Monday, March 25, 2013
Voters can cast their ballots early from March 25 until April 6 as part of the consolidated election's early voting process. Plus, check out who's on the ballots for Oak Forest.
Early voting in this year's consolidated election begins Monday, March 25, and runs until Saturday, April 6. The election is Tuesday, April 9. Residents can go to Oak Forest City Hall to cast their early votes. Voting hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Mail ballot applications are available at the Will County Clerk's Office's website and the Cook County Clerk's Office's site. The deadline to file a mail ballot application is Thursday, April 4. Voters can go to the clerk's offices for Will and Cook counties to cast early votes. Grace-period voter registration also is available at those offices until April 6. Check Out Oak Forest Patch's Election Page Before You Vote Oak Forest Mayor: Mayor Hank Kuspa is running …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The deadline to register to vote for the April election is March 12.
Residents wishing to vote in the April 9 municipal election need to act soon—the deadline to register is fast-approaching. The cutoff to register is Tuesday, March 12. Residents can register at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayor Hank Kuspa is running unopposed. City Clerk Scott Burkhardt is up against Carl Stegner. Candidate John Janozik is running against 4th Ward Alderman Chuck Toland. After opponents challenged the candidacy of two incumbents, the 6th Ward race is down to two candidates: Ken Barry and James Hortsman. Former mayor Jo Ann Kelly is seeking election to the city treasurer role, and 2nd Ward Alderman Rich Simon is running once again. For additional information, visit the Cook County Clerk's website…
Friday, December 14, 2012
The deadline for donating to Toys for Tots is quickly approaching in Oak Forest, on Saturday, Dec. 15.
As Christmas inches closer, Oak Forest residents have a few more chances to share their holiday spirit before time runs out. At Oak Forest City Hall, the Oak Forest Police Department has organized a Toys For Tots toy drive, which kicked off Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is currently collecting small, unwrapped toys for those in need. The final day to donate to Toys for Tots is Saturday, Dec. 15. To donate to the Toys for Tots toy drive, stop by city hall during regular business hours, or if after hours, toys can be dropped off at the Oak Forest Police Department. For more information about the Toys for Tots toy drive, call 708-687-4050 x1239. Looking for other ways to donate during the holiday season? Be sure to check out Patch's Ways to Give …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A 400-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed Sept. 11, 2001, is now part of Oak Forest. The beam will be displayed during the I Am An American parade and then placed at City Hall, until officials can decide on a permanent spot.
A piece of American history found a new home in Oak Forest and will be displayed during the I Am An American parade on Saturday, Sept. 15. The piece, a metal beam from the World Trade Center that was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, will ride in a red, white, and blue painted public works truck during the parade. The steel beam was secured for the city with the help of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Senator Maggie Crotty, and Grane Trucking Company, Maher said. The beam weighs approximately 400 pounds and is mangled and twisted from the attacks, according to a press release from the city. Acquiring the beam was no small feat, said Chrissy Maher, Oak Forest's Public Relations Coordinator, and it was Mayor Hank Kuspa who …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Funeral bunting hanging at Oak Forest City Hall is in honor of former Oak Forest Police Officer Ralph Pillot.
Funeral bunting draped outside Oak Forest City Hall is in honor of retired Oak Forest and Chicago police officer Ralph Pillot. Pillot, 84, also a WWII Veteran, passed away recently. Pillot worked as an Oak Forest police officer from 1971 through 1993. He succumbed to a nine-week battle with pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. in Orland Park. Pillot was a loving father to Michelle (Robert) Schneider and Denise (Joseph) Bilotto. He was grandfather to Robert, Zachery, and Stephanie; and Tyler, Regan, and Vaughn. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Bort, Dorothy Hebel and brothers, Kenneth and Herbert. For the complete …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Residents have until Monday, April 16, to submit entries into the Green Steps Commission's rain barrel contest. The winning entry will be selected during the Green Steps Commission's April 16 meeting.
April showers bring May flowers, but April showers also bring full rain barrels to the city of Oak Forest. Outside homes and businesses across the city, colored rain barrels are collecting rain water, which can then be be used for a host of outdoor activities, such as lawn maintenance, washing cars and more. The Green Steps Commission doesn't just want plain rain barrels around town, though—the commission wants residents to decorate their barrels, and especially the city's, with the Green Steps Commission Rain Barrel Contest. The winning barrel will be displayed at Oak Forest City Hall and will be displayed at Clean Up Day, April 21. “We want somebody to design the one we display at city hall,” said Jamie Perez, former head of the Green …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Oak Forest Baseball Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with a candlelight bowling event at Oak Forest Bowl on Saturday, April 14.
The Oak Forest Baseball Association is set to celebrate 50 years of operation with a candlelight bowling event at Oak Forest Bowl on Saturday, April 14, at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and include bowling, food and fun. There will also be raffles throughout the night for those in attendance. Bowling lanes are open to up to six people, so groups are welcomed. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Any questions or comments about sponsorship can be directed to events chair Jim Zubrzycki email@example.com. Other deadlines to keep in mind this week: Don't forget to complete the city's strategic planning questionnaire. Administrators need your input for the city's future plans. The deadline is ongoing. Rain barrels are now…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Stop by City Hall for a quick stick from the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago nurses.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Stop the sniffles before they start. Need a flu shot? Stop by City Hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Nurses from the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago will be giving flu shots for $25, for citizens 4 years old and older. The association recommends that everyone older than 6 months should get the flu vaccine every year to prevent catching and spreading the flu. Take our poll below. Have you gotten the flu shot this year? Will you? Have you in the past? Did it help?