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From Officer Primak - Zone 4 Newsletter

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Happy New Year to all of my zone 4 residents and businesses. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Oak Park Police Department. The citizens and the police department need to work together to keep our streets safe. If you see any suspicious activity please contact the police department immediately, by calling 9-1-1 in an emergency or 708-386-2131 in a non-emergency. Never worry about inconveniencing an officer; we would rather stop a crime than try to solve it after the fact.

Historic Preservation Plan - Meeting Tuesday

The Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission continues its community-wide effort to create a 10-year Strategic Historic Preservation Plan to help guide efforts to identify and protect important historic resources throughout the Village of Oak Park. The new plan will replace the 1994 long-range plan. The second community workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. at Hatch School, 1000 N. Ridgeland. Click here for more information and to view the public meeting schedule.

The January meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.

Live Here Oak Park Blog

Here is a fun local blog of folks across Oak Park sharing local experiences:

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

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 www.oak-park.us/police for more information.

Flyer from the Oak Park Police attached.

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