Live Here Oak Park Blog

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Just don't want to see you all posting over there and neglecting the NeighborNet!

WSANA Ends 2009 with great web site

West Suburban Access News Association, a non profit organization with a web site at ended 2009 with having a total of over 33,000 persons vist the web site. The web site has over 500 posts of information for individuals with disabilities and contains information of services and programs available.
Begining January 11,2010 WSANA will participate with the Oak Park Police Department in training its officers about response and actions concerning individuals with disabilities including those with autism or seizures.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Snowman on 100 South Humphrey.

Police issue alert after burglary spree

From the Wednesday Journal
Four homes entered through unlocked doors, window Wednesday overnight

Staff Reporter

Web Extra!

Oak Park police have issued a neighborhood alert following four residential burglaries within a four hour period early Wednesday morning. The burglaries occurred within a roughly four square block area bounded by Division on the north, Chicago on the south, Oak Park to the west and Ridgeland to the east.

Three of the homes were entered through unlocked rear doors, and one through an open window. Numerous valuables were stolen while homeowners slept inside.

As police investigate the crimes, they are recommending homeowners and landlords take a number of steps to reduce the odds their properties will be targeted by burglars, including:

* Close and lock all windows and doors at night or install devices that limit the travel of the sash or door.
* Make sure outdoor furniture, rain barrels or other items cannot be used as a makeshift ladder to reach higher windows.
* Install and use good lighting - features like motion detectors and automatic dusk-to-dawn switching are especially effective. Consider audible alarms on entry points.
* Residents interested in additional security tips and even an assessment of your home are urged to contact their resident beat officer. Individuals can also visit for more information.

Flyer from the Oak Park Police attached.

South Oak Park House Walk

The Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursery, in partnership with the South East Oak Park Community Organization (SEOPCO), are pleased to announce South Oak Park Style: a Glimpse into Modest Homes. The goal of this second annual house walk is twofold: to serve as a fundraiser for both the Day Nursery and SEOPCO while highlighting the best of Oak Park’s modest housing stock.

Saturday, June 20, 2009
3 PM - 8 PM
Tickets are $30.

Tickets available at:
The Careful Peach, 128 Harrison Oak Park, 708-383-3066
Green Home Experts, 823 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park 708-937-5403

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