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September 19, 2014
By Staff

Lorraine Swanson, the political blogger for
Patch Media, has become embroiled in
another controversy this time denigrating
the independence of women while playing
the political smear game with a story linking
a Village Trustee and the Oak Lawn Leaf to
a man accused of theft in Will County over
three years ago. (Click
HERE for more)
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September 22, 2014
By Staff

In what appeared to be a calculated and
organized effort to disrupt Trustee
Robert Streit's (Dist. 3), Third District
Report during the September 9, 2014
board meeting, Mayor Sandra Bury and
Trustees Alex Olejniczak (Dist. 2) and
Tim Desmond (Dist. 1) interrupted Streit
at least 25 times often stopping Streit
and causing the report to last 15
minutes. (click
HERE for more)
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September 26, 2014
Editorial

$24 million dollars is the amount Oak
Lawn Officials lost with what can only
be described as the greatest real
estate steal since the Louisiana
Purchase.  
(FOR THE FULL STORY, CLICK
HERE)
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October 1, 2014
By Staff

Oak Lawn Village Clerk jumped to
Village Manager Larry Deetjen's
defense at a recent meeting claiming
that the Catholic Cemeteries
Executive Director and his staff
treated Oak Lawn Officials as rudely
as she's ever been treated but two
officials at (For full story, click
HERE)
October 6, 2014
By Staff

Questions of fair play and
"managerial control" are arising
regarding the Village of Oak
Lawn's approval of one liquor
license and the failure to
approve another one.   (To read
the entire story, click
HERE)
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outdated appraisal, developed for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 13, 2014
Commentary

One year ago, the Oak Lawn Leaf debuted.  In
that short time, the Oak Lawn Leaf has 1,366
Despite those gaudy statistics, we've had our
critics.  Most of those critics have been public
officials who don't like the light shining on them
and holding them accountable.  To them, we say
(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 18, 2014
By Staff

You can feed 16 children
for the price of a latte…
Last year, more than 200
students packed over
16,000 meals for hungry
children here in our own
community according to
District 123.
Feed6 is a respected charity reaching out to the hungry and homeless.
They are now partnering to package millions of nutritious meals for
hungry children and their families in collaboration with Outreach.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School will be hosting
a day of community service. The charities Feed6 and Outreach will come
together to transform our gymnasium into a meal packaging production
center.

Volunteers will come together to package nutritional meals in plastic (for
the rest of the story, click
HERE)
The Oak Lawn Community High School
District administration recently awarded
Academic Letters to students who earned at
least a 3.75 grade-point for both semesters
of the 2013-14 school year. The first year
students received chenille "OL" lettermen
patches embroidered with the "honors"
distinction.  Students who achieved the
honor for a second or third year, were
presented with certificates and gold chevron
pins for their honor patches. (for full story,
click
HERE)
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)
October 21, 2014
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)