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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Oak Forest Executive Center Helps Small Businesses

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The City of Oak Forest welcomes the Oak Forest Executive Center to the community; the first co-working community in the region. Having an office space is central to starting a business. But for some small businesses, the cost associated with renting or bu...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Construction on 159th and Cicero

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Update August 22, 2019

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans on changing the traffic pattern on Cicero Avenue the end of next week (the week of August 26) for the culvert improvement project. Weather permitting, the estimate date for the t...

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Oak Forest News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Forest In Bloom 2019 Winners

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The Oak Forest Streetscape Commission is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Forest In Bloom Awards. The Streetscape Commission received almost 300 nominations this year. The Forest In Bloom Awards are presented annually to Oak Forest residents, bus...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Fire Department Awarded Loan For New Equipment

In August of last year, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OFSM) offered a Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program. The Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan Programs are designed to assist emergency personnel purchase vehicles they ...

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Oak Forest News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

IDOT Resurfacing on 159th Street

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159th Street resurfacing begins July 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 159th Street (U.S. 6) from 94th Avenue in Orland Park to Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest ...

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Oak Forest News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

2019 Road Rehabilitation Program

On April 23rd, 2019, the Oak Forest City Council approved an award of contract to Iroquois Paving Corporation for the 2019 Road Program. This work will begin the week of July 1 with concrete saw cuts and removal of concrete starting July 8th. The contract...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

New Temporary Sign Regulations

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Earlier this year, the City Council approved newly-updated temporary sign regulations. These changes were driven by a need to comply with new a legal precedent established by the United State Supreme Court while also seizing the opportunity to adopt a hol...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Oak Forest Municipal Code Changes: Alternative Nicotine Products

Oak Forest Police Chief Tim Kristin, with Oak Forest High School Dean of Students Jason Thormeyer and Principal Brad Sikora, proposed changes to the Oak Forest Municipal Codes #118.056, #118.057, and #118.058 at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Februa...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Congrats to Recent SPSC Graduates

The Oak Forest Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Jason Doornkaat and Sergeant Paul Kocek from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University on May 10th, 2019. Both officers have successfu...

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Oak Forest News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Places You Can Enjoy with Your Dog

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Spring and Summer months are upon us! We love to take in the fresh air, sunshine and look at the beautiful foliage and flowers it offers. Your dog loves to be outdoors just as much as you do. Here are a few places you and your pooch can have fun together....

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