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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Ten-Digit Dialing Starts October 24

Beginning October 24, Illinois residents will be required to dial 10 digits (1 plus the 10-digit phone number) when making calls to the 309, 618 and 708 area codes.  Oak Forest residents will need to dial the 708 area code even if they are trying...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Trick-or-Treat Hours

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Trick-or-treating hours in the City of Oak Forest are from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.  Let those little ghosts and goblins know if you are participating in trick-or-treating with a sign from the City of Oak Forest.  Pick one...
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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Metra Rock Island Schedule

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Metra is adjusting its schedule beginning September 7, 2021, on the Rock Island District.  The adjustment is based on ridership patterns and more riders beginning to return to the office on a regular basis. The new schedule(s) are listed below an...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

COVID-19 Information - Updated 7/6/2021

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COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, sore throat, loss of taste, cough or shortness of breath. Visit CDC.gov for more information regarding symptoms.

Current numbers for Oak Forest can be found from the Illinois Department of Public Health website (www.dph...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Oak Forest Police Launches Find My Home Program

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The Find My Home Program has been designed to help adults and children with disabilities who may be unable to find their way home in our town.  It is a database only accessible to the Oak Forest Police Department to assist the individuals in find...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Transitioning to 10-Digit Dialing

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Transitioning to 10-Digit Dialing

Last year, the FCC adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. The rules require phone service...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Everbridge System Replaces Reverse 911 Notifications

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In the past, the City of Oak Forest has reached out to citizens via Reverse 911 calls.  This has changed to a new system called Everbridge.

The new Everbridge system replaces Reverse 911 as a means to notify citizens.  54% of U.S. househo...

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