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2 | January 25, 2018 | The tinley junction calendar In this week’s Junction Police Reports....................4 Pet of the Week.................11 School News ...................16 Life and Arts.....................19 Faith Briefs.......................21 The Dish...........................31 Sports......................... 48-56 The Tinley Junction ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Cody Mroczka, x13 Sports Editor Tim Carroll, x11 Sales director Melissa Fedora, x28 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 FRIDAY Teen Movie Night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Tinley Park Public Library - The Loft, 7881 Timber Drive. For grades 6-12. Teens are invited to watch a movie with friends featuring Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets. Butterbeer and popcorn will be served. SATURDAY Get Out of Auto Mode: Photography Workshop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27 Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Get out of automatic mode and learn to control your camera to capture photographs the way you want to. For more information, visit www.tpli or (708) 532-0160. Crock-Pot Freezer Meals Workshop 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Christian Life Center, 6363 W. 183rd St. Join community members to learn about freezer meal preparation, crockpot cooking and even sample some meals. Freezer meals are super handy whether you’re looking for convenience, trying to eat healthy, or planning ahead. MONDAY The Write Life Writer’s Group 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tinley Park Public Library - Meeting Room B, 7851 Timber Drive. Connect with local writers in this built-in community of people like you eager to improve their craft and help you improve yours. Chicago author and writing teacher Barbara Gregorich facilities the meeting to focus on one aspect of writing. TUESDAY ACS Relay For Life‘s All Aboard Event 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 30. Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Ave., Tinley Park. Relay for Life Tinley Park/Orland Park welcomes all to its All Aboard party to fundraise for the American Cancer Society. This year’s theme is “Relay Around the World.” Teen Trivia Night 7-8 p.m. Jan. 30. Tinley Park Public Library - The Loft, 7851 Timber Drive. For grades 6-12. Come test your knowledge of general trivia and obscure facts! Bring some friends too for this fun event. Registration available at UPCOMING Free Community Meal 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb 1. Zion Lutheran Church. 17100 69th Ave. Everyone is welcome to a free hot meal served for community members. The dinner is supported by area vendors, church committees, and volunteers from the area. Neighborhood Watch Meeting 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 3, Tinley Park Police Department, 7850 183rd St. The meeting will be an open house/trade show format so you can drop in when it is convenient for you. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, local businesses and members of the Tinley Park Police Department. The Police Department has arranged for local home security/camera vendors to be there. If you have been thinking about getting an alarm system or camera, please stop by and talk to one of the representatives from Goldy Locks, ADT or Alarm Illinois. Police officers will be there to answer your questions similar to Coffee with A Cop. A representative from Code Red will also be present to answer your questions about the program or signing up. S.A.L.T. Meeting 1 p.m. Feb. 5. Tinley Park Police Department Training Room. Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Organization. Meetings open to residents who are 55 years of age and older. Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer to present. River Cruising 7-8 p.m. Feb. 5. Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Learn the ins and outs of this increasingly popular form of travel whether you’re considering your first river cruise or planning your next great journey along the waterways of the world. For more information, visit www.tplibrary. org or (708) 532-0160. Chicago Wolves Player Visit 5-6 p.m. Feb. 6. Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. TPPL will host Chicago Wolves player Jake Walman who will talk to kids about what it’s like to play professional hockey in the American Hockey League. Ribbon Cutting/Business After Hours - STUDIQ 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8. 17708 Oak Park Avenue. Tinley Park. Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. to welcome Studiq to Tinley Park. Studiq is a dance fitness center which provides a variety of classes, including Zumba and Werq, as well as Yoga. Light refreshments will be served. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Chamber Office at (708) 532-5700 or Di Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9-10. Tinley Park High School, 6111 175th St., Tinley Park. Admission $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for youth ages 6-13, free for kids six and under. This year the event will celebrate its 25th anniversary showcasing all local and regional vendors, manufacturers, retailers, clubs, guides, outfitters, lodges, and resorts, as well as fishing, hunting, and outdoor sports opportunities. Seminars and demonstrations will also be head in the 180,000 square space of exhibits put on by the Tinley Park High School Athletic Booster’s Club. Meeting of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County 6-7 p.m. Feb. 13, P.B. Mulligan’s Restaurant & Bar, 19433 Renwick Rd. Crest Hill, IL. You can be involved in greatness this year. Why? Because every donation 100+ Women Who Care makes has an immediate and positive impact on our community. In one hour we nominate, present, vote, and donate. That’s it! No event planning, no committees, no raffle prize solicitation, no telemarketing, no volunteering – just a group of charity-minded women working together to give back to our own community. We give 100% to the charity. Come to our February meeting and see how simple it is. Love Inc. of Tinley Park’s Annual Chocolate Tasting 7-9 p.m. Feb. 16. Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Aarc Building, Palos Heights, IL. Cost $20-30 per ticket. Come and enjoy chocolate pairings, live music, and hot appetizers at Love Inc. of Tinley Park’s 4th Annual Chocolate Tasting fundraising event. Bids on silent and live auction items between 7:30-8:15 p.m. All proceeds go to Love Inc. of Tinley Park in order to help churches help people. ONGOING Orland Township Food Pantry 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Orland Township Food Pantry supplies food to residents who need immediate assistance. In order to qualify, individuals must provide proof of residency and complete an application, which is available at the Township office. The Pantry also accepts donations of canned vegetables, soups, fruits, tuna and personal care items. Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry during its hours of operation. For more information, visit orland 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 visit southsidenetwork Evergreen Masonic Lodge Meetings 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of the month, Evergreen Park Masonic Lodge No. 1171, 6825 W. 170th St., Tinley Park. Brothers interested in visiting for an evening of fellowship can attend meetings, events and excursions to other lodges in the area. For more information, visit www.evergreenpark1171. com or email 1171ever To submit an entry for the calendar, send information by noon on Thursdays to Editor Cody Mroczka at cody@ News the tinley junction | January 25, 2018 | 3 Tinley Park Village Board of Trustees Independent audit finds Tinley Park government finances in good shape Cody Mroczka, Editor A clean, unmodified opinion — generally regarded as the best possible outcome of an independent financial audit — was reported to the Tinley Park Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole for the village’s 2017 fiscal year which ended in April. Anthony Cervini, CPA, CFE, and partner at Sikich LLC, delivered the presentation on Jan. 16 prior to a board meeting. Last year, the board bid out the professional services contract and decided to go with a new auditing firm for 2017. The opinion issued by Sikich auditors was described by Cervini as “the highest level of assurance we can Round it up: A brief recap of Tinley Park Board of Trustees action and discussion Jan. 16: • Landcape maintenance service contracts were awarded to two companies divided into four quadrants for plant and flower bed maintenance as well as lawn care. Beverly Environmental LLC was awarded the bid for three areas at a total cost of $245,673. Beary Landscape, of Lockport, was awarded the bid for the fourth quadrant for a cost of $30,817. • A five-year contract extension was agreed to with Fox Valley Fire provide” in regards to the presentation of the village’s finances, policies and procedures, and internal controls. Preliminary field work began in late May and early June with an examination of financial agreements, fraud risk assessment, key transactions overview, as well as a walkthrough to test internal control measures. Sikich issued a total of eight reports that included comprehensive audit report, auditors communication to management, a report on the library district and village pension funds, and three reports on each of the Village’s tax increment financing districts. The Village also received a certificte of achievement for excellent in financial reporting which is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association. “This award means that the Village’s comprehensive annual financial report and Safety for fire alarm and radio monitoring system maintenance. The contract extension, the third since 2008, locks in the same previous pricing structure of $60 per month for approximately 560 alarms. Additionally, a separate proposal by Fox Valley to develop a redundant wireless alarm monitoring program to reduce the number of alarm signal calls being received by the Village’s 911 center was approved. The monthly per alarm service fee of $7.50 is included in the monthly subscriber fee of $60. The contract includes a goes well above and beyond the minimum reporting requirements of both Illinois compound statues as well as generally accepted accounting principles,” Cervini said. “We do commend you for supporting financial policies and procedures that allow for the presentation and production of that annual report.” one-time fee of $12,000 plus $7.50 per alarm per month. • The Committee of the Whole plans on recommending a change to the Village’s Personnel Manual Section 2.9 which deals with the employment of relatives. Village Attorney Patrick Connelly recommended removing the word “discourages” and replacing it with “prohibits” (the hiring or promotion of any employee that creates a situation where by an employee would be supervised by, or under the immediate supervision of a relative). 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