OFFICIAL MAY HAVE “PERJURY” PROBLEM
Elected officials in general often get a bad rap as people that will say anything to get themselves out of a jam. It was probably a kid, who later grew up to be a politician, who said, “My dog ate my homework”. At least one official may have gone too far and is reportedly being investigated for “perjury”.
If the person is charged and convicted of this felony it makes the offender ineligible to serve. That’s a long way off but it is not a long shot.
TOP OFFICIAL CONTEMPLATES “END OF TENURE”
One of Oak Lawn’s top wheels is considering ending an association with the village. The constant behind the scenes battles are “too much” and the “constant interference” has this important cog looking elsewhere.
MAYOR LOOKS FOR HELP
Mayor Sandra Bury has announced that she would like to get some help to review liquor license applications, disciplinary cases, and other matters that she currently handles as the Liquor Commissioner. Bury has said that she donates her salary for Liquor Commissioner back to the Police Department. She also told the board that she would like to have an advisory commission established. The proposal will require a change in the village’s code of ordinances, which has always operated with the Mayor as the sole authority over liquor licensees.
The Village has granted more liquor licenses to atypical applicants during Bury’s tenure. Those applicants have been then applying for gaming licenses from the State of Illinois. Nobody else on the board has indicated whether they will support.
DUHIG IS BACK
At the last Village Board meeting, Mayor Sandra Bury appointed former Village Trustee Tom Duhig (Dist. 4) to the Planning and Development Commission to replace Wayne Gray. The appointment was made without any opposition.
Duhig served four years as Village Trustee before losing in to Terry Vorderer in a three year race. Duhig originally ran on the Unity Party ticket with former Mayor Dave Heilmann in 2009 but in 2013 he ran with Bury after a messy split with Heilmann.
Rumor Has It! Community College – Myth vs. Reality
If you are a high school student or parent of one, you may wonder if college is in your future. The Oak Lawn Library is teaming up with Moraine Valley Community College for people wondering if in your a community college is a good place to start. Representatives from Moraine Valley Community College Admissions Office will be at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 7-8:30pm. Bring a friend; you might win a free T-shirt.