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Orland Park Townhome Association: “No Blacks Allowed”?

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 16, 2014


Another sad chapter in Orland Park’s history has started with the Illinois Attorney General filing suit to stop a townhomes association from instituting new rules that prohibit renting to black tenants.

In previous articles we covered how the Orland Park Public Library’s Director, Mary Weimar, and an elected Trustee (Attorney Diane Jennings), spew gay slurs as they accost people outside the Village Administration Building, the Library passing rules to effectively keep child porn flowing unfettered into the library, the Orland Park Police Department forging police records and refusing to cite the OPPL Director’s crazy husband (Attorney John Weimar) for flashing a fake badge and calling in false 911 reports (THESE ARTICLES). Finally, the Library Director was caught assisting a pervert in avoiding detection by the police, this being routine procedure in the library.

Now the new chapter with Orland Park residents taking steps to prevent renting to black tenants…read below:

An Orland Park townhome association changed its bylaws in what appears to the Attorney General to be an attempt at preventing an owner from renting his home to black tenants, according to a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Attorney General’s office.

The lawsuit comes after the owner of one of the townhouses filed a complaint last September with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, contending that the change in the bylaws was discriminatory.

The townhouse owner moved out in June 2012 and…continue reading at the Southtown Star (HERE)…

When will the good citizens of Orland Park stand up and say enough is enough?

EDIT: The Chicago Tribune also wrote an article on this situation (HERE).



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  • John Windmiller
    Posted at 07:53h, 16 August Reply

    I’m betting that the new covenant doesn’t specifically spell out blacks

  • old
    Posted at 08:03h, 16 August Reply

    Back in the 70’s there were areas in suburbs that would not allow people of any color from owning or renting a home or apartment/town house. They were not good enough and would bring down property values. That was 40 years ago and things have changed. There are some very successful people of all colors who have more respect property than some whites. Can you say illegal action? OP you need to get out of the past and move into the present day and future.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:09h, 16 August Reply

    There really seems to be something wrong with people in Orland Park. There seems to be a common thread: when they have a choice between doing right and wrong, they do the wrong thing because they think they can get away with it and no one will stand up to them. When people call them out on it, they lash out and defiantly start swinging. There’s something in the water and local culture in Orland Park that encouraged behavior like this.

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