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Illinois Recycling Association
901 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301
The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA) is a collective voice mobilized for recycling issues in the state. IRA'sMore members include recycling professionals in government, business, education and non-profit organizations.
Marion Street Cheese Market
100 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302
The staff at Marion Street Cheese Market is known for helping customers choose the right wine by providing them with aMore well-rounded experience and knowledgeable expertise. A small plate menu is available in the cafe and changes with each season. Sit and relax at one of the outdoor bistro tables or a cozy inside booth and enjoy a collection of local products. Marion also lets you choose from a wide selection of wines and cheeses.
IDOT Traffic Systems Center
445 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304

This closed-to-the public facility, located near the Eishenhower Expressway, is the data collection center for 170More miles of the  state's freeways in a six-county area.

IDOT spokesman, Josh Kauffman, said the center's staff "designs, supervises, and maintains a network of 2,400 traffic detectors used to monitor expressway traffic in real time. The data is collected and processed through an Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) that compiles data for traffic reports, travel time calculation and archives."

That means the hundreds of sensors placed on the on-ramps and off-ramps by IDOT engineers transmit traffic data back to the Oak Park facility, which uses the results to calculate travel times for use on electronic highway signs, as well as distribution to media outlets for traffic reports.

John Toomey Gallery
818 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301

At first glance, this art auction house might be mistaken for part of a neighboring restaurant, Cucina Paradiso,More which uses part of the gallery's sidewalk space for outdoor seating.

The gallery focuses on American and European arts and crafts of the 20th century. It has an emphasis on ceramics and decorative art of the 1950s, including paintings.

It also offers consultations on the purchase or sale of artwork, whether a single item or an entire collection, and can perform appraisals for insurance or tax purposes. 

The gallery's catalog is available for viewing online, where information on upcoming auctions can also be found. It works in partnership with the Treadway Gallery of Cincinnati.

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