Loyalty With Friends Not With Employees Who Carry the Water
Former Oak Lawn Acting Fire Chief Bob Tutko is gone. Tutko, who came in to the village under former Fire Chief George Sheets, had served as the acting chief after Sheets “resigned”. Tutko did everything that was asked by him and like Sheets, carried the water for the Village Manager and the board majority as they attempted to put the screws to the firefighter’s union. In the end, Tutko’s loyalty was not recognized and the manager hired both a new fire chief and deputy chief. Tutko is now out of a job. He is a former fire chief in another locality so he may find work soon but the firing has to make some employees wonder how loyal this administration is to those that do the work. On the other hand, it pays to be friends with Trustees. We can confirm now that one of the restaurant/pubs going into the Stony Creek Promenade development is linked to a Trustee’s friends. That friend is getting a super deal since it is in a TIF but mostly because he’s a friend and that’s how Oak Lawn does business now. Surprised?
Eight Year Tollway Reconstruction Project Won’t Fix Oak Lawn Exit
An ambitious 8 year long Illinois Tollway project, on 294, will not fix the exit or entrance problem at 95th Street, where many Oak Lawn residents enter and dangerously exit the tollway during peak hours. Of course, Oak Lawn never asked for the exit and entrance ramps to be fixed. Instead, Oak Lawn has spent political capital trying to develop the interchange at that location. Oak Lawn residents will be affected but Tollway officials believe that 294 will see a twenty five to fifty five percent reduction in traffic between Oak Lawn and Rosemont.
WORTH Township Celebrates Hawaiian Luau
The smiles on the faces of guests at the Worth Township Luau do not begin to express the excitement in the air at the May 23 event. As the 100 + people gathered for the luau, they received leis and flowers for their hair. Alsip’s Fire Department was firm about not roasting any pigs in the gymnasium, so a local caterer provided a delicious lunch with three entrees, side dishes, salad and a wide assortment of desserts. The high point of the afternoon was a performance by the Royale Polynesian Revue. The group shared the warmth and the culture of the islands with singing, dancing and ukulele skills.
Moraine Valley offers Nondestructive Testing program
Individuals looking for a new career with solid employment opportunities need look no further than the Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
The NDT program at Moraine Valley, the only one of its kind at a community college in Illinois, is a four-course certificate program that can be completed in as little as one semester. This growing field plays a critical role in assuring structural components and systems such as bridges, airplanes and roller coasters perform their function in a reliable and cost-effective fashion. NDT technicians and engineers define and implement tests that locate and characterize material conditions and flaws and provide an excellent balance between quality control and cost-effectiveness.
NDT students at Moraine Valley receive hands-on training with current technology to ensure they are well-prepared after completion of the courses. Those who complete the program can work for such industries as aerospace, wind energy, amusement parks, and many more.
Courses beginning in July include Liquid Penetrant, Longitudinal Ultrasonic Evaluation, Magnetic Particle, and Radiation Safety.