Thursday, February 14, 2013
Village Cleark Pat Rea released a report during the TInley Park village board meeting that detailed mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt's $18,000 of Freedom of Information Act requests in the last 13 months, including $9,000 in the last month alone, Sun-Tim
The cost of the Village fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests from mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt is adding up—to the tune of more than $18,000 over the last 13 months, Sun-Times Media reports. During Tinley Park's village board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, village clerk Pat Rea released a FOIA request report just weeks after Eberhardt used a FOIA request to file a challenge against Mayor Ed Zambrocki. Rea said the timing of his report was due to the entire board not meeting since November of last year, according to Sun-Times Media. Over the last 13 months, Eberhardt filed more than $18,000 in FOIA requests, including more than $9,000 in the last month alone, the report said. Eberhardt questioned the timing of Rea's report, but…
Friday, August 31, 2012
One of Tinley's own appeared this week on national television, on which he proudly, and seamlessly recited the Pledge of Allegiance to kick off the third day of the RNC in Tampa, FL.
- On C-Span
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Village Clerk Pat Rea was getting ready to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Republican National Convention Wednesday afternoon, reminding himself that although he didn't learn the "under God" portion as a grade schooler, it was a must to insert.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Yet another Tinley Park resident is gaining national attention this week as Village Clerk Pat Rea joins his fellow Republicans at the national convention in Florida. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll find him reciting the Pledge of Allegiance tonight.
Tinley Park native Pat Rea is joining his fellow Republicans Wednesday night for an act of patriotism that's a first even for a retired Army brigadier general. The 72-year-old, who serves as the local Village Clