Safespeed LLC Won’t Alter Business Model; Won’t Serve Oak Lawn
Safespeed LLC, one of two red light camera companies serving Oak Lawn has told Oak Lawn to Stop It! The company’s general counsel recently informed the village that it wasn’t going to renew its agreement that is expiring in November. The company will be removing its red light cameras and ending its agreement because the village was “demanding” a larger share of the money. The village is paid part of the fine and the company keeps the rest but the numbers weren’t good enough for the village and Village Manager Larry Deetjen had been “pressing” for a larger percentage because Oak Lawn was a “good customer”. Insiders at the company report that Oak Lawn was not any better a customer than the many other suburbs it serves and the company was not going to change its business model for Oak Lawn. Don’t think, however, that won’t you see red light cameras. The village is still served by a competitor at other locations and the Safespeed locations will probably be assumed by that company.
Help the Baseball Team Go To Cooperstown
The Oak Lawn 12U Full- Time Lightning Baseball team are headed to Cooperstown, NY next summer and need to fundraise. Their first fundraiser is set for Oct 30th st Buona Beef.
We’ve been asked to post the flyer to the left to allow Oak Lawn residents to enjoy a night off from cooking while helping support the baseball team. Show the flyer on your phone and 20 percent of all sales will benefit the Oak Lawn Baseball 12 and Under Full Time Lightning.
Buena Beef is located at 6235 W 95th St, in Oak Lawn. So, you’re helping a local baseball team, supporting a local business and keeping business in Oak Lawn by just deciding to bring your family out for beef sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.
Worth Township Seniors Can Enjoy “The Chairman’s Board”
The Worth Township Senior Bus Trip is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th. The trip is to White Fence Farm. Entertainer Peter Oprisko presents “The Chairman’s Board” – (a tribute to the 20th Century’s most revered pop singers). The cost of $60 per person, includes coach bus, show, and lunch (Four-Piece Fried Chicken Dinner which includes Cole Slaw, Homemade Corn Fritters, Cottage Cheese, Kidney Bean Salad, Homemade Chicken Gravy, Pickled Beets, Baked Potato, Vanilla Ice Cream, and choice of one non-alcoholic beverage only). The bus leaves Worth Township at 11:00 am. Register and pay by 10/31/18. Call (708) 371-2900 x28.
OLCHS Seeks To Foster Relationship Between The School and Spanish & Arabic Parents
The Muslim Student Association along with students in Alexandra Wong’s Spanish 4 Honors class and Stephanie Dominguez’s Spanish 4 class are hosting an exciting event for its Spanish and Arabic speaking Spartan families. This event is scheduled for the evening of November 14, 2018, and will be organized exclusively by the students with adult supervision. The purpose of this event is to foster a relationship between Oak Lawn Community High School and the Spanish and Arabic speaking parent community of Oak Lawn. The school hopes this evening will be a wonderful opportunity for students to use the Spanish and Arabic languages with heritage speakers in a safe and fun environment. All parents of the students organizing the event are also invited to participate.
Activities for this event will tentatively include: Guided tours of the school available in either Spanish or Arabic; student created/student translated documents for the guests to provide them with district information; student created visual aids to provide guests with information of other community activities; and Samantha Razik will represent student services to provide information regarding post high school planning.
Video Gaming Revenue up In Oak Lawn Year To Date
Oak Lawn has 39 establishments that are licensed for video gaming. In those 39 establishments, there are 192 machines that allow customers to gamble. From January 2018 through August 2018, $122,475,650.36 has been wagered at those establishments, that must have a liquor license. In that same time period, the village of Oak Lawn received $476,279.04 as its share of the tax on video gaming.
In 2017, with the same number of licensed gaming establishments and the same number of machines, $113,744,449.62 was gambled. In 2017 for the same eight month period, the village’s share was only $443,165.91.