Village of Oak Park announcements - Oct. 17, 2012

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Early voting about to begin

Early voting for the Nov. 6 federal and state elections will be available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon., Oct. 22 – Sat., Nov. 3, including Saturdays, at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Voters do not need to cite a reason to vote early. For more information, call 708.358.5670 or e-mail

Races bring runners, street closures

The Park District of Oak Park's annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races, set for Sun. Oct. 21, are expected to bring more than 2,700 runners to the Village and a host of temporary street closures from about 7:30 – 10 a.m. Traffic controllers will work to allow cars to pass safely during gaps in groups of runners, but waits between gaps may be up to 15 minutes, officials say. Drivers traveling east or westbound are urged to stay south of Lake Street or to use North Avenue. For north or south travel, Austin Boulevard and Harlem Avenue will be the best routes to avoid runners and delays. For more information,

Bike safety advocates to discuss issues with health board

A guided brainstorming and strategic discussion on bike safety is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tues.., Oct. 23, in Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Hosted by the Oak Park Board of Health, Greenline Wheels and area cycling safety advocacy coalitions, participants will share insights into issues important to Oak Park and the surrounding area. For more information,

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