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Patch Releases Part 2 of the Legal Investigation Into Former Village Attorney

Read part two of the legal report into the former village attorney paid for by the taxpayers of Oak Lawn.

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Godfrey and Kahn was to conduct a second investigation into the former village attorney after it was alleged that the firm over billed the village, as well as mishandled some cases.

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Part II of the Godrey and Kahn report is 168 pages and includes an appendix of witnesses inteviewed for the report, including the mayor and Oak Lawn trustees, transcripts of executive sessions, and spreadsheets of legal fees billed to the village between October 2005 to September 2009.

The report was obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Village.


Sandyman September 14, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Wow! The village spent $500,000 for this report? What did that accomplish? I think this was a vendetta against the Mayor and I'm glad to see that Sandra Bury rightly stated that the village resources should not be used on the trustee's personal vendettas.
QC?? September 14, 2012 at 09:03 PM
You sound like a broken record. We know you love Dave and hate Sandy Understood. Get on to another subject
LS3 September 15, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I thought Sandyman was complimenting Doc Bury. She did say that Trustees should not use taxpayers' money for personal vendettas and it does appear that this one is a big vendetta since nothing came out in the report. I think you have to read that again QC??, you are starting to be like that guy who always attacks the Mayor. Don't be so quick to attack someone who may be on your side. Maybe you misunderstood.
QC?? September 15, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Doesn't matter that you keep saying nothing is in the report LS3, because the taxpayers and voters of Oak Lawn will decide if the report has any merit or not. The Mayor sure didn't want anyone seeing it and after I read it I know why. This isn't not going away anytime soon much to the dismay of Dave fans everywhere on these blogs
BadPhelan September 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM
This report is nothing more than Tommy Phelan acting like the schoolyard bully is has always been in life. And now he has Alex O. as his smug wingman and Tommy D. as well....clueless.
Sandyman September 15, 2012 at 02:28 PM
OK QC?? you've argued that the Mayor talked to a "potential" witness and you've said that maybe the settlement could have been 1.8 million (although your boy Tommy said ten million so you might want to check). What else is there for $500,000?
QC?? September 15, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Wasn't my " statement " read the report. The settlement was for only one of the cases in which tressler was involved. There were others, again read the report
LS3 September 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I did. What else did the $500,000 report find? I can't find nothing in this thing!
OakLawnGuy September 15, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Everyone should check out today's Kadner column on this fiasco. It's even-handed, tosses a little rose at Dr. Bury, and, as I suspected, casts both sides in this argument in less than flattering light, especially regarding their thoroughness in due diligence. Mr Kadner seems not to feel anything criminal was involved, but the lack of follow-through is just as disturbing. http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/oaklawn/15148050-452/kadner-report-by-lawyers-about-lawyer-spending.html
LS3 September 15, 2012 at 07:44 PM
So QC?? should Kandner read the report also. It looks like he did and didn't find much
QC?? September 16, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Its all depends what side your on LS3 just like OLG said Phil did miss one thing,though the deliberate interference with a material witness by Mr. Heilmann which as G&K said was a reason why the could not go for the higher settelment Read pages 91,92,93 It's all there
QC September 16, 2012 at 05:46 PM
"Homegrown in OL 10:24 am on Saturday, September 15, 2012 I find it very ironic that Heilmann would contact Gail Paul after what he and Phelan did to her when she was employed at the Village. Gail Paul is a woman with great integrity and experience who Dave, and at that time buddy, Tommy Boy, tried to make Gail miserable until she left Oak Lawn. " That being said, it's No Wonder she didn't participate in the Investigation! I don't care Who contacted her, G&K, Q&H, Or Tressler, I think the results would be the same. She's Done with All of it. Who can blame her?
QC?? September 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Nice hair and stash QC, your a dead ringer for Charles Bronson Oh yeah Dave called Gail Paul to help his buddies at tressler. Deflect and blame same old Dave
QC September 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
