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.

Mayor Sandra Bury • Village President

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Contact Information:   •   (708) 499-7740   •   Office hours by appointment

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It is a true privilege and honor to serve the residents of Oak Lawn as Mayor.    Oak Lawn is a vibrant community that has yet to reach its full potential in terms of livability, economic development and security.  Progress is a group effort and my goal is to work with the Board of Directors, area schools, the Oak Lawn Park District, the Oak Lawn Library, the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce, local hospitals and charitable organizations to move Oak Lawn forward.  Better communication, teamwork, governmental transparency, ethics reform and networking are how we will let the world know that there is no better place to live, work and shop than right here in Oak Lawn!

Biographical information

I was elected to office on April 9, 2013 and was sworn into office on May 14, 2013.  My family moved to Oak Lawn from Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood when I graduated from Maria High School in 1979.  I received my Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1995 and own Complete Vision Care in Oak Lawn. 

"Service Above Self"

Community service, humanitarian service and service to my profession have been my passion.  I have served as a Director of the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce from 1997 until my election in 2013.  I am Past-President of the Oak Lawn Rotary Club and spearheaded the effort to construct the Oak Lawn Rotary Club's 9/11 First Responder Memorial at Patriot Station.  I am Past-President of the Chicago South Suburban Optometric Society and Past-President of the Illinois Optometric Association.  I am Past-President of VOSH-Illinois and Past Vice-President of VOSH-International.  I have been on more than a dozen foreign humanitarian medical missions and have been just as active on domestic medical missions in Oak Lawn and Chicagoland.  I have volunteered for many other local charitable organizations, including Park Lawn.


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