I would like to begin this edition of the Oak Leaf by expressing my sadness on behalf of the Village of Burr Ridge regarding the tragic act of violence which occurred in the City of Highland Park on the Fourth of July. The loss of innocent life was so antithesis to the wonderful, welcoming patriotic events planned for the community that day, as a time to celebrate instantly became a time to mourn and pray. The Village of Burr Ridge is, first and foremost, committed to the protection of the community, which includes both our daily policing efforts as well as the protection of attendees at our special events. Our staff will continue to identify opportunities to enhance community safety for all who live and visit our great Village, which is and will continue to be “A Very Special Place.”
Our Village staff is always looking for ways to serve as a resource for the Burr Ridge residents and improve public areas. Examples include hosting a mobile blood drive with The Versiti Blood Center on July 22nd, overseeing the ongoing Village “Roads Program” and other Public Works activities, including recycling corrugated signs. Learn more below.
Summer in Burr Ridge means longer days, cooler evenings, and many opportunities to gather with friends, neighbors, and family. The Concerts on the Village Green are at the top of our list of these opportunities. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. to hear Whiskey Road perform. One way to get involved is to sponsor one of these highly-anticipated and well-attended concerts. A special thanks to King-Bruwaert House for sponsoring the final concert on July 28th, featuring The Chicago Experience. Thank you for your continued support of Village events. We have been thrilled by the support and attendance this year.
I continue to be humbled by the hard work of the staff I see daily in my role as Village Administrator and am encouraged by the many initiatives underway. I welcome feedback from our residents and the broader community as we continue to seek ways to uphold our welcoming reputation. Wishing you a fun – and safe – July.