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Sunday, June 26, 2022


Jason Allen

Reporter for the Southland Journal covering Crestwood, Orland Park, and Tinley Park

Tinley Park Trustee Galante Abstains from Vote Approving Village Budget

I had sent some questions, prior to that I asked for meetings. With the new rules that I can’t meet with village employees without management approval, it made it very difficult. There was a lot of errors, I was told. #tinleypark

Keith Pekau Blasts Pritzker, State, County Over COVID, Addresses Kaspar Allegations

The governor, the State, and the County clearly used deception to manipulate the public, damage businesses, and destroy lives and livelihoods.

Homer Glen Mayor George Yukich, Upset Over Post, Calls Facebook ‘The Devil,’ Trustee Pazmino Responds

Facebook’s the devil. … Anyone can throw anything out there and see if it sticks to the wall and, if not, they try it again, but Jesus, how many times do you have to do it?

Jeff Good, President of Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital, Talks Advancements in Medical Tech

We will have a clinic of the future that is really designed to offer artificial intelligence and other technologies to make the patient experience very futuristic. #northwesternmedicine

Community Members Plan to Appear in Support of Deputy Edward Goewey at Will County Courthouse

In December of 2021, Deputy Goewey received word that a student had previously made a gun threat in the same classroom as his daughter. He and another parent went to the school to address the issue and requested they remove the student from the class, in accordance with his training and experience as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) for the Sheriff’s Office specially trained to address these issues.

505 Days of Construction to Begin June 1st at 135th & Central Avenue in Crestwood

The long-awaited construction in the area of 135th & Central Avenue in Crestwood is set to begin June 1st. #crestwood

Tinley Park Trustee Diane Galante Responds to The Southland Journal’s Request for Comment

As a Mom, I am glad his daughter was not harmed. But as a Trustee, I believe he continues to abuse his powers as a Mayor and uses village resources to hide his actions. #tinleypark 

Embattled Tinley Park Trustee Diane Galante Repeatedly Threatened with Removal from Board Meeting

"Diane, this is like the fourth or fifth time, if you interrupt her again, I am going to ask to take a vote to remove you. Please stop interrupting other speakers." #tinleypark

11 Year Old Orland Park Resident Luke Cudney Raises Nearly $500 to Help Ukrainians

In total, Luke, along with his siblings, raised $491 for Ukrainians. He has previously traveled to El Salvador for humanitarian purposes and had a letter published in the Chicago Tribune. #orlandpark

A Tale of Two Statements: Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Response to Oscar Slap

"Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally." #willsmith #chrisrock

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