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The decision has been made to close Village Hall for any non-emergency services beginning March 18th, 2020 continuing until April 7th , 2020. Click Here for more information. *********************************************************

The The Oak Lawn Police department is implementing additional safety precautions to further protect our residents and police officers and to limit unnecessary contacts during this difficult time. Click here for the full press release ********************************************************

 

Oak Lawn Residents and Seniors,

 

The Village of Oak Lawn has reached out to the following grocery stores in Oak Lawn regarding their operations and hours over the coming weeks. 

 Click here for stors with senior/high risk hours

For seniors or other residents who are looking for a way to have groceries delivered, there are companies online where residents can order groceries and have them delivered directly to their home for a deliver charge.

 

The company Instacart.com has a program called “leave at my doorstep” delivery.

For more information go to this page 

https://www.instacart.com/grocery-delivery/oak-lawn-il.  

Many of the Oak Lawn stores below are served by this delivery service:

 

  1. Jewel           95th and Pulaski  
  2. Jewel           103rd and Kilpatrick
  3. Jewel            88th and Ridgeland
  4. Marianos      110th and Cicero
  5. Fairplay         87th and Cicero
  6. Walgreens     95th and Cicero
  7. Walgreens      95th and McVicker
  8. Walgreens      6001 W 95th St,
  9. Petco              6225 W 95th Street
  10. Almahjar Food Mart      108th and Cicero
  11. American Health Foods           5142 W. 95th Street
  12. Annapurna Grocery      4951 W 95th Street
  13.  Joe & Frank’s   87th and Ridgeland

 

 

We appreciate your patience during this challenging situation.  The Village will continue to provide updates as we move forward. 

 

Oak Lawn Community Foundation

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 Oak Lawn Community Foundation

The Oak Lawn Social Service Corporation held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 and unanimously approved conversion of the Oak Lawn Social Service Corporation from a 501(c)4 entity to the Oak Lawn Community Foundation with a 501(c)3 designation. This is big news for the Village of Oak Lawn because it ensures that support for our DARE and EDGE programs and other worthy charitable organizations will continue.

The Oak Lawn Social Service Corporation was formed in the 1980s for the betterment of the community.  It was started with a $500,000 payment from Multimedia Cablevision and the adopted policy was to never spend more than 90% the interest each year to allow this incredible resource to grow over time.  This prudent policy was followed for decades and the original $500,000 grew to $640,000.  

Sadly, lack of disciplined gifting over the past decade dwindled this incredible resource to lower balances than in the 1980’s (to approximately $460,000 today.)  In 2010 alone nearly $160,000 was gifted.  While no one denies these were worthy causes to support, the result is today that requests far exceed the interest earned and it is nearly impossible to restore this resource because donations are not tax deductible.

Overspending of the past robbed future generations of Oak Lawnians the benefits of this great gift.

Mayor Bury asked the Social Service Corporation Board for direction.  They could either continue to deplete this community resource in violation of their stated policy as has been done in the past or they could convert it into an entity with a 501(c)3 designation which would allow charitable contributions to be made with the hope of replenishing it to what it once was and perhaps much more.  

The Social Service  Corporation Board voted unanimously to proceed with the 501(c)3 conversion and the documents have been filed with the IRS for consideration.  New by-laws, a conflict of interest policy, an investment policy and articles of amendment were approved at the July 21, 2015 meeting.  The IRS can take as long as six to nine months to act on the request for conversion.

What does this mean for residents?  It means that Oak Lawn will join other elite municipalities with Community Foundations which support many worthy local causes.  It means that future generations can expect to see this resource grow over time and realize greater benefits than originally envisioned in the 1980s.  It means that corporations, individuals and others can make donations which are tax deductible which benefit Oak Lawn directly. 

If you would like more information about the Oak Lawn Community Foundation, please contact Oak Lawn Social Service Corporation President, Mayor Bury at sbury@oaklawn-il.gov.