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Absent Trustee Wanted Medical Building Parking Vote Put on Hold, Board Went Ahead Anyway

Oak Lawn Trustee Carol Quinlan said her colleagues showed a lack of "respect" for the absent Bob Streit.

Oak Lawn Trustee Carol Quinlan said her colleagues were "not showing any respect for board member Robert Streit. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Oak Lawn Trustee Carol Quinlan said her colleagues were "not showing any respect for board member Robert Streit. Credit: Joseph Hosey

An Oak Lawn trustee called out her colleagues for going ahead with a vote on a parking variance despite the absence of one of their own.

"His dad's really sick," Trustee Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) said of the absent Bob Streit (Dist. 3) during Tuesday night's village meeting.

"You’re not showing any respect," Quinlan told the mayor and four other members of the board, who were disinclined to postpone the vote until Streit got back.

Village Manager Larry Deetjen pointed out that there was no opposition to allowing a reduction in the required amount of parking for the proposed medical building at 5851 W. 95th St.

Trustee Mike Carberry (Dist. 6) told Quinlan, "If it's something that's going to affect our businesses, we have to go forward."

Mayor Sandra Bury noted that Streit gave no reason for the vote to be postponed, so the board went ahead and voted, with all in favor—both to exceptions in the parking requirements and to "certain variations to allow for the construction" of the building.

Quinlan voted against both proposals, "Based on the fact that Trustee Streit made the request."

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OakLawnGuy February 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Maybe he was embarrassed of the "I get it.." comment when he's making a similar "I get it...." comment. However, I now stand corrected upon realizing that what he "does" is win elections. Which is pretty funny in and of itself.
Vivian Braider February 21, 2014 at 03:16 PM
If Andy "gets it" and he "wins elections" why doesn't he tell Tom Phelan that he wants to wear the big boy pants and run against the guy he hates in District 3. After all, he claims he's responsible for all those victories in three and he claims he's right on the issues. Let's see what the voters say! Probably doesn't have the guts to do that. Instead, he'll be the "mastermind" winning elections. I just felt a tingle run down my leg
andy skoundrianos February 21, 2014 at 07:41 PM
I'm backing OLG he lives in the 3rd Dennis
Luther February 21, 2014 at 08:57 PM
HEY! You said you wanted me to run. Jeeezzz, where's your loyalty? You just can't switch sides like it's nothing. Oh, wait, never mind.
OakLawnGuy February 21, 2014 at 09:23 PM
Nah, no one would like my Beatty plan.

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