The Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility,
5850 W. 103rd St., invites ladies only to enjoy a night of beauty, shopping,
and light appetizers from 7:00-10pm, on Friday, September 19th.

Browse the wares of our various local vendors that include skincare
products, jewelry, purses, and more. A cash bar is available.

Cost is $12 per person.  Must be 21 years or older.
Call 708-857-2433 to reserve your seat or for more information.
"Ladies Night Out" EVENT AT
August 26, 2014
By Staff

Village Manager Larry
Deetjen, Mayor Sandra
Bury and Public Works
Committee Chairman Alex
Olejniczak have been silent
during the recent rash of
storms and flooding
causing some residents to
question their leadership
abilities in a time of crisis
according to residents who
have contacted the Oak
Lawn Leaf with complaints.
(For More, click
August 29, 2014
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am emailing you to bring to your
attention an issue that I am sure
you have heard of in the past.  
Although, I am not sure exactly
how much information you have
been exposed to.  Oak Lawn
Public Works has been covering
up the sanitary sewer issues in
the Village by blaming (For the
entire letter, click
September 1, 2014

While the national holiday known as Labor day
to honor the American labor movement, While
the national holiday known as Labor While the
national holiday known as Labor Day was
created with the intention of having a Day was
created with the intention of having a day to
honor the American labor movement, the last
year has seen the Village of Oak Lawn's labor
movement engage in high profile battles with
Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen,  
(For the full story, click
September 3, 2014

Last week, we published a
letter to the editor about
flooding in Oak Lawn's District
2 and the effect on one family
in Oak Lawn.

Ken Skertich, who wrote the
letter claimed that the village
has been covering up sanitary
sewer issues by blaming the
homeowners.  (FOR FULL
September 4, 2014
By Robert Streit

An emergency response by police,
firefighters or paramedics starts with a
distress call.

The handling of that call can mean life
or death for a resident suffering from a
heart attack or a home invasion victim
where police or paramedics get
incorrect information. (Click
here for
full story.)
September 5, 2014
By Staff

As Fall on the Green 2014 starts today,
taxpayers and village officials can thank a
2012 audit of the fest for providing "cash
controls", "procedures" and "transparency"
to a secretive process that was apparently
solely controlled by insiders like former (For
full story, click
September 8, 2014
By Staff

Homeowners in Justice and Burbank
flooded their respective village halls
last week to demand action on flooding
problems and Oak Lawn Officials may
be trying to preempt such hostility with
a song and dance rather than
solutions on the flooding problem. (For
full story, Click

September 9, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn's own, Jayne Powers, who
served as the Village Clerk for 28 years
with distinction turned 80 yesterday.  

For most of those years, she formed a
formidable (For more, click
September 12, 2014

Arrogance?   Stupidity?  Perhaps a
combination called Deetjen.  

In June of this year, Trustee Robert
Streit (Dist. 3) asked his fellow board
members to consider applying for a
"safer grant" to pay the salary and
benefits of two firemen for two or (for
full story, click
The Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at the
Burr Ridge Community Center from 7-10pm on Friday, September 19th. A
Night for Pets in Need focused on bringing awareness and changing the
lives of pets in need.

This is an exciting night of education and entertainment that includes a
live reptile show, hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, raffles prizes, and a silent
auction to benefit the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation. Funds
raised will help to improve the lives of furry family members that require
veterinary care.
It's sure to be a great night to celebrate pets and recognize those who
assist them!

For more information about the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation's
event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.chicagovmf.org.

September 15, 2014
By Staff

While just across 87th Street, Burbank's
Mayor Harry Klein and Aldermen were
pushing the Metropolitan Water
Reclamation District and the State of
Illinois to make needed upgrades to the
Melvina Ditch Reservoir, which affected
flooding in both Oak Lawn and
Burbank, Trustees in Oak Lawn chose
to blame "past administrations" going
back as far as 25 years to Mayor Ernie
(For full story, please click HERE)
September 16, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn resident and former math
teacher, Nancy Ficaro, took Trustee
Tim Desmond (Dist. 1) and former
Trustee Tom Phelan (Dist. 6) back to
school with a lesson in basic math
and an admonishment to stop
misleading the citizens of Oak Lawn
with misleading numbers while asking
for the board to release the number
of errors made by Norcomm as the
company providing 911 services
September 17, 2014
By Staff

After forcing an elected Village Trustee
to make a Freedom of Information Act
request for records and ignoring the
public's request for a hearing on 911
Emergency Dispatch services, the
Village of Oak Lawn is claiming that
there were only five complaints from
first responders regarding Norcomm's
(For full story, click HERE)
September 18, 2014

"That's my story and I'm sticking to it"
is a line in the country song, "That's
my story" by Collin Raye.

It also seems to be the constant refrain
we hear from Oak Lawn Village
Officials who refuse to even
acknowledge the possibility that the
idea to out
source the 911 dispatching
services was a terrible idea.
(For full
story, click
September 19, 2014
By Staff

Lorraine Swanson, the political blogger for
Patch Media, has become embroiled in
another controversy this time denigrating the
independence of women while playing the
political smear game with a story linking a
Village Trustee and the Oak Lawn Leaf to a
man accused of theft in Will County over
three years ag
o. (Click HERE for more)