submitted online at, in person, by U.S. Mail or via email. Nomination forms are available in Village Hall, 123 Madison St., by calling 708.358.5417 or by email to For more information, call 708.358.5417 or email