Village of Oak Park announcements - Sept. 17

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By Community Editor

Community invited to discuss shared school, park administrative facilities

School District 97 and the Park District of Oak Park have scheduled a community forum to discuss the proposed sharing of facilities, including building a new administrative building in the parking lot at Village Hall. The forum is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 19, at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Residents are invited to ask questions after a brief presentation. Click here for more information on the proposal.

Bike tour to showcase sustainable Oak Park/River Forest

Oak Park and River Forest residents are invited to take a tour of local green initiatives on Sat., Sept. 29. Participants are encouraged to bicycle, skateboard, scooter or walk among more than two dozen residential and community sites. Stops on the tour will feature high-efficiency homes, gardening, composting, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and beekeeping. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The fee is $10, but children 12 and under are free. For complete details, including site locations, descriptions, schedules and registration information, visit

Police to sell unclaimed bicycles

More than 80 bicycles recovered by the Oak Park Police Department over the past year, but not claimed by their owners, will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., Sept. 29,, at 260 Madison St. Bicycles range in size, style and condition, are pre-priced and will be sold as-is with no pre-sale inspection. Payment may be made with cash or check. Prices will range from $30 to more than $100. Only one bike may be purchased per person at a time, with a limit of two bikes per household. All sales are final. For more information, call 708..386.3800 or e-mail

Help available to teach children about emergency preparedness

As part of emergency preparedness month education efforts, officials are reminding parents and guardians that it is never too early to teach children the value of safety and preparedness. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a wide range of information, including guidance on how to get young children involved in emergency preparedness planning – click here for more information.

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