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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)
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August 5, 2014
By Staff

A seven year legal battle instigated
by former Trustee Tom Phelan and
quarterbacked by Village Manager
Larry Deetjen will cost village
taxpayers $2 million dollars in back
pay to the firefighters who have
continuously defeated the village in
arbitration hearings and court
hearings on the issue of minimum
manning. (For full story, click
HERE)
August 11, 2014
By Staff

Norcomm Public Safety
Communication, Inc. is reportedly
scheduled to attend the Oak Lawn
Village Board Meeting on
Tuesday, August 12th, to explain
the failures of the switch from
union workers to the private
company by the Village in January
and the public disgust that has
arisen from a series of mistakes
placing the lives of Oak Lawn
public safety workers and citizens
in danger.  (For full story, click
HERE).
August 12, 2014
By Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn has
initiated plans to incur $220
Million dollars in debt to pay for
the regional water system
improvements after claiming
earlier this year that the village's
long term debt was negatively
affecting its budget and a bad
idea to solve other problems
such as pension funding
obligations demanded by new
state laws.
 ( FOR FULL STORY,
CLICK
HERE)
August 13, 2014
By Staff


Three Village Trustees are calling for
an independent survey of the 911
Dispatcher services from Norcomm
after Mayor Sandra Bury's  
choregraphed presentation from
Norcomm fell apart when Trustee
Robert Streit used a portion of the
meeting to ask questions about the
service that embarrassed both the
(For more, click
HERE)
August 14,, 2014
By Staff

According to a local resident who complained to the Village about 911
Service under the Norcomm Contract, Larry Deetjen responded and
basically admitted that the new company isn't as accurate or good as the
old crew but it would be unfair to compare the company with the union
workers after only 6 months.  He also claims that the village will save
money (FOR THIS AND OTHER STORIES, LIKE CHANGING OAK LAWN,
AN ANNIVERSARY AND A NEW DISCRIMINATION CLAIM  CLICK
HERE)
August 15, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury and
her supporters have appointed a
political supporter with a checkered
background, including an arrest at
a village board meeting, termination
from his employment and questions
regarding his right to receive Social
Security
Disability payments at the age of
44, for the Village of Oak Lawn's
Appeal Board ignoring qualified
(For the full story, click
HERE)

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.
PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES
"Ladies Night Out" EVENT AT
STONY CREEK
August 17, 2014
By Staff

When you hear about animal education you may hope that you will soon
have a talking dog.

Perhaps you would prefer to be able to educate the dog on how to pick
up after himself during the daily walks.  

While a Moraine Valley Education may not make your pets smarter, you,
as an animal lover, will become more educated about caring for pets if
you enroll in a non-credit Animal Education class at Moraine Valley
Community College in the fall.  
(FOR THE FULL STORY, CLICK
HERE)
August 18, 2014
By Staff

A developer will appear before the
Village of Oak Lawn Planning and
Development Commission tonight
seeking a variation to be able to build
a new home at the corner of 96th and
Central Avenue closer to the street
than the Village Code allows, which
would create a vision obstruction from
drivers exiting 96th Street.  (For full
story, click
HERE)
August 19, 2014
Editorial

The nicest thing any one has said
about Andy Skoundrianos lately is
that he is passionate about politics in
Oak Lawn.  

Other comments have ranged from
the unprintable to things like, "isn't he
the guy that was fired from
Walgreens?"

He's a man child that has placed
himself in the spotlight for twenty (
For
more information, click
HERE)