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

Chicago Public Schools Proud to Celebrate recipients for NCWIT Computing Award for Educators

“I want my female, non-binary, and trans students to feel like they have a space and a voice in the computing/technology world, and I hope I achieve some of that through my work with my Exploring Computer Science class & Girls Who Code club." #CPS

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Three-Time Olympian, Honored at Orland Park Board Meeting

Mayor Keith Pekau extended the gratitude of the entire community and proclaimed Monday, March 21, 2022 as Kendall Coyne Schofield Day in the Village of Orland Park.

Rep. Rita, State Police Take on Violent Crime Locally in Roundtable Discussion

ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly provided an update on placement of license plate cameras along nearby interstates to catch criminals involved in shootings. There also was discussion of efforts by local task forces on major crimes and carjacking, support needed for local police and anti-violence programs, and discussion about enforcement, funding and potential legislative solutions in Springfield. #isp

Commissioner Donna Miller Holds ‘Ten Shared Principles of Policing’ Signing with District Police Chiefs and Mayors to Advance Equitable Policing

The Ten Shared Principles were first created by the Illinois NAACP and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police in 2018 to improve policing throughout the state and ensure all individuals are treated with dignity and respect by law enforcement.

Crestwood to Mitigate 135th Street Flooding, Improve School Zone Safety

The flooding on 135th Street will be addressed with a major construction project. In addition to resurfacing the road, 135th Street will be widened, the ditches will be removed and curbs and stormwater sewers will be installed. 

Tinley Park Achieves Class 6 Flood Insurance Rating

Residents who purchase flood insurance for structures located in the Village’s designated floodplain areas are currently eligible to receive a 20% discount on their flood insurance premiums under the Village’s Class 6 Rating. Structures located outside of the floodplain receive a 10% discount on premiums.

Rep. Bobby Rush’s Emmett Till Antilynching Act Passes U.S. Senate Unanimously

The Emmett Till Antilynching Act would, for the first time in U.S. history, designate lynching as a federal hate crime. Despite more than 200 attempts since 1900 to codify federal antilynching legislation, it has never previously been done.

Orland Park Resolution Calls for Kim Foxx’s Resignation, Vote of No Confidence

The State's Attorney's office seems to be acting more as a public defender's office.

Start of the Collapse of Illinois Corruption

Democratic Party politicians in Illinois have been using Madigan money to keep themselves in office for decades, money that we now know was extorted through businesses and Illinois tax payers.

Republican Lawmakers Call for End of Illinois House Mask Mandate

The authoritarian leftists have turned masks into a symbol of subjugation. They are keeping the mask rule simply because they can. #maskmandate

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