Updates from the village

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School district cancels meetings

Due to the tragic death of a member, the School District 97 Board of Education has canceled its regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting. All superintendent search activities scheduled for this week also have been canceled, including the public forums set for tonight and Wednesday. The forums have been rescheduled for Tues., Feb. 17 and Wed., Feb. 18. Details on the times and locations for the rescheduled sessions will be announced when finalized. More details on district events and activities are posted atwww.op97.org.


Earth Fest seeking sponsors

Sponsors are now being sought for the Village’s sixth annual celebration of green living – Earth Fest – scheduled for Sat., April 25, in the LEED® Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Sponsors not only receive special recognition in event promotional materials, they also help move the community forward toward the important goal of living sustainably. Sponsorships range from $125 to $1,000. This year’s event will again feature booths for recycling eyeglasses, sun glasses, hearing aids, rechargeable batteries and cell phones. A sponsorship form is posted at www.oak-park.us/earthfest. For more information, call 708.358.5707 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.


Nominations open for public health awards

Nominations now are being accepted for an annual award that honors those who made exceptional contributions to improving the health of Oak Parkers during 2014. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Fri., March 13. A nomination form is posted on the Village website. Forms also are available at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Completed forms should be mailed to or dropped off at the Oak Park Department of Public Health, Village Hall, 123 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302, Attn: Public Health Awards. Nominations also may be sent via email to health@oak-park.us. Nominations submitted via email should include responses to all fields listed in the original nomination form. For more information on the awards program, call 708.358.5480 or email health@oak-park.us.


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