THE COST OF GARBAGE COLLECTION IS UP SLIGHTLY
The quarterly bill for most residents will rise to $57.36, from $56.13. Seniors and the disabled will see their quarterly bills rise to $53.10 from $51.96.
Trustee Alex Olejniczak (District 2) explained that the quarterly cost was once $65.10 for most residents. He credited the staff and the Public Works Committee’s work in 2012, stating “I’m glad to say that, even though there is a slight increase, that this increase was already fought off in the negotiation that was done at the beginning of this contract.” Olejniczak was on the committee along with former Trustee Carol Quinlan and Trustee Robert Streit, who served as the Chairman before being ousted by Mayor Sandra Bury after the election in 2013. Olejniczak didn’t mention Streit or Quinlan by name.
“Nobody likes to see prices go up. But when you realize that $65.10… was a good price back when this started off, and we’re just going up a little bit to $57.36… it’s not too bad for the services that we get.”
OPEN HOUSE FOR SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Southwest Chicago Christian School in Oak Lawn will host an Open House and FREE Day of Preschool on Tuesday, April 12, from 9:00 am until noon. The FREE Day of Preschool will run from 9:00-11:00 am on the same day. Southwest Chicago Christian School provides a Christ-centered learning community. It offers preschool classes, full and half day kindergarten, before and after school care programs, certified and experienced teachers, accreditation by North Central Association and Christian Schools International, and owns and operates its own bus service. Southwest Chicago Christian School is also the only middle school in the area that offers fully certified STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Gateway program. Come visit our Open House and see what Southwest Chicago Christian School has to offer. Southwest Chicago Christian is located at 10110 S. Central Avenue in Oak Lawn. For more information, please contact Wilma Persenaire at (708) 388-7656. No appointment or preregistration is necessary for the Open House.
SO YOU THINK YOU’RE AN ACTOR?
The Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre MAY be looking for you. It recently announced a casting call for the production of “Young Frankenstein ” on Monday, March 28th and Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm. Auditions will be held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. Individuals auditioning should have a song prepared, preferably from the show, and be prepared to dance.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:30pm. Show dates are June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12. For more information, call 708-857-2200.
EVEN THOUGH IT REALLY ISN’T YOUR FAULT, FIND OUT HOW YOU WON’T GET A TICKET
As you may be aware, the Illinois Secretary of State stopped mailing license plate renewal notices in late 2015. You should check the sticker on your plate to be sure you know when yours expires, then go to the nearest Secretary of State Facility with your current registration card and insurance information to renew.
If your plate expires later, you can sign up to receive a renewal email from the Secretary of State with instructions to renew your plates and receive your new sticker. Click here for details.
ANOTHER LICENSE PLATE THIEF?
Yesterday we reported that a resident complained that one of his license plates were stolen off his parked car in the 110th and Kilpatrick area. Now, another victim reported that a day earlier his car was parked on 88th Place near Central in front of his home when one of his plates was swiped.
DESPITE COSTS, ETHICAL ISSUES AND MISINFORMATION “NEWSPAPER” IS GOING FORWARD
Inside sources at the Oak Lawn Village Hall confirmed that the village intends to enter into a no bid contract with Fanning Communications Inc to produce a politically charged newspaper at taxpayers’ expense. Mayor Sandra Bury has publicly expressed frustration at being unable to get her “message” out even though newspapers and media sites already exists. Exclusive Investigations by the Oak Lawn Leaf have revealed: (1)a conflict of interest in Crestwood where Fanning works for the Mayor’s political committee and the village; (2) the fact that the Crestwood newspaper loses money; and (3) a slew of contradictions in the presentation of the idea and the actual facts. Big surprise? We are told that the “newspaper” is planned to counter negative press. Most readers would agree that the best way to counter negative press is to quit making stupid unethical mistakes.
Hannum Elementary School’ 4th annual “Shave & Dance For A Cure” event Tonight
Over the last three years, the Hannum school community has raised over $73,000 for St. Baldrick’s to fund children’s cancer research. Tonight, the fourth annual “Shave and Dance for a Cure” kicks off at 6:30 P.m. This event is for students, teachers and their families. Shaving will take place at this event for anyone who registers Contributions are welcome from the public and you can contribute by visiting stbaldricks.org. For those wondering how to support the event, several possibilities exist:
- BRAVE THE SHAVE is having your hair shaved, by professionals, on stage while your friends and family cheer you on!
- DARE TO DANCE is dancing your little heart out on stage in Hannum’s gym. It is tiring, but your friends and families will watch proudly!
- FRIENDLY FUNDRAISER is for those who don’t want to shave or cannot attend the event, but still want to show their support.