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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Oak Forest Police Department Press Release 7-26-2021

Oak Forest Police Department issues a Press Release regarding the incident that took place on July 25, 2021.

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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: June 25, 2021

Oak Forest Press Release - June 25, 2021

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The City of Oak Forest is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant.  The Department received 270 project applications requesting over $2...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City of Oak Forest Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Released

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The 2020 Water Quality Report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the Oak Forest water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by Oak Forest is Purchased ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Grilling Safety

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Grilling Safety

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling.  It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food.  But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard.  They can be very hot, causing...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Is Your Address Sign Visible?

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Is Your Address Sign Visible?

The Oak Forest Fire Department wants to remind residents the importance of making sure your address is clearly visible in the day and night.  It is one of the easiest actions you can take to keep your family safe. &am...

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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 21, 2021

Purchase Vehicle Stickers by Mail or Online ONLY!

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Purchase Vehicle Stickers by Mail or Online ONLY!

The 2021-2022 Vehicle Stickers will be on sale from June 1st through July 31st.

The link to purchase is:

Oak Forest Vehicle Sticker V-Pay

People turning 65 during 2021:

Mail your application, a copy of your dri...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Do I Need a Building Permit?

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Do I Need a Building Permit?

Yes, you do.  A permit allows the code official to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction to provide for public health, safety and welfare.  By following code guidelines, your completed project will m...

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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: April 20, 2021

Water and Sewer Rates Increase

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Water and Sewer Rates Increase 

An increase in water and sewer rates for the City of Oak Forest will begin on May 1, 2021 to cover the cost of operations as well as a 3.3 percent increase from its suppliers—the City of Chicago and the Village of O...

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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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