Oak Lawn Independent Endorses Ultimate Independent Bob Streit
Oak Lawn’s oldest newspaper, the Oak Lawn Independent, has endorsed Oak Lawn’s Independent Village Trustee Robert Streit in his re-election. Thomas E. Gavin, who writes the “All Points Southwest” column and is the son of the late Thomas “Bud” Gavin, who served the area as a longtime popular township official, set forth the preferred choices on Thursday March 28th. In his column, Gavin, in endorsing candidates noted that the candidate the voters choose will be speaking on the voters’ behalf and that voters should be comfortable with that person.
The Independent expressed hope that none of the candidates would send out deceptive last minute mailers and told its readers to beware.
Competing Easter Egg Hunts?
The Oak Lawn Park District is hosting an annual Easter Egg Hunt, which includes an age-segmented search for eggs, a craft project and a visit with the Easter Bunny at the Stony Creek Golf Course Restaurant and Banquet Facility.
Kids of all ages are in for an extra treat because the Village of Oak Lawn is also hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green and a promise to visit with the Easter Bunny. What could go wrong?
Well, both of the local governmental entities are hosting it on the same day, Saturday April 13th. The Village Green hunt is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The park district has one time slot of 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and then another from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Nobody can explain why the two entities didn’t combine resources for one event.
Gregory N. Porod Scholarship
Time is running out to apply for this scholarship. The George W. Lieb PTA, Inc is continuing its support for higher education of their past students by offering the Gregory N. Porod Scholarship. The scholarship, of up to $500, is offered to any graduating high school senior who is in the upper 50% of his or her class if he or she has attended George W. Lieb Elementary School for at least three years. Applications have been available since February 4th 2019, at the George W. Lieb School Office. The school is located at 9101 Pembroke Lane, Bridgeview, IL, 60455. Applications must be received by 4pm April 5th, 2019.
Oak Lawn Resident Arrested in LaSalle County
Oak Lawn resident Megan Robson was arrested after allegedly passing out several fake $100 bills in Freeport and other cities in Illinois. The police charged Robson with passing allegedly fake $100 bills at multiple stores inside Peru Mall in Lasalle County.
Robson was charged with five counts of forgery between the alleged crimes in Freeport and Peru. Robson was taken to LaSalle County Jail on a felony arrest warrant, but has since posted bail. Robson is an 18 year old white female and provided an Oak Lawn address.
Pinwheel Garden will honor organ donors, transplant recipients at Advocate Christ
As the state’s largest organ donor hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, together with Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawn and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, will honor organ donors, donor families and transplant recipients during a ceremony from 10-10:30 am tomorrow, April 1. The ceremony will feature a garden of 1,570 colorful pinwheels, each representing the life of an individual who has given the selfless gift of organ, tissue and eye donation, or an individual who received a transplant at Advocate Christ from 2007-2018.
Following the ceremony, attendees will be invited to visit the pinwheel garden, located near the main entrance of Advocate Christ. The significance of the pinwheel is that it has eight spokes supported by one stem, symbolic of the power that one person has to save up to eight lives through organ donation – the gift of life. The pinwheel garden will be on display from Monday, April 1, through Tuesday, April 30.
In addition to the event at Advocate Christ Medical Center, nearly all of the 27 hospitals in the Advocate Aurora Health system will honor donors, their families and transplant recipients with a flag raising at 10:08 am on Monday, April 1.