911 ISSUES MAY NOT BE THAT LIMITED… DUH!
One of our correspondents reported that she heard a conversation over the airwaves in which the dispatcher sent the Oak Lawn Fire Department to a fire alarm 6 blocks from the actual address! The dispatcher sent the crew to 9240 Pulaski. The correspondent reports that the firefighters are heard saying on the radio that the address doesn’t exist. After an order to “stand by”, the dispatcher does come back on saying the address is 9840 S Pulaski. Apparently they were able to dispatch correctly to a Trustee’s house but other addresses seem to be a problem.
VFW LADIES AUXILIARY ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT CHRISTMAS PARTY IS PLANNED
Ladies, take time out for yourself this busy holiday season, and join the Johnson-Phelps VFW Ladies Auxiliary, at their annual ‘Ladies Night Out’ Christmas Party, Tuesday, December 16th, Cocktails-6pm (cash bar), Dinner 7pm. $16 per person. 9514 S 52nd Ave Oak Lawn, IL 60453. There will be Entertainment, Raffles, and Christmas Bingo. Tickets available at the Post, or call (708) 423-5220 – e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds to benefit the auxiliary’s Veteran and Community programs.
COUPLE’S “SIDE JOB” RESULTS IN CRIMINAL CHARGES
A couple decided to work a side job while also working delivering phone books in Oak Lawn. While the phone book delivery job was legal, they are accused of working a side job that involved stealing packages off a porch.
An alert resident called 911 on Monday after allegedly witnessing the two take packages from a porch in the 10000 block of South Kildare, and load them into a vehicle. Police Officers stopped a vehicle matching its description and found the two packages inside that they matched to the address.
Alicia Wallace, 34, was charged with one misdemeanor count of theft, while Warren Bailey, 46, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property and cited for driving on a suspended license. Both live in Gary, Indiana.
REAL LIVE OAK LAWN TAXPAYER CAN’T GET IN TO SEE LAR AND THE MAYOR BUT THE “AUSSIE” POLITICO COULD
When Village Manager Larry Deetjen received an email from a man calling himself “Brian McCarty” he jumped at the offer to meet to discuss “McCarty’s” political thoughts on the village and nemesis of Deetjen, Trustee Robert Streit. Apparently Lar isn’t too busy to meet with a “man from Australia”. Meeting with an Oak Lawn taxpayer may be a different story.
Catherine O’Shea has been seeking help from Deetjen and Mayor Bury for months and was told that the earliest that they could fit her into the busy schedule is December 16th. Perhaps, out of country political advisers are filling up the calendar until that time. O’Shea is now attempting to get on the agenda for the board meeting in lieu of the private chit chat.
PARK DISTRICT SEEKS RESIDENTS’ INPUT ON SURVEY
Approximately every five years the Oak Lawn Park District conducts a survey to evaluate how satisfied residents are with the agency’s operation and to learn more about residents’ needs and preferences as they plan for the future. Residents are encouraged to participate in the survey which can be accessed online at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/olpd2014. After visiting this link, the survey will ask for a unique identification code password, which is 2014. Individuals who complete the survey will receive a coupon for a free sandwich at the Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility, located at 5850 W 103rd St, in Oak Lawn.
OAK LAWN LIONS NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP OTHERS
The Oak Lawn Lions could use a little help this Holiday season! The organization adopted 30 families in the area to feed provide gifts. Non-perishable food items are appreciated. Some items that they are looking for are canned veggies, stew, soups, chili, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, hamburger helper, instant mashed potatoes, pasta, etc.
Those items, or perhaps a gift card, or monetary donation can be dropped off on weekdays by 5 p.m. at Signs Now, 10804 S Cicero until December 18th.
CANDIDATE PETITIONS DUE DECEMBER 15 THROUGH 22ND
Three Village Trustee positions are open for the April election. District 1, District 3 and District 5 are open and candidates can file their election petitions between December 15 and 22nd. District Three’s current Trustee Robert Streit has announced he is running. District Five’s Carol Quinlan has had enough and is retiring. District One’s Tim Desmond, the only ally of Mayor Bury up for re-election, has not made an announcement but is expected to seek re-election. In order to run, you need about 100 signatures and you must be a qualified voter in that district.