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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 21, 2014
By Staff

The Oak Lawn Planning and Development
Commission unanimously denied a home
builder's request for a variance to build a single
family home on a  lot at 96th and Central
Avenue, five feet closer to Central than the
Village Code allows, apparently agreeing with
Third District Trustee Robert Streit and
residents in the area who attended the meeting
(For Full Story Click
HERE)
August 22, 2014
By Staff

Three armed men entered an Oak
Lawn rental home, owned by RTL
Enterprises, in a daring home
invasion in which two residents were
injured by the alleged gunmen before
two of the three men were captured in
Burbank.
(FOR THE FULL STORY, PLEASE
CLICK
HERE)
OAK LAWN
HOME INVASION
August 25, 2014
By Staff

Homeowners throughout Oak
Lawn called the Village of
Oak Lawn and some of its
elected officials with last
week's storms causing some
to wake up to flooded
basements, standing water in
driveways, yards and village
streets and at least in one
case a stalled auto in the
water as Oak Lawn was hit
with another rain storm.   (TO
READ THE ENTIRE STORY,
CLICK
HERE)
August 26, 2014
By Staff

Village Manager Larry
Deetjen, Mayor Sandra
Bury and Public Works
Committee Chairman Alex
Olejniczak have been silent
during the recent rash of
storms and flooding
causing some residents to
question their leadership
abilities in a time of crisis
according to residents who
have contacted the Oak
Lawn Leaf with complaints.
(For More, click
HERE)
August 27, 2014
EDITORIAL

We've been very vocal writing
about the Village of Oak Lawn's
decision to fire 20 union workers
and replace them with a private
company.  We were told it would
save money but legal costs and
overtime would make one think
that money will not be saved in the
long or short run.  

We've called for a return to the
union workers who handled the
job well.  (For more, click
HERE)
August 29, 2014
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am emailing you to bring to your
attention an issue that I am sure
you have heard of in the past.  
Although, I am not sure exactly
how much information you have
been exposed to.  Oak Lawn
Public Works has been covering
up the sanitary sewer issues in
the Village by blaming (For the
entire letter, click
HERE)
On Saturday, August 23, District 123
held their annual Back to School
Extravaganza on the grounds of Oak
Lawn Hometown Middle School. The
event is a cooperative effort between
District 123 and our district’s parent
organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA).  
Over 70 staff members and 30
community partners volunteered their
time to make sure the day was a
smash hit.

Students and their families enjoyed
getting acquainted with some scaly
little friends while others enjoyed
jumping in large inflatables.  No
matter what experience you chose,
fun was had by all!
BACK TO SCHOOL FUN FOR
STUDENTS AND THEIR "FRIENDS"
AT DISTRICT 123 EVENT
to 7 p.m.  in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, 9000 W.
College Pkwy., in Palos Hills.
Steve Beck, president of Beck & Associates and author of “How to Have a
Great Day Every Day and Leave Your Funk at the Door” is the presenter.
He will share strategies on creating a roadmap for personal and
professional success for community members and business professionals.
The event starts at 5 p.m. with networking before the workshop begins at 5:
30 p.m. The workshop is free. Register at mvccnextlevel.eventbrite.com.
MORAINE VALLEY  ALLOWS YOU TO GET
YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
August 31, 2014
By Staff
Moraine Valley Community College is "Getting to
the Next Level-Strategies for Career and Business
Success", on Thursday September 4th from 5 p.m.
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September 1, 2014
Commentary

While the national holiday known as Labor
Day was created with the intention of having a
day to honor the American labor movement,
the last year has seen the Village of Oak
Lawn's labor movement engage in high profile
battles with Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry
Deetjen, Mayor Sandra Bury and Trustee Tim
Desmond in what has often been described as
anti-union rhetoric and union busting tactics.
(For the full story, click
HERE)
September 2, 2014
By Staff

A dream conceived by former Mayor David
Heilmann and the past Board of Trustees is
coming to fruition on September 9th as
Mariano's opens in Oak Lawn. The first
Mariano’s opened in Arlington Heights,
Illinois in July of 2010.  Currently, the
clo
sest (for the rest, click HERE)