A man who residents thought would be in prison for three years for public indecency in front of a school is back in jail after a Cook County Judge held him on a no-bond parole violation for his arrest behind Papoose Children's Center Thursday for a similar charge.
A botched robbery and home invasion resulted in a victim being shot in one incident while a Hometown police officer shot at a suspect who was cornered by Oak Lawn, Hometown, Evergreen Park and Alsip police after an alleged robbery attempt.
Two political gadflies recently took center stage at the Village of Oak Lawn Board Meeting making political statements, attacking audience members, attacking Trustees and being allowed to speak by the Mayor.
Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury is pushing for a change in the Oak Lawn Service Corporation that would reduce the size of the corporation, eliminate community members as directors and extinguish the terms of her rival, Trustee Robert Streit, as well as Advocate Christ Hospital's President and the President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Sandra Bury claimed that the village was flooded with complaints about political solicitations and had to pass an ordinance but the Village could only drip out one complaint raising credibility issues once again for the Mayor with some questioning why she lied.
The Mayor and Village Trustees have claimed that the increased utility tax money will be used for road and sidewalk repairs but when Trustee Streit suggested using grants and other state money, Trustee Olejniczak changed course stating that the money would then be used to pay pension debt.
The Oak Lawn Village Board is ignoring its own ordinance that created the "Committee of the Whole" meetings over a year ago and have cancelled 6 consecutive meetings in order to make the decisions in meetings where all the Trustees are not on the committee.