Letters to the Editor from 4-16-15

Streit thanks residents
Dear Editor:
I want to thank all residents of Oak Lawn’s 3rd District who supported my candidacy. I also want to acknowledge that this win is less about me, personally, and more about the issues that really matter to Oak Lawn families.
This election was really about making Oak Lawn more open and transparent, about creating a village government that never forgets whose money it’s spending, and about a village government that should never compromise the safety of residents for the sake of political ideology.
As I said many times during this campaign, Oak Lawn is a great community. I know because I’ve lived here my entire life. My wife and I are raising our children here.
As great a place as Oak Lawn is, it has gotten off track through failed leadership and a board that blindly follows what they’re told to do.
Voters expressed their desire to change that. To get our village back on track. My agenda for the next four years will be focused on doing all I can to make that happen.
I intend to continue fighting for greater openness and transparency, more fiscal accountability and responsibility, and for a community where every resident feels safe in their neighborhood and their home.
Again, I want to thank all those who joined the campaign to make Oak Lawn better. But the real work to make our community better is ongoing. So please, stay involved.
If I can be of any assistance to you, I maintain the 3rd District Constituent Service Office to serve the residents of Oak Lawn. Please call the office at 708-422-3600 or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Robert J. Streit
3rd District Trustee
Village of Oak Lawn

‘230 United’ team thanks the voters
Dear Editor:
The “230 United” team of Rick Nogal, Pat O’Sullivan, and Denis Ryan extends its thanks and appreciation to the High School District 230 community for the support and encouragement shown to us throughout the campaign and on election day.
We are proud to have run a positive campaign emphasizing the financial integrity, academic performance, and outstanding students that exemplify District 230. We are especially appreciative of the numerous volunteers, local officials, and community leaders who helped us disseminate our record of accomplishments and vision for the future of District 230. We are honored and humbled by the confidence that the voters have extended to us. We promise to continue to be public servants who will act with honesty and integrity in the best interests of our 8,000 students, 155,000 residents, and our community as a whole.
Rick Nogal,
Pat O’Sullivan
and Denis Ryan