Courtesy Village of Oak Park

Hydrant flushing underway

If you notice discoloration or cloudiness in your water, don’t be concerned. Crews are flushing hydrants through May 27 to remove unwanted sediment, a routine step that helps maintain water quality and ensures hydrants are working properly. Any discoloration or cloudiness should clear if the cold-water tap is allowed to run for a few minutes. The discoloration does not pose a health hazard, but you may want to avoid doing laundry until the water clears. Click here for more information about hydrant flushing or e-mail

Comprehensive Plan process getting specific

Envision Oak Park, the process to update the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, is moving from discussions of broad concepts to a close examination of the key issues likely to have the greatest impact on the long-term future of the community. The second of three small-group sessions is scheduled for 7 – 9:30 p.m., Tues., May 14 at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave. Participants will continue to drill down into the 11 quality-of-life topics prioritized at a visioning event in February. The Comprehensive Plan will help guide future policy changes, land use, budget priorities and capital improvements. For more information on the workshops or the process, visit

Free condo board training offered

Condominium board members who want to learn more about how to meet their responsibilities are invited to participate in free, one-hour training seminars by Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA). The next session, which will focus on hiring a management company, is scheduled for Tues., May 14. The final session, collections and foreclosures, is scheduled for June 11. All sessions are held at 7 p.m., in Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Advance registration is not required. Call 708.358.5410 or e-mail for more information.

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