After David Greene came up with an idea for his manufacturing
company, he set up a 23,000-square-foot lease at a building on the
brink of foreclosure.
Was it a perfect real estate deal?
Not so much.
The term "manufacture" is loosely used to describe the business,
which grows medical marijuana. And after a 12-month effort,
culminating with a public hearing in Royal Oak, Greene's company,
Your Comfort Care LLC, was not approved to use the warehouse.
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The attorney for the Oak Lawn Civil Service Commission was fired
Monday after officials said he overstepped his bounds.
Also playing into the decision to fire James Gierach, officials say,
are his staunch opinions in favor of the legalization of drugs.
"The will of the commission was subverted, basically at the will of
this person," Oak Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann said Monday during a
special meeting of the village board.
The board voted unanimously to fire Gierach, a Palos Park resident,
who has held the position for 10 years.
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