The Village of Oak Brook has recently approved the replacement of its water meters beginning in late 2017. These new water meters and transceivers will allow the Village to implement an automated meter reading process that will provide ... Read on...
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Looking back on our summer months, we had a great turnout again this year for our Taste of Oak Brook with approximately 25,000 + people enjoying the day. Many thanks to all of our sponsors, especially the McDonald’s Corporation, whose co-sponsorship of the Taste of Oak Brook and the fireworks display allows the Village to host this community event annually. We hope McDonald’s will continue to sponsor and support the Taste of Oak Brook, even though they are moving to Chicago.
Polo in Oak Brook is continues to grow in popularity with over 4,500 people in attendance this season. Pineoak Partners held seven great matches which included three international teams competing. We are also excited that the new 144 room Hyatt House Hotel has opened. We wish them success and welcome them to the Village.
In early September, the True Patriots Care Foundation and the Village of Oak Brook hosted the Healing Field that ran from September 7th until noon on September 11th. There were 2,976 American Flags posted in perfect rows in an awe inspiring tribute honoring those killed in the 9/11 terrorists attacks in 2001. It was truly a solemn experience. I want to thank Police Chief Jim Kruger for bringing this memorable event to Oak Brook and the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes. I also want to thank Fire Chief Barry Liss for putting together the memorable Patriots Day 9/11 ceremony that was also held on the Healing Field.
Recently, the District 86 School Board proposed a possible change to school attendance boundaries for Oak Brook residents and their children who live within their district boundaries. This was in response to issues and solutions addressing facilities and overcrowding at Hinsdale Central High School. District 86 School Board has been contemplating busing our students to Hinsdale South High School. The Village Board and I strongly support our residents, and do not view this as the best solution for their issues when other alternatives are available. To emphasize out support of our residents, the Village Board passed Resolution 1664 in strong support of keeping current student attendance boundaries for Oak Brook students, and in strong opposition to the reassignment of our Oak Brook students to Hinsdale South. This resolution has been delivered to the members of the District 86 School Board and School Superintendant.
Finally, as you may have heard, Amazon is looking for a second corporate headquarters within the United States. The Village Board and I, as well as our Staff and Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce are working with the representatives of the State of Illinois in an effort to bring Amazon to Oak Brook. Amazon will be making a decision over the next few months, and we will keep you updated as to any progress in the national redevelopment effort.
The Trustees, the staff, and I are always available to hear your thoughts, ideas, or concerns at all times. Kindly free to call, email or meet any of us. We are all here to serve you.
Gopal G. Lalmalani, M.D., M.B.A
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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