Races to close streets temporarily and more From the Village

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Races to close streets temporarily
The Park District of Oak Park’s annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races will bring street closures along the route from about 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sun., Oct. 18, including along Lake and Division streets. Traffic on other streets within the race route also may experience delays. Residents are encouraged to review the course map at www.flwraces.com and allow for extra travel time. The event, now in its 39th year, will feature a 5K run/walk, 10K run and youth mile for ages 7 to 14. Anyone interested in helping with this community event is invited to volunteer at www.flw-races.com/volunteering.
Fall leaf collection begins next week
The annual fall leaf collection program is scheduled for Oct. 19 through Dec. 3 with seven pickups planned in each of four sections of the Village. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates in each section. Leaves raked into the street are pushed into piles during the night, and then collected the following day. Residents who miss a scheduled pickup date should keep their leaves on the parkway until the night before the next scheduled pickup. More information, including a map of the pick-up schedule, is posted on the Village website.
Residents urged to respond to water meter upgrade notice
Property owners who receive a letter from the Village asking them to call a private vendor or visit the company’s website to set up an appointment to replace a water meter are urged to respond promptly. The 30-minute process does not require any plumbing changes although the water will be turned off during the upgrade. The new meters allow for remote reading of water usage. For more information on the program call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.
Farmers’ Market winding down
October is the final month for the 2015 season of Oak Park Farmers’ Market, held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, mid-May through October in the Pilgrim Church parking lot on Lake Street, just west of Ridgeland Avenue. Traditional stone soup made from Farmers’ Market vegetables will be ladled up from about 9 a.m. until the pot is empty at the final market on Sat., Oct. 31. For more information on the Farmers’ Market visit www.oak-park.us, email farmersmarket@oak-park.us or call708.358.5780.
Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1
Oak Park Police rely on residents taking an active role. If you see unusual activity, suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 immediately. For more information, visit www.oak-park.us/police.

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