Oak Brook parks plan referendum open houses

Oak Brook Park District will conduct a series of open houses beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, in advance of its Nov. 6 referendum seeking to acquire the 34-acre parcel known as McDonald's Fields.

The referendum proposition asks voters whether the district should issue $17.8 million in general obligation bonds, to be paid over a 20-year period, to purchase the property located at Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road that once housed McDonald's corporate offices.

Each open house will include a detailed presentation and question-and-answer sessions regarding the proposed referendum to acquire the open space. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the measure, ask questions, provide feedback, and meet park district board members and staff.

The open houses, all at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, are scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12; 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18; and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For details on the referendum and proposal, visit

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