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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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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outdated appraisal, developed for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 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
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)  
October 22, 2014
By: Staff

The Village of Oak Lawn's response to a freedom of
information request was so outrageous that one of its own
Trustees has filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney
General and the office has notified the village that "further
action is warranted."   (To read more, click
HERE)
October 23, 2014
By Staff

In a stunning response from the Village
Clerk's office, Oak Lawn officials have
argued that they do not have to
release the 911 emergency tapes, the
red light camera footage or any other
documents regarding the fatal 95th
and Cicero crash that killed two
Catholic nuns earlier this month (to
continue reading, click
HERE)
October 24, 2014
Editorial

The Mayor and her cronies have
ignored the vision laid out in the 95th
Street Corridor Plan. The Village
Board voted unanimously to approve
the 95th Street Corridor Plan, but
Mayor Sandra Bury, Village Manager
Larry Deetjen, and the Mayor’s
majority Trustees decided to ignore
this plan.(
Click Here for More)
A group of Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle
School students traveled to Moraine
Valley Community College to take a tour,
meet with the financial aid department and
live the life of college students as they
attended several college classes.

Specifically, students were able to explore
one of the many options they will have
after high school. It was a busy day as
students participated in learning
experiences in various areas of
concentration: nursing, Android
programming, art and theater, physics and
library studies.
DISTRICT 123 STUDENTS GET A TASTE OF COLLEGE AT MVCC