Parking in Oak Park usually brings out some frustration. The case of the newest IGO car-sharing charging station sparked some negative electricity to the subject – although this time, the village mended its oversight once the business community fired back.
Streetscaping has been both a buzz word and a topic of contention in Oak Park. The perks of adding some charm to the village have been mixed with criticism of high costs and debate over economic return.
Last year Oak Park was able to secure $400,000 in grants that will go toward the joint project between the village of Oak Park, the Illinois Institute for Sustainable Energy Development and the Korean Smart Grid Institute.