Here’s the Dispatch: Told You So!
When the Village of Oak Lawn’s administration decided to fire its union 911 emergency dispatchers, the residents were told that the village would save money on salaries and on paying into the government pensions for the workers. The union workers made good salaries because a lot of them were long time employees. They stayed at the job because they liked the job, they liked the salaries and they liked the benefits that government workers enjoy. But, the village decided that they could save money with non-union workers in a hybrid model with Norcomm Dispatch, a private company. Well, it turns out that the village is now finding out that the non-union workers are being heavily recruited by public dispatch centers that pay better salaries and have public pensions. The problem is that the dispatchers are jumping on those offers. Now the village is trying to come up with a plan to prevent the exodus of the workers after they’ve been trained. One Trustee opposed the measure and he can now say, “I told you so.” The village wants to save money but employees want to make money.
Oak Lawn Park District’s Queen of Hearts Raffle
Can you find her? The Oak Lawn Park District is offering a Queen of Hearts Raffle with proceeds to benefit Special Recreation.
Tickets are sold at the following locations:
Stony Creek Golf Course Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St.
The Administrative Center, 9400 S. Kenton Ave.
The Community Pavilion ,9401 S. Oak Park Ave.
The Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave.
The Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St.
The Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. during regular facility hours.
Monday tickets will be sold only at Stony Creek until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. A lucky winner will be drawn each Monday at 6:00 p.m at Stony Creek. Each weekly winner automatically receives $50. Pick a Joker or a Queen (not of hearts) and receive an additional $50. The pot is a 50/50 split. For more information, call 708-857-2433 or visit www.golfstonycreek.com.
Moraine Valley seeking third-party comments on Nursing Program
Moraine Valley Community College is seeking comments from the public about its associate degree nursing program in preparation for a site review for continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The college will host a re-accreditation team Sept. 25 to 27. The public is invited to share comments about the program to the site visit team by attending a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3 to 4 p.m., in the Fogelson Theater in Building T, on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Written comments regarding Moraine Valley’s nursing program can be submitted to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Emails can be sent to email@example.com. The ACEN must receive all written comments by Tuesday, Sept. 18.