Ridgeland Ave closed, Farmer’s Market open and more From the Village

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Village of Oak Park

Ridgeland Avenue detour to begin Monday

The second phase of a major sewer improvement project is set to begin Monday, closing Ridgeland Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Division Street. The section of Ridgeland is scheduled to be closed until Aug. 15, barring significant weather delays. Ridgeland Avenue traffic will be diverted west to Oak Park Avenue and around the construction zone. The work is part of a historic capital improvement initiative to invest $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital transportation network and water and sewer systems. An interactive map to help residents track major construction projects planned for the 2015 season is posted at www.oak-park.us/construction. For more information on specific capital improvement projects in Oak Park, call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.

Tour the Historical Society’s future home

Anyone interested in checking out the future home of the Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest is invited to tour the work in progress at 129 Lake St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. The Society’s new home will be in the old Cicero Fire Co. No. 2 station, the oldest public building in Oak Park. The extensive renovation project is creating a flexible, open-floor-plan space for exhibits and programs for a hometown museum. More information is posted online – just click here.

Recycle unwanted electronics Saturday

Residents are invited to recycle their old electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Sat., May 30 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Acceptable items include computers, peripherals, laptops, monitors, TVs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, video cassette recorders/players, video disk players, zip drives, scanners and microwaves. Call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us for more information.

Farmers’ Market is open for business

The Oak Park Farmers’ Market is open for business from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. everySaturday through October. Now in its 40th season, the venerable market is held in the Pilgrim Church parking lot just west of the intersection of Lake Street and Ridgeland Avenue. In addition to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, dried and cut flowers, bedding plants, honey and cheeses from Illinois and neighboring states, the market also offers warm donuts made on-site, juice and coffee, and live bluegrass music. A majority of the vendors now accept credit/debit cards as well as Link cards. More information on the Oak Park Farmers’ Market is posted at www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

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