Take Care of Business Day brings services to Oak Brook
Village Clerk Charlotte Pruss has her blood pressure checked by firefighter/paramedic, Sean Kelly (left) and firefighter/paramedic Shawn Swagler at the Village Hall. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 24, 2013 9:54AM
OAK BROOK — Access to a variety of local entities along with the Illinois Secretary of State and some local businesses all are part of Oak Brook’s second annual Take Care of Business Day.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road.
“The idea of this is to have information and services from many different groups available to residents all in one place,” said Laura Millisap, an administrative assistant with the Oak Brook Police Department. “It’s very convenient to be able to take care of some of these things without having to go all over the place. We had a lot of seniors last year and probably will again this time, but this is for everyone.”
The middle-of-the-day, weekday scheduling for Take Care of Business Day is done because that is when representatives from the Secretary of State’s office are available, Millisap said.
Personnel from the Secretary of State’s office will process drivers license renewal and corrections up to a year in advance. Vision screening and written exams also may be completed; however, road tests will not be available.
License plate renewals also may be completed, if the sticker’s expiration date is within 30 days before or after Jan. 31. A proof of insurance must be presented to renew plates.
The Oak Brook Police Department will offer handouts on identity theft, credit card fraud, and safety tips; provide information about its next Citizen Police Academy, which begins March 13.
“Our first Citizen Police Academy went very well,” said Erica Huff, support services officer.
The first academy was conducted weekly for nine weeks, beginning in September 2012.
Police also will provide instructions on the proper way to install and use child safety seats in vehicles. Advance appointments are needed for safety seat instruction and may be made by calling (630) 368-8734.
The Oak Brook Fire Department will offer fire prevention tips and blood pressure checks.
Staff from the Village Clerk’s office will offer voter registration and free notary services.
Library staff will accept library card applications.
Staff from the Oak Brook Park District will provide information on membership, programs and events.
Complimentary hand massages and Midtown Health & Fitness will offer skin analysis. Chair massages and stress analysis will be available from The Body Connection Health and Wellness Center.
Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Chase Bank will provide information and brochures about available services.
AARP will have information about driver safety classes in the area.
Gibson’s Steakhouse, Freshii, Labriola Café, Kona Grill, and Pinstripes will offer food samples and/or gift cards.