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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As a part of the Investigations Division, the Juvenile Unit’s primary responsibilities are to handle all cases involving juveniles as offenders. In addition, juvenile officers investigate missing child/runaway cases, child abuse cases, and any serious crime involving juveniles as victims. The Oak Lawn Police Department is committed to the protection of the youth of this community and utilizes several outside organizations to assist in this endeavor including the following resources; Southwest YMCA, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Cook County, Oak Lawn Family Services, Worth Township Youth Services Bureau, and several counseling/outreach programs.

The detectives in this unit work closely with investigators from the Department of Children and Family Services assuring that the needs of children in crisis are met.