The Village of Oak Lawn Water Division has contracted M.E. Simpson to perform necessary and preventative maintenance of the distribution system to ensure proper operation.

Accumulated sediment in the water main and fire hydrants will be flushed during normal business hours

Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Beginning September 25th through September 26th 2017

While flushing is underway short temporary periods of low pressure and discolored water can be expected, but DOES NOT present a health hazard.

To restore clarity to your tap water use a faucet with the aerator removed, or use a laundry sink faucet without an aerator, and flow the cold water until it clears.

M.E. Simpson will give notification by placing signs in the parkways of the areas they are working in. Questions call Water Department 708-499-7747

                     Locations of system maintenance are:

                     95th Street to 99th Street, Nashville to Harlem.

                     Please refrain from doing Laundry during these times if Possible


Any questions regarding this Flush Program may be directed to the Water Division at 708-499-7747.

Fire / Rescue Chief Sheets 

George W. Sheets was sworn in as Oak Lawn’s 9th Fire Chief on July 14, 2009 and is the first African American Fire Chief in the department’s history. Sheets will lead a department comprised of 76-full time fire, paramedic and civilian employees.  Sheets holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sterling College and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University.

Chief Sheets began his firefighting career in Missouri in 1981 and has spent the last 18-years in Fire Chief positions in Michigan and Wisconsin. He has been recognized as an organizational change manager and is one of only 600 firefighters throughout the country to earn the prestigious designation as a Chief Fire Officer. Chief Sheets has been married for 13 years and has two children.

Chief Sheets said he is looking forward to the challenges of the Oak Lawn Fire & Rescue Department and that his goal is to have a positive impact within the community and to support a community where people like to live, as well as visit, and a place where quality of life issues are the main focus.