Tuesday, April 9, 2013
One incumbent retained, another incumbent out. Three new trustees elected to serve on Oak Lawn Village Board.
Independents dominated Oak Lawn’s trustee races on Tuesday night, defeating Mayor Dave Heilmann’s slate of candidates. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. The mayor’s slated candidate Cynthia Trautsch lost to independent Tim Desmond in the first district. Trautsch had been appointed two years ago to fill the unexpired term of former trustee Jerry Hurckes. Desmond beat Trautsch 775-466, winning 62 percent of the vote in the first district, to fill a two-year term. Alex Olejniczak was re-elected to his third term as the Dist. 2 trustee on the Oak Lawn Village Board, trouncing Mayor’s Independence Party challenger, Julie Misner, by capturing 66 percent of the 1,525 votes cast in the second district. Olejniczak…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Joe Sorrentino asks that voters remember him as an independent candidate for Dist. 6 trustee when they go to the polling booth on Tuesday, April 9.
By JOE SORRENTINO This is a critical time for our Village, a time when our community finds itself confronted by challenges and problems; challenges which can be met and problems capable of being overcome if we pull together and work for a better tomorrow. Regardless of our political leanings, it is imperative that we exercise our right to vote and have our voices heard. In these closing hours before our election, I respectfully ask you to consider the following. THE ELECTION OF 2013 AND WHAT PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER People will likely remember many things about this election. I hope the voters take from my candidacy that I was a TRUE INDEPENDENT; independent in thought, independent of party affiliation, independent of corporate sponsorship…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 village board race with three challengers vying for Dist. 6 trustee, including Mike Carberry, Carol Sheahan and Joseph Sorrentino.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Mike Carberry is running for his first term on the Oak Lawn Village Board. He faces two challengers.
Name: Mike Carberry Position sought: 6th District Trustee Campaign contact information: Use as much space as you need. 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To bring an end to all the dysfunction and dishonesty that has become common on the Board. 2. Why do you deserve to be elected? What sets you apart from the other candidate(s)? I am a life-long resident of the 6th District and I care deeply about this community. My work experience and previous work in government will make me an effective voice for the 6th District. 3. What are the three issues in the village that you feel need to be addressed right away? Why are these issues important? 4. Give one example of how you would work with an adversarial village …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Dist. 6 Trustee Candidate Joe Sorrentino hosts a fundraiser Thursday evening at Quigley's South Side Irish Pub.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Life-long Oak Lawn resident and mom of three Carol Ellis-Sheahan announces her candidacy for sixth district trustee for the Village of Oak Lawn.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
By CAROL SHEAHAN I am writing my neighbors to announce that I am a candidate for Dist. 6 trustee for the Village of Oak Lawn. As a lifelong Oak Lawn-resident, I live one block from where I was raised. I attended Lawn Manor School, graduated from Atwood Heights School District 125, attended H.L. Richards High School and graduated from Northern Illinois University. I received the sacraments at St. Catherine of Alexandria. My three children attend Kolmar Avenue School. I have yet to serve in public office but I have served my community and church: I’m teaching my children to serve and to invest their time where they live. My husband, Jim, understood my desire to stay in this tight-knit neighborhood with excellent schools, wonderful …