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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. 

 

Board Review

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Board Review

September 8, 2015

At last Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Board acted unanimously to approve a new traffic signal at 95th Street and 50th Court.    The proposed changes will offer a much needed way to enter and exit the Patriot Station Metra parking structure from 95th Street.  Currently, all commuter traffic flows through the residential area long 52nd Avenue.  At rush hour, these quiet residential streets become extremely busy with aggressive commuter traffic.

The earliest that the signal will be installed will be the fall of 2016. 

The location for the new signal and an illustration of the street modifications are outlined in blue on the illustration below.  Museum Drive will be extended to curve behind the former Karas building to 50th Court and 95th Street.

Traffic Graphic 1

Traffic Graphic 2

Traffic Graphic 3

Traffic Graphic 4

Traffic Graphic 5

 

Presently, traffic coming from the east cannot turn onto Museum Drive and this creates a hardship for businesses in the area.  Having easier and safer access from 95th Street will improve access for these stores and especially for the hugely popular Children’s Museum, which is expected to have it’s 500,000th visitor this month.

The 95th Street Corridor Study (https://oaklawn95thstreetcorridorplan.wordpress.com/) had a lot to say about the traffic problems in the area and suggested a pedestrian friendly area just south of 95th Street, thus access to and from 95th Street is critical.  An illustration of their vision for the Patriot Station campus appears below.  

This study is now adopted public policy and this new signal is the first step to realizing a more vibrant Village center as outlined in the study.  They envisioned what is now the alley south of these businesses becoming an opportunity for a new pedestrian friendly face of downtown Oak Lawn.  Below are some conceptual drawings how things might change.The illustrations below begin with the current view and show two other visualizations of how more “livable” the area would be with more space for pedestrians.

In addition to the approval of the new traffic signal, the Board approved funding for the local PADS (Public Awareness to Deliver Shelter) program and PLOWS Council on Aging.  An intergovermental agreement with Cook County was approved, which dramatically improves the signage on Southwest Highway and Central with illuminated signs.  Equipment for our police department was authorized, and a bid was approved for work on the regional water system.

In her capacity as Liquor Commissioner, Mayor Bury appointed five residents to serve on a new Liquor Advisory Board.  This Advisory Board will assist Mayor Bury in reviewing applications for liquor licenses, conducting disciplinary hearings related to violations of the Oak Lawn Liquor Code and will also assist in reviewing and recommending changes to the Oak Lawn Liquor Code.  

The Board of Trustees will still have full authority to increase or decrease the number of establishments that serve liquor and will continue to vote for any proposals in changes to the code.  The Advisory Board was created to provide greater resident input and participation while making the process more transparent.