Update: According to police, Larry Deetjen and his wife weren’t injured.

Chaz StevensPolitics


Oak Lawn village manager Larry Deetjen was involved in a minor one-car accident in Palos Park Thursday night, driving a village-owned vehicle into a ditch on the east side of Southwest Highway, just south of Illinois 83, according to police. Deetjen and his wife were not injured, police said, and a witness to the accident, a 16-year-old boy, called police. … Read More

[VIDEO] Oak Lawn, IL Alert: Larry Deetjen in a DUI related accident?

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This past Thursday night or early Friday morning, Larry “The Racist” Deetjen was involved in a one-car pile up in the Palos Hills, Illinois area. LRD, accompanied by a female passenger (perhaps not Mrs. The Racist), cratered his city-issued vehicle, and was found — by the cops — leaving the scene of the accident. Oopsie. We’ll be filing a FOIA over … Read More

Is Larry Deetjen in hot water?

Chaz StevensPolitics


The Illinois Attorney General will review an Oak Lawn trustee’s partially denied request for email communications between the village manager and attorney. The attorney general’s Public Access Bureau on Oct. 21 asked the village to provide unredacted copies of the emails requested by Trustee Carol Quinlan. “We have determined that further review is warranted,” the attorney general said in a … Read More

Larry Deetjen, Assclown Extraordinare

Chaz StevensPolitics

Wondering whatever happened to certain folks, I sent the following PRR, Madam Susan SeltzerPublic Records CustodianBroward State Attorney’s Office Good day to you. From the attached document comes a Miami Herald article about your agency’s investigation into possible criminal misconduct by former Deerfield Beach city manager Larry Deetjen and former City of Deerfield Beach employees James Senello and Peggy Moore. … Read More

Larry Deetjen may soon be out of a job.

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Larry Deetjen may soon be out of a job.  Think I am pulling your leg? Village manager Larry Deetjen is another questionable expense, as far as Hurckes is concerned. Deetjen salary is roughly $150,000 per year and his contract included one-year’s payment on Deetjen’s former Florida home, a vehicle and severance package. The story continues and has a familiar ring … Read More

I wish you all the best possible luck in dealing with Mr. Deetjen. You will need it.

Chaz StevensPolitics

Want to write to Oak Lawn?  I did… dheilmann@oaklawn-il.gov, jquinlan@oaklawn-il.gov, jhurckes@oaklawn-il.gov, aolejniczak@oaklawn-il.gov, rstreit@oaklawn-il.gov, tduhig@oaklawn-il.gov, cquinlan@oaklawn-il.gov, tphelan@oaklawn-il.gov *** Dear Mr. Mayor and esteemed colleagues; Greetings from Deerfield Beach, Florida. It appears that Larry hasn't forsaken his old ways of doing business and given these recent turn of events, I wonder how long it will take for Deetjen & Co to open … Read More