There’s a saying that we get the governments we deserve. We have ourselves to blame for George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, Illinois’s own poster boys for political corruption.
Many of us stay home on election day because we’re to disgusted with our local, state and national government to think that our one vote can make a difference.
The consolidated election that took place on April 5 was no exception. Overall turnout in Cook County was under 30 percent, and even more miniscule in Oak Lawn.
But there is a ray of sunshine shining down on Oak Lawn to fill a rare vacancy on the
Last month, Trustee Jerry Huckes resigned from the Oak Lawn Village Board to go back to his former job as chief of staff to Congressman Dan Lipinski. Hurckes ran unopposed and was reelected to this his third term.
Rather than having the appointment settled in a back room, Residents have until Oct. 1 to email their preference to the mayor at: email@example.com.
If you are registered to vote in Dist. 1 but didn’t vote in the April election, here is your chance to tell the mayor who you want to represent you on the village board.
Oak Lawn Patch has compiled some information about each of the six candidates vying for the Dist. 1 seat.