Special Meeting Tonight
The Oak Lawn Village Board is meeting tonight at a special board meeting to discuss multiple zoning and building variations at the Stony Creek Promenade Development. The variations include set backs, parking stall length variations, parking space variations, the Rock and Brews Sign height variation, and exterior wall variations. The agenda includes 8 different zoning or building variations and then the approval of an option agreement for the lease of the Phase II of the Stony Creek Promenade. Allegedly, the 80 Foot sign for Rock and Brews will be the biggest for the chain’s restaurants.
In addition to Rock and Brews,which is a chain co-owned by Kiss band mates Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Phase II will include gas pumps for Mariano’s and another bar/restaurant, owned by undisclosed local investors, the Barrel Club.
Burke Joins Call For Investigation of Speaker Madigan
Local State Representative Kelly Burke joined Ann Williams of Chicago and Deb Conroy of Villa Park in calling for an independent investigation of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office. The June 7th announcement came one day after an employee accused Madigan’s chief of staff of making lewd comments and mishandling complaints of sexual harassment. Chief of Staff Tim Mapes resigned after Madigan insisted. While Madigan said he would appoint an investigator to review the facts a day before the State Reps made their announcement, Burke and the other two Representatives said such an investigation should be “independent”. The representatives are part of the newly-formed House Democratic Women’s Caucus. The group has stated that the allegations show the “culture surrounding Illinois government and politics must change.”
Save Yourself a Trip to the Secretary of State
Need to renew your Driver’s License or State ID; purchase a vehicle plate sticker; or interested in registering as an organ donor? For your convenience, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit will be on-site at Advocate Christ Medical Center on Wednesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide these services in the Outpatient Pavilion, located on the corner of 95th Street and Kilbourn Avenue. Free parking is available in Parking Garage D directly across from the Outpatient Pavilion, as well as, free valet at the entrance of the pavilion.
July 4th Parade Changes
In order to move the parade along faster, the Special Events Committee approved limiting the number of cars in each car club. The Windy City Covettes will have six and the Corvairs Enthusiasts will have six. The village has reduced the number of convertible cars usually used for the elected officials. This year, the Mayor, Clerk, and Village Manager will each have a convertible but the Trustees will pile into a “Trolley” car.
Illinois State Student from Oak Lawn Benefits from Program
The RCP, available since 2016, is a certificate program offered through the College of Business that helps students build professional skills to supplement their classroom education in written and verbal communication, interviewing, professional involvement, personal financial literacy, and business etiquette, to name a few.
RCP is organized within an online management and badging system called Suitable. As students complete activities and sections of their portfolio, they receive badges of completion and work toward earning a certificate. Through RCP, students have the opportunity to build a variety of skill sets outside of the classroom during their time at Illinois State. Ryan Alsot, a sophomore business information systems major from Oak Lawn Alsot shared that RCP helped him learn more about Illinois State’s Career Center and all the resources it offers students, such as Hire-A-Redbird, the interactive job vacancy tool for ISU students, alumni, and employers. The most important skill Alsot feels he’s gained from RCP is interviewing skills. “I wouldn’t have thought of many of the tips and tricks to interviewing that I’ve learned through the RCP,” he said.
H.L. Richards Grad Running For Gov in California
John Cox, a 1973 Richards High School graduate could be the next Governor of California. He recently won the Golden State’s Republican primary and he is set to take on Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. Cox recently announced that President Donald Trump will campaign for him as he looks to upset the heavy favorite.
July Golf Scrambles at Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course
Enjoy the outdoors at the Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St., for two upcoming July Golf Scrambles. Sign up today for the Annual 4th of July Four-Person Scramble on Wednesday, July 4 with a shotgun start of 7:30am. Entry Forms and fee must be received at Stony Creek by Friday, June 30. Fee is $45 per player and includes greens fee, cart, range balls, drink ticket, lunch, and prizes.
Also register for the Nine, Wine & Dine events on Friday, July 13th and Friday, August 10th. For more information, please call 708-857-2433.