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Plan now for spring, summer remodeling projects…Now is the time to plan for spring and summer remodeling projects, both business and residential. Anyone considering opening a business, designing an addition, finishing a residential basement, building a new garage or remodeling a home kitchen or bath is encouraged to schedule a preliminary construction meeting before finalizing the plans. Village staff will explain what is needed for the permit process and can direct you to resources that can provide additional guidance if needed. To schedule a personal appointment, call 708.358.5434 or email

Language access survey…The Village’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is conducting a language access survey to better understand the language access needs in the community, particularly as it relates to Village Hall and other municipal facilities. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. Other languages may be provided upon request. Offer your input related to language access at 

Construction project on Madison Street…Work is set to begin in early March on a capital improvement project along Madison Street between Oak Park Avenue and East Avenue. While only four blocks in length, the work is expected to impact the regular traffic flow on the east-west thoroughfare through the project’s completion date in November. The project includes the removal and replacement of water main, replacement of lead water services, storm sewer improvement, removal and replacement of curb and gutter and milling and resurfacing of the roadway. Visit for regular updates about the Madison Street project and other construction work around Oak Park.

Save the date for Eco-Extravaganza…Celebrate Earth Month at Oak Park’s Eco-Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat., April 6 at the Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, 834 Lake St. Organized by the Library, Village and local non-profit One Earth Local, the all-ages event will feature a treasure hunt and information fair for community members interested in learning more about local sustainability efforts. Click here for more information.