2 | April 11, 2019 | the tinley Junction calendar tinleyjunction.com In this week’s Junction Standout Student........... 10 Breaking News............. 12 Police Reports................12 From the Editor..............13 Faith Briefs....................16 Puzzles..........................21 Sports...................... 35-40 The Tinley Junction ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach, x13 email@example.com Sports Editor Jeff Vorva, x11 firstname.lastname@example.org Sales director Renee Burke, x28 email@example.com real estate sales Tricia Kobylarczyk, x47 firstname.lastname@example.org classifieds/Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 email@example.com PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 email@example.com president Andrew Nicks firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 email@example.com 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.TinleyJunction.com Published by Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org The Tinley Junction (USPS #158) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 11516 W. 183rd Pl. Unit SW, Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 and additional mailing offices. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Chair Yoga 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 11, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Instructor Kathy Ruiter will guide participants in gentle, non-strenuous chair exercises and meditation. For more information and to register, call (708) 532-0160. Adobe Illustrator: Icons and Logos 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Participants can learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and gain experience designing a basic scalable vector graphic. Registrants should be comfortable using computers. For more information and to register, call (708) 532- 0160. FRIDAY Pizza With Peter Rabbit 5:45-7:15 p.m. April 12, Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. Celebrate Easter with games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and pizza. There is also to be an Easter flashlight egg hunt. Cost is $10 for residents and $13 for non-residents. For more information, call (708) 342-4200. SATURDAY Interviewing Workshop for Teens 2-4 p.m. April 13, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Attendees will learn about what to do before, during and after an interview, as well as the different types of interviews and commonly asked questions. Human resources expert Bob Schlacks will conduct the workshop for teens. For more information and to register, call (708) 532-0160. Digitize It: 8mm and Super 8 Reels 2-4 p.m. April 13, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Attendees will learn how to digitize one’s 8 mm and Super 8 film. For more information and to register, call (708) 532-0160. “Country Night with The Sodbusters” Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with music from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. April 13, The American Legion Post #615 Auxiliary, 17423 67th Court. Admission is $15 and includes BBQ pulled pork with all the fixings, door prizes and live entertainment by The Sodbusters. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Post. Please contact the Post at (708) 532-1737 with any questions. Kidz Theater Presents: “What Happened After Once Upon a Time” 6 p.m. April 13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, 16801 S. 80th Ave. In this fairy tale, a substitute narrator is called in to present fairy tales, but as each tale begins, the main characters show up to correct the newbie narrator. As it turns out, some characters have hysterical peculiarities. It’s up to the characters to comfort the narrator and explain what really happened after “Once Upon a Time.” General admission is $8. They can be purchased at the recreation center or www.tinleyparkdistrict. org. If tickets remain, they can be purchased 40 minutes prior to the show at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office. MONDAY Hello, Google Drive 2-3 p.m. April 15, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Attendees will learn how to use the cloud storage service Google Drive that has Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. A Gmail account is required. For more information or to register, call (708) 532-0160. Social Security 101 7-8 p.m. April 15, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. A social security representative will guide attendees though the five steps toward your financial security to help put you in control with secure online access to information. The representative will share information to help understand how social security works and answer any questions one may have. For more information or to register, call (708) 532-0160. TUESDAY You & iOS 10 a.m.-noon April 16, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Attendees can bring their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to learn more about Apple’s mobile devices. Several iPads are available for those who do not bring one. For more information or to register, call (708) 532-0160. WEDNESDAY Easter Hoppenings 3-5:45 p.m. April 17, Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st. St. in Tinley Park. Children in grades 3 through 10 are welcome to decorate Easter baskets, color eggs, play Bunny Bingo for prizes and enjoy an “eggstra” special Easter snack. Cost is $14 for residents and $19 for nonresidents. Excel: Simple Financial Report 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 17, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Participants will learn how to use Excel to create a profit/ loss projection based on production costs and sales information. For more information or to register, call (708) 532-0160. Make Better Purchasing Decisions 7-8 p.m. April 17, Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Attendees will learn about the Consumer Reports database available to patrons as library cardholders, which provide updated resources of information and advice on consumer products. For more information or to register, call (708) 532- 0160. UPCOMING Multi-Chamber Ribbon LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at TinleyJunction.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to email@example.com *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. Cutting and Business After Hours: Trouvaille Med Spa 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 9501 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. Join in the celebration as we cut the ribbon, officially welcoming Trouvaille Med Spa to Tinley Park. You are invited to tour this beautiful facility which offers unique combinations of treatments individually prescribed to meet their clients’ cosmetic concerns and needs. Enjoy some refreshments while interacting with area residents and Tinley Park and Frankfort Chambers of Commerce members. For more information, contact the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce at (708) 532-5700 or dianne@tinleychamber. org 40th Annual Spring Clean- Up Day 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Tinley Park Village Hall. 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Hosted by the Environmental Enhancement Commission, residents are welcome to meet at Village Hall where they will be given all the equipment they need to help clean up, including garbage bags, gloves and they will be given location assignments. Interested volunteers can call (708) 444-5000 or email environment@tinleypark. org.
