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Mia Lucille
· October 13, 2016
I am absolutely disgusted and horrified by the board's decision to consider breed specific bans on dogs. Maria Flynn's stated statistics were not only from a source that is seedy at best - they are false. How entitled and ignorant must one be to justify considering murdering innocent living beings because they have once felt "intimidated" by their presence. If you are that cowardly, John Baar, Mark Moy, and Maria Flynn, I have unfortunate news for you: it is not the breed that is the problem. It's you. Shame on you for this cruel and dangerous consideration. I urge you to take this off your meeting agenda and leave this ugly humiliating instance behind you. Oak Brook has more class than this. See More
Ryan Copeland
· October 13, 2016
It has been brought to my attention that you will be having a formal hearing regarding the possibility of instituting breed specific legislation (BSL) in your city.

Not only did your police chief go... on record as saying there has never been a report of an incident involving a pit bull or rottweiler, one of your board members stated that a pit bull ban "was something to consider" because he once "saw a pit bull outside a school and was intimidated." You can't even make up a quote like that.

Please understand that while Oak Brook is a beautiful place, I will no longer pay for any type of services within the city limits if BSL is enacted. Also, please be aware that thousands will also do the same.
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David Doubet
September 2, 2013
If you are hearing ringing in your ears; it is the Atheist/ tellapaths/ Neo-NAZIs driving over speed bumps or potholes. Text message cops' fax number.
Rick Snyder
February 4, 2013
'Ghost in the Machine' opens Thurs @ TWS: VIDEO!
Joining the millions around the world that have taken the #IceBucketChallenge to #StrikeOutALS is Village of Oak Brook Police Department aided by Public Works
Commercial for the Taste of Oak Brook 2012
Get ready for 2014 Season

The Village of Oak Brook recently approved the replacement all water meters throughout the Village. The new water meters and transceivers will allow the Village to provide better customer service, greater data accuracy, and will provide reduced operational costs of our water system.

The following information is important to understand in advance of our visit to your home or business:
• This is a mandatory water meter replacement project. The Village and United Meters, Inc. ...will work to make this as convenient as possible for all residents and businesses.
• The replacement of most water meters will require access to your residence or business, as nearly all of them are located inside.
• You will receive a mailed notification from United Meters, Inc. prior to installers arriving in your neighborhood. This notification will provide instructions on how to set up an appointment for your water meter to be replaced.
• An adult age 18 or older must be present at all appointments, which will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
• The automated water meters will transmit water usage data wirelessly to the Village, but they present no health or data security risks.
We appreciate your cooperation in making this project a success.

To schedule the meter replacement in your home, please contact United Meters, Inc. at (815) 941-1061.

For all other questions related to this project, please contact the Oak Brook Public Works Department at (630) 368-5270.

IMPORTANT: Please wait until you receive a written letter from United Meters, Inc. before calling to schedule an appointment to replace your meter.

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Residents of Oak Brook's Saddle Brook subdivision are concern about increased traffic from a coming apartment and natatorium development nearby at the Oak Brook Hills resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Westmont.

The Oak Brook police chief said there have been three minor accidents over the past three years on 35th Street, west of Midwest Road.

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About 4,500 Oak Brook Public Library cardholders will gain access to a substantially larger pool of resources with the library's May 1 move to a new consortium.

About 4,500 Oak Brook Public Library cardholders will have access to materials from nearly 100 libraries with a move to a new consortium.

Pending Cellular Communication Legislation

When it comes to quality of life, Illinois taxpayers could soon bear the burden of the cellular industry’s 5G technology. The Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act (SB 1451) gives big telecom companies carte blanche to place small cell antennas — the size of refrigerators, in some cases — on streetlights and utility poles in the public right of way in towns across the state.


In its editorial section today, the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed developed by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) and submitted by Mayors Steve Chirico of Naperville and Richard Irvin of Aurora.…/ct-perspec-pole-tax-cellula…

The editorial outlined DMMC’s opposition to the Small Cell Bill (SB 1451), which is now on Gov. Rauner’s desk.

Please contact Governor Rauner’s office at 217-782-0244 and urge him to veto or make changes to the legislation that would:

Protect local authority
Enable municipalities to directly negotiate agreements with wireless carriers
Allow local government to charge competitively based on market prices
Establish size, height and design standards
Lengthen the approval process to give towns adequate time to review applications

Mayor Rich Veenstra, DMMC President

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The Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act would be unfair to local municipalities.
Village Of Oak Brook updated their cover photo.

Village of Oak Brook Management Team:

Back Row from Left:
Information Technology Director, Jim Fox
Human Resource Manager, Kathy Vonachen...
Director Public Works, Doug Patchin
Fire Chief, Barry Liss
Head Librarian, Jacob Post
Finance Director, Jason Paprocki and
Development Services Director, Tony Budzikowski.

Front Row From Left:
Chief of Police, James Kruger
Village Manager, Riccardo F. Ginex
Executive Assistant, Donna Bettin and
Golf Course Superintendent/Manager, Sean Creed

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The Village President is currently taking applications for an appointment to the Board of Fire and Police Commission (BFPC). If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve as an appointed member on the BFPC or any of the other Village Boards, Commissions or Committees, you are invited to complete an application for appointment form which can be obtained from Village Hall or on-line at All BFPC applications must be submitted by March 19, 2018.

Oak Brook public works crews try to stay ahead in the pothole challenge.

Filling potholes is an ongoing chore during the winter and start of spring in west suburban towns.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Village Resident Ed Main. Ed was appointed to the Oak Brook Board of Fire & Police Commission in 2011 and served as Chairman since 2013. It was very important to Ed that Oak Brook had the best officers and firefighters possible. He was involved in the hiring, approving full-time status, or promoting of 21 sworn Fire Department personnel, and also 21 sworn Police Department personnel between 2011 and 2017. In addition, he was a Member and President of the Oak Brook Club Homeowners' Association.

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Lord & Taylor closing at Oakbrook Center in January

The Village of Oak Brook would like to congratulate Sgt Doug Jacobs on his 25th year anniversary, and Officer Vel Torlo and Mark Kozlowski on their 20th year anniversary. Congratulations and thank you for your service!

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Oak Brook added 3 new photos.

The Oak Brook Police would like to congratulate Sgt Doug Jacobs on his 25th year anniversary, and Officer Vel Torlo and Mark Kozlowski on their 20th year anniversary. Congratulations and thank you for your service!

Village Of Oak Brook updated their cover photo.
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Village Of Oak Brook updated their cover photo.
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Village Of Oak Brook updated their cover photo.
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Severe Winter weather Update

The Village has been notified by the National Weather Service that a Winter Storm Warning will continue until 6:00PM this evening. A region of heavy snow has set up between I-88 and I-80 with visibility less than a half mile, and snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are expected until 6:00PM. Travel will continue to be dangerous, residents are encouraged to keep travel to a minimum.

Public Works crews are continuing to work on the main arteries in t...he residential subdivisions. The crews will shift to the residential cul-de-sacs and will complete a final cleanup once the once the snow subsidizes.

Due to the severe winter weather the Butler Government Center (Village Hall) and Oak Brook Public Library will be closing early today at 3:00PM.

Updates will continue to be posted on the Village website at

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from around Oak Brook...

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