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July 8, 2014
By Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn is
using funny numbers in a
deal it may approve tonight
at the Village Board Meeting
that appears to benefit a
developer while the village
loses $2.8 million by not
selling the property
outright.  (For full story,
please click
HERE).  
    $2,500,000  (Village Share)
+       $1,300,000 (Developer)
  $1,573,214  Total Value?
July 14, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn Trustee Tim Desmond's (Dist. 1)
political donations, and his failure once
again to comply with Illinois Campaign
Disclosure Laws, has the Illinois State
Board of Elections reviewing a complaint
alleging his violation of Illinois Campaign
Election Disclosure laws that were
developed to create transparency in
government and fund raising.  (For Full
story, click
HERE)
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July 17, 2014
By Staff

Evergreen Park attorney, Burton
Odelson, who has provided free legal
services to Village Trustee Tim Desmond
on at least two occasions,  told a State of
Illinois Hearing Officer that he has not
sent Desmond a bill nor does he intend
to because he is a "personal friend", (For
full story, Click
HERE)
July 21, 2014
By Staff

About ten months ago,
Trustee Carol Quinlan
(Dist. 5) appeared at an
Oak Lawn Park District
Meeting and requested
that the Park District Board
remove the full court
basketball hoops at the
Little Wolfe Park. (For full
story, click
HERE)
July 22,
2014                                                                      
  
Part One
By Staff

A former Village of Oak Lawn employee
has filed a ten count federal lawsuit
against the Village and Village Manager
Larry Deetjen alleging that his civil rights
were violated and that he was
terminated in violation of his first
amendment rights, his constitutional
rights of equal protection under the law
and protections afforded him under the
Whistleblower Act.  Chad Weiler, a  (For
the Full story, and to read the complaint,
click
HERE)
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EDITORIAL
July 2
5, 2014

The federal lawsuit filed this month by, Chad
Weiler, a former Village of Oak Lawn
employee provides a glimpse into the minds
of village officials and the dirty politics that
permeates the village's reputation with every
decision apparently made based on politics
rather than what is in the best interest of Oak
Lawn's residents.
(Click HERE for more)
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July 27, 2014
By Staff

The Oak Lawn Public Library is planning for the future! The Library is in
the final year of its current Long Range Plan. The Board and staff are
now starting the process of gathering a broad range of ideas and
perspectives to generate a new Strategic Plan.

Survey feedback from the community is needed to guide the Library’s
collection development and services. Tell us what you like and offer
improvements for what we can to do to make the Oak Lawn Public
Library even better.

Take the survey at
http://www.oaklawnlibrary.org/. Patrons who complete
the survey are eligible to be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini
(generously donated by the Friends of the Library). Must provide name
and e-mail address at the end of the survey, to be qualified. Survey
closes Tuesday, Sept. 30.
LIBRARY ASKS RESIDENTS FOR INPUT ON STRATEGIC PLAN
July 28, 2014
By Staff

The Oak Lawn Firefighters have filed a
grievance against the Village of Oak
Lawn pursuant to the collective
bargaining agreement between the
parties claiming that the Village of Oak
Lawn has failed to maintain minimum
manning requirements as required by
the contract and recommended for
safety of the public and firefighters
.  
(For full story, click
HERE)
I'LL TAKE SIX TACOS, A BURRITO OH AND THAT CELL PHONE TOO
Between 9:30 and 10:45 someone helped themselves to a cell phone
that belonged to an employee of Chipolte on 95th Street.   It was a
Apple iPhone 5 and the employee set it down on the table as she was
clearing garbage. There were only six customers present at the time but
the employee couldn't say when it was taken exactly.  She is willing to
sign a complaint and the value of the phone is $499.  Nobody was
charged with the theft. (For more Crime stories, click
HERE)
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July 30, 2014
Commentary

Those who know Oak Lawn Village
Manager Larry Deetjen would say he is a
man of many words.  Very few of those
words are charitable toward others and
the media is often a favorite target of the
often embattled Deetje
n.  (For Full Story,
click
HERE)
July 31, 2014
By Staff

911 EMPLOYEES DROPPING LIKE
FLIES!

Another 911 Employee in Oak Lawn
quit after being forced to work six
consecutive 16 hour shifts and then
being told that her pre-planned
vacation was cancelled!   She said
"see you later".  
(FOR THIS AND
OTHER STORIES, CLICK
HERE)