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November 19, 2014
By Staff

An anonymous letter purportedly
written by a former Oak Lawn 911
dispatcher caused Trustee Carol
Quinlan to ask how much training
Norcomm provides to its dispatchers
and resulted in Mayor Sandra Bury
dismissing the letter as "anonymous"
and telling Quinlan to check
Norcomm's website stating the (to
continue reading, click
HERE)
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November 21, 2014
Commentary

Oak Lawn Trustee Tim Desmond (Dist. 1)
created a firestorm at the last village board
meeting with a politically spun tirade about
criticism over the decision to outsource the 911
Emergency Dispatching Services after erupting
on the same issue at a polling place in his
district a week earlier. (Click
here for More)
"THREE THINGS
CANNOT BE
LONG HIDDEN;
THE SUN, THE
MOON AND THE
TRUTH"

BUDDHA
November 25, 2014
By Staff

Eyewitness observations and a video taped
encounter between Trustee Tim Desmond
and a volunteer outside a polling place
prove Desmond's statements regarding the
Oak Lawn Leaf and other matters regarding
the encounter were carefully crafted political
lies designed to discredit the Oak Lawn Leaf
and his political (Click
HERE for more)
November 26, 2014
By Staff

A recent budget meeting found political
opponents Trustee Robert Streit (Dist.
3) and Mayor Sandra Bury in
agreement that employee morale is low
but they disagreed on the reason with
Streit claiming it was because of Bury's
decisions and Bury claiming it was
because of Streit's blog.  (To continue
reading, Click
HERE)
TIP IT COLUMN SHARES TIPS AND NEWS FROM READERS
December 1, 2014
Editorial

"Brian McCarty", who claims to
live in Australia and was recently
banned from the Oak Lawn Leaf's
facebook page recently contacted
Oak Lawn Village officials
describing administration
dissenters, including former
Mayor Dave Heilmann and (to
continue reading, click
HERE)
December 3, 2014
By Staff

Rejecting two ethics ideas proposed
by minority member Trustees, Oak
Lawn's Mayor, Sandra Bury, and her
four compliant Trustees instead
voted 4-2 to give Village Manager
Larry Deetjen more power to enter
into service contracts without board
approval.  (Click
HERE for more)
December 4, 2014
By Staff

In what promises to cause another
inquiry from the Illinois Attorney General,
the Village of Oak Lawn has apparently
destroyed records that had been
requested pursuant to a Freedom of
Information request, while the request
was pending.  (
CONTINUE READING)
December 5, 2014
By Staff

One of our correspondents reported that
she heard a conversation over the
airwaves in which the dispatcher sent the
Oak Lawn Fire Department to a fire alarm
6 blocks from the actual address!  
Dispatcher sent the crew to 9240 Pulaski.  
The correspondent reports that the
firefighters are (Click
here to continue)
December 8, 2014
Editorial

Readers have been emailing and
messaging the Oak Lawn Leaf since
the last board meeting wondering if we
are crying over the fact that Trustee
Tim Desmond (Dist. 1) "failed" to
mention the Oak Lawn Leaf in what
can only be considered one of the
most absurd "Trustee New Business"
reports in the Village history.  (click
HERE for More)
December 9, 2014
By Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn is poised to
pass what Village Manager Larry
Deetjen called an unbalanced budget
tonight, with  at its regular board
meeting.

Some of the highlights of the proposed
budget:  
(TO CONTINUE READING, CLICK
HERE
December 10, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn Trustee Alex Olejniczak (Dist.
2) attacked fellow Trustee Robert Streit
(Dist. 3) calling the latter a "wordsmith"
and arguing that complaints by Streit,
the firefighters and members of the
public have been overblown by the
choice of words. (
more)
December 11, 2014
By Staff

After 10 months of denials, the Village
of Oak Lawn has finally released
copies of complaints filed by police
officers about the 911 Dispatch service
being provided by Norcomm Public
Safety, a private company given a no
bid contract by village officials.  (To
continue reading click
HERE).  
By Staff

The motives of Oak Lawn's Mayor,
Sandra Bury, and her supporters
on the village board are being
questioned in the aftermath of the
release of documents indicating
that there are "obvious and
numerous mistakes" being made
regularly by the village's
dispatchers.  (To continue
Reading, click
HERE)
December 13, 2014
By Staff

As the festive cheer of the holidays is just
around the corner, families and
individuals must give extra special
attention to hazards in the home that can
affect the safety and health of their pets.
The holidays can be as much fun for pets
as for their families. If you take
preventative steps with the following. (To
continue reading, click
HERE)
December 14, 2014
By Staff

Moraine Valley Community College President
Sylvia Jenkins joined President Obama, the First
Lady, and Vice President Biden along with
hundreds of college presidents and other higher
education and K-12 leaders on December 4 at
the White House College Opportunity Summit.
(TO continue reading, click
HERE)
December 14, 2015
By Staff

An Attorney General Opinion that states
that elected officials are entitled to
governmental records without filing
Freedom of Information requests is being
ignored by the Village of Oak Lawn, which
has refused to turn over email
correspondence between Village Manager
Larry Deetjen and the village's law
firm.(To read the whole story, click
HERE).
December 16, 2014
EDITORIAL

Oak Lawn Trustee Alex Olejniczak
and his allies on the village board lack
credibility on the issue of the 911
Emergency Telecommunications
System.

They knew it.  The board minority
knew it and the people knew it.  
(To continue reading, click
HERE)
December 17, 2014
By Staff

After a year of multiple investigations
by the Illinois Attorney General over
Oak Lawn's failure to provide records
pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of
Information Act, Trustee Robert Streit
has expressed frustration with a village
administration that has "ignored the
law as it is written".  (to continue
reading, click
HERE)
December 18, 2014
By Staff

Sleepy's the Mattress Pros opened its
second Oak Lawn store recently at the
Stony Creek Promenade Mall at 111th
and Cicero joining the anchor,
Mariano's, and Starbucks.  A massage
parlor and Cooper's Hawk are also
planned for the development.  (To
continue reading, click
HERE)