tinleyjunction.com news the Tinley Junction | April 11, 2019 | 3 One Tinley Park sweeps race for Village of Tinley Park Trustees Jacquelyn Schlabach Editor In an eight-way race for three four-years terms for Village of Tinley Park Trustee, the One Tinley Park slate swept the race in the April 2 Consolidated General Election. With all five precincts reporting in Will County, Michael Mueller lead the race with 610 votes (24.64 percent), according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s Office. Diane Galante followed with 587 votes (23.71 percent) and William Brennan with 573 votes (23.14 percent). With all 37 precincts reporting in Cook County, Brennan led with 3,610 votes (19.85 percent), according to unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk’s Office. Galante followed with 3,597 (19.78 percent) and Mueller with 3,439 (18.91 percent). “I’ll be honest with you, we were extremely surprised [of the results],” Mueller said. “We thought it was going to be a very tightly contested race and we were really happy with the margins that we won by and those margins really came as a surprise to us so that was overall our first reaction.” Brennan echoed his running mate and said he was very surprised of the outcome. “I was very surprised, I thought it was going to be a little bit closer and I thought the margins were going to be a little bit closer than what we got, so we were obviously very, very happy with how it turned out,” he said. Incumbent Michael Pannitto, of the Concerned Citizens for Tinley Park slate, received 1,888 votes (10.38 percent), according to unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk’s Office and 141 votes (5.69 percent) in Will County. Running mates John McGuire and incumbent John Curran each received 131 votes (5.29 percent), according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s Office. Curran received 1,824 votes (10.03 percent) followed by Mc- Guire with 1,771 votes (9.74 percent) in Cook County. Concerned Citizens of Tinley Park issued a statement via email to The Junction April 3 that read: “Congratulations to the One Tinley Park team. We wish them well and hope that a divided town can come together for the benefit of our community.” Independent candidate Brian Godlewski received 186 votes (7.51 percent), according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s Office. Jeffrey Mech, who also ran as an independent, received 117 votes (4.73 percent) in Will County. Mech lead independents with 1,047 votes (5.76 percent) in Cook County, followed by Godlewski with 1,006 votes (5.53 percent), according to unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk’s Office. As previously reported by The Junction, Mueller said that he was running for Village trustee to “restore the people’s trust in their elected leaders, repair their relationship with the Board, and change the way important decisions are made.” Following the victory over Concerned Citizens for Tinley Park slate, Mueller said that he plans to achieve this by “living clean.” “Some of the trustees that are up there right now, they’re doing silly things and they’re getting themselves in trouble; that’s not what we’re about,” Mueller said. “So the first thing that we’re going to do is just live the way that we’ve lived before. We’re not going to go into businesses and ask for things just because we’re trustees, we’re not going to embarrass ourselves in front of the Village and then we’re going to start making good decisions. I think with those three things combined, the trust will start coming back.” In addition to earning taxpayers trust, Brennan said that a big pillar of their campaign was respect. “I think what really is lacking in Tinley right now is respect from the elected officials, that’s one of the pillars of our campaign is respect for the taxpayers, for the citizens and respect for elected officials as well,” Brennan said. “I think what we put out there, our message, was that respect is earned and respect is to be given and I think that’s kind of what people were really looking for in this election. That spoke volumes to us and that’s what we found out on the campaign trail and it was a big issue with some of the voters.” With Mayor Jacob Vandenberg supporting the Concerned Citizens slate, Mueller said that the only way to get things done is to sit down and start working things through. “At the core of it, I think we all do want what’s best for this Village,” Mueller said. “I think that will Please see trustee, 4 CD SPECIAL 2.79 % *Annual Percentage Yield. $10,000 Minimum Deposit. Rate effective: 03-11-2019. Some restrictions may apply. Limited time only. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Fees could reduce earnings. Consumer only. OAK FOREST | 5459 W. 159TH ST. | 708.535.8905 PALOS HEIGHTS | 12727 S. 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