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Posted on: January 20, 2022

City names Gary Kasper fire chief


The Oak Forest City Council recently named Gary Kasper as the city’s new fire chief.  Kasper has been with the department for more than 20 years, most recently serving as deputy fire chief.  

Kasper has been a catalyst for chang...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

New 464 area code begins January 21


With new telephone numbers in Chicago’s southern suburbs in high demand, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the new 464 area code to overlay the existing 708 area code region. The 708 area code serves most of western and southern Cook Cou...

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Oak Forest News
Posted on: October 17, 2021

Have you registered for Everbridge notifications?

COF Everbridge

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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