Hazel Crest Mustangs Honored with Resolution by the Village

Hazel Crest Mustangs Honored with Resolution by the Village

Hazel Crest Mustangs Honored with Resolution by the Village (Hazel Crest, IL) Local football and cheer leading organization, the Hazel Crest Mustangs received a resolution from the Village of Hazel Crest. This was to honor their participation in the National Cheer Competition.

Patricia Bonk for State Rep

The Hazel Crest Mustangs are part of the Northern Illinois Youth Football League and offer four levels of cheer leading and five levels of football. Serving the community through over a 60-year history, the nonprofit teaches youth sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline, positive inspiration, and self-confidence.

The cheer leading junior varsity team came in second place nationally and the pee wee team came in fourth place. Both teams were among over 100 participating teams. President of the Mustangs organization, Phi Wilkes, has provided structure as he saw generations come through the program.

“It’s about doing everything in our power to let these kids know that there is somebody out there that cares about them,” said Wilkes.

South Suburban Airport and Infrastructure Bill

Later in the agenda, Village President Vernard Alsberry Jr., along with 15 other mayors, attended a meeting with Governor J.B. Pritzker about the proposed south suburban airport to be located in Peotone, IL. The project has been in development for many years with incremental progress.

“The governor assured us that in some way or form that we will be moving forward with the airport, but we’re not sure when or how,” said Alsberry.

Alsberry also was on a call with Congresswoman robin Kelly regarding The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill will focus on key initiatives including repairing roads and bridges, eliminating the lead service lines and pipes, and improving airports. Each initiative will receive $1 Billion in funding.

In the police report, Deputy Chief Dale Mitchell gave an update about a recent shooting incident. 45-year-old Toni Jones died from a gunshot wound on January 22.  Mitchell assures the incident was isolated.

“I just want to make sure that the citizens know there is no ongoing threat,” said Mitchell.

There will be an entry level police exam on May 21. Mitchell mentioned he wanted to recruit more college students.

Cable Commission Recruitment

During the Community and Business Relations report, the village is looking for seven volunteers to join the new Cable Commission, where they will assist with content creation for the cable channel. Volunteers must successfully complete a training course given by a village representative and be residents or employees of Hazel Crest.  Applications can be obtained by emailing Director of Community and Business Relations Carolyn Carter ccarter@villageofhazelcrest.com.

Other items on the agenda included:

  • Motion to approve Accounts Payable No. 22-18 dated January 25, 2022 in the amount of $635,799.63
  • Motion to approve Ordinance 01-2022 Authorizing the Disposal of Surplus Property owned by the Village of Hazel Crest
  • Motion to approve Ordinance 02-2022, an Ordinance Approving a Real Estate Agreement (BTL Empire/1822-30 W. 170 Street)

Hazel Crest Mustangs Honored with Resolution by the Village

Monica Gordon for Cook County Commissioner

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