Christmas Spirit Missing As Thieves Hit Salon
The Christmas Season is just starting but the Grinch Season is operating at full capacity. On Monday, December 4th, Oak Lawn police were called to “Above and Beyond Hair” in the 5200 block of 95th Street. A Christmas door mat, which read “Are you naughty or nice?” had been stolen. I
It is suspected that the theft is the work of Grinch-Like prankster because nothing else was taken. The salon’s employees confirmed none of them took the mat.
Village Ready to Secure Electricity Pricing
The Village of Oak Lawn is ready to approve electricity pricing for its own buildings and electricity use. The vote is expected at tonight’s meeting after the village’s electricity consultant solicited proposals and received 16 responses. The low proposal comes from Constellation Energy, which will probably get a four year deal for the village’s ten million kilowatts of usage. The aggregation program that provided residents with lower electricity pricing is on hold for now.
Oak Lawn Park District Gingerbread House Class
Make this holiday season special by creating a gingerbread house with your child at
the Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets, located at 5850 W. 103rd St.
This fun and delicious Gingerbread House class is on Tuesday, December 19th, from
6:00-8:00pm, for ages 2 and up.
Instructions and materials are included. There will be one gingerbread house per child. The fee is $20. Call 708-857-2200.
Democrats To Battle It Out Locally
While attention may be directed to the top of the ticket battles in the Democratic and Republican Parties, a local race just became very interesting. Patricia Joan Murphy has filed to challenge Worth Township Democratic Committeeman John O’Sullivan in a battle to control the Worth Township Democratic Party.
Murphy is the daughter of the late Joan Patricia Murphy who served as Township
Clerk and then County Commissioner for many years. The younger Murphy is now running for County Commissioner to replace Ed Moody, who was appointed to the position by the committeemen in the district, including O’Sullivan. As one can guess, O’Sullivan is backing Lou Presta against Murphy for County Commissioner. O’Sullivan, who now serves as Chief of Staff for Moody and as Worth Township Committeeman, has a lot more on the line with these races than Murphy, who would be the first woman to hold the post of Democratic Township Committeeman. The last four committeemen have been O’Sullivan, Dennis Magee, John McNamara and Harry “Bus” Yourell. Murphy’s mother’s service goes back to the days of Bus Yourell and continued until her death.
Patricia Joan Murphy was one of the first vocal opponents of the soda tax that eventually was repealed.
Apology From Public Urinater Not Accepted
On December 3rd at about 4:30 p.m. two Oak Lawn detectives were traveling on 95th Street when the saw a man standing outside a white Nissan Murana in the parking lot of Smashburger Restaurant. The man was standing next to an open front passenger door, facing north and was about ten feet away from patrons of the various businesses. The detectives alleged that the man, identified as Arthur Aaron, was urinating. Aaron allegedly told the officers he “just had to go” or he would pee himself. When asked why he didn’t just go into one of the open businesses he said he didn’t see any of the businesses. According to the police, he did apologize to the police for his behavior and bad decision. Aaron provided a Chicago address and was given an ordinance violation citation because you really should use a washroom to urinate.