Your chance to get in on the ground
floor is here.  If you want to cover local
board meetings as a writer or contribute
stories about your organization, this is
your opportunity to do so.
Perhaps you have skills in sales.  Well
this is your chance to sell ads locally.

Click here for more information.
February 7, 2014
The Oak Lawn Leaf’s 4th survey is asking for
your opinion about our the Oak Lawn Leaf.  
Once again, the Oak Lawn Leaf is asking a
series of questions that will allow you to share
your opinion.   Our system will only let you
vote once and it is completely anonymous.

Let your opinion be heard!
(For the survey,
Click Here)
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March 30, 2014
What is better than March
Madness? How about showing
off your volleyball skills at the
Oak Lawn Park District’s
Midnight (For full story, click
Here)
Emmy- and Peabody Award winning
investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will
expose what is behind today’s rising
health problems during “Death By
Food: How the American Diet is Killing
You” at Moraine Valley Community
College on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
He will give his presentation in the  
Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine
and  (For full Story, Click
Here)
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Worth Township Assessor John H. Dietrick
announced that the Cook County Assessor ’s
office, 118 N. Clark in Chicago , will accept filing
Appeals of the 2014 Real Estate Assessment for
all homeowners in Worth Township until Friday,
May 2, 2014.  Assessor Dietrick’s staff will assist
all Worth Township homeowners with filing the
2014 Real Estate Assessed Valuation Complaint
and research comparable properties through
TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR DIETRICK TO HELP WITH TAX APPEALS
Thursday, April 24, 2014.  This free service is provided by the  Assessor ’s
Office located at 11601 S Pulaski in Alsip .  Office hours are Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  The entrance
to the Assessor ’s Office is on the west (Pulaski) side of the building and
handicapped parking is available.  Should you have any questions do not
hesitate to call Assessor Dietrick’s office at:  708-371-2900 x 46 and 47.
April 13, 2014

The Oak Lawn Park District announced Earth Day activities to be held
at the Wolfe Wildlife Refuge at 109th and Lawler (For full story, Click
Here)
VOLUNTARILY
ADHERING TO
THE
SOCIETY OF
PROFESSIONAL
JOURNALISTS
CODE OF
ETHICS
April 16, 2014

Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury strongly
denied that her support of what has been
called "anti-union" legislation makes her
anti-union or anti-fireman despite citing
statistics and arguments that some have
labeled as "anti-union" and blaming the
overtime paid to Oak Lawn firefighters for
the budget cuts in her first municipal
budget.(For Full Story, Click
HERE)
April 17, 2014
By: Staff

Oak Lawn's Mayor, Sandra Bury, defended her
insistence on lobbying on behalf of other
municipalities for an anti-fireman and
anti-union policy that doesn't apply to Oak
Lawn  claiming that she has to have a "regional
approach" rather than worrying just about Oak
Lawn even though critics warn that her actions
are counter productive to the village's best
interests.  (For full story, Click
HERE)
April 18, 2014
Editorial

"As a Mayor, I have a more
regional approach perhaps than
your microcosm of District
three", are the words Sandra
Bury used to justify her lobbying
efforts against a Pro-fireman
and Pro-union bill pending in
Springfield that does not affect
Oak Lawn but may affect other
villages.  (Click
HERE to read
more)
CLICK HERE TO READ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
April 20, 2014
By Staff

It doesn't seem possible but it is
true.  We hit another milestone
quietly yesterday at about 3:20
p.m., when our 600th "Facebook
Friend" was added to the Oak
Lawn Leaf.  

There are so many people to (for
full story, Click
HERE)  .  
TIP IT, A WEEKLY COLUMN
April 21, 2014
The Village is on record in its wish to reduce the number of firefighters.  
So, why are they advertising for new firefighters to start at $52,540 a
year?  (Read this and other tips by clicking
HERE)
April 22, 2014
By: Staff

Whether it is a case of "he said, she said" or a
case of "another lie" by the Mayor, a war of words
broke out over the last week as Mayor Bury
attacked Trustee Robert Streit (Dist. 3) for
discussing service cuts after she challenged him
in a board meeting to list any service cuts as a
result of reprioritizing spending in the village
budget during the current fiscal year.  (For full
story, click
HERE).  
April 23, 2014
By Staff

Although the Village of Oak Lawn's change in
its meetings schedule has only endured two
"committee of the whole meetings" since the
vote to change the system in place for four
decades various problems have arisen that
have caused the administration embarrassment
as well as problems in adhering to the agenda.

(For Full Story, Click HERE)  
April 24, 2014
By: Staff

A resolution initiated by Oak Lawn's most
senior Trustee, Robert Streit (Dist. 3),
opposing the extension of the Illinois income
tax surcharge legislation pending in
Springfield passed by a 4-2 vote with
Trustees Terry Vorderer (Dist. 4) and Mike
Carberry (Dist. 6) surprisingly providing the
only two votes against the measure.
(For full
story, click
HERE)