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.

The Village of Oak Lawn has maintained a Red Light Enforcement Program since 2008. The Red light Cameras are located in the Following Locations

95th St. & Pulaski Rd. - Southbound

95th St. & Ridgeland Ave. -West Bound

95th St. & Cicero Ave. - East bound & North bound

97th St. &South West Highway . - South West & North Bound

111th St. & Cicero Ave. - East bound & West bound

These cameras will memorialize violations where motorists proceed through an intersection while the light is red.  These cameras will also capture motorists that do not follow the Law as it pertains to “Right Turn On Red” situations.  The following is taken directly from the Rules of the Road Publication issued by the State of Illinois (

Red light — Stop at the marked stop line. If there is not a marked stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Do not go until the light is green and the intersection is clear. You may make a right turn at a red light. You also may make a left turn at a red light when turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street that has traffic moving to the left. In both instances, drivers must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before turning.

Motorists should always follow safe driving practices, not just when Red Light Cameras are present.  Please click the links to the Question and Answer” and “Myths VS Facts” informational handbills to familiarize yourself with this information and help provide a safe and violation free motoring experience.