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Matt Libs July 23, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Hi, I'm the Marketing Manager for the TP Park District, and just wanted to clear a few things upRead More quickly: TP Resident- Non-TPPD residents will pay up to double the price to use White Water Canyon as a resident. We've never intended the pool to be ONLY for TP Residents, as what would we do if someone had friends or family from other towns and all wanted to hang out at the same public pool for the day? The fees and membership dues at WWC have been able to remain unchanged for many years, and a good part of the reason for that is because of income collected at the pool from non-residents. TP Citizen- The state legislature and government are completely out of our control, as we are a local park district. In 2011, the percentage of the property tax bill that the Tinley Park-Park District received was about 4.39% of the total bill. So, for a home with an Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) of $70,000 (home would be valued at $210,000), the contribution to the Park District is about $288 of their total property tax bill. We have all of this information available in our 2012-13 Annual Report, which was sent to every TPPD household in the Winter/Spring 2014 brochure, and extra copies were available at the front desk of the Rec Center. Name- Yes, the number we gave is a direct line to our Office Administrator, who is out of the office until next week. We have been collecting names and sending invitations to some of our more-regular visitors, so all you have to do is leave your name a phone number, and someone will be calling those that have expressed interest (not yet a commitment) in order to gather enough people to form the focus group. We didn't think it would be an issue with directing calls to the voicemail at the time she was going to be gone, and actually thought it would be MORE confusing to give multiple numbers with specific contact depending on the date a resident calls. We don't know what kind of response we will get for people who want to be a part of the focus group, and we have limited seats available, so this is only the initial step in finding out the interest level and gathering the residents' information that are interested. We're sorry if this caused an issue for you. As always, we are here to serve the residents of our Park District and provide affordable recreational activities and programs to our residents that enhance their lives. Please do not hesitate to call us at (708) 342-4200 or stop by the front desk if you have any questions, and our board meetings are open to the public as well. I just wanted to pop in and clear up a few misconceptions about what we're trying to accomplish for our residents through this focus group. Thank you, - Matt Libs, Marketing Manager, Tinley Park-Park District
Name July 23, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Didn't cause an issue for me, it just doesn't make sense. Don't tell people to call a number forRead More someone whose not in the office for the next week. It's common sense. You don't have to give multiple numbers, just ONE number to someone who isn't out-of-the-office. And which is it? Is the focus group open to everyone or your "more-regular visitors" as you stated above?? If you're not sure, don't put an article in the newspaper advertising it to everyone. Marketing 101.
Matt Libs July 23, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Name- again, sorry for the confusion. We are simply gathering names and contact numbers from anyoneRead More interested, and then will be calling to verify those that can attend. We did send letters to a handful of our residents that utilize the Park District facilities and programs the most, but we in no way will limit our focus group size to only one type of TP Park District resident. That would not benefit us or help us achieve the goal of what focus groups are meant to do. Most focus group sizes are around 20-30 people - not very large. We are trying to get this right the first time, which means getting a group of 20-30 individuals who will give us good feedback on where the Park District should go moving forward. If we only received feedback from the patrons that liked us the most, that would be pointless, likewise we do not want the focus group to ONLY include residents that never use the Park District, or those that are using it year-round. We want to make sure that this focus group has a good sampling of all of our residents, and not just one neighborhood or section of our population.Thank you for expressing your concern with the contact number, we'll keep that in mind for the future, and in the meantime if you would like to discuss this with me further, you can reach me directly at 708-342-4254. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.
Pat F July 13, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Amazing how you see the sewer lids blow off from the water on TV but people continue to walk andRead More play in the streets after floods!! Where do they think they go when they step into one of these uncovered sewers! DUH!!!!!!!
SouthSide July 9, 2014 at 09:15 am
Rescues/shelters, please email volunteer@southsuburbanhumane.org to participate. We're looking toRead More adopt out as many pets as possible. All adoption polices and procedures apply. House checks, rental agreements, meet-and-greets with all in household (including dogs, if you are looking to adopt a dog), etc., required.
Kevin C July 9, 2014 at 11:08 am
Love these people thank you for looking out for our furry friends
Jamielynn July 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Good luck and I hope all the animals find good homes!
Lost power, toppled trees and power lines and other damage in the Southland this week.
bob busch July 5, 2014 at 09:07 am
Two years ago i had an experience with Com.Ed I would like to share with you.The power went outRead More during a storm. A day later a Com Ed rep, not a repair crew, showed up and began to look over the problem.I got into an argument with her because she didn't even know which pole fed my block.At three am a tree trimming crew showed up but none of them spoke English! They were looking for the branch that had knocked the power line down.Problem was that there was no branch down.then three days after it went off a real repair crew just reset the fuse that had blown down the line.A simple fix totally screwed up because the ComEd rep did not have a clue.
asalazar1214 July 5, 2014 at 09:49 am
I finally got power back Thursday night. As for their response, we'll get to you when we get to youRead More was a little unprofessional. as for the hike, it's stupid it sucks, but what's the point if fighting. they will find a way to get it, they always do.
clueless joe July 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Like many folks in HF, I put my downed branches/tree sections in my parkway. Does anyone know if ourRead More local government(s) will be picking up this debris or do we have to make arrangements ourself?
Colleen McAbee July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
william savick July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We don't often get storms of this character in Chicago-proper the magnitude of which gives us moreRead More than a concerned eye for those unprotected in the outskirts .
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Eric Blair June 23, 2014 at 05:54 pm
Ask Pat Tillman’s family when is the appropriate time to demand the truth.
Jj June 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
thank you Eric Blair for your honest n appropriate comment! thank you 2 Full Name .. you are soRead More right!
Full Name June 26, 2014 at 07:00 am
If not now, when is a good time?
Catherine Sabeckis Casper June 21, 2014 at 03:51 pm
I was at 147th and Cicero to watch the motorcade. Very emotional. Raining and all. Not aRead More complaint from any one.
Just sayin June 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Wish I could have gone.....R.I.P. I pray for the family.
Nicole Corson June 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Does anyone know the exact route for Tuesdays flagline, would like to show our support
Lauren Traut June 17, 2014 at 01:16 am
Stop in to Catherine's Gardens (address listed in the story) for ribbons and instructions.
None ya business June 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm
We went by Catherine's Gardens and signed up for an email blast giving us instructions on Aaron'sRead More arrival. No email yet, but we have our ribbon's. Info from them was that they had the route covered with ribbons....so someone HAS the route. Anyone know what it is? Info on services?
Ann Kozicki June 19, 2014 at 06:20 am
Would also like to know route and day/time. Thank you.
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Dolores Hayes June 14, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think we already had enough warnings. You would have to be from outer space not to know to stayRead More away from the Kennedy expressway. It has been the opening story on almost every newscast for over a week.
j June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
Why is Obama coming?
j June 14, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Thanks Hector. Would you mind?
A superintendent for Hanson Material Service answers questions regarding the daily operation of the quarry. | Credit: Mary Compton
Dave Bloom June 11, 2014 at 08:22 pm
Sure would like to know how the participants climbed onto "St. Paul Lutheran Church buses forRead More the tour. the church doesn't own any buses.
dp June 12, 2014 at 07:34 am
Nice pictures and article. Sure looks different from the inside!
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Dan Cox June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
A boat is not an Island... it is still just a boat with a fancy deck. What do you do with it in theRead More dead of winter?
seer. June 11, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Sure Stan- people are clamoring to move into the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago.
stan June 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm
You most of never been to chicago seer all I'm saying chicago is gonna be nicer then the burbs theRead More burbs turning ghetto while parts of the city are turning nice
TP Karen June 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
OMG, people give it up. What does it really matter; the ruling had been made and we've all had ourRead More say (some more than others). Let the owners take care of their pet and move on!
SHAY June 4, 2014 at 03:05 pm
Glad he got a second chance...
Binky's Mom June 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm
My only fear for this dog and family is that proper training be done with that muzzle. Obviously,Read More this is the dog's trigger. If it is not dealt with appropriately, unfortunately, he will probably bite again. As far as the comment of "with a responsible adult present"...well that has already proved to be a challenge. At the vet's office, there were at least 4 or more responsible adults in the room - dog still attacked. Best of luck to them, but I think this whole situation if really just putting this dog on a form of probation, called home monitoring. Fit 'em with an ankle braclet and a bright orange suit. Good Luck!!
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