Fedgetabout it? Calls, Emails and Texts Form Basis Of Towing Investigation
Is someone talking to the authorities about the epic flip-flop by Trustee Tim Desmond? Two weeks after voting against the towing contract proposal by Village Manager Larry Deetjen, Desmond flipped and made a motion to follow the recommendation. In the two-week period, phone calls, texts and phone messages form a road map for authorities to follow the money. The only question is, “Who is benefiting from this new deal?” Why did Desmond change his vote without any new information being presented? Desmond wasn’t the only one contacted and the question on how far this goes is whether those officials are forgetful or fedgetful!
Athem Meeting Robo Call Fails To Comply With Law?
Some Oak Lawn residents have reported that Mayor Sandra Bury’s voice magically appeared on a robocall urging residents to attend a meeting regarding the Anthem Memory Care Facility that the village is planning to build in a residential neighborhood despite the outcry from residents. The Oak Lawn Leaf asked the Village for any documentation on who paid for it. The Village claimed it didn’t pay so Sandra Bury’s political committee should have disclosed who paid for it on the message. Some residents are upset and believe Bury sent out the call to bring out her own supporters to counter the neighborhood opposition. If anyone has the message saved, call us!
You Can Get Free “Trees” For Arbor Day?
The Illinois Tollway is committed to minimizing the environmental impacts of its roadways by adopting wetland improvements and landscaping projects with local and regional benefits. As part of this effort, the Tollway is partnering with The Morton Arboretum to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the Tollway system, including the planting of 58,000 trees. The Tollway will celebrate the new partnership Arbor Day by offering 15,000 tree seedlings to customers at the Tollway’s Downers Grove headquarters and at all seven oases from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Stop in and pick up your tree seedling on Arbor Day.
Celebration May Be Better Late Than Never
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, at the Earth Day Faire. At Wolfe Wildlife Refuge located at 109th St. and Lawler Ave, in Oak Lawn you can participate in a variety of family-fun activities including Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures, Big Run Wolfe Ranch, tree climbing, kids crafts, scavenger hunt, education on green living, gardening and composting, a milkweed plant sale, and more. Admission is free.
The scavenger hunt will take place after Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures show. Participate and have a chance to win a prize. Earth Day, which was last Friday, is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Today is Arbor Day.
Oak Lawn Attorney Appointed As Associate Judge
Vincenzo Chimera, 58, and attorney with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office was one of 13 Cook County Attorneys appointed by the Cook County Circuit Court Judges to serve as Associate Judges. The judges will begin their terms on June 1, 2016 and serve until June 30, 2019.
According to information provided by the Chief Judge’s Office, the new associate judges will receive assignments May 17 after completing the circuit’s New Judges Seminar. Most new judges are initially assigned to traffic court at the circuit’s First Municipal District, according to Evans’ office.
National Take Back Day Means No More Drugs Laying Around To Fall Into The Hands of Others
National Take-Back Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The national prescription drug take-back day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also informing the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The Oak Lawn Police Department is participating in this event and has two locations for drop offs. One is the police station and the other is at the Wolfe Wildlife Refuge.
Hospital Safety Results Posts Advocate Christ Medical Center Above NeighborsThe Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety scores that Advocate Christ Medical Center received a grade of B while neighboring Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Hospital received grades of C.
Along with the update, Leapfrog issued estimates on the number of avoidable deaths at hospitals in each grade level, pointing to a 9% higher risk of avoidable death in B hospitals, 35% higher in C hospitals, and 50% higher in D and F hospitals, than in A. Good news for Illinois was that no Illinois hospitals received an “F”.
Greek Culture Camp is coming to Oak Lawn
Save the date: July 25-29, 2016
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration form.
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Children do not have to be of Greek descent. It’s going to be so much fun!