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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Cheer on the Oak Forest Police Department at the ‘Five-O at the Dirty-O’ stock car race

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On the heels of one of its most successful Cop on a Rooftop fundraisers, the Oak Forest Police Department Law Enforcement Torch Run team is preparing for its next fundraising challenge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois – the Five-O at the Dir...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Oak Forest Fire Chief Jack Janozik announces retirement

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After 25 years of full-time service, Oak Forest Fire Chief Jack Janozik has announced his retirement, effective June 29.“We will certainly miss Jack and all of the experience and wisdom more than 25 years with the same department brings to an or...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Road Program begins June 26

The Road Program is scheduled to begin the week of June 26 on Linden Drive and proceeding in the following order:

  • Linden Avenue from Maple Drive to Forestview Drive
  • Lisa Lane from Willowick Drive to Craig Drive
  • North Exit Drive from Knottingwood to Cicero Av...
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Posted on: June 16, 2017

New Cook County initiative makes it easier to dispose of unused medications

Earlier this month, a new public education campaign launched in Cook County featuring Sheriff Tom Dart and nearly 30 local and national partners aimed at raising awareness of the proper disposal of unused medications. The Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiat...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Animal Control accepting donations in new donation bin outside facility

Animal Control Donation Bin

A new donation box has been placed outside the Oak Forest Animal Control Facility at 15710 S. Lorel Avenue. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Currently, Friends of Oak Forest Animal Control are requesting kitty litte...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Help the OFFD 'Fill the Pack' for local school children

Did you know that more than 200 young people in Oak Forest begin their school year at a disadvantage because they do not have the necessary supplies?  That is why the Oak Forest Fire Department, the Forest Ridge PTA, the Oak Forest Rotary Club, a...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Oak Forest Police Department accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

Okon in classroom

The Oak Forest Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy, a 12-week program designed to provide residents a working knowledge of law enforcement and police department operations.  The program is free of charge an...

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