Village Manager Larry Deetjen saw his proposal to replace the village’s longtime towing company, Jack’s Towing, “hi-jacked” when three Trustees and the Mayor surprisingly voted against dumping Jack’s Towing. Trustees Tim Desmond, Alex Olejniczak and Robert Streit voted against the proposal to dump Jack’s while the other three Trustees supported Deetjen’s idea. Mayor Sandra Bury broke the tie allowing Jack’s to remain as the village’s towing company, at least temporarily.
Marist Celebrating Reunion for Six Graduating Classes
Marist High School’s Alumni are celebrating a reunion and awards dinner for six graduating classes on Friday April 22, at Gaelic Park. The awards ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. and features presentations for the school’s hall of fame and the Time & Eternity Award. The reunion and alumni gathering takes place from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and includes a three hour open bar and a buffet.
In 2015, 344 cases of TB were reported in Illinois along with one case of extensively drug resistant TB. Although there were slightly more cases in 2015 than in 2014 and 2013, the trend over the past decade has been that cases in Illinois have been declining. This is the first year Illinois has reported an increase in the number of TB cases since 2005. “The identification of a person with extensively drug resistant TB is concerning,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Extensively drug resistant TB means that most antibiotics used to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases do not work. IDPH wants to raise awareness about TB so that people recognize it and know the importance of completing treatment in order to prevent additional extensively drug resistant cases.”
Demand For Transparency and Accountability From Manager
Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen had a bad week. On Monday, he sat at a Planning and Development Commission Meeting as over 100 residents affected by a development ascended on the village hall. Deetjen was quiet but the development that he has kept mysteriously in the background was not received well by the neighborhood. That same day, Trustee Alex Olejniczak had requested that Deetjen provide all of the submissions received for the Towing Contract RFP. Deetjen only provided some of the information. Olejniczak sent a message to Deetjen the very next day when he voted against Deetjen’s recommendation to dump Jack’s Towing. While Olejniczak didn’t receive all the information he wanted, Trustee Robert Streit didn’t get any of the information he requested on another issue before the board. He had asked for the information on the costs of the proposed village owned newspaper and didn’t even get a reply from the village manager. It should be noted that Deetjen works for the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
Lifesource.org Hosts Blood Drive At VFW This Saturday
If anyone is around the Oak Lawn on March 26 2016 9am-3pm www.Lifesource.org is having a Blood Drive at the VFW Post 5220 at 9514 S 52nd Ave in the Main Room. You are invited to donate Blood and enjoy a free complimentary Breakfast. Helping Veterans Go Fishing will be there at 10am till 11am donating blood. If you have any Fishing Gear you would like to donate to Helping Veterans Go Fishing you can bring it and drop it off for their event on April 10th.
In appreciation of our U.S. Veterans and their families, Worth Township’s Supervisor and Board of Trustees would like to invite veterans to come in for a FREE HEARING SCREENING on Friday, April 22nd, 9 am until 3 pm at Worth Township, which is located at 11601 S. Pulaski Avenue in neighboring Alsip.