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The Tinley Junction 021617

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2 | February 16, 2017 | The tinley junction calendar In this week’s Junction Standout Student..............13 Announcements.................16 Editorial...........................19 Faith Briefs.......................22 The Dish......................31, 32 Classifieds................... 36-47 Sports......................... 49-56 The Tinley Junction ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor F. Amanda Tugade, x13 Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa, x11 Sales director Renee Burke, x43 real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Tinley Junction (USPS #158) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3 Orland Park IL 60456. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Tinley Junction, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3 Orland Park IL 60456 Published by Brittany Kapa Thursday Color Me Mellow 7-8 p.m. Feb. 16. Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr. Join others for a fun and mellow coloring experience. Supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. For more information, call (708) 532- 0160. Friday Hot Wheels Classic 4-5 p.m. Feb. 17. Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Residents are encouraged to bring their fastest Hot Wheels or Matchbox car to this event, and can compete for the “big prize”. Refreshments will be served. Children age 2-3 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (708) 342-4200. Love INC’s 3rd Annual Chocolate Tasting 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Trinity Christian College, AARC building, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights. Tinley Park’s Love INC will host a tasting event that will include chocolate pairings. Non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers will be served. A hot chocolate bar and live music will be featured at the event as well. Attendees will receive a goodie bag upon departure. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at chocola tetastingloveinc2017.event For more information, call (708) 444-2013. Monday Kidz Zone: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ 6:30-7:15 p.m. Feb. 20. Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr. This event is for children in kindergarten and first grade. Stories, games, science, arts & crafts will be available. For more information, call (708) 532-0160 ext. 2. Tuesday Lights, Camera, Action! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr. Star in a Tinley Park Public Library video production! This hands-on class will allow participants to collaborate and learn how to record, edit, and share videos created using the Digital Media Studio. Topics covered will include green screen technology and video editing in Final Cut Pro. For more information, contact Graham Dostal at (708) 845- 5696 or by email gdostal@ Wednesday Chicago Black History: From Emancipation to Inauguration 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr. Entertainer and historian Clarence Goodman will present an informative program on this history of Chicago. “Going to Chicago” were the words composed, sung, and lived by African Americans during the Great Migration. From sharecropper to share-holder and from the shotgun shack to the White House, Chicago’s black experience is vast, rich, and inspiring. For more information, call (708) 532- 0160. Upcoming Password Management 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Participants will learn how to protect their digital lives both on and offline. Learn how to create hard-to-hack passwords. For more information, contact the adult reference desk at (708) 532-0160 ext. 1 or email rlauren@tpli VFW Bremen Post 2791 Blood Drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. VFW Post 2791, 17147 S. Oak Park Ave. The post is asking for residents to donate blood. The post is also asking that participants make an appointment. For more information or to make an appointment call, Jim Hudik at (312) 259-5804. Andrew High School Arts & Craft Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Victor J. Andrew High School, 9001 W. 171st St. Come out and shop at the specialty arts, craft and vendors who will be at the show. This event is sponsored by the V.J. Andrew Music Parents. Fore more information, call (708) 342-5800. Tinley Park High School Color/Winter Guard Vendor/Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Tinley Park High School, 6111 175th St. This event will be hosting a vendor/craft fair to raise money for the Color/Winter Guard group. The cost for entry is $3 for those 13 years old and older. A snack bar and bake sale items will be available for purchase as well. Please enter through the back of the school. We group is still taking vendor applications. For more information, or to email the group at tphs Southwest Chicago Christian Schools Open House 9 a.m.-noon. Monday, March 6. Southwest Chicago Christian, 17171 South 84th Avenue. Chicago Christian invites all parents interest to come out to the Open House. Chicago Christian offers full and half day preschool and kindergarten, before and after school care programs, certified and experienced teachers – accreditation by North Central Association and Christian Schools International – and owns and operates its own bus service. Southwest Chicago Christian School offers the fully certified STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Gateway program. For more information, call Wilma Persenaire at (708) 388-7656. ONGOING Tournament Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. The recreation center’s teen staff is to organize an evening of tournaments with various games. Village Board Meetings 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. For more information, visit Southside (net)Working Women 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Siam Marina Restaurant, 16846 Oak Park Ave. The Tinley Park chapter is a women in business networking group that meets every third Monday of the month. For more information, contact Julie Rodriguez at julie@south, or register on the website at southsidenetworkingwom Donate to Neat Repeats Resale Neat Repeats Resale, 9028 W. 159th St., Orland Park, is looking for donations. The list includes but is not limited to