Oak Lawn and surrounding communities have seen a surge in burglary to autos recently. 95% of those reported in Oak Lawn have been to unlocked vehicles where change, computers and easily carried away items are left in vehicles. Please remember to lock your vehicles and if you are leaving the vehicle outside remember to take your garage remote with you. Report suspicious subjects to police. Follow Oak Lawn PD on Twitter at @Oaklawnpd for community and traffic alerts.
To aid residents with their environmental needs, the Village of Oak Lawn offers refuse, recycling and yard waste disposal through Allied Waste, a division of Republic Services. In addition, residents can drop off their electronic waste (i.e. televisions, radios, phones) at the Public Works building located at 5550 W. 98th Street (98th Street and Central Avenue). Hours of operation are the second Saturday of every month between 9am and Noon for Village of Oak Lawn residents only.