Village Clerk Jane Quinlan and Trustee Robert Streit have gone separate ways on the issues and now Quinlan is turning her back on a fifty year relationship to support someone against Streit who recently moved into the village.
EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: Mayor Bury urged residents to shop Oak Lawn in order to fix what she called a "leaky bucket" where residents spent money outside of Oak Lawn instead of spending it with Oak Lawn businesses. She said that spending money with local businesses would help keep taxes low but it turns out that her biggest purchases...
Political anti-union rhetoric has increased in Oak Lawn with employees being depicted as greedy and voters being depicted as "brain dead" in the wake of a $3.2 million dollar judgment against the village.
The Oak Lawn Village Board voted 4-1 to hire Ben Gehrt, an attorney with a reputation of vigorously advocating for management in disputes with unions, to appeal the $3.2 million dollar arbitration award recently entered against the Village in favor of the firefighters.
Oak Lawn Trustee Tim Desmond's aggressive fundraising has him in the hot water once again. According to a national ethics expert, Desmond's letter implies a threat to businesses that if you don't give money you won't get any future business. Oak Lawn Trustee Tim Desmond (District 1) crossed an ethical line, according to experts.