Mayor's Message

Fall - Winter 2020


Happy Fall everyone, I hope that you are all doing well!

As we near the end of this year the Village has finished with its Audit process. The auditors are tasked with evaluating the financial accountability, transparency, and management of the Village’s finances. I am very happy that we received excellent results from the audit and are in the top tier of municipalities when it comes to financial accountability, transparency, and reporting.

As of mid-October, the Village has had 93 reported cases of COVID-19. I urge residents to continue practicing social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and washing their hands. I would also like to urge residents to get their flu shot, as it is especially important this year. Medical experts are urging that Americans get their flu shot to reduce the burden on our hospitals that are busy fighting COVID-19. So far this Fall we have made good progress on the Village’s 2020 Road Program.

Construction is wrapping up and I would like to thank all the residents of the Village for their cooperation while construction has been ongoing. We know it is not easy or convenient dealing with the construction in your neighborhoods. These projects are a necessity for the future of the Village’s infrastructure needs. If you have had any property damage and or concerns about work, please call Village Hall at 708-246-3080.

The Village is also planning the next stages of implementing its sidewalk master plan. Early next year the Village will hold town hall meetings to discuss options for sidewalks and other changes for Wolf Road. Next summer will also be the start of sidewalk and street construction for Acacia Drive. Finally, I’d like to remind everyone who is part of the Village Waste Franchise Agreement that leaf vacuuming will be coming back this Fall and to follow social media and website postings for the most up to date information. 

Lastly, I encourage all residents to sign up on our Village website to receive important notifications, and reminders (i.e.: Village Vehicle Stickers, Meeting Notices, and Community Events). Residents can sign up for alerts ranging from the Police Department, Community Alerts, and even the Public Works Department. To receive these alerts please sign up on our Stay Informed Portal, and personalize what you would like to be alerted & informed about! Please let me know about any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. You may also use the Concern or Compliment or Community Voice features within the website under Residents. I am very proud to serve as your Mayor, and it is wonderful that we have been recognized as the fantastic community that we are. I am available to address your community group, condo association, club, or neighborhood coffee to address all things Indian Head Park. Happy to hear from you at thinshaw@indianheadpark-il.gov or 708-497-9745.

Thank you, 
Mayor Tom Hinshaw