Climbing into a Sewer to Drink?
Three men, including one Oak Lawn man, were issued ordinance violation citations for “public intoxication” after police were called to Lake Shore Park and allegedly heard voices coming from inside a sewer pipe at the lake. The men were instructed to exit the sewer and provide identification. The police claim that one of the men apologized but said they just wanted to find a place to drink out of the sun. Apparently the twenty or thirty bars in Oak Lawn were not good enough for the sewer seekers.
After collecting the empties, the men were given their tickets. The three men are Clayton Reutter, 37, from Oak Lawn, Todd Mellenthin, 41, from Burbank, and Paul Boland, 57, from Lockport. The men were reportedly very polite.
Beware of the Scammers
An employee of Men’s Warehouse told the police that his cellphone was allegedly stolen when he left it on work table. He said two black men entered the store at about 3 p.m. on July 10th asking for donations for their basketball team. The employee said a donation would not be made and walked away leaving his phone on the table. When he returned, the two men were gone and so was the cellphone.
Congratulations Are In Order for Oak Lawn Resident
John Murray, a long time resident of Oak Lawn, has been appointed as the Interim Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. He replaced David St. Pierre who received a controversial “severance” package as he left at the request of the board. No word on how the departure will affect Oak Lawn’s flooding problems and the longing for the St. Casimir Cemetery property to help alleviate the problem.
Oak Lawn Park District 2018 Fall Registration
The Oak Lawn Park District’s 2018 Fall Program Guide was delivered to Oak Lawn residents the week of July 16th. Resident registration begins Monday, July 30th.
Non-resident registration begins Monday, August 13th. Online registration will be available at www.olparks.com.