Mayor's Corner

Mayor Jake Vandenberg

Hello and welcome to the Mayor’s Corner!

The Village of Tinley Park was incorporated in 1892 but the area was settled primarily by emigrants from the Eastern United States, Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland and Canada beginning as early as the 1830s. As the country’s railroad empire was growing, the Village of Bremen was located on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad lines in 1853. This influenced the Village’s rapid expansion, and in 1890 the name Bremen was changed to Tinley Park, in honor of the Village’s first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley Sr.

Today, Tinley Park is known throughout the Chicago area for its world-renowned Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Over the years, this venue has hosted countless world-famous artists and music festivals. This venue puts Tinley Park on the map as a premier destination for music lovers in the Midwest. This trend continues throughout the Village of Tinley Park. Between the countless local establishments that host live music nightly, the Village’s weekly Music in the Plaza concerts every summer weekend, and the Village logo, music is in everything we do. After all, we live “life amplified’ here in Tinley Park.

If you are a resident, thank you for your dedication to making Tinley Park an incredible place to live. If you are just visiting, be sure to go have a night out on the town and see some live music. If you’re thinking about visiting, have a look around the rest of our website, check out the events our Marketing Department puts on every year, look at some pictures of Tinley Park, and you’ll see right away that Tinley Park is a must-see destination.


Jacob C. Vandenberg
Mayor, Village of Tinley Park