Village of Oak Park announcements - Nov. 7, 2012

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By Community Editor

Stewardship awards ceremony set

The Historic Preservation, Environment & Energy and Community Design commissions will present their 2012 awards at a combined ceremony set for 6:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 13, at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St. The ceremony will include presentations of the historic preservation awards, green awards and Cavalcade of Pride awards, honors that recognize extraordinary commitment to protecting the community's heritage. For more information, e-mail

Free hearing tests for seniors

Oak Park senior citizens can have their hearing tested for free from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 14 at Sound Care Hearing, 610 S. Maple Ave., suite 5300.. Appointments are necessary and require a referral from Oak Park Township Senior Services. Call 708.383.8060 to schedule an appointment.

Health Department to offer flu shots

The Oak Park Department of Public Health will host a community influenza vaccination clinic for residents 2 years of age and older from 1 – 6 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. While appointments are urged, walk-ins will be welcome. Parents of infants under age 2 are encouraged to contact the child's physician to arrange for flu vaccinations. Flu shots through the Health Department are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 18 years of age. Medicare B recipients must present a Medicare card to demonstrate eligibility for a free flu shot. To schedule an appointment with the Health Department, call 708.358.5601. To find other local sites offering flu shots visit

Leaf collection needs residents' cooperation

As the Village's annual leaf collection program moves into the final weeks, Public Works crews are asking residents to help ensure the pickups go well. Leaves should be raked into the street about 18 inches from the curb to give the leaf pushing equipment sufficient room to work. Click here for more information on the program, including a map of scheduled pickups by neighborhood.

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