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Zettlemeiers closed after 42 years
Issued: Jan. 21, 2021

The Village would like to thank Zettlmeiers Bakery, 17016 S. Oak Park Ave., which closed its doors in December after 42 years in Tinley Park. Since opening in 1978, Zettlmeiers became famous for its chocolate cake donuts, custard Bismarcks and almond crescents. Many thanks to Zettlmeiers for more than four wonderful decades!

Gas N Wash, Do-Rite Donuts hold ribbon cutting
Issued: Dec. 23, 2020

Village officials joined Gas N Wash and Do-Rite Donuts on Dec. 19 for a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Gas N Wash’s newest location on 183rd Street, just a few blocks west of Harlem Avenue. This is Gas N Wash’s 11th location.

Gas N Wash Ribbon Cutting

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 16, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 17, 2020

Lets talk taxes
Issued: Nov. 10, 2020

Do you know where your property taxes go? On average throughout the Village, 72% of taxes go to fund the schools, 12% supports Village operations including Police, Fire and Public Works, 9% goes to fund the counties and townships, 4% supports the various park districts, and 3% funds the Tinley Park Public Library.
The property tax system has many moving parts. One of the most critical is the valuation of the property because it's the foundation upon which the rest of the property tax process and the final bill is built.
Township and county assessors perform valuation of property for tax purposes within the parameters dictated by State statutes. 2020 is a reassessment year for the south suburban portion of Cook County, and assessed values have increased substantially on non-residential properties.
The Village believes it's critical for taxpayers to pay attention to the reassessment notices that were issued in September and review both the valuation information and property characteristics. You can check your 2020 assessed value on the Cook County Assessor's Office website.
The deadline to appeal through the Assessor’s Office has passed. However, there is still opportunity to appeal through the Cook County Board of Review. The Board of Review has not opened the window for appeal of the 2020 assessments yet, but when it does the information will be posted on its website. The Board of Review also allows for taxpayers to “pre-file” an appeal before their township is eligible for review and place it in queue for processing when the window is open.
This is a challenging time for small business on so many levels. The Village is here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

More than 40 Tinley Park businesses recieve longevity awards
Issued: Oct. 21, 2020

During the Village of Tinley Park's Virtual Business Breakfast, 41 Tinley Park businesses were honored for being in town for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years as of 2019 and 2020. See a photo presentation of honored businesses below.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Oct. 20, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 30, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 15, 2020

Village Board passes resolution allowing adult-use cannabis businesses in Tinley Park
Issued: Aug. 18, 2020

The Tinley Park Village Board on Aug. 4 adopted a zoning code text amendment to permit adult-use cannabis business establishments as a special use in the B2 and B3 business districts. Key conditions of the text amendment include:
  • Adult-use cannabis businesses will be limited to locations with frontage on 159th Street, Harlem Avenue and LaGrange Road.
  • Facilities must be located in a stand-alone building.
  • Facilities may not be located within 100 feet of a property zoned for residential purposes and may not be located within 400 feet of a preexisting public or private school or day care center. 
For more information, read the full ordinance or contact Kimberly Clarke at

Village to host 'best practices' webinar for restaurant and bar industry
Issued: May 29, 2020

The Village of Tinley Park will host a webinar at 8 a.m. Friday, June 5 regarding best practices for the restaurant and bar industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Todd Schlender, an instructional designer with the National Restaurant Association, will lead the conversation on new industry standards. Mike Clark from Ed and Joe’s and Dennis Suglich from Cuzin’s will discuss what they're doing differently to adapt to this new environment. The webinar will end with a question and answer session.

To join the meeting on your computer, tablet or smartphone, follow the GotoMeeting link. You can also dial in using your phone; just call (866) 899-4679 or (786) 535-3119 and use access code 192-379-541. If you need GoToMeeting, you can download the app and be ready for the meeting.

Marriott hotels coming, Pete's Fresh Market buys old Kmart
Issued: May 8, 2020

The Village Board recently passed a resolution approving an annexation agreement with Top Hospitality LLC for 8.7 acres of land at 9599 S. 94th Avenue. This agreement will allow for the construction of two Marriott-branded hotels (a Marriott Courtyard and a Marriott Residence Inn) at the site, and also allows the Village to recapture costs associated with the extension of utilities to the proposed development.

The Committee of the Whole also received information on Pete’s Fresh Market (PFM), which recently bought the former Super K-Mart property at 16300 S. Harlem Ave. PFM has proposed initially opening an accessory warehouse/distribution space on the property, eventually followed by a grocery store.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Feb. 18, 2020