The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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September/October 2021

When it comes to citizen monitoring and involvement in the process of making public policy, opportunities abound in Oak Park to stay informed and involved in municipal government. From volunteering to serve on one of the many separate advisory boards, commissions and committees, to providing public...
With COVID-19 still present in the community as Halloween approaches, officials are considering the best hours for trick-or-treating. But one thing is certain — guidelines from local, state and federal public health officials are sure to apply. These include reducing close contact with those...
The Oak Park Department of Public Health is taking its mobile response van into the community to provide convenient COVID-19 vaccinations and rapid testing at public events such as block parties, picnics and other large community gatherings. Health officials and volunteers traveling with the van...
While mosquitoes tend to become less active as summer heat diminishes, the threat of these disease-carrying pests could continue as late as mid-October. Public health officials advise residents to avoid being bitten by wearing long sleeves and pants, limiting time spent outdoors at dusk and dawn...
Handyman help for seniors…Oak Park residents ages 60 and older can get help with simple home maintenance repairs through North West Housing Partnership, a Housing and Urban Development approved housing counseling agency. Fees range from $20 to $40 an hour depending on income and repairs are done by...
Breaking down vaccine hesitancy…Tens of thousands of Oak Park residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, but vaccine hesitancy still persists in our community. Oak Parkers are invited to help break down vaccine hesitancy by sharing why they got vaccinated on yard signs available from the Oak Park...
Oak Park is home to many independently owned restaurants, breweries, boutiques and health and fitness studios offering everything you, your kids and even your pet may need. Local businesses are owned by neighbors and friends who care about their customers and are invested in the well-being of the...
As the flu season approaches, local public health officials are reminding residents that shots are recommended for everyone older than six months. Flu vaccine is offered at numerous commercial pharmacies, grocery stores and other retail sites in the Oak Park area. Most of these sites accept private...
The Village and its contractors will collect fallen leaves from Nov. 1 – Dec. 10, 2021. Six pickups are planned for each section of the Village as indicated on the map. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates. Leaves will be...
Residents and organizations located in Oak Park can help improve the community by organizing a neighborhood clean-up event as part of the Keep Oak Park Beautiful initiative. The Village will provide up to 10 heavy duty trash bags, 10 pairs of gloves and 10 pink refuse stickers that can be used to...
Homelessness assistance resources...Residents who are homeless or who know someone who is homeless or at risk of being homeless now have a single resource for all suburban Cook County support services. Called Entry Point, trained staff works with households to understand their needs using a...
With the new school year now underway, Oak Park police are urging motorists to stay alert — especially when driving in school zones. Motorists need to be focused and avoid distractions like talking on cell phones, police say, as well as come to a complete stop at intersections and not block...
There is still time to submit nominations for the 2021 aging in place, historic preservation and sustainability awards that recognize efforts made by organizations, individuals and businesses that have played roles in improving the community. Winners will be recognized by the Village Board. Aging...
Electricity aggregation supports renewable initiatives Oak Park has extended its electricity aggregation program for an additional seven months with Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2). Effective with the October meter reads, the contract ensures aggregation participants will never...
Residents interested in timely and informative updates from their police residential beat officer (RBO), may sign up for monthly newsletters and attend regular virtual meetings. RBOs use the newsletters and meetings to provide helpful, practical information tailored to the neighborhoods they serve...
With fall comes a changing variety of produce at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market. Plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, grapes, apples and cider are just some of the seasonal favorites now available along with meats, eggs, honey and cheese from the nearly two dozen regular Market vendors. The Oak Park...
While self-testing for COVID-19 is convenient, the Oak Park Health Department urges residents who test positive using a self-test to confirm the results at an official testing site such as a pharmacy, physician’s office, public health department or school. In addition to verifying the result, an...