Lipinski Visiting Oak Lawn After Voting “NO” for Tax Cut
Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, will be holding a senior fair in Oak Lawn on Monday, Nov. 27 at the VFW. According to a press release, residents of the third district will be able to voice their opinions and ask questions of Lipinski on federal issues. “I encourage residents of the Third District to come to my upcoming Town Hall Meeting and Senior Fairs,” Lipinski said in a news release. “As your representative in Washington and someone who works to improve the quality of life in the communities I serve, it is important that I hear from you.”
Lipinski represents Third Congressional District of Illinois in the U.S. Congress. The district includes all or parts of Homer Glen, Lemont, Lockport and Romeoville as well as other southwest suburbs. Lipinski recently voted against a law that would reduce income tax rates.
Lipinski voted against the tax cut despite the fact that the House’s “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” main goal is to lower taxes on companies in an effort to make them more competitive and discourage them from moving abroad. The bill reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent and the rate for pass-through businesses down to 25 percent (with some restrictions). Lipinski has previously argued in favor of keeping jobs in the United States but voted against a bill that was introduced for that purpose. For the next five years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, 92 percent of Americans would pay less, or see little change, in their tax bills, if the law is eventually adopted.
Park District Team Takes 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.
At Least It is a Direct Answer
A police officer stopped a vehicle for allegedly violating a red light signal at 95th and Cicero. The officer reported smelling the odor of burnt cannabis from the vehicle as he approached. The driver, Jermaine Ware, admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. The officer asked Ware if there was anything illegal “in the car”. Ware said “no”. The officer searched Ware and allegedly found Marijuana. He asked Ware why he didn’t tell him about the marijuana. Ware allegedly answered, “you asked if it was in the car”.
94 and Kicking It at The Township
Members of George Bisk’s fitness group surprised him with a birthday party to commemorate his 94th birthday. Sitting in the center of the picture shown is George Bisk, a Worth Township Senior who is celebrating his 94th birthday. Next to him is Senior Fitness teacher Carol Kaye. This Worth Township sponsored group meets on various days and at different times in order to accommodate everyone interested in this program. For further details call Worth Township, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm at 708-371-2900 x 28.