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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Oak Forest police respond to report of gunfire

News Flash Police

On May 27, at 1:10 a.m., Oak Forest police responded to the 14800 block of Parkside Avenue for a report of gunfire.   Upon arrival, police units located spent shell casings from a firearm and a house that had been struck by projectiles. The home ...

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

We remember the victims of Uvalde, Texas

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Flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset on Saturday, May 28 as we remember the victims of this senseless act of violence at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. 

City News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Council appoints Joe McCarthy as 2nd Ward alderman

Joe McCarthy news

On May 24, Mayor Hank Kuspa and the City Council appointed Oak Forest resident Joe McCarthy as 2nd Ward alderman – filling the seat of Rich Simon, who passed away on May 4.   McCarthy will serve as alderman until the seat is up for election in Ap...

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Mixed-use development approved on Cicero Avenue

Mixed use Cicero Avenue

The City Council recently approved a plan for a mixed-use development at 15644 S. Cicero Avenue.   The proposed development, which includes 75 multi-family units, commercial first-floor space and 15 row homes would replace the former Magna Electr...

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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Oak Forest salutes its hometown heroes

Hometown Heroes

The Oak Forest Hometown Heroes banner program honors current and former Oak Forest residents, who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the Armed Forces. Each banner includes the individual's name, photo, rank, and branch of the m...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Water conservation measures are in effect

Water conservation

Water conservation measures are in effect until September.  Sprinkling is allowed from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. on an odd/even basis. If the last digit in your street address is odd, you may sprinkle only on odd numbered calendar days. If th...

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Learn more... City News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council approves 2022 Road Program

Road Program

On May 10, the Oak Forest City Council approved an award of contract in the amount of $1,483,020.25 to Iroquois Paving Corporation for the 2022 Road Program.  As part of the program, the following street segments will be resurfaced:

  • Lorel Avenue –...
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Construction Notices City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Join us on Memorial Day

Memorial Day news flash

Please join the Owen W. Winter, Jr. VFW Post 4241 and the City of Oak Forest for a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Veterans Memorial outside City Hall. The program begins at 11 a.m. Local organizations, city departments and commission...

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Vehicle stickers on sale now

Vehicle Stickers news flash

Buy your vehicle sticker online when you receive your registration form in the mail.  Registered seniors, ages 65 & up, automatically receive their vehicle stickers in the mail.

All vehicles that are housed in the City of Oak Forest m...

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City News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Shop the Citywide Garage Sale June 3 & 4

Citywide Garage Sale News

Enjoy shopping at hundreds of garage sales happening in our community on June 3 and June 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Citywide Garage Sale. The master list of participating homes will be published soon.  Stay tuned!

For those participati...

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City News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Have you registered for Everbridge?

Everbridge news

The City of Oak Forest invites residents to sign up for the Everbridge system to receive timely information regarding critical situations, such as severe weather, road closures, or criminal activity. Residents can choose to receive the information via SMS...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2022

Register for the Citywide Garage Sale

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Be a part of the hundreds of garage sales happening in our community on June 3 and June 4 as part of the Citywide Garage Sale.  Dust off your stuff, clean out your closets, have a little FUN, and make some extra CASH! The city will promote the ev...

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Register now! Oak Forest News
Posted on: October 17, 2021

Have you registered for Everbridge notifications?

COF Everbridge

The City of Oak Forest invites residents to sign up for the Everbridge system to receive timely information regarding critical situations, such as severe weather, road closures, or criminal activity. Residents can choose to receive the information via SMS...

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