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New Places, Prices Eyed for Overnight Parking in Oak Park

Fees for extra on-street passes are on the way.

For folks who have used up their alloted five on-street overnight parking passes, there soon will be new places where you or your guests can park — for a fee.

Officials are mulling a plan where residents can park in 15 designated surface lots around town for $5 a night. Here's how it would work: 

For three of the locations — outside Grace Episcopal Church, 920 Lake Street, the 1100 block of North Boulevard and the 1100 block of Marion Street — motorists will be able to pop $5 into existing payment machines for parking between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.

In the 12 other designated lots, drivers would have to purchase overnight parking vouchers in advance at . Most vouchers would be good from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.  

Those lots under consideration are designated as plot points on the map accompanying this story. (Click here for the village of Oak Park's comprehensive parking map.)

Overnight spaces will also be available at Holley Court and thegarages for $15 a night, where residents or their guests can park from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.  

Eventually, village officials are hoping to move the payment system online but that program is still getting off the ground. 

The village board  is expected to vote on the measure at its Feb. 22 meeting, and the new overnight parking system could take effect in the spring. 

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