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October 7, 2014
By Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn used an
outdated appraisal, developed for
a different reason, to justify the
sale of the Stony Creek TIF
property which cost taxpayers $24
million dollars while giving the
developers a windfall worth
millions.  (to continue reading the
entire story, click
HERE)
October 8, 2014
By Staff

As the month of September has finally
ended, Oak Lawn residents and police
officers may breathe a sigh of relief after
witnessing 25 burglaries between
September 2nd and September 30th,
causing some to wonder if the name of
the month should be changed to
"Crimetember".  (For the full story,
please click
HERE)
October 9, 2014
By Staff

A local candidate is crying foul over Mayor
Bury's taping of a cable show featuring
Congressman Dan Lipinski and has asked
for equal time (for full story, click
HERE)
October 10, 2014
By Staff

Trustee Mike Carberry (Dist. 6) floated
the idea of not televising board
meetings beginning in January 2015
and Clerk Jane Quinlan is heard
expressing hope that they won't be
televised.  (For full story, click
HERE)
October 14, 2014
By Staff

Village Manager Larry Deetjen has warned the Village
Trustees that he will be looking for approval of the
redevelopment of the Edgar Funeral Home even
though he hasn't brought forth any documentation
regarding the transaction after pulling the original
deal from the table on July 8th after Trustee Robert
Streit ( FOR THE FULL STORY, CLICK
HERE)
October 15, 2014
By Staff

In what one Trustee described as a stunning
kick in the pants for taxpayers, Oak Lawn's
Mayor and Trustees voted to approve Hamilton
Partners as the developer of the Edgar Funeral
Home property without seeing any documents
for the deal, soliciting any other bids or
proposals, or even knowing how much Hamilton
will be paid for its services.  (For full story, click
HERE).  
Crimetember
October 16, 2014
By Staff

Numbers provided by Oak Lawn's TIF
Attorney during a public meeting are
false according to a letter signed by
Hamilton Partners which indicates that
the developers made millions more
than previously reported on the $35
Million dollar no bid deal, (To continue
reading, click
HERE)
October 17, 2014
By Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn's
Emergency Communications
Office sent an "Everbridge Alert"
to subscribers yesterday,
regarding the 25 burglaries that
occurred during the last 28 days
of last month.  (FOR THE FULL
STORY, PLEASE CLICK
HERE)
OAK LAWN EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE:   
COMMUNITY ALERT
October 20, 2014
By Staff

After witnessing 25
burglaries in 28 days in
September, Oak Lawn
Village Trustee Robert
Streit (Dist. 3) suggested
a plan at a recent board
meeting to increase
police patrols without
increasing taxes. (click
HERE for more)
By: Staff

Independent Village Trustee has asked
the administration to review the site plan
and all village ordinances regarding
setback requirements for a controversial
building linked to Village Manager Larry
Deetjen that appears to violate the
village's building code and create a
public safety hazard fro drivers exiting on
Mansfield and Mayfield onto 95th Street.  
(Click
HERE to continue reading)  
October 22, 2014

The Village of Oak Lawn's response to a freedom of
information request was so outrageous that one of its own
Trustees has filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney
General and the office has notified the village that "further
action is warranted."   (To read more, click
HERE)
October 23, 2014
By Staff

In a stunning response from the Village
Clerk's office, Oak Lawn officials have
argued that they do not have to
release the 911 emergency tapes, the
red light camera footage or any other
documents regarding the fatal 95th
and Cicero crash that killed two
Catholic nuns earlier this month (to
continue reading, click
HERE)
October 24, 2014
Editorial

The Mayor and her cronies have
ignored the vision laid out in the 95th
Street Corridor Plan. The Village
Board voted unanimously to approve
the 95th Street Corridor Plan, but
Mayor Sandra Bury, Village Manager
Larry Deetjen, and the Mayor’s
majority Trustees decided to ignore
this plan.(
Click Here for More)
“When it comes to community colleges, it
doesn't get better than Moraine Valley”—
RateMyProfessors.com

The student rater’s comment and similar
remarks helped boost the school into the top
10  (To read the entire story, click
HERE)
In 911 emergency tapes, obtained exclusively by the Oak Lawn Leaf, a
911 Emergency Dispatcher incorrectly assumed that the driver of the
F150 truck that caused an 11 car accident and the death of himself as
well as two Catholic nuns was traveling southbound on Western Avenue
rather than west on 95th Street from Chicago through Evergreen Park to
Oak Lawn and the tragic accident scene.   

To hear the tapes and read the rest of the story, click
HERE)
October 28, 2014
By Staff

An inquiry into the Village's failure to
release public records has resulted in
the village being forced to turn over at
least 46 complaints problems of
incompetence against the newly hired
911 emergency dispatchers after
previously arguing that the records did
not exist and apparently going to
extreme measures to "cover up" the
records for months.  (For full story on
cover up, click
HERE)
Busted
October 29, 2014
Editorial

If you have been following Oak Lawn
government for the last year and a half,
you probably have heard the name
Sandra Bury.  

When you think of (click
here for more)
October 30, 2014
By: Staff

The timeline of events surrounding the
fatal accident at 95th St & Cicero Ave
on October 5th raises more questions
about the effectiveness of Oak Lawn's
911 Dispatch service with dispatchers
failing to send an ambulance for six
minutes and injured people waiting for
treatment. (To read entire story, click
HERE)   

By Staff

In the wake of Attorney General Lisa
Madigan's action forcing the Village to turn
over records detailing mistakes by the 911
Dispatchers, Oak Lawn Village Trustee Robert
Streit (Dist. 3) has proposed three procedural
changes for the Village of Oak Lawn to
provide "greater transparency" to the public by
making public records more readily (To read
more, click
HERE)