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Assisting Asylum Seekers

The Village of Oak Park, under the authority of Village Manager Kevin J. Jackson, activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wed., Nov. 1, putting in place established protocols in response to the evolving crisis involving asylum-seeking migrants and families in the community.

During its Board meeting on Jan. 23, 2024, a resolution declaring an emergency disaster through Feb. 29, 2024 was approved by vote. Previously, the Board unanimously approved a resolution declaring an emergency disaster during its emergency meeting on Nov. 20, 2023 and Nov. 2, 2023. That order, which was to expire on Feb. 6, 2024 and Dec. 4, 2023, respectively, were rescinded immediately in favor of the new declaration. This resolution calls for the temporary suspension of purchasing requirements such as formal bidding procedures and Board contract approvals when quick action is deemed necessary and when it is impractical to convene a Board meeting.