Bury Blames Streit For Not Stopping Her Outsourcing Move
Campaigns can be vicious. Campaigns can be long. Campaigns can be tiring. But only in Oak Lawn can political campaigns be comedic. Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury and her allies have spread themselves around social media with a post that either makes you cry or laugh. Bury recognizes that her Mayoral opponent, Bob Streit, has made the “no bid outsourcing” of dispatch services by the Bury administration a campaign issue. So, instead of defending the outsourced non-union 911 dispatchers, as she has for her entire term, she is now blaming Streit who voted against the outsourcing. In fact, Streit was the only current Trustee to vote against the deal. Despite that FACT, Bury and her social media minions are posting that Streit could have stopped the outsourcing before it started. Our source noted that Bury was the Mayor when the vote was taken and Streit was the only Trustee opposing the action, with Bury’s allies all supporting the measure to outsource. Apparently Bury was told that the job would not entail any math.
Fish Fry Fridays Highlighted At Park District Facility
The Oak Lawn Park District is asking you to consider making Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St in Oak Lawn, your Friday hot-spot for dinner at Fish Fry Fridays. Open seating is from 3:00-8:00pm, January 20 through April 14.
The all you care to eat menu price includes freshly made creamy Clam Chowder or our Stony Creek garden salad, warm dinner rolls, homemade coleslaw, lightly seasoned and breaded fresh fish, homemade hushpuppies, baked potato or french fries. Shrimp po’ boy made to order for $6.95 a sandwich. The cost is $12.95 for adults and $7.95 for children, ages 10 and under. Tax and gratuity are not included in price. A cash bar is available.
Village of Oak Lawn Honors District 123 Principal
Principal of Sward School, Lori Gloodt, thought it was business as usual when she came into work on Thursday December 22, little did she know she was in for a surprise of a lifetime.
As the bell rang to start the final day of class before winter break, students shuffled into the gym at Sward as quiet as can be. Friends and family of the soon to retire educator also arrived, taking their seats among District 123 teachers and staff. At 8:45, Superintendent Dr. Paul Enderle led Gloodt into the gym down a red carpet as music started playing and students waved yellow stars for a surprise assembly in Gloodt’s honor.
Tears of happiness flowed down her cheek as friends, and colleagues spoke about their time working with Mrs. Gloodt. Oak Lawn Village Clerk, Jane Quinlan had the honor of bestowing the surprise of the day on Gloodt. Brandt Street, right outside of the school has been dedicated to her and renamed “Lori Gloodt Way”.
“I have always heard how wonderful Lori is from the Oak Lawn Community and I have been fortunate enough to work alongside her for many years and its just a wonderful day, it is the ultimate day and Lori Gloodt Way will live on forever. We are thrilled at the Village of Oak Lawn” said Quinlan.
Lori Gloodt has been a part of the District 123 family for 26 years and will retire in July.
Cinderella’s Closet Makes Prom Dresses Affordable At OLCHS
Prom is expensive, and many families have more pressing priorities in this economy. That’s why OLCHS in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association will offer Cinderella’s Closet, a program designed to assist our students get prom gear at rock-bottom prices. Graduation and spring party dresses are also welcome. All proceeds will help fund transportation expenses for the SADD Post Prom Lake Michigan Cruise. So clean out those closets to help make a girl’s wish come true.
Cinderella’s Closet is a collection of lightly used formal dresses, shoes, accessories, and unopened make-up for students. All styles, sizes, and colors are welcome. Donations can be dropped off in the OLCHS District Office during business hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) through January 27, 2017. If you are not able to drop off dresses during this time frame, please contact Maria Vanderwarren to make other arrangements. A tax form is available for all donations. The boutique will be open to the public on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Maria Vanderwarren at 708-741-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.L. Richards Has Another Champion
Senior Anthony Quinn won the Leyden Varsity Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Quinn was also a two way varsity football player seeing action at linebacker and fullback.
Quinn was not the only wrestler winning honors for Richards. Marquis Hall finished third in the tournament.
Eyhab Hamden finished fourth.
TC’s Pub is located at 9700 S. Cicero Avenue, in Oak Lawn. Everyone is invited to donate unwanted clean & gently used clothing and/or canned goods to benefit the homeless. Each donation earns a raffle ticket for an assortment of prizes!