Village of Oak Park announcements - Nov. 19, 2012

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By Community Editor

Garage parking to be free on Saturdays for holiday shoppers

Oak Park shoppers will get an early holiday present on weekends – free parking in Village parking garages in the business districts. Free Saturday parking actually will begin the day after Thanksgiving when garage parking will be free on Fri., Nov. 23 and Sat., Nov. 24. Free garage parking also will be offered on Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22. Parking in Oak Park always is free on Sundays. Links to sites with information about shopping and dining in Oak Park are posted online – just click here. For more information on parking in Oak Park, e-mail

Village Hall closed for Thanksgiving

Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St., will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.. Parking Services is open until 7 p.m. most Mondays. Should an incident that doesn't quite rise to the level of a 9-1-1 emergency occur when Village Hall is closed, call the Police Department non-emergency number 708.386.3800 for assistance. For more information on Village Hall hours, call708.358.5670 or e-mail Information also is posted at

Holiday to affect waste collection schedule

Refuse, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed by the Thanksgiving holiday. If your regular pick-up is on Thursday, your collection will be delayed until Friday, and Friday's collection delayed until Saturday. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

Annual fall leaf collection ends next week

The week of November 26 is the last chance to take advantage of the Village's annual fall leaf collection program. By the time the program ends, residents will have had seven opportunities to have their leaves picked up – click here to view a map of the pick-up schedule. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates. For more information on the leaf collection program, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

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