With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.




Department of Public Works

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Ken Ritter

The Village of Oak Lawn proudly recognizes Ken Ritter, Water Plant Manager, Public Works for 26 years of public service. Ken Ritter began in March of 1989, as a maintenance man and worked his way up to Water Plant Manager in Public Works in 2007  where he has served to 2015. Ken Ritter is responsible for supplying over 325,000 households. The Village Manager, Village Clerk, Trustee Olejniczak, and Mayor Bury all had high remarks for Ken Ritter. Watch the presentation from the last Board of Trustees Meeting.