women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and Correction The address of the Vogt Visual Arts Center was incorrect in the Feb. 9 issue of The Junction. The arts center is located at 17420 67th Ct. in Tinley Park. The Junction recognizes and regrets this error. more. The store is open seven days a week. Neat Repeats Resale is owned and operated by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia in Tinley Park. All proceeds support programs for victims of domestic violence. For more information, call the store manager: Orland Park (708) 364-7605. Donations Needed for all God’s People The mission of All God’s People is to help the homeless. The organization is looking to Tinley Park community members for food, toiletries and clothing donations. They also look to help provide others with bicycles, bicycle locks, women’s and men’s gym shoes, umbrellas, bedsheets, sleeping bags and diapers. For the complete list of donation suggestions, visit For more information, email allgodspeoplechica Partners in Crime 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month except January, July and September. Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr., Tinley Park. Come and discuss mystery and suspense books. For more information, call (708) 532-0160 or visit tpli Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa at (708) 326-9170 ext. 11 or b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. news the tinley junction | February 16, 2017 | 3 Tinley Park Village Board Officials opt out of Cook County ordinance to raise minimum wage, offer paid sick leave Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor ​ The Village of Tinley Park will not be implementing Cook County’s ordinance that looks to raise minimum wage and offer paid sick leave for employees. At the Feb. 7 regular board meeting, Tinley Park officials voted unanimously to opt out of the county’s recently passed ordinance, but they plan to still uphold minimum wage laws set by the State and federal government. In October 2016, Cook County adopted the “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance. This measure allows employees to earn an hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked. Employees also have the opportunity to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Using the county’s measure, employees are to see an increase in minimum wage to $10 by July 1 and $13 by 2019. “This particular ordinance, I see problems for our Village,” Trustee Michael Pannitto said, noting the ordinance is “too aggressive” and would drive businesses out of Tinley. Because Tinley Park shares a border with Will County, Pannitto said he was concerned that business owners would have to raise their prices to account for the increased financial burden. “It would have put the businesses in our Village at a disadvantage,” Pannitto said. “There would be less jobs, and it would hurt everybody. If there was a sick leave [ordinance] that didn’t mandate so much, I might be for it, but this one wasn’t the right one for our community.” The Rev. Adam Malak, of Faith United Presbyterian Church in Tinley Park, voiced his opinion during public comment prior to board members casting their final vote. Malak talked of his prior experience in the restaurant industry as a catalyst for his argument. He said by not giving employees access to paid sick days, they were often forced to come in sick, which posed as a hazard to not only themselves but customers, as well. “I think it’s bad for public health,” Malak said. “It was a very difficult decision for people to make whether they came to work sick or stayed home and not get paid. ... No one wants a waiter or a cook who’s making food in the Round It Up A brief recap of action and discussion from the Feb. 7 meeting of the Tinley Park Village Board. • Tinley Park Bobcats 8th grade varsity cheer squad was recognized for their second place victory at the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association’s 2016 Championship. The team was presented with certificates for recognition for their accomplishment. • The board voted unanimously to amend back to be working because they’re sick, and they don’t get paid if they stay home.” In a follow up interview with The Junction, Malak made a point about how Cook County’s ordinance could help employee retention rates. “One of the highest costs is training people,” he said. “By giving higher wages and paid sick days, you can keep more experienced people working for you longer – little things like that I hoped that the board would have taken some time and thought about.” Pannitto commented that he appreciated Malak’s viewpoints at the meeting and agreed with some Title XI Chapter 119 of the Tinley Park code to regulate door-to-door solicitation. • The board voted unanimously to consider ordinance number 2017- O-009, which would amend section 131.25(B)(5) of Chapter 131 Title XIII and increase the retail theft threshold from $150 to $300 for prosecution. The $150-mark represented the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. The change reflects ones made in the Illinois criminal code. of them. However, this did not change his mind to vote against the Village’s ordinance to opt out. “Bottom line is I’m not against an ordinance that helps with sick leave and better pay,” Pannitto said. “The problem with the county’s ordinance was it was too big a spread for our border.” Hashimotos Thyroiditis Multiple Sclerosis Sjogrens Syndrome Graves Thyroiditis Crohn’s Disease Hepatitis AI Psoriasis Celiac Disease Meniere’s Disease Type 1 Diabetes Ulcerative Colitis Vitiligo Rheumatoid Arthritis Lupus Scleroderma Most cases of auto-immunity continue to progress and ,as symptoms worsen, the person with the illness feels the effects ravaging their body and brain. Left unmanaged ,or just suppressed by steroids, the triggers of the autoimmune disease are still there wreaking havoc. What else can be done besides squelching the immune system with steroids? One needs to discover the underlying causes of the autoimmune disease. At this workshop I will go over, in detail, what lab testing can be done to figure out once and for all what ‘s triggering the autoimmune reaction, and what can be done naturally to support and manage the immune system and restore you to health & energy! ~Dr. Ed Beyer 17023 S Harlem Ave, Tinley Park