If the system isn’t rigged, how do I get that summer job for my kid at the village?
An avid reader wrote, “Just curious about summer help hiring at the Village. I went to get my 2016 vehicle stickers and younger girls were working the counter that I normally don’t see during the year. However, I haven’t seen anything posted under job postings that the village was hiring for summer help. How does one get a job working for the village as “extra help” or “summer help”? Legally, don’t all job openings have to be posted on the village website?” Well the answer is that the summer intern job wasn’t posted. Why not? Is the system of hiring summer jobs rigged also?
Advocate Christ Hospital takes part in 3 Way Kidney Exchange
Sonja Lindsey, a 46-year-old from Lansing, Ill, with kidney failure due to high blood pressure, was on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. She was diagnosed in December 2014 and has been on dialysis since.
Her daughter, Dyamond Lindsey, 21, wanted to donate her kidney to her mother, knowing it’s possible to live with just one kidney. After significant testing, it was determined that she was not a compatible match.
That’s when mother and daughter were told about Advocate Christ Medical Center’s paired kidney donor exchange program that allows a recipient and his/her living donor*, who are not a compatible match, to be matched with another donor and recipient to exchange kidneys.
Dyamond made the decision to donate her kidney to someone she didn’t know, which would allow her mother to receive a kidney from another mismatched donor.
A 3-way, same day successful kidney exchange between 3 donors and 3 recipients at two hospitals – Christ Medical Center and The Methodist in San Antonio, TX – took place on Thursday, July 21.
No Amendments Filed to Correct Faulty Campaign Disclosure Reports
Last week the Oak Lawn Leaf exclusively reported about Mayor Sandra Bury’s recent and serious failures to comply with campaign disclosure laws. It wasn’t the first time Bury failed to properly report expenditures or contributions and Trustee Robert Streit noted that at least one Illinois State Board of Elections Board Member seemed to ignore a major personal conflict and failed to recuse himself from the case. Streit called the system “rigged” and said he probably wouldn’t pursue a complaint against Bury. It appears Bury may agree with the “rigged” description. As of last night, she had not amended any of her failures to report, including failing to provide the names of companies in some instances or even account for major contributions reported by some of her allies to her fund. Her confidence in being able to beat the rap appears to border on extreme confidence in Streit being correct. Where is the Illinois State Board of Elections, which can file its own complaint?
Registration is underway for the fall 2016 semester Moraine Valley
The Fall Semester starts Aug. 22 with on-campus credit classes. Credit classes at the Education Center at Blue Island and Tinley Park Education Center and on-campus late-starting classes begin Aug. 29 while off-campus late-starting classes start Sept. 6.
Moraine Valley offers classes for those interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities by earning associate degrees in Applied Science, Arts, Fine Arts, Science, or General Studies. Students also can choose from several certificate career programs offered at the college, including Allied Health and Nursing, Business and Computer Sciences, Industrial Technology, Automotive Technology, and Public Service. Additionally, the college offers noncredit courses and workshops.
Courses are offered in different formats to accommodate student needs. These flexible learning options include evening, off-campus, one-day-a-week, online, weekend, and short-term classes.
With an annual average cost of $4,176, attending Moraine Valley can save students up to $30,000 per year compared to private colleges or universities.
A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the fall 2016 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $119 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711); or online at morainevalley.edu
Marist and Rice to Meet At Soldier Field This Year
The best rivalry on the South Side takes it to a new level, as Marist football faces off against Br. Rice on Sunday, August 28 at Soldier Field at 6pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, August 10 in the school’s main office from 8am to 3pm. They are also available at the gate. (Email Sue Blisk for any ticket related questions.) This match-up is the finale to a day of high school football. St. Rita will play St. Patrick at 12pm, and Mt. Carmel will play Taft at 3pm. Tickets are good for all three games. Reilly’s Daughter is planning a pre-party for both Marist and Br. Rice alumni.
Retired Oak Lawn resident following passion as Speaker
Oak Lawn resident Larry Bergnach grew up on the south side of Chicago during the Golden Age of Radio. He remembers listening to the Lone Ranger, Lux Theatre, Charlie Chan and more. Then TV came along and a favorite was the Ed Sullivan Show.
Listening and watching entertainers ignited an interest that was to bloom later in his life. Now retired, Bergnach has been a speaker with FreeSpeakers.org since 2005, and he has given more than 200 free talks for the pro bono speakers bureau.
His presentations range from a Riverview nostalgia presentation to a Chicago Cubs and White Sox Sports nostalgia show. One of his most popular presentations is “The Funniest Comedians of Radio and Television” and includes the skits of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Burns and Allen, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Fibber McGee and Molly, Victor Borge, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, The Bickersons and many more.
“Larry is one of the bureau’s most popular speakers,” said Ginny Richardson, founder of FreeSpeakers.org. “He really has the spirit of giving, with so many presentations at no charge.”
As a young man Bergnach wanted to be a pitcher with a professional baseball team. In fact, his 1958 UIC strikeout record is unbroken to this day. He was inducted to the University of Illinois Hall of Fame in 1993.
Then an arm injury derailed the baseball plan. After serving in the Army, he worked in pharmaceutical sales for 30 years. For an additional 15 years, he served as an instructor for Dale Carnegie.
He became a popular MC for roasts and presentations. He developed a standup comedy routine that won the Senior Idol Talent Competition at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
“I have a passion for it,” he said. “I enjoy being in FreeSpeakers.org. I have been so blessed in my life, and I like to give back to society.”
At one assisted living community, Bergnach was presenting his Riverview retrospective using lots of photos and visuals. A man stood up and said his mother took him to Riverview on 2 cent day. Later, the man’s caretaker told Bergnach the man was in late stage Alzheimer’s, and he hadn’t spoken in four years.