With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please find parking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th: 

Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.

107th Street will be closed to traffic. 

Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:

* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *

* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *

* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *

* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *


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ILEAS Mutual Aid



One of the primary missions for ILEAS is to coordinate statewide mutual aid for law enforcement in Illinois. For years, police and sheriff's agencies have worked together locally and developed literally dozens of different mutual aid arrangements. Over 20 years ago, agencies north and west of Chicago formed a mutual aid organization called the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS). It was based on the Fire Mutual Aid Box Alarm (MABAS) that had existed already for many years. Over time, NIPAS grew to include dozens of police agencies. 



Mutual Aid Box Alarm System

Oak Lawn Central is the MABAS Division XXI dispatch headquarters of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, which began in 1968. There are currently 48 divisions throughout Illinois and 4 divisions in Wisconsin. As time goes on more divisions in these and other states are likely to form. MABAS allows Oak Lawn Central to communicate with and receive assistance from many non-Oak Lawn Central fire agencies during major incidents. To learn more about MABAS, visit the MABAS Illinois website.