'What Condition Oak Lawn's Condition Is In'
Mayor Dave Heilmann will tell us “what condition Oak Lawn’s condition is in” at the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday (Feb. 14)—and we can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Registration and networking at the chamber luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch during which the mayor will deliver his ‘State of the Village’ address at the Hilton Oak Lawn. Cost to attend the chamber luncheon is $20. You don’t have to be a chamber member to attend.
Mayor Heilmann is expected to address such issues as the village infrastructure, taxes, and short and long term plans.
Snub ‘em: Noticeably missing from the mayor's speech will be a synopsis of highlights from the village clerk’s office according to our sources—but that’s not for lack of trying by Clerk Jane Quinlan, the village’s only full-time elected official.
The Oak Lawn Village Board also meets Tuesday for its regular bi-monthly meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.
Feeler or Fact?
Speaking of Clerk J. Quinlan, a reader posted an interesting comment on our Jan. 26 story, “Heilmann Declares War on Shabby Signs,” regarding a possible mayoral candidacy by the village clerk in 2013.
Wild Bill Oats: “Hey not to change the subject, but I heard Jane Quinlan is running for Mayor in 2013.”
Oak Lawn Gal: “Jane would be an interesting candidate. Is this a ‘feeler’ or is this fact?”
Patch decided to try out a radical new idea: we called the village clerk and asked her if the rumor was true.
Quinlan would neither confirm nor deny, although as the village’s only full-time elected official, she said there were plenty of reasons why she would consider running for mayor.
“Hundreds and hundreds of people have asked me to run for mayor,” Quinlan said. “Some have been very strident in their requests and you’d be surprised to know who they are.”
“So many people have called me. It makes you feel pretty good,” she added. “Maybe there’s a reason people want me. I listen to them and tell the truth.”
To be continued ...
Oak Lawn Patch will be getting out the black professional pants and covering the mayor's 'State of the Village' address at the Oak Lawn Chamber luncheon on Feb. 14.