Package Stolen From Outside Oak Lawn House
An Oak Lawn woman reported that a USPS delivery to her home was supposed to have been made on December 10th. When the woman went to retrieve the package, it was not to be found. The tracking number showed it was delivered but someone had apparently taken the package worth about $76. Every year, police departments across the country warn residents to be vigilant regarding such deliveries at their own home or a neighbor’s home. With Christmas days away, Santa and the thieves may be watching. One is watching to see if you are naughty or nice while the others are watching to see if you are home or not.
Chicago Progressive Leader Throws Power Behind Lipinski’s Challenger
Ameya Pawar, progressive alderman and current member of the Chicago City Council, announced his endorsement of Marie Newman’s bid to represent the 3rd District of Illinois. Pawar joins a growing list of progressive people and institutions who are lending their support to Newman’s campaign. Pawar is reportedly part of the movement that propelled Bernie Sanders into a cult following.
“Marie’s candidacy presents us with a choice: elect a progressive who believes we rise and fall together, or continue with more of the same entrenched and divisive politics,” said Pawar, who said this is the time to elect more women to Congress. Ironically, Oak Lawn’s female Mayor Sandra Bury may disagree. She reportedly will endorse Lipinski who provided political support to her election. Quid Pro Quo?
New Law Firm But Same Story With Negotiations
Oak Lawn recently dumped its legal counsel for negotiations with the firefighter’s union. Instead, the village hired former Oak Lawn resident Burton Odelson’s firm, Odelson and Sterk to negotiate. It looks like the negotiations are not progressing well according to multiple sources. Years of acrimony are not likely to be reversed any time soon based on early returns from the negotiating table. The village reportedly provided union officials with a laundry list of requests/demands. The heavy hand of village manager Larry Deetjen reportedly remains present in “negotiations”.
Oak Lawn Police Award Commendation To Two That Saved Student
Detective Pete Hennessy, the High School Resource Officer, was monitoring an emergency radio call at the high school instructing the school nurse to report to the gymnasium, and he responded as well. Detective Hennessy assisted school Nurse Amy Tucker in treating a 16 year old student as he laid on the gym floor. The student was responding to questions but at times appeared to be in a state of brief seizures. Detective Hennessy contacted dispatch on his police radio and advised he needed an ambulance for a seizure victim at the school.
Suddenly the student became unresponsive. Nurse Tucker initiated CPR and Detective Hennessy retrieved the AED. As Nurse Tucker performed CPR, Detective Hennessy attached the AED pads to the student’s chest. The student regained consciousness.
The actions of Nurse Tucker and Detective Hennessy saved the life of the student and are most deserving of an Oak Lawn Police Department Commendation.
Miami Inn And Suites Motel Owners Score Victory
The owners of the Miami Inn and Suites in Oak Lawn were found not guilty last week of charges they defrauded the state out of more than $350,000 in tax revenue.
Shashank Bhatt, 68, of Oak Brook, and Kishore Chugh, 65, of Burr Ridge, who own the Oak Lawn motel as well as five other motels, were charged with filing a fraudulent Hotel Operators’ Occupation Tax return and wire fraud. If found guilty they could have received two to five years in prison, Bhatt and Chugh were accused of conspiring to defraud the state by under reporting about $3.5 million revenue from June 1, 2011 through about June 30, 2014. Cook County Circuit Judge Dennis Porter found the two men not guilty.
The Miami Inn and Suites is currently defending an attempt by the Village of Oak Lawn to revoke its license in an unrelated matter.