Oak Lawn Business Victimized By Armed Robbery
At about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, a male black wearing a bandana covering his face and a “doo-rag” on his head entered First Cab Company at 5530 w. 110th st, in Oak Lawn. The robber discharged his gun in the office according to a witness. The robber was unable to find money in the office but he took an employee’s purse, and three cell phones. The police are pursuing leads but the robber remains at large.
The business is in an industrial office park, east of Central Avenue.
Oak Lawn Park District Keeler Park Ribbon Cutting
The Oak Lawn Park District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Keeler Park, 93rd & Keeler Ave., on Monday, July 10th, at 6:00pm.
Renovations include a brand new playground with an expression swing and large group swings, and a new baseball backstop with accessible seating and bleachers. Patrons can also enjoy new seating along the walking path, a cloth covered picnic area, and a new welcome sign.
Stargaze at Moraine Valley’s observatory open viewing
Get close-up views of craters on the moon or the glow of different stars at Moraine Valley Community College’s telescope open viewing nights in 2017. This is the 15th year of free public viewings. The schedule includes the following Fridays:
• July 14, 8:40 p.m. • August 25, 8 p.m. • September 29, 7:15 p.m. • October 27, 6:15 p.m.
Viewings will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or there are high winds. Dates and times are subject to change. All viewings are held at the telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck, located on the west side of the college’s Nature Study Area, off Kean Avenue near 107th Street. Observers can park in lots east of Building P or in the west section of the Building D parking lot and then walk on the path to the observation deck. Children must be accompanied by an adult or supervisor.
Tom McCague, retired associate professor, hosts the viewings. An amateur astronomer for more than 40 years, McCague built the telescope using common hardware store items and donated it to the college. The telescope is a 6½-foot Newtonian reflecting model with a 13-inch diameter. Attendees will have a chance to look through the telescope and are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.
Observers should dress for the weather, wear insect repellent and bring binoculars if they have any.
Township Committee Fails To Pay Fine To State of Illinois
The “South Cook News” reported the following: “One campaign committee in Oak Lawn has an overdue fine of $1,075, records obtained by the South Cook News show.
A detailed review of individual fines revealed that Worth Township Community First Party was the only campaign committee in Oak Lawn that was delinquent in payment for January 2017, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
The fine that Worth Township Community First Party has yet to pay was imposed on April 25, 2014, for a late quarterly report.”
The Worth Township Community First Party raised $23,095.00 in the first three months of this year. It had a healthy balance at the close of the period. The chairman of the party is Worth Township Trustee Eamon McMahon of Oak Lawn. The committee is a “slow pay” since the fine was imposed on April 25, 2014 for failing to file a report on time. At the time of the fine, McMahon was the Treasurer.