Monty Python had a song called "The Lumberjack Song" in which the troupe sang about a burly man who worked hard all day as a lumberjack and then dressed in women's clothing at night to go to bars.
Oak Lawn Police may have found their own version of the lumberjack recently when the observed a Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of...
Oak Lawn has continued its trend of under-funding pensions, with a nearly $4.5 million shortfall in the 2017 budget. The budget was passed as "balanced" despite the gaping holes in pension funding and revenue that has not yet been secured.
On November 14th, a US Postal Service employee was robbed at knife point near 106th Street & Lavergne Avenue, but Oak Lawn's Emergency Communications Center did not send out an Everbridge alert to residents until two days later. This incident is just another in a long line of failures of the Everbridge system in Oak Lawn.
Oak Lawn resident Gary Korpitz spoke to the Board of Trustees, imploring them to address what he believes is a dangerous traffic problem in his neighborhood. His concerns seemed to fall on mostly deaf ears, as only one Trustee commented on the topic.
In a short-sighted move, Oak Lawn's Board of Trustees on November 8th approved a video gaming liquor license for Rita's Stop Inn, which could stifle future redevelopment of the area, according to one Trustee.
If you were expecting Oak Lawn's Board of Trustees to vote away their health insurance benefits, you would have been mistaken. The Board voted to postpone eliminating health insurance benefits for elected officials, saying the matter warrants further review.
Oak Lawn Trustee Tim Desmond has a poor attendance record, highlighted again when he missed the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on October 25th. While his presence rarely has any impact on a meeting, this time he might have been useful.