What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
We asked that question in a survey of Oak Lawn residents and businesses. It isn’t scientific and it provides a cross section of opinions based on personal circumstances.
Thankful for a police department that doesn’t embarrass us
Katie, who said she works in Oak Lawn, told us that Oak Lawn’s police Department is fair to everyone. “As a minority, I don’t like the idea that some towns purposely stop people of color in an effort to intimidate an entire race. Oak Lawn’s police are professional and don’t target by race.”
Thankful for excellent schools
Linda, a resident of Oak Lawn’s District 229, applauded the school systems in the village. “We are lucky to have excellent schools at the high school and grade school level. Districts 122, 123 229 and 218 are doing a great job.”
Thankful for the fire department
While the fire department may feel its under attack in some quarters, it has a friend in Rich, who praised the men and women who serve. “I’ve lived in Oak Lawn for over 25 years and one of the things that makes Oak Lawn great is a first class fire department and paramedic unit.”
Thankful for a pension
Danny retired recently and he’s planning on moving from Oak Lawn. “I’m sick and tired of the crime, the incompetence of our elected officials at every level, and the high taxes. However, I’m thankful I earned a pension and I so I’m gone.”
Thankful for Family
Greg told us that family is what matters. He said he is thankful that his parents remain in good health, that his young family is healthy and that he and his wife are healthy. “Nothing else matters if you don’t have your health. So, I’m thankful for good health.”
Thankful for shopping choices
Jane is an admitted “shopaholic”. “We have a lot of great choices in Oak Lawn and surrounding communities for shopping. If you can’t find it here, you can go to the Chicago Ridge Mall and I always Shop Oak Lawn for my car.”
Thankful None of Our Village Officials Are Abusers
Kathy said that the constant news reports about elected officials at the federal level harassing women has her concerned. “These guys should have their …. cut off but at least our local village officials don’t have that problem.”
Thankful for Football
Don is thankful for football. “I don’t have to listen to my wife and relatives on Thanksgiving because I’m parked in front of the television.”
Thankful for you
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