Tuesday, April 9, 2013
With 286 of 286 precincts reporting, Tom Cunningham grabs the 2-year seat while Eileen O'Sullivan and Sandra Wagner win full-term seats on the Moraine Valley board, according to unofficial results. A third full-term seat was too close to call Tuesday.
Editor's Note: The vote difference between two candidates vying for the third full-term seat was updated below. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are now separated by 13 votes. At least one incumbent will keep her seat on the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees. With 281 of 286 precincts reporting, Eileen O'Sullivan, Sandra Wagner and Tom Cunningham were elected Tuesday night to the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees, according to unofficial results. Read more: Moraine Valley: BOT Candidates Square Off in April O'Sullivan and Wagner were elected to two full terms lasting six years. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are separated by 13 votes for a third full-term seat. Wagner and Murphy were board incumbents. They faced John Schiera, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Ricardo Fernandez is running for the Moraine Valley Community College District 524 Board of Trustees.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District 524 Board of Trustees Campaign Contact Information Citizens for Ricardo A. Fernandez P.O. Box 150 Palos Park, IL 60464-0150 (708) 341-2357 firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown Orland Park Family Members Gina M. Fernandez, wife. Education Moraine Valley Community College, 1987, Associate in Science University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989, Bachelor of Science University of Indianapolis, 1992, Master of Health Science Nova Southeastern University, 2007, PhD Current Occupation and Employer Working as a physical therapist for 24 years Former full-time professor at Northwestern University 2002-2006 Adjunct faculty at Governors State University, Morton College, and Oakton Community College …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
John Schiera is running for the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees in the April election.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District Board of Trustees Campaign Contact Information Facebook: Elect John Schiera Hometown Palos Park Family Members Andrew Schiera, son; Natalie Schiera, daughter Education University of Illinois, 1983 Current Occupation and Employer Landscape Architect, self-employed Political Party Affiliation Independent Why are you seeking the position? To insure the students are offered the best education, utmost career opportunities and finest learning environment. And to assure the administration is fiscally responsible and accountable. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Keep a diligent watch over the wellness center's construction costs and schedule. And assure …
Sarah Wagner is running for the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees in the April election.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District Board of Trustees, District 524 Campaign Contact Information n/a Hometown Palos Hills Family Members Husband: Eugene Wagner Children: Sarah, Matthew, and Susan Education St. Xavier University, B.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychology Current Occupation and Employer I was a fitness instructor in the Southwest Suburbs for 30 years. Political Party Affiliation None. Why are you seeking the position? As a current member of the Board of Trustees at Moraine Valley Community College, I am committed to helping maintain the growth and excellent reputation of Moraine Valley Community College. I would like to be re-elected and continue to serve the community as its representative to the Board. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustee elections.
Friday, March 8
Last year was a big year for Moraine Valley Community College. A new Board of Trustees elected after the April local elections will be tasked with solving challenges and guiding the community college. Three, 6-year terms and one unexpired, two-year term are up. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. 3 to be elected to the full term (6 years): 1 to be elected for the unexpired term of 2 years: THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to Moraine Valley: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed …
Monday, February 4, 2013
My Bike shop closes in Tinley. • Dickey's Barbecue closes in Orland. • Bank has discount coupons for Chicago Auto Show.
Pete’s Fresh Market may have abandoned plans to move into the former Dominick’s on LaGrange Road, in favor of building a new store at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road at the former Terry’s Lincoln site. But the grocery store chain based on Chicago’s southwest side has found a new tenant for the former supermarket at 15080 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. Michigan-based Art Van Furniture has signed a 10-year lease to convert the former food store into a 46,000-square-foot store at the Orland Greens Shopping Center. The project has an estimated cost of $2 million. Dominick’s closed in November 2011. Art Van has plans for more stores for the Chicago-area. “This is part of a planned expansion,” said Diane K. Charles, director of corporate …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Jamaica Jerk Choice, a Caribbean-flavored restaurant, finally opens in Tinley Park,
Orland Park is now home to the first Flip Flop Shop in Illinois, which opened July 20 at Orland Square Mall. These aren’t the inexpensive, rubbery kind of flip flops you may be accustomed to, said store manager Cathie Roth, who lives in a nearby suburb. The store carries two dozen brands of flip flops, sandals and street shoes ranging from $22 to more than $100, she said. Top selling brands include Sanuk, Cobian, OluKai and Reef. “We have brands that no one else in the mall has,” said Roth adding there are plenty of them. “I have more than 1,000 pairs of sandals on the wall.” The store offers child and adult sizes. “We carry men’s sandals up to size 14 and can order larger sizes.” She said the company recently outfitted the Los Angeles …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Vernon O. Crawley, the president of Moraine Valley Community College, will step down after 21 years.
The longest serving college executive in Illinois will be leaving his post, it was announced this week. After 21 years Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, president of Moraine Valley Community College, will retire on June 30. During his tenure Moraine Valley has expanded both its student body and campus. "I am proud of the accomplishments over the past 21 years that were due in large measure to your dedication and support,” he said in an announcement to the community. “My 21-year journey has been exciting, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for making my time at Moraine Valley a memorable experience.” The college will soon begin the process of finding a replacement. “We tried and were successful in delaying his retirement for several years, and we …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
At Monday's board of education meeting, MVCC trustees were told that the college's expansion and improvement projects are coming to an end.
As part of her goal to visit every community college campus in the state, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is scheduled to tour Moraine Valley Community College and meet with students and staff on Sept. 21. The visit to Moraine Valley is part of a larger effort by the governor's office to hear the academic, enrollment and financial concerns of each of the state’s 48 community colleges and help spotlight the role they play in increasing the state’s college completion rate. According to her website, Simon wants 60 percent of working-age adults to hold meaningful college degrees or certificates by 2025, up from about 40 percent today. Delores Brooks, director of marketing and creative services at Moraine Valley, told the college's board of …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Theater, music, sports, kid friendly and charitable events this weekend, July 28 - 31, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Don't let the department stores fool you - it is still summer! If you don't believe us, check the thermometer. So avert your eyes from the "back-to-school" sales, put down that discounted plastic pumpkin and get outside while you still can. This weekend is full of warm weather activities that will keep you and the kids entertained. Kids Dodgeball Tournament July 29, Ages 8 - 10: 1-3pm, ages 11-14: 3:15-5:15pm | Palos Park Recreation Center Bring friends down for a few hours of dodgeball and a chance to win prizes. There will be a blind draw for teams. Ninth Annual “Friday for Julie” Walk and Fundraiser July 29, 6pm - 11pm | Orland Park Civic Center Walk to support research for the eradication of leukemia and other blood cancers. …