Keeping Oak Lawn First In Campaign Finance Disclosure Violations?
On one hand, Mayor Sandra Bury and her team were claiming that they had 150 people at a recent fundraiser. The fundraiser ended with workers taking to the street to push a piece of literature into mailboxes. The campaign piece says it was paid for by a committee headed by Tom Phelan, Bury’s running mate and chief political adviser. When you check the website though, you find that the committee hadn’t filed any reports even though literature was already printed on the street. Thousands of dollars came into pay for the piece and the committee showed no donations. Illinois Campaign Finance Disclosure laws require committees to disclose contributions of $1,000 or more within 48 hours. After the Oak Lawn Leaf started poking around, a report was filed after the deadline for filing showing three $1,000 donations.
Sandra Bury and various committees aligned with her have previously been fined for failing to report political contributions under Illinois State Law. Bury most recently paid a fine to the State Board of Elections in order to be allowed to run for Mayor.
The literature once again made discredited claims of million dollar pensions for opponents. In fact, the village passed a resolution that eliminated the pension for any future mayors or trustees.
The production, held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., began on Friday, March 10 and continues tonight March 17 at 8:00pm, Saturday, March 18 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, March 19 at 3:00pm.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for children,12 and under, and seniors, 60 and over. Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at 708-857-2200, or online at www.olparks.com.
Carbs Contribution Is Hiding Opponents Signs?
Trustee Michael Carberry, who isn’t running for reelection is remaining busy. After being the “honored guest” for a cancelled fundraiser for the Mayor and their cohorts, Carberry was recently found. He’s spending his time “convincing” homeowners to take down their “Streit/Palermo” signs. He not only convinced them in pure Tony Soprano fashion, he also found a nice place to store the signs in his own backyard! Both Mayoral candidate Robert Streit and Trustee candidate, Jozette Palermo told the Oak Lawn Leaf that Carberry has not returned the signs.
Town hall Meeting To Break Up The Local Election Cycle
State Representative Kelly Burke recently announced a joint town hall meeting, to be held next Saturday at St. Xavier University. The town hall meeting is also being sponsored by State Representative Fran Hurley and State Senator Bill Cunningham.
The event will be held from 11 am until 12:30 and will feature various guest speakers. The graphic below provides the necessary details.
Calling All Candidates
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