The FRIDAY WRAP for July 13th, 2018

Hello and welcome again to the Friday's Friday the 13th. I’m Mayor Mickey. I just drove back from Omaha, Nebraska where I attended the Knights of Columbus Agent Sales Conference held across the street from where the NCAA Men’s College World Series is held.  Their financial services division provides advice and products exclusively to KofC members and they are one of my company’s largest and longest (21 years) clients. 

We filmed the Friday Wrap at SCORE Sports Center; click on the icon or link to play the video: 

SCORE to host St. Jude’s Hospital Event on July 22nd:
Burr Ridge residents Karla and Pierre Wakim are hosting their 2nd  annual St. Jude’s Hospitalfundraiser in support of children suffering from cancer on Sunday, July 22nd at SCORE Sports Center in Willow Springs with a Dodge-for-Life Dodgeball Tournament. The emcee will be our very own Alison Rosati and if you would like to donate, participate for have any questions contact Kerry Just at

Burr Ridge Police Department Partners with C.O.P.S.
The Burr Ridge Police Department is once again partnering with the Illinois and National C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) organization as they support the annual “Ride Across Illinois” bike ride this month. Volunteers will be serving the cyclists dinner on Saturday, July 21st as they pass through the area. Due to the strong support from the Illinois chapter of C.O.P.S., Burr Ridge PD, and local businesses, the National C.O.P.S. Conference will be held in this area in mid-November, bringing in over 600 law enforcement personnel from around the country! If you would like to donate some of your time, talent or treasures to C.O.P.S, please contact Sgt. Michael Barnes at: 630-323-8181, ext. 5120.
Resignation of Dehn Grunsten from Plan Commission:
One of our longtime Planning Committee Members, Dehn Grunsten, is resigning due to her new position and family obligations. We will miss her kindness and  and her commitment to the Village of Burr Ridge, but look forward to her remaining on the Events Committee.  Dehn was first appointed an Alternate on July 12, 2010. She was appointed to Full Commissioner May 23, 2011 and she served as Vice Chairperson from July 8, 2013 to June 9, 2014. Thank you, Dehn, for your many years of service and dedication for eight (8) years!
Concerts on the Green:
Tonight’s entertainment, starting at 7pm, will be performed by Mason Rivers, “a high-energy country band that covers the best of today’s country music as well as your favorite classics.” Thank you HARVESTER PLACE for supporting tonight's concert series!! 
Upcoming Meetings in the Village

  • Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, July 16th
  • Economic Development Committee Tuesday July 17
  • There is also a follow-up meeting with Commonwealth Edison to hear about causes and solutions about their recent power outages.  It will be held on Friday July 20th.

Have a blessed week…that’s a Wrap,

 Mayor Mickey

Mayor Mickey Straub

This weekly wrap-up of Burr Ridge news, events and progress is provided
and funded exclusively by Mickey Straub to keep residents informed.