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. *

Transparency in Governance

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In conjunction with the Village's new website, your elected officials and staff are undertaking efforts to become a transparent government and website:

Following the 10-Point Transparency Checklist set forth by the Illinois Policy Institute, the Village of Oak Lawn is committed to transparency in governance.

  1. Elected & Administrative Officials: Provided is the contact information of all elected officials, Village Manager, and department heads.

  2. Meeting Information: Provided are Calendars, Agendas, Minutes, and Board Packets.

  3. Public records: Provided are FOIA submission forms & FOIA Officer contact information.

  4. Budgets: Provided are the current-year budget and previous budgets.

  5. Financial Audits: Provided is regular audit information: the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Additionally, provided are special project report results (such as TIF districts and special construction projects), audit schedules, and performance audits for government programs.

  6. Expenditures: Provided is a Checkbook Register and Credit Card expenditures to all individuals and third-party vendors.

  7. Salary & Benefits: Provided is compensation information for each individual employee including Wages, Salary, Overtime, Health, Dental, Life, Pension, etc.

  8. Contracts: Provided are rules governing contracts posted online; including bids and contracts for purchases over $20,000 and the vendor’s campaign contributions posted with contract. Also provided are labor agreements with all employee groups.

  9. Lobbying: Provided is information for taxpayer-funded lobbying associations that the Village belongs to as well as information for the Village's lobbying firm.

  10. Taxes & Fees: Provided is information for taxes or fees that the Village levies including sales, property, income, and miscellaneous taxes, fees on residents & businesses.

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