The Oak Lawn Leaf is officially over 5000 Facebook likes signifying a major accomplishment for a publication that has stood up for the people of Oak Lawn and fought corruption, incompetence and bad ideas.
The Oak Lawn Leaf is published daily online and covers Oak Lawn news and events. During its short time in business, the company has experienced criticism from village officials for publishing various stories that have added to transparency in the village’s operation.
The Oak Lawn Leaf has covered Oak Lawn government decisions such as the rezoning of the residential property to accommodate Anthem Memory Care, censorship on Facebook by the Village of Oak Lawn, criminal activity, no-bid contracts and sweetheart deals, as well as accomplishments of students in local schools, citizen involvement in solving crimes and good police work that often goes unnoticed in the reports of ever increasing criminal activity.
Let’s face it, Oak Lawn isn’t the place it used to be. However, the Oak Lawn Leaf has not changed. We’ve continued to find the story and provide you, the reader, the news. It isn’t always popular with City Hall but then again, we don’t need to be invited to the table.
Some readers have suggested that we expand and cover places like Tinley Park, Chicago Ridge and Orland Park. Perhaps some day the formula for the Oak Lawn Leaf will be duplicated in those areas but for the Oak Lawn readers we will remain solely concerned about Oak Lawn.
Through the years, we’ve heard complaints such as
Come on Oak Lawn Leaf, don’t use guys knows how to proof read
We’ve also heard compliments such as
The writer is fantastic
We’ve also heard some statements that could be taken either way. For instance, after reading a “funny” criminal story, one reader wrote
Who needs Saturday Night Live when we have the Oak Lawn Leaf
We’re not sure if that’s a compliment but we are going to continue to write the same way and work just as hard to earn your support.
While the Oak Lawn Leaf isn’t changing, change continues to occur in Oak Lawn with a new fire chief coming on board from St. Louis, planned additions to the development on 111th Street and the Oak Lawn Lake mysterious fish debacle. We depend on our readers and if you have any photos of the dead fish in Oak Lawn lake or have information regarding the problem, contact us.