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Cindy Trautsch Hits the Ground Running

Oak Lawn Village Board unanimously accepts mayor's recommendation for the appointed trustee representing Dist. 1. Cindy Trautsch takes oath of office later this month.

wasted no time in putting to work after the board’s open meeting on Tuesday.

Trustees voted unanimously 4-0 to accept Mayor Dave Heilmann’s recommendation of Trautsch as the appointed trustee for the Dist. 1. A lifelong resident of Oak Lawn and Dist. 1, Trautsch replaces Jerry Hurckes who resigned as trustee in August.

Heilmann publicly thanked the six other candidates who expressed interest in representing their neighbors in Dist. 1.

Speaking on behalf of his fellow board members, Olejniczak congratulated Trautsch. Trustee Tom Phelan (Dist. 6) did not attend Tuesday’s meeting because of an accident involving his young son.

“He didn’t not want being at the meeting to delay getting a trustee to fill that vacant position,” Olejniczak said. “He, too, would have voted [for Trautsch], so it’s a unanimous decision by the board.”

Trautsch will take the oath of office later this month. Following the meeting, she was asked to sit in the Dist. 1 seat for an executive session to discuss pending litigation and collective bargaining.

Watch the video and see how the process played out.



Grunty October 13, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Well, living in dist. 1, you know my question. How does she feel about the trick or treating ordinance?
Linda October 13, 2011 at 11:48 PM
Concerned Resident Cindy Traustch, please tell us that you are no relation to the former Oak Lawn public official with the same last name as yours that was indicted and jailed for corruption.
Grunty October 17, 2011 at 03:05 PM
To follow up since this was recapped in a recent story, Cindy is for a the old 3-8 trick or treating times.

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