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To create a positive identity for South East Oak Park and to empower its citizens to act on behalf of their neighborhood

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Public Safety

an open community where everyone feels safe and respected


a walkable community sustainably connected to the world

Economic Development and Planning

a prosperous community where people invest their time, energy, and talents

Community Pride and Outreach

a unique and diverse community where residents are connected to each other and to a larger purpose

Civic Engagement

a resilient community able to respond to change

From the Blog

  • First Farmer’s Market on Saturday

    First Farmer’s Market on Saturday

    The first Farmer’s Market of 2024 will be held this Saturday in the parking lot of Pilgrim Church. Southeast Oak Park’s own Lyman Avenue Bread is returning to the market for the third year. Tim Giuffi is baking up a storm for Saturday, and is planning to have for sale:Country SourdoughToasted CornDeli RyeWheat Sandwich BreadOliveSeedy…

  • Real estate market report for South East Oak Park

    Real estate market report for South East Oak Park

    In South East Oak Park, the real estate market is currently vibrant and decidedly in favor of sellers. There are nine homes listed for sale, including single family homes, condos, townhouses and two flats, boasting an average price of $492,000.   Overall in Oak Park, there are currently 107 homes for sale including single family homes,…

  • Neighbor reactions to speed bumps

    Neighbor reactions to speed bumps

    If you live in South East Oak Park (or any other OP area), you’ve experienced an increase in speeding, careless and aggressive driving over the past few years. Residents of several blocks have been petitioning the Village for speed bumps on their blocks to try to slow down cars. In mid-November the Village installed speed…

  • December RBO Meeting

    December RBO Meeting

    A great way to keep up on public safety issues in SEOP is to attend the monthly Virtual Beat Meeting held the second Tuesday of every month, organized by the Oak Park Police Department’s Resident Beat program. At the December meeting, Officer Locke reviewed the crime statistics for November and the following is a summary…

  • Help us out with Donut Day

    Help us out with Donut Day

    SEOPCO will be making donuts at the Farmer’s Market on August 12 and we’re looking for helpers. Coat some donuts in sugar, or bag them up, or serve them to your OP community. Clean up is fun too. Here’s the signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945A8AF23A4F49-donut Our new donut partner this year is Learning Edge, a nonprofit, community-based organization…