Charges Dropped for Mayoral Supporter’s Son
Anthony DiGangi was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of 16 grams of cannabis, and possession of drug equipment after being stopped by Oak Lawn police on June 26th for traffic violations, including having an expired driver’s license, an expired registration and no insurance.
DiGangi’s mother was a vocal supporter of Mayor Sandra Bury in her two elections. According to our sources, the charges against DiGangi were mysteriously “dropped”. At the time of the arrest, the officer claimed that he found a bag of marijuana in the front compartment of the car, Alprozolam pills, which are a controlled substance and require a prescription, a 40 caliber magazine with two caliber rounds in a jacket in the back seat of the car and a Smith and Wesson gun on top of clothes in the trunk.
According to the allegations, DiGangi admitted that the marijuana as well as the pills belonged to him. Interestingly, he claimed that he buys the pills from a “family member” because they help him sleep and he doesn’t have a prescription according to the allegations. DiGangi is a 22 year old white male who provided an Oak Lawn address of 9001 S. Cicero Avenue, in Oak Lawn, to the police. Now the question becomes, “Does anyone know why the charges were dropped?”
Sheets Lands On His Feet
Oak Lawn’s former Fire Chief, George Sheets, has been appointed as the new fire chief of the St. Charles (MO) Fire Department. He came from the Oak Lawn Fire & Rescue Department and holds a masters in Organizational Management. Sheets left Oak Lawn in a shake up after submitting his resignation after the Mayor and Board of Trustees butted heads with the Chief on questions of policy regarding the ongoing labor negotiations with the Oak Lawn Professional Fire Fighters Local 3405. According to sources close to Sheets, the former Chief vehemently disagreed with the board majority’s edict that Sheets support a reduction in the minimum manning number as well as other hard line stances during the discussion.
Township Offers Lunch and Entertainment
Worth Township Senior Citizens are invited to a lunch and entertainment show. Denny Diamond & a Jewel will perform the music of Neil Diamond and include songs made famous by Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and others. The cost is $25, which includes the show plus lunch from Jack & Pats (Your choice of Boneless Stuffed Chicken Breast w/homemade dressing, Meatloaf Dinner w/brown gravy or Mostoccioli w/meatballs). Lunch also includes a garden salad, mashed potato w/gravy, dinner roll w/ butter and dessert). This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th, at Worth Township, 11601 S. Pulaski in Alsip. Doors Open at 11:30 am, Lunch at 12:00, Show at 12:30 pm. Reservations Required. Call (708) 371-2900 x28.
Dillon Park was Dedicated
The Oak Lawn Park District held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 10th for the newly renovated Dillon Park located at Oak Center Dr. & 101st St., in Oak Lawn. New park features include a 75’ zip line, hillside slide and climber, Tri-Runner Swing, two water spray features, Alta Inclusive Glider, half-court basketball, small shade structure, new playground structure, new asphalt walking paths, new pathway and security lighting. In attendance was Village of Oak Lawn Trustee, Terry Vorderer; Oak Lawn Arts Commission Chair, Linda Vorderer; Oak Lawn Village Trustee, William “Bud” Stalker; “ Oak Lawn Park District Assistant Superintendent of Parks, Ryan Gory; Oak Lawn Park District General Tradesman, David Wolfe; Oak Lawn Park District Carpenter & Park Grounds Man, Mike Boudreau; Oak Lawn Park District Parks Grounds Man, Greg Fitzmaurice; Oak Lawn Park District Superintendent of Parks, Joel Craig; Oak Lawn Park District Parks Grounds Man, John DiDominicis; Oak Lawn Park District Commissioner Board President, Gary Callahan; Oak Lawn Park District Commissioner, Jim Buschbach; Upland Design Landscape Architect, Michelle Kelly; Oak Lawn Park District Commissioner, Mary Pat Coughlin; Village of Oak Lawn Clerk, Jane Quinlan; and Oak Lawn Park District Executive Director, Maddie Kelly.