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Commissioners Approve 2 of 3 Proposed Cell Towers on District 140 Land

The Tinley Park Plan Commission said two of the three towers can be erected on school property.

In a marathon meeting attended by nearly four dozen residents, Tinley Park plan commissioners recently approved two of the three cell phone towers proposed for land owned by Kirby School District 140. 

The commissioners signed off on two, 129-foot-tall cellular towers to be erected at  Christa McAuliffe and Helen Keller schools, which AT&T said are necessary to provide cellular service in the area, Chicago Tribune reports. 

Commissioners then shot down a 100-foot-tall cell tower proposed for John A. Bannes Elementary School, citing that the height could interfere with other companies' antennae, according to the report. 

Tinley Park called in a cell tower consult to help staff with the requests. The towers would mean $1,850 per location per month paid to the Kirby School District, with an annual 3 percent increase. The school board approved the agreement in November. 

Final approval for the towers must come from the Tinley Park Village Board. 


Do you think the towers should be allowed? What are your biggest concerns? Tell us in the comments. 

Mike May 10, 2014 at 08:43 PM
The only way to fight at&t, is to NOT do business with them.....period! Also...where is the $1850 per month per location going? If Byrne gets a raise...I guarantee he will NOT be reelected!!

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