September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Village's Emergency Preparedness officials recommend the following steps:
Oak Parkers who have taken the community's first annual summer outdoor sculpture walk can vote on their favorite work via an online survey. The Public Art Advisory Commission, which organized the walk, is considering recommending that the Village Board purchase one of the walk's 12 pieces for permanent display in the community.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Sarah's Inn is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
Trinity High School will hold a 5K race on Sunday, September 30, 2012. The 5K Race will benefit Trinity High School's Health and Fitness Center housed in the Sister Michelle Germanson Athletic Facility.
The Oak Park Conservatory offers a variety of workshops and seminars during the fall including composting, houseplants for beginners, flower arranging and preparing a garden for winter. Visit www.oakparkparks.com for more information.
Property owners and managers, contractors, design professionals and the general public are invited to review and comment on proposed changes to building and property codes that likely will be considered by the Village Board prior to the end of the year.
For nearly 35 years, Charlie Meyerson has delivered news of the day to Chicago-area residents. This fall, he is sharing his experiences and craft as a reporter, writer, web producer, newscaster and news director with communication and journalism students at Roosevelt University.
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation invites nominations for our third annual Excellence in Philanthropy awards. These awards honor those who demonstrate significant philanthropic impact in Oak Park-River Forest.
The overnight parking ban will not be enforced on most Oak Park residential streets over the Labor Day weekend. Overnight restrictions will be lifted at 2:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 1, and resume at 2:30 a.m., Wed., Sept. 5.