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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)
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
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
April 8, 2014
By Staff

A "basic taxpayer right" to seek redress from
government and air one's opinion is being
challenged tonight at the Oak Lawn
Committee of the Whole Meeting by Mayor
Sandra Bury, who embarked on a three day
effort to attack the right of taxpayers to
share their frustrations and stories regarding
(For Full Story, Click
April 9, 2014
By Staff

An issue that Village Trustee Alex
Olejniczak (Dist. 2) has referred to
approximately 33 times during his
tenure as Trustee failed to gain any
public backing as his idea of filing a
complaint against ComEd for what he
called long term power outages failed
(For full story, Click
April 11, 2014
By Staff

Whether the emails from Mayor Sandra Bury
and Village Manager Larry Deetjen claiming
public comment was not allowed at a recent
meeting were the result of ignorance of the law
or arrogance of the office, the attempts were
overruled by one of the village's attorneys on
Tuesday who ruled that the taxpayers had a
right under Illinois law to speak at all public
meetings.  (For Full Story, Click
April 12, 2014

The Illinois Open Meetings Act
requires governmental entities to
allow public comment.  The Open
Meetings Act states, "Any person shall
be permitted an opportunity to
address public officials under the
rules established and recorded by
public body". (To read the full
Editorial, Click
“Foolishness is more
than being stupid, that
deadly combination of
arrogance and

--Paul David Tripp
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
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
April 14, 2014
By Staff

An official board resolution calling
on the Illinois General Assembly to
keep its promise from 2011 and
eliminate the 66% income tax
increase was advanced with wide
support from the Committee of the
Whole to the Oak Lawn Village
Board for final consideration on
Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
(For Full Story, Click
April 15, 2014
Tax day is Tip It day and our
readers don't disappoint.  Read
to find out where a massage
parlor is coming near you and
who got the big settlement
because of the village's mistake.
To see whole story, click
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
(For Full Story, Click HERE)