Pop Goes the Weasel’s Tax?
Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison is introducing an ordinance to repeal the sweetened beverage tax recently placed on residents by Cook County Board President Toni “Sugar Tax” Preckwinkle. The penny an ounce tax really adds up and it has taxpayers ready to pop a blood vessel. Morrison claims that he has support from Democrats and Republicans, including Jeff Tobolski, Timothy Schneider, John Fritchey, and Richard Boykin.
The repeal ordinance will be taken up by the Cook County Board on September 13. I call on all residents, businesses and municipal leaders to contact your Cook County Commissioner and encourage them to vote to repeal the Beverage Tax. Commissioner Morrison strongly encourages the public to attend the September 13 board meeting. Oak Lawn is represented by Commissioner John Daley and Commissioner Edward Moody.
Old News or Useless News?
The Oak Lawn Public Library posted an announcement on its website stating, “Our fax machine is back in service. Stop by our computer center with any questions!” The only question may be, “who uses a fax machine?”
Oak Lawn Community High School iPad Pickup Today
iPad pickup for all students will be on Monday, August 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students are required to pick up their own iPads. Parents/guardians are not required to attend this event but are encouraged to remind their teens to pick up the iPad. Students must have completed the registration process in order to pick up their iPads.
Optional iPad insurance will be available for $35. Monday will be the last opportunity to purchase iPad insurance.
District 218 Looking for A Custodian
The school district needs a “Night Custodian Monday Through Friday”. The requirements for the job include being physically capable of safely lifting, shoveling and/or carrying at least 50 lbs.; general cleaning (dusting, sweeping, mopping, washing, polishing, scrubbing) of floors, walls, windows, washrooms, chalkboards, etc.; able to use basic tools (hammer, screwdriver, pliers) to handle light maintenance/repair duties; perform mechanical functions such as furniture assembly; painting; replace fluorescent light bulbs; operate machines such as scrubbers & carpet cleaners; climb & work overhead on a twelve-foot ladder; safely handle, properly mix, and apply harsh chemicals; repetitious bending/working in constricted areas; read and understand instructions such as Material Safety Data Sheets, etc.; comply w/regulations such as Blood Borne Pathogens, etc; submit written reports on safety & problematic issues; adaptability/flexibility to respond to situations & problems as they arise; take directives well; maintain a positive, courteous demeanor with students and staff; able to function well in a team setting. Apply on the district’s website.
All Inclusive Playground Ground Breaking Scheduled
A Ground Breaking for the Oak Lawn Park District’s All Inclusive Playground at Columbus Manor, 99th & Moody Ave., will be held on Monday, September 11th, at 6:00pm.
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, it is 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.
The Oak Lawn Park District is a recipient of a $300,000 playground matching grant through Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Playcore and their affiliated GameTime and Cunningham Recreation.