Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Holiday season and I wish everyone all the best for the upcoming New Year!
Now that winter has arrived, why not come out and enjoy some of the fabulous indoor programs offered at the Library or enjoy a nice leisurely meal at one of Oak Brook’s finest dining establishments.
This past year, the Village welcomed the openings of several new restaurants. They included Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, Rock Sugar Southeast Asian Kitchen, Roka Akor, a Japanese steak, sushi and seafood restaurant and the new 14,000-square-foot dining “District” at the Oakbrook Center Mall which features ten new eateries located on the upper level adjacent to the AMC Theaters. Additionally, we saw the beginning of the Rush Medical Center, the opening of the 144 room Hyatt House Hotel, the approval of Carvana, where vehicles can be purchased on-line with two (2) delivery options and the renovations to the Sears Store to accommodate KidZania, a children’s entertainment business.
In November, the Village Board held two workshops on the 2018 Budget and discussed the major issues facing Oak Brook as we move into a new fiscal year. At the first meeting in December, the Village Board approved the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The Village Board remains committed to conservative spending while investing in our community. Based on the 2018 budget, the Village will still maintain approximately 9.2 months of operating expense reserves in our General Fund which total approximately $16.9 million dollars.
Also, in November, the Village Board established The Sports Core Advisory Committee. The Committee is made up of nine residents of the Village. This Committee has been established to make recommendations to the Village Board on any issue within our Sports Core so we can maintain this precious amenity for our residents and others who use our facilities.
The Trustees, the staff, and I are always available to hear your thoughts, ideas, or concerns at all times. Kindly feel free to call, email or meet any of us. We are all here to serve you.
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Gopal Lalmalani, MD, MBA
Things To DoOvernight guests, business clients, visitors and employees of local businesses can try something new every day - fitness centers, swimming, well-appointed spas and salons, fine arts attractions, music, shopping, historical sites and more.
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