The Village of Oak Lawn is launching a multi-year project to make needed repairs to our parking garage which will extend the lifespan of the facility.


The garage will remain open during the renovations, however:  Please be advised that certain sections of the garage primarily on the 4TH and 5TH floors will be closed off during the repair work. No Parking signs will be posted. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNS OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWEDTraffic patterns will be maintained, however travel lanes will be shifted with traffic control. While work is occurring there may be some occasional dust created as concrete and joint repairs are being made. 

Temporary additional permit parking for users will be located at:  North side of 96TH St. between 52nd Ave and Cook Ave. South side of Yourell Ave. between 52nd Ave. and Cook Ave. 

The First Phase of Repairs Will Begin on May 1St, and Continue Until Approximately August 15TH, of 2017.

This is the first of two scheduled phases of construction. For questions about the repairs please contact Steve Barrett at


Fire / Rescue Chief Sheets 

George W. Sheets was sworn in as Oak Lawn’s 9th Fire Chief on July 14, 2009 and is the first African American Fire Chief in the department’s history. Sheets will lead a department comprised of 76-full time fire, paramedic and civilian employees.  Sheets holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sterling College and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University.

Chief Sheets began his firefighting career in Missouri in 1981 and has spent the last 18-years in Fire Chief positions in Michigan and Wisconsin. He has been recognized as an organizational change manager and is one of only 600 firefighters throughout the country to earn the prestigious designation as a Chief Fire Officer. Chief Sheets has been married for 13 years and has two children.

Chief Sheets said he is looking forward to the challenges of the Oak Lawn Fire & Rescue Department and that his goal is to have a positive impact within the community and to support a community where people like to live, as well as visit, and a place where quality of life issues are the main focus.