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Emergency Responders Take it to Downtown Tinley

Tinley Park first responders, Emergency Management Agency workers and public works employees are going all out Tuesday to fight crime.

Fire engines, squad cars and vehicles will flock to Tuesday night. But the vehicles and responders won't technically be on official business.

, moves this year to Zabrocki Plaza near 173rd Street and Oak Park Avenue. . Tuesday's festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and last through 9 p.m.

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"We use it to bring forth all the positive services and what the police department has to offer," Dina Navas, who works for the 's crime prevention unit, said last week. "It's to educate our parents and to educate our kids."

The family-friendly event gives visitors the opportunity to meet and greet police officers, Tinley's K-9, Thor, firefighters, public works employees and more. Family Martial Arts students will present during the night along with the Ronald McDonald Go Active group and the David Fleming Juggling Variety Show.

A local favorite, , will be on hand for face painting, Navas said.

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Are you planning to attend National Night Out? Tell us in the Comments!

TP Karen August 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
There's not already enough going on in Downtown Tinley on Tuesday nights? How about a different night, or a location that's already so incredibly crowded. Where are citizens supposed to park? It's already a zoo down there on Tuesdays...we purposely stay away! Sorry to miss a great event.
TP Karen August 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Sorry...meant a location NOT so incredibly crowded!!
Titan Dad August 07, 2012 at 02:39 AM
shut up. got nothing else to do but complain? jeeez.
TP Karen August 07, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Jeeez...sorry but I'm pretty sure the heading above asks if readers are planning on attending. And last I checked, we still do have a free country and the ability to express our thoughts.

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