Category: Oak Park Happenings

Coffee: A Key Ingredient To Relationship Building

Today, being Valentine’s Day, is an important day to discuss tips for building a relationship. Respect and trust are essential.  Yet, here in Oak Park, another key ingredient is coffee. You are probably wondering what could coffee possibly have to do with relationships. Simply stated coffee has taken on a… Read more »

Beat Back Winter At The Oak Park Conservatory

It’s mid-winter. The weather is cold, gray and dreary. Spring seems like a long ways away.   So how do you beat the winter blues and give yourself a taste of spring, all while staying in Oak Park? By visiting one of Oak Park’s treasures, the Oak Park Conservatory, for that… Read more »

Shop Locally – The “Rewards” Are Endless

The holidays are here.  They really do kick into gear the minute you close the door on your last Halloween trick or treater these days.  But instead of getting all “Grinch-y” about it let’s focus on a very important Oak Park holiday positive. Downtown Oak Park Shopper’s Rewards are back.… Read more »

Oak Park’s Got Divvy

Oak Park’s got Divvy.  130 Divvy bikes distributed at 13 Oak Park Divvy stations as of now. Oak Park and Evanston are the first suburban sites added to Divvy’s bike sharing services. How does Divvy work?  You need a bike. You sign up for a Divvy yearly membership online ($9.95… Read more »

Stay Summer Cool, Oak Parkers!

Summer is finally here and after spending months trying to figure out how to stay warm we midwesterners are now tasked with trying to figure out how to cool off.  Well, Oak Park’s Park District has several great ways to help beat this summers heat. You can head on over to… Read more »

Oak Park’s 2016 Sculptures – A Walk in The Park, Literally!

Art and its expression is an important element to the Oak Park Village vibe. Murals, mosaics, and yes, for the fifth year in a row, sculptures all can be found, viewed and enjoyed throughout the many corners of our Village. So it is no surprise that Oak Park continues to… Read more »

Oak Park’s Farmers Market 2016

Bright and early every Saturday morning from mid-May to the end of October local farmers begin setting up their wares at the Pilgrim Church parking lot on Lake Street and Elmwood Avenue before 7am to meet the produce demands of those who flock to Oak Park’s 41 year old farmers… Read more »

Weekends Start On Thursday When You Live In Oak Park!

TNO started this past Thursday, May 19th, as part of the DTOP business association’s mission to promote Oak Park businesses through a variety of fun and cultural events. This is how the event works: Purchase $16 ticket booklets which contain 4 “dine-around” tickets at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake… Read more »

Oak Park’s Earth Fest 2016

Oak Park Apartments believes in living a green lifestyle which can be a challenge when operating properties that were built at the turn of the century: but by adding insulation and upgrading windows to decrease heat loss, replacing old toilets with low-flow models to save water and by using CFL bulbs… Read more »

Nothing But Love For The Oak Park Conservatory

Last weekends warm 60 degree weather brought spring within our grasp here in Oak Park.  Realizing how fickle winter weather can be in the mid-west we understand what a gift last weekend was. As we look at the upcoming forecast and see the return of what is average (no complaining… Read more »