At least I HAVE HAIR! Jealous?? #1 Were You there? I'll bet your parents Never, Ever said "No Tommy don't do that it's not nice.'" Smoke and Mirrors same old Thug. Baaaaaahhhhhh
QC?? September 17, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Dave, I mean QC, who is the real thug and the person who interferes with investigations, and thinks he is the village manager, and thinks he can hire personnel,who thinks his " friends " are the best lawyers ever. The thespian yourself
Phil Goggin September 17, 2012 at 03:54 AM
The report noted that Jane Quinlan has a telivision in her office. Also when people are waiting outside of executive session, she let's you watch it. That's pretty cool.
Homegrown in OL September 20, 2012 at 01:58 PM
You know Dave, I ALMOST feel sorry for you. I also know that you contacted her to ask her to work with G&K no matter what she had to say. However, you burned your bridges by treating her badly and unfairly as you have done with so many other people. You expect others to have integrity and do the right thing when you have maliciously and falsely attacked and accused them of wrong doing. You blindly let Phelan run out of control until he turned on you. Maybe now you have a little taste of what the two of you have put so many others through. It doesn’t feel too good having someone try to ruin your life and falsely accuse you of wrongdoing does it Dave? I guess what comes around goes around. Every dog has his day.
Homegrown in OL September 21, 2012 at 05:44 AM
QC, Did anyone ever tell you that you are the spitting image of Pavel Soukup?
QC September 21, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Home grown, or should I say Sandra Bury? WOW!! I am NOT dave or any other loser on the village board. But YOU certainly could be. YOU, TOM & li'l andy, ALL seem to have they EXACT SAME VIEWS and Posting hours. Did anyone ever tell you that you're sounding like QC??, ? Maybe you have us confused, Don't!!
QC September 21, 2012 at 07:09 AM
QC?? That would be Tom Phelan. Read the report he's in it up to his hairline. Thugette Clerk janie also INTERFERED with the investigation (doc.3B see page 51 - calling Gail Paul in December of 2011). They're all dirty, no question of that, however I wonder just how many law Firms could stand up to the same scrutiny, do you suppose? After all Streit, mr slimy, and Phelan did say that they wanted "Dave's head on a platter" according to Odelson. Phelan also has 2 other friends, both are independent attorneys, whose law firms benefitted from our tax dollars. Their names were on the lists and talked about in the e-mails. I wonder if their "own, and their "friends" employment/businesses" would stand up to that type of scrutiny?lmao Why did they Not re-new Q&H's contract if they were so stellar? Was Madigan mad at that move? Oh yeah, that federal investigation thng. I feel a "buh-bye" is in all of their Near futures!
Bobby Bachalatta September 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM
How about phelans email suggesting stillman be given a nibble? How about the plot against folliard orchestrated by phelan? How about telling Larry what to out in the trustee info letter? Seems like Dave wasnt the only one playing manager.
Bobby Bachalatta September 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Phelan wanted Stillman hired. Stillman was hired. Look in a mirror.
Bobby Bachalatta September 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Dave doesn't look too good either. Whole report waste of money.
Homegrown in OL September 21, 2012 at 02:29 PM
QC, LMFAO! Think what you want. You are entitled to your opinion. We actually agree that the Village Board are all losers. Patel, you are acting like Phelan. Is your face getting all red like his does? Maybe a few beads of sweat on your brow?
QC September 21, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Homegrown BTW.. I was agreeing with you, on Gail Paul's reasons for refusal, in that post! Notice the Dates? I actually quoted You !!! You jumped to quickly to a conclusion that's waaaay Off. I almost feel sorry for you. LMFAO
QC September 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM
QC?? = BS Really? Your friend aka the G&K attorney said that? See Doc. 3B PAGE 51, e-mail from Gail Paul To Heilmann: " I checked my phone records and Mr. Wilson first notified me in June 2011. I told Mr. Wilson at that time I was NOT INTERESTED in getting involved this legal matter. Approximately two months LATER, (august 2011) when we spoke you never asked me not to participate in the legal investigation. For the record, I returned all of Mr. Wilson's calls, the latest December 2011 and gave the same answer. I ALSO GAVE CLERK JANE QUINLAN the SAME ANSWER WHEN SHE CALLED WITH THE SAME REQUEST in December 2011. It wasn't until I received an e-mail from Mr. Wilson on 12/13/11 that I stopped responding as my answer had not changed." Dated/sent 7/3/12 Well Tom, as you've been quoted as saying, " “You can torture numbers to make them say anything you want,” Phelan said. Patch Brunswick zone 6-16-11

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