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Senior Citizens Seeking Tax Relief Can Defer up to $5000 per year

Senior citizens struggling with property taxes can defer payment of their property taxes until their homes or condominiums are sold. Click here for further details.    

New Township Building to receive Historic Preservation Award

The Oak Park Historic Commission informed the Township that our new Senior Services building located at 130 S Oak Park Ave will receive with the 2012 Historic Preservation Award on November 13.  The architect, Frank Heitzman and the contractors, Construction Solutions will also receive an award.  For more information click here.    

NAMI Award for Youth Services Director

Congratulations to John Williams, Youth Services Director, for winning the NAMI Illinois 2012 Heroes Award. He will receive the award under the category of Education/ Katie Petray Excellence in Education along side Tom Johnson, for Co-facilitating the Illinois Crisis Intervention Team Training Program.  All 2012 NAMI Heroes will be awarded at a luncheon on Saturday, October 20.  For more information click here. 

New Senior Services Facility


The new Township Senior Services and Meeting Room building opened in August of 2012.  See links below for a tour and other features. 


The Community Mental Health Board Is Seeking Help

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township is seeking minority residents 18yrs or older, of Oak Park to share their opinions about improving counseling and substance abuse treatment services in the community.  This workshop will be Thursday, September 27 at Oak Park Township Senior Services 130 S Oak Park Ave from 12:30-2:30pm.  This is a free event- Your opinion matters to us!  Refreshments will be provided.  To RSVP or for more information click here for call Vanessa a

Property Values Down and Property Taxes Up?!?

Property Values are going down...and Property Taxes are going up?!?
By Ali ElSaffar, Oak Park Township Assessor

In spite of the decline in property values over the last few years, property taxes will not be falling for most taxpayers. Click here for details. 

Earliest Due Date for Property Taxes in a Generation

Contact person: Ali ElSaffar, Oak Park Township Assessor

Cook County property tax bills this year will be mailed in late June and should be due August 1. This will mark the earliest mailing date and due date for second installment tax bills in more than thirty years.

Annual Meeting Well Attended

Contact: F. David Boulanger, 708-383-8005
              Township Supervisor


Two citizen-initiated referenda on Township Annual Mtg Agenda

Contact: F. David Boulanger, 708-383-8005
              Township Supervisor

March 30, 2012

Two citizen-initiated advisory referenda on Township Annual Meeting agenda

Township received the GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

Oak Park Township has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Oak Park Township has received the GFOA award each year since 2003 for its budget presentation and 2006 for its audit presentation. GFOA review over the years has found each document deserving of the “highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting... a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.”



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