Bury Campaign Committee Throwing Fits And Conspiracy Theories Around at Headquarters
Word out of the Bury/incumbent Trustee campaign headquarters is that conspiracy theories are running rampant. A piece of literature was delivered late and one candidate hit the PANIC button. The campaign’s biggest conspiracy idea has been that someone is stealing their mail at the printer, or maybe even at the post office.
Our source said the campaign can’t figure out how the mail can always be “late”? We are told that the campaign is taking none of the blame for literature going out in a haphazard manner preferring instead to blame the mail house, the post office and unknown villains. On top of that, the campaign has been dealing with revelations that one candidate has harassed village staff for personal information in personnel records, called blogger the “C” word, and directed the HR director to copy posts on a blog during work hours. What’s next?
The conspiracy theories has vendors and employees dealing with the campaign hoping it is over soon.
No Insurance and No Sense Is A Drag For Chicago Man In Oak Lawn
Two cars were traveling west bound on 95th Street when an Oak Lawn police officer was traveling in the other direction. The officer reported that the two drivers appeared to be racing each other allegedly traveling 66 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour speed zone. The officer made a U-turn and stopped one of the drivers, Nicolas Alcazar, who allegedly stated he was just goofing around with a friend he wouldn’t identify.
The police arrested Alcazar, 23 years old, for drag racing, aggravated speeding and operating a vehicle without insurance.
The first question that may come to mind is why anyone would be “goofing around” driving over twice the speed limit and not even have insurance.
Oak Lawn Park District Receives All Inclusive Playground Matching Grant
The Oak Lawn Park District was a recent recipient of a $300,000 playground matching grant through Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Playcore and their affiliated GameTime and Cunningham Recreation. The grant will be used for an All Inclusive Playground project at Columbus Manor Park, 99th & Moody Ave, in Oak Lawn. It will be one of the first inclusive playgrounds in the state of Illinois.
An inclusive playground will help the Park District to continue the mission of enhancing recreational opportunities, not only for people with disabilities, but for the entire community. In addition, the Park District’s hope that this inclusive playground aids in developing attitudes that promote tolerance and appreciation of differences; everyone can be together and have fun regardless of ability level.
Fundraising efforts will begin shortly. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this All Inclusive Playground, please contact 708-857-2225.
Another Violation of Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws?
Hiding political campaign contributions is becoming old hat in Oak Lawn. Since the 2013 election, serious questions were raised about Mayor Sandra Bury’s campaign finance reporting. She paid a fine for not complying with the law. Trustee Tim Desmond did the same. This year, Bury and her allies have various funds including, “Keeping Oak Lawn First”, “People who love Oak Lawn”, “Sandra Bury for Mayor of Oak Lawn”, “Friends of Tom Phelan”, “Citizens for Terry Vorderer”, and “Friends of Alex Olejniczak”.
While signs are now being displayed and the incumbent slate has paid for literature, they’ve yet to report any donations. Illinois law requires any donations of $1,000 or more, including transfers between funds, to be reported within 48 hours. On the other hand, Bury’s opponent, Trustee Robert Streit, has reported contributions of over $41,000 since the beginning of February. Over $35,000 of Streit’s contributions have been loans from himself to fund his campaign. Is anyone watching the store at the Illinois State Board of Elections?
Cross Village Basketball Rivalries
Adem Osmani had a game-winning tip in for the Oak Lawn High School Varsity Baskeball team as OLCHS beat their cross town rivals 66-64 on the Richards home court. However, the Richards Sophomore head coach Corey Wolf and the sophomore boys basketball team beat the Spartans on Friday 74-38 to finish the season 21-3.