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Posted on: April 8, 2019

President's Message

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Friends and neighbors,

Summer is finally here and I hope this newsletter finds you in good spirits, spending more time outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the season.

First and foremost, I want to congratulate our re-elected Village Officials; Village Clerk Charlotte Pruss, Trustee Manzo, Trustee Tiesenga and Trustee Yusuf.  I also want to thank our residents for putting their trust in me for another four-year term. The inauguration event was held at our Bath and Tennis Club with approximately 100 residents and spectators in attendance. Reverend Dr. Daniel Meyer from Christ Church of Oak Brook delivered the Invocation and Judge Ann Jorgensen delivered the Oaths of Office to all elected officials.

The Village Board has approved the Hines Development. This mixed-use redevelopment project will consist of retail, several restaurants, multi-family residential, new office buildings and a hotel on the former McDonald’s Plaza property. The multi-family components of the redevelopment proposal include a 17-story, 250-unit rental apartment building and two, 14-story residential condominium buildings with up to 104 for-sale units.  The three multi-family buildings will provide off-street parking in parking decks within each of the buildings. We are very excited to have this new development move forward.

Also, plans are underway for the Annual Taste of Oak Brook and spectacular Fireworks display to be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  Due to the sponsorship absence of the McDonald’s Corporation, this year is a good time to make some major adjustments to the Taste.  Changes to the event this year includes the increase of the parking fee to $20 per vehicle and prohibiting attendees from bringing in their own alcohol.  Beer, Wine and Sangria will be sold at the event.  We have also eliminated the bands and will be solely utilizing a DJ for the event. We will continue to have activities for children, and our fabulous Oak Brook (and Oak Brook area) restaurants showcasing some of their finest fares. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display as we celebrate our nation’s holiday! 

Last summer, the polo program grew in popularity and this summer promises to bring more polo enthusiasts out to enjoy the 2019 Oak Brook Polo season.  Pineoak Partners are doing a great job of providing this spectacular sporting event and keeping with Oak Brook’s rich history of competitive Polo. For 2019, the following Saturday and Sunday dates have been set for Oak Brook Polo:  June 9, and 23, July 14 and 28, August 4 and 18 and September 8, 15 and 22. Additional ticket and event information, can be found by visiting www.oakbrookpoloclub.com.

As always, the Trustees, the staff, and I are available to you at all times.  Feel free to call, email or meet any of us if you have any thoughts and concerns.  We are here to serve you.

With kind regards,

Gopal G. Lalmalani, MD, MBA

Village President

630-368-5012 or glalmalani@oak-brook.org

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