A Poll, A Secret PAC and A Robo Call
“Political campaigns start early around here,” said a new resident in an angry message left for our editor. A recent automated poll started the ball rolling with a pollster asking voters what they thought about Mayor Sandra Bury and some controversial issues. Then the Empire Struck back with a mailing to each district touting “accomplishments” of the administration and claiming that this was the best time to live in Oak Lawn. The mailings were paid for by a Political Action Committee named “People Who Love Oak Lawn PAC”, which is probably a better name than “People who want to protect the rigged system, PAC”. None of the donations to the PAC were disclosed. Finally, a Washington consultant’s number popped up on phones this past weekend with Mayor Bury’s voice urging residents to attend “Fall on The Green”. By the way, the election is April 4, 2017. Today is September 16, 2016.
“Live Like Abby” Fundraiser Honors Young Oak Lawn Child’s Memory
Kevin and Kristyn Wujcik of Oak Lawn are planning to host the Live Like Abby Family Fest from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School at 4201 W. 93rd St. in suburban Oak Lawn.
“Live Like Abby” is a group named for the late Abby Wujcik. The group has changed its name from “We are Abby’s Army” in an effort to dedicate future fundraising in an alliance to fund pediatric brain tumor research at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
The fundraiser seeks to contribute to the research efforts in an alliance with other groups while maintaining a way to celebrate the life of this young Oak Lawn girl who died on August 28, 2013.
Mark Your Calendars for the following dates:
• Monday, Sept. 26 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Presidential Debate) McGuire Hall
• Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (VP Presidential Debate) Fourth Floor Board Room
• Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Presidential Debate) Fourth Floor Board Room
“Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future” Hosted at Jedi’s Restaurant
Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A., established an energetic plan and challenging goals for the Midwest Province after taking the position in 2010. These objectives focused on increased vocations, care of the retired men, formation of future Augustinians, evangelization of and ministry to the people of Peru, and the responsible stewardship of resources, gifts, and income. The Augustinians are not hosting a “Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future” event at Jedi’s Restaurant in Oak Lawn on November 15th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. They are asking for your input as the active involvement of lay collaborators is of great importance and value to our collective future. Please join Fr. Bernie and some of his fellow Augustinians and young men in formation as he reviews the progress of the last few years and shares with you ideas for the next few years. You are invited to attend, listen amd engage with the Augustinians as friends, and share your ideas and questions.