Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Families and supporters pack Oak Lawn Village Hall to watch the changing of the guard.
There was a lot of swearing at Tuesday's meeting of the Oak Lawn Village Board -- swearing in that is. New trustees were seated after being administered their oaths of office by fellow Oak Lawn resident and Cook County Judge Denise K. Filan. Jane Quinlan held her mother's hand as she was sworn into her third term as the village clerk. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. Terry Vorderer said becoming the fourth district trustee and sitting on the dais was the "culimination of a dream" after his many years of watching village board meetings as an Oak Lawn police officer. During one of the oaths, Alex Olejniczak, had to correct Filan when she attempted to swear him in as the Dist. 1 trustee. "You mean …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of votes cast in Oak Lawn's 2013 election for village clerk.
Testament to her popularity, Jane Quinlan cruised easily into her third term as village clerk of Oak Lawn. Quinlan captured all 41 of the village’s precincts, trouncing the mayor’s slated-candidate and running mate in the clerk race, Melissa Moran. As clerk, Quinlan is a non-voting member on the village board and the village's only full-time elected official. Voters’ village-wide cast ballots for the village clerk as they do the mayor. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Quinlan captured 67 percent of the vote to Moran’s 33 percent, or 7,011 to 3,455. Moran fared no better than the rest of her slate mates in the Mayor’s Independence Party. Only two of Mayor Dave Heilmann’s slated trustee candidates won two …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan endorses Sandra Bury for mayor, stating, "I truly believe this is a better direction for all the residents in Oak Lawn."
With just a few days left to spare before voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Oak Lawn mayoral challenger Sandra Bury won the endorsement of incumbent village clerk Jane Quinlan. Quinlan, whose been distancing herself from the battling village board candidates, is running as an independent. She’s stayed away from the controversy that’s marked the contentious 2013 Oak Lawn elections. Over 1,800 residents, however, have already cast their votes for mayor and village trustee. Read up on all the Oak Lawn Village Board candidates in Election Central 2013. Asked why she endorsed underdog Bury so late in the game, Quinlan said she’d been thinking about it for a while. “I think Sandy could be a positive leader for Oak Lawn,” the village clerk …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The attorney who needs no introduction in Oak Lawn endorses Sandra Bury for mayor, Jane Quinlan for village clerk, in April 9 election.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Well-known government and election attorney Burt Odelson sends letter to residents asking them to support Dr. Sandra Bury for mayor, and to retain Jane Quinlan as village clerk.
A strongly worded letter from well-known government and election attorney Burt Odelson landed in Oak Lawn voters’ mailboxes on Thursday, endorsing candidate Sandra Bury for mayor. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. Odelson is best known for challenging Rahm Emanuel’s residency in the 2011 Chicago mayoral election. His law firm, Odelson and Sterk Ltd., provides legal counsel to more than 20 municipalities and school districts throughout the Chicago area. In his letter dated April 2, 2013, Odelson discusses his 40-year-plus residency in Oak Lawn. He also speaks of being hired in December 2009 to lead an investigation into the billings and practices of the former village attorneys, Tressler, Soderstrom…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Read the candidate bios and questionnaires on incumbent Jane Quinlan and challenger Missy Moran, then take the Patch village clerk election poll.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Jane Quinlan is running as an independent for her third term as Oak Lawn Village Clerk.
Friday, March 8
Name: Jane M. Quinlan Position sought: Oak Lawn Village Clerk Municipal Clerk, the highest achievement for a Municipal Clerk. I am currently the Vice President of the South & West Municipal Clerk’s Association which brings many positives to our community. Use as much space as you need. 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? Why not? It’s a job that I’ve enjoyed for 8 years, especially the contact with our residents. I love being a public servant and helping people. As “Keeper of the Records, my job is to always protect the records of the Village. Transparency of Village records has always been a priority for me, when the public requests information. 2. Why do you deserve to be elected/reelected? What …
Melissa Moran is challenging the two-term incumbent for village clerk of Oak Lawn. Moran is running with the Mayor's Independence Party slate.
Friday, March 8
Name: Melissa “Missy” Moran Position sought: Village Clerk Campaign contact information: Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Bachelor’s Degree - St. Xavier University; Master’s Degree - St. Xavier University, Two year Master Teacher course study included the role of education in society, impact on policy, understanding of relevant state standards and policies, and the significance of proper organizational skills. The skill set that I have acquired during my career as a teacher and as a member of various boards and committees will transfer well into the position of clerk as “Keeper of the Records”. As a teacher, analysis and application of state standards and policies and maintenance of records is part of my daily …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan announced her bid for a third term on the village board in the consolidated election in April 2013.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan launches 2013 campaign for third term as independent.
Continuing her campaign theme from the old Unity Party days—‘Sentimental Journey’—lifelong Oak Lawn resident and popular village clerk Jane Quinlan announced her reelection bid for a third term in 2013. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Introduced by friend and campaign manager Jimmy Richards, Quinlan was lauded for being a loyal friend and dedicated public servant. “Like everyone else in this room I’m just very simply a friend of Jane Quinlan’s,” Richards told an SRO audience at Palermo’s on Wednesday. “Jane is the same person that we all know and that I know today as she was eight years ago when I first met her.” Quinlan’s first order of business was to seek the owner of a lost pair of eyeglasses that…