Village of Oak Lawn Gets A+ From Standard and Poors And What It Means
The Village of Oak Lawn just received word from Standard and Poors, one of the credit rating agencies that rate the village’s credit worthiness, that it is maintaining an A+ rating with a stable outlook.
Standard and Poors rates municipalities on a scale from AAA to D. Intermediate ratings are offered at each level between AA and CCC (e.g., BBB+, BBB and BBB−). For some municipal borrowers, the company may also offer guidance (termed a “credit watch”) as to whether it is likely to be upgraded (positive), downgraded (negative) or uncertain (neutral). AAA is the highest rating and is given to municipalities the company believes has the capacity to meet its financial obligations. The lowest rating before “non-investment grade” or junk status is BBB. A village rated ‘BBB’ has adequate capacity to meet its financial commitments but a downturn in the economy may weaken that capacity. A+ is two grades above BBB.
The Children’s Museum Has A Partnership That You Can Really Get Your Hands Around
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn recently announced a new partnership with Meatheads’ Oak Lawn location. Simply check-in on Facebook, show the front desk, and they’ll give you a certificate for a free kids entree for Meatheads located at 11026 South Cicero in Oak Lawn.
Should The Oak Lawn Leaf Include the Race of People Arrested?
A reader questioned the Oak Lawn Leaf’s inclusion of a criminal suspect’s race in a story. We printed the age, gender, race and the person’s town of residence. Sometimes we even print a photo when available. The reader commented on Facebook taking issue with the inclusion of the race.
“… I’m just disappointed in journalists and editors that don’t hold themselves to a certain standard. While the race may be accurate, it’s unneeded information. The story would read the same with out it. … I do read the articles often. I think it’s a flaw in media in general.” What do you think?
Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with The Park District’s Free Rec-Mobile Program
The Oak Lawn Park District’s Free Rec-Mobile program is back for the summer! What better way to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month than with a traveling recreation program that brings games, sports, and arts and crafts to a different park for patrons to enjoy for free?
Visit Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th & Laramie, on Wednesday, July 12th and watch a movie in the park after the regularly schedule recreational activities. “Space Jam” is the feature. Then come back to Columbus Manor, 99th & Moody, on Wednesday, July 26th for a Superheroes theme. Both events take place from 6:00-8:00pm and are subject to cancellation based on weather. For more information, please call 708-857-2200.