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

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As information on the Village’s new electricity aggregation contract begins arriving in mailboxes, officials are urging residents to take special note of the opportunity to choose all-green power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.
The Oak Park Health Department has named the 10 Oak Park restaurants that scored the highest for their food service sanitation efforts. The selection is based on scores from a 45-point inspection survey.
This year’s event will focus on green block parties — sure to be popular in Oak Park’s neighborhoods after a particularly brutal winter.
With winter more or less in the rearview mirror, Public Works crews have turned their full attention to the season’s aftermath – a bumper crop of potholes. Residents can help by reporting potholes via an online form.
Fifteen artists are being sought for mural projects to continue the transformation of the railroad retaining walls along the Green Line corridor from dull, blank concrete into canvases. Each artist will earn a $1,000 stipend.
Disability rights advocate Andrea Ott was introduced Monday by President Anan Abu-Taleb as his choice for Village Trustee during a special event at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Vehicle owners now can request up to 10 temporary, overnight on-street parking passes per vehicle per month - three are free and the other seven are $7 each. Requests for both free and paid passes can be made online.
The Village of Oak Park has a number of communications tools in place to help local residents seeking up-to-the-minute information on their community.
About 25 volunteers received training and equipment in January, and the group is registered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist public safety officials in Oak Park and surrounding towns.
Oak Park’s 2013 crime rate was the second lowest in the last 41 years, according to data compiled under the state's Uniform Crime Reporting Index released this week by the Police Department. Thefts and burglaries represented nearly 90 percent of all 2013 crime.
The task force, made up of elected officials, municipal staff and members of the community, will dig deep into the results of a recent report on the current state of rental housing discrimination in Oak Park.
The Village now requires bicyclists under age 17 to wear a helmet, but enforcement will focus on education rather than punishment.
Green Electricity Option
High-scoring restaurants
Earth Fest returns
Report potholes
Artists Sought
Trustee Choice
Overnight Parking
Communications tools
CERT Team Arrives
2013 Crime Rate Down
Housing task force
Helmets required

Don't Miss

  • Historic House Walk is May 4

    Tour six Oak Park homes built between 1905 and 1924 as part of the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest 11th annual interior walking tour set for 1 to 5 p.m., Sun., May 4. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for more details.

  • Earth Fest returns April 26

    Earth Fest, the Village's celebration of green living and learning, will return on April 26. The midday event is full of food, vendors and activities for kids. The latest information will be posted online, so mark your calendars and check back regularly.

  • Sustainability Study

    Oak Parkers are invited to participate in a study about urban sustainability being conducted by a local resident in conjunction with the Village, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitats. Click here to take the survey.

  • Eye on the Ike

    Community members are invited to get informed about IDOT's proposals to reconstruct the Eisenhower Expressway. Click here to review info and handouts from the Sept. 30 public forum, and click here to visit IDOT's Ike page and share feedback.