The candle is a modern touch signifying the light of learning, burning towards progress.
The chevron above the candle represents the framework supporting the roof of a house. For our town, it signifies the strong and enduring framework already built – ready to meet our future years.
“Illinois” is in part a word of French derivation (“Illini,” Native American, and “ois,” French, meaning “Tribe of Men”).
Also picked was a symbol of French heraldry, the fleur-de-lis. This sign of the flower, a lily, brings to mind purity and cleanliness. For us, it is our striving to keep our town “clean,” both physically as well as politically.
The cross of Moline signifies our brotherhood and faith in the future of our town. The crescents are a symbol of growth, appropriate to this expanding community. The colors of gold, white and red signify brotherhood, cleanliness and courage – reminders of our work, pride and hope in the town of Tinley Park, Illinois.
The seal was designed by Elizabeth (Betty) Avis in 1963. She won a $100 prize offered by Tinley Park Savings and Loan in a competition to design a flag for Tinley Park. Shortly thereafter, the Village Board formally adopted her design as the official Village flag and corporate seal.
The date beneath the seal represents the year that the Village government was formally established by an election of its citizens.