Register today for the 9th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh 5K Run! Enjoy the parade with our Grand Marshals our veterans! Stay for the food and drink specials during the Pub and Restaurant Open House! March 3rd!

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Oak Forest Fleadh
Oak Forest Fleadh
15 hrs

FITNESS. FAMILY. FUN. at the 9th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh on March 3rd
Register to run/walk the CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5k at We honor our veterans and the Oak Forest Veterans Commission as our parade Grand Marshals! 5k at 8:30a and Family parade at 11a.

Just a reminder: City Hall is closed today for Presidents Day.

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Erin Wilder
· February 11, 2018
its been past 24 hrs after a snowfall and the public sidewalks have not been cleared no safe passage except for walking in the streets which is not safe isnt there an ordinance enforcing removal of sn...ow from public sidewalks or being fined there are alot of people who CANNOT drive and dont have a choice but to walk and nothing is cleared and walking on the streets is not safe and also no lighting in the backs of the buildings by food4less and all that and no cameras back there either plus the snow issue its all safety issues that are being ignored in oak forest See More
Gabriela Cecilia
· February 9, 2018
I’ve lived here for 14 years and all I have seen are tax increases. No new businesses or advancement. The mayors past and present have done absolutely nothing to make this town better. Where is the mo...ney going? I’m guessing their pockets. See More
Rob Jones
· June 16, 2017
I grew up here and watched the suburb decline. Corruption, cronyism and inefficient, wasteful government runs oak forest. Taxes are out of control.
Sean Bartelt
· June 26, 2015
Love the trails, country bar and Blarney Stones craft beer bar. Gaelic Park is great too. Can't forget the Golf course either.
Troy Roads
· March 1, 2016
I can see it now -defense lawyer :" your honor you can't use the officers testamoney, it's been established that oak forest hires deranged, racist child abusers for police jobs. Therefore you canno...t trust this man's testimony, even if he says diffrent, his peers have established a precedent that cannot be overlooked. " -- good job destabilizing our country even more..... See More
Travis Andrews
· January 25, 2015
They have the best bars and the girls are beautiful .

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day. Please visit us Tuesday during our normal business hours. Have a good weekend!

We struggle with how this kind of tragedy could happen so often; thinking of those who have lost so much.

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President ...of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.


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We need volunteers for the 9th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh! Want to be a course marshal for the 5K Run? Want to help us with the parade? Contact the Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber at 708-687-4600 today!

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159th Street and Cicero Avenue Improvement Update: Click the links below to see how traffic will be detoured during the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) improvements slated to start this spring.

Stage 1 Map: April 2 - June 2.
Shows IDOT detour for 159th Street while the road between Cicero Avenue and Oak Street (one block West) is under construction.


Stage 2 Map: June - August
West side of Cicero closed. 2-lane traffic on east lanes. All lanes open on 159th Street.

Stage 3 Map: August - November
East side of Cicero closed. 2-lane traffic on west lanes. All lanes open on 159th Street.

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Join Oak Forest Rotary Club for their FREE Pancake Breakfast and Blood Drive this Sunday at Oak Forest High School. One pint of blood could save 3 lives! Reserve an appointment for donation at…/schedul…/drive_schedule/2033802

Sun 8:00 AM CSTOak Forest High SchoolOak Forest, IL
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Please join us for the 9th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced Flah) Saturday, March 3rd! The Fleadh includes a 5K run/walk (register at, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade, and a pub and restaurant open house!

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday evening. No parking is allowed on City streets after 2” of snow has fallen. Please do not park on City streets for 12 hours after the snow stops falling to allow Public Works to plow and effectively clear streets of snow. Heavy snow is forecast with accumulations of 8 to 12 inches anticipated. Plan for difficult travel conditions into the weekend.

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has notified the City of Oak Forest that 159th Street from Oak Avenue to Cicero in Oak Forest will be completely closed in both directions for at least 60 days starting April 2nd. IDOT will close the road to remove and replace a large culvert under road and intersection improvements. These improvements will include new double turning lanes on east bound 159th to north bound Cicero Avenue and a turn lane on east bound 159th to southbou...nd Cicero.

The culvert will be replaced under both 159th Street and Cicero Avenue in the following stages:

Mid February
Start installing temporary traffic signals and utility relocation. This requires only day-time closures.

April 2nd
Completed closure of 159th Street from Oak Avenue to Cicero in both directions. This closure is set for 60 days. The detour route set by the IDOT will be Cicero Avenue to 167th Street west to Harlem Avenue then north to 159th Street.

159th Street will be reopened. Cicero Avenue will be reduced to two lanes from 161st street to 157th Street.

November 15
Completion of the project.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Flu.
Flu activity has increased sharply in the United States in recent weeks, with widespread activity reported in 49 states. For more information go to the following link:

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The Oak Forest Senior Commission is looking for senior citizens who might like to serve as members of this commission, which meets in City Hall on every second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. The Senior Commission gets involved in various community events, such as the annual Health Fair at the Oak Forest Park District and monthly senior lunches at the Oak Forest Community Center. Should you wish to join this commission, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 708-687-4050, extension 1005.

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Congratulations to Oak Forest Police Sergeant Micheal Lynch Jr. who graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command. Oak Forest Police Officer Micheal Lynch Sr. was there to support his son!

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Save the date for the 2018 Fleadh!

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Look at all the great photos from the City's Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony