Friday, February 1, 2013
Following a complaint by several challengers to four incumbents' use of village-funded photos on their reelection website, the incumbents removed the photos as of Thursday, Jan. 31.
Days after a complaint was filed over four Tinley Park incumbents' use of village-funded photos on their reelection website, www.TeamTinley.com, the photos were removed as of Jan. 28, Sun-Times Media reports. Earlier this week, mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro, filed the complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The complaint was levied against Mayor Ed Zambrocki and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady. Village Cleck Pat Rea was also named in the complaint, according to the report. The photos were replaced by shots of the incumbent candidates at an outdoor event, with the contested photos completely removed from the TeamTinley.com home page. …
The deadline to register to vote for the April election is March 12.
Residents wishing to vote in the April 9 municipal election need to act soon—the deadline to register is fast-approaching. The cutoff to register is Tuesday, March 12. Residents can register at Village Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayor Ed Zabrocki's opponent Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro, recently filed a complaint over Zabrocki and incumbent trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady's use of village-funded photos on their campaign website, www.TeamTinley.com. TeamTinley.com no longer uses the challenged photos, as of Thursday, Jan. 31. Below is a list of candidates running for village office on the April 9 ballot. Mayor Clerk Trustee Library Board * …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A complaint was filed Jan. 28 against Mayor Ed Zabrocki and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady by four challengers in the April 9 election. The complaint centers on campaign photos used at www.TeamTinley.com.
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, Village Clerk Pat Rea, and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady, were all named in a complaint that alleges taxpayer money was used to fund campaign photos, Sun-Times Media reports. The complaint was filed by Zabrocki's opponent Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro. The complaint was filed Monday, Jan. 28 with the Illinois State Board of Elections, and alleges that Zabrocki, Maher, Seaman and Grady are all using village-funded photos of themselves and Tinley Park landmarks on their campaign website, www.TeamTinley.com. It also charges Zabrocki's secretary, Judy Bruning, with using village time to help run Zabrocki's campaign. Although the complaint …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Owner Niall Freyne says second location will have 50 beers on tap, seating for 135 and a big bar.
- Bob Bong
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
It didn’t take long for a new establishment to gobble up the site of the former CharleyHorse sports pub at 171st Street and LaGrange Road in Tinley Park’s Park Hill Towne Center. Niall Freyne, owner of Tribes Alehouse in Mokena, is in the process of converting the former sports pub into a second location for his restaurant and craft beer pub. "We're looking at opening in mid-September," Freyne said Tuesday. "We've only been in here for three weeks and we're almost done." Freyne said he gutted the interior and started from scratch. "I went against the rules and made the space inside smaller," he said. "But we are doubling the size of the bar and will have seating for 135." "We'll start with 50 beers on tap and I hope to add a few as we go …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
With Tinley Park among the suburbs dependent on Chicago to pump Lake Michigan water to them, local residents will pay more along with city dwellers.
Tinley Park residents will be joining a litany of other suburban communities that will be footing the bill—at least in part—for Chicago's suffering infrastructure. New local water rates were effective Jan. 1. They will help meet an increase in the cost of Lake Michigan water that's due to a new rate imposed by the City of Chicago, local officials have said. The rate change means that a typical household with a family of four averaging 18,000 gallons of water use per three months will see an increase of $16.28 on a quarterly bill, according to village documents. The village is among a dozen suburbs that participate in a supply agreement where Chicago sends Lake Michigan water through its infrastructure to Oak Lawn. Oak Lawn then supplies …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The village has more than three weeks left to respond to the lawsuit, which was officially presented to them about 10 days ago, officials said.
The village has until Nov. 28 to respond to a lawsuit filed in September by a Tinley Park police officer and K-9 handler, officials said this week. “It’s just the initial answer to our complaint that’s due then,” said the officer’s attorney, David E. Stevens. “It could be a court pleading, it could be a motion to dismiss. There are other responses they can file other than just pleading.” The officer, Bob Diorio, filed the litigation Sept. 23 against the village in order to collect money for the time he spends caring for the department’s service animal, Thor. READ: Local K-9 Officer Seeks Overtime Pay in Lawsuit Against Village of Tinley Park He’s seeking two to three years worth for the time he spends with the pup outside of his regular …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Mayor Ed Zabrocki talked Wednesday about the center's "checkered history" and his standpoint on its potential closure. We took a look at the health center's shrinking budget and officials' lack of a plan for patients, should it close.
The grounds of the Tinley Park Mental Health Center haven't always looked so barren. They used to be a hub of activity—a place Chicago Police Department officers routinely drove to unload paddy wagons filled with patients, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said. "It was a zoo out there," he said Wednesday. "It's always served a real purpose. But it's had a real checkered history here in Tinley, a real checkered history." He recalled a massive power failure at the facility in the '70s that forced the village to foot the bill for a large generator, and the housing of Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005. "We actually had to set up security during that time to keep people out," Zabrocki said. "Residents kept showing up and taking Katrina victims to …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Congressman Dan Lipinski and 22 elected officials, including Mayor Ed Zabrocki, send letter to Metra opposing cuts in weekday and weekend trains to southwest suburbs.
Commuters who get off work at 5 p.m. may have to wait up to two hours to catch a Metra train home out of downtown Chicago if a plan to cut weekday and weekend service to the southwest suburbs goes through. Some weekday trains on the Southwest Service Line are on the chopping block and weekend service may be eliminated altogether if a proposed plan by Metra to plug a $100 million budget hole goes through. Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) and 22 elected officials along the Southwest Service line, including Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, sent a pointed letter to Metra expressing their opposition to reduce service, saying that such service cuts would “disenfranchise” commuters in the southwest suburbs. READ the letter from elected officials. …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Three people were sent to the hospital Saturday after a house fire in Brookside Glen. They were treated for minor injuries, officials said.
The two residents and one firefighter who were sent to the hospital over the weekend after a Brookside Glen house fire are in good health, village officials said. "The firefighter was released shortly after," Tinley Park Fire Chief Ken Dunn said Thursday, declining to release the names of the victims. "I think the others were probably released that night. He said the victims are "physically well" but likely working through the challenges of losing part, or all, of their home. "A lot goes through your head when you see your house on fire," Dunn said. "There are a lot of details to figure out and a lot that needs to be done after the fire is put out." The three were sent to the hospital on the afternoon of July 2 after a fire destroyed a …