Landlord Discovers Burglars Hitting the Mattress
An Oak Lawn homeowner, who was renting a house to tenants discovered a burglary in progress when she went to the home recently to clean it after the tenant moved out. When she arrived at the house she noticed the blinds were closed and not open as she had left them on her last visit. She looked through one of the windows and saw a black male and black female lying on the mattress in the room. She banged on the window, moved away from the house and called 911. She told the police that the two intruders then exited the home and entered an alley. The police were not able to find the two intruders.
Oak Lawn Woman Among Moraine Valley Musicians Earning Jazz Competition Awards
The talents of five members of the Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble were recognized at the 2017 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival held in October at Elgin Community College. Allysa Micele, an Oak Lawn resident was awarded an “honorable mention” as a trumpet player.
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble, which is in its 21st season, explores a range of styles from classic swing and soulful blues to Latin jazz and gritty funk. The group meets Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Persons interested in joining should be a proficient music reader who plays saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, or drum set.
Oak Lawn Park District Unified Volleyball Team Receives Gold
Congratulations to the Oak Lawn Park District’s Unified Volleyball Eagles Red Team who took Gold at the State Volleyball Tournament at Harlem High School in Rockford, IL the weekend of October 28-29th.
(Pictured: Back row, left to right) Kathy O’Connell, Angelo Mascheroni, Jamie O’Neill, Meg O’Keefe, Kelly Fitzgerald, Todd Mallo, Michael Fioravanti, and Irene Yuska. (Front row, left to right) Brandon Brown, Jenna Richards, Casey O’Connell, Jimmy O’Keefe, Jessica Haugh, and Anthony Forde.
Are Your Property Taxes Too High?
The Cook County Board of Review will accept 2017 assessment appeals for property in Worth Township beginning Monday, November 13, 2017 through Friday, December 8, 2017. Residents of the Township may file their appeal at the Worth Township Assessor’s Office located at 11601 S. Pulaski in Alsip. Appeals will be accepted Monday through Friday until Friday, December 8. The staff in the Assessor’s Office will find comparable properties for your appeal and submit the appeal to the Board of Review for you. If you wish to appeal, please be advised that Worth Township’s offices will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Assessor’s Office at 708-371-2900.