Dine and Ditch Leaves One with The Bill
Three diners entered Hooter’s before 8 p.m. and ran up a bill of $70.59 on the 19th of September. Two of the three diners then ran off without paying the bill.
After a credit card was denied for the purchase of 20 buffalo shrimp, 20 boneless wings, snow crab legs, curly French fries, jalapeno cheese, three ranch sides and three lemonades, two of the people left without paying and without helping the third diner out.
That third diner, Kemia Pugh, told the server that she didn’t have the money or means to pay for the bill even though Pugh had enjoyed some of the food.
The Oak Lawn police were called to Hooter’s because not paying for food that you eat can result in a charge of “Theft of Services”. The police officer on the scene advised Pugh that she was responsible for paying the bill and allowed her to make “several” calls to others in an attempt to get someone to bring the money to Hooters.
Unfortunately for Pugh, the server and the restaurant, Pugh’s attempts to reach someone who would pay her bill resulted in nobody coming to the restaurant to bail her out.
Pugh was charged with theft of services and has a court date of October 11th at the Bridgeview Courthouse. The officer searched Pugh’s wallet, which wasn’t difficult because she didn’t have any cash, identification or credit cards.
Erica Heilmann, Wife of Former Mayor, Passes Away at 43
Erica Heilmann, the wife of former Mayor Dave Heilmann, passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Erica was more than the wife of the former Mayor. She was a theatre teacher,at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing. She was a backbone of the Oak Lawn Community Theatre Program starring, directing and producing productions while teaching young would be actresses and actors. She was an active member of her church in Oak Lawn. Most importantly, she was devoted to her four children, Natalie, Joseph, Michael and Brooke. Despite her long battle with cancer, she devoted herself to her family and her passions. In addition to her children, she is survived by her husband.
Visitation for Erica Heilmann is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 9 p.m. at St. Linus Church. The funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. with the procession continuing to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery immediately thereafter.
District 123 Awarded for Excellence in Communication
Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 recently received state recognition for its communication and public relations efforts. The communications team received 4 awards across a variety of categories for the 2018 Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association Annual Communications Contest.
“The Friday Final” newsletter received the award of Excellence for the Electronic Publication category. “Own the Fridge” photo booth campaign received the award of Excellence in the Specialty Campaign category. “The Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 Website” received the award of Excellence in the Website Category “This Week in Pictures” received a Merit recognition in the Social Media Campaign category.
Last year, District 123 received 5 Merit awards and 1 Excellence. The 2018 INSPRA Communications Contest culminated with a luncheon on September 15, where the District 123 Communications Team formally received the District’s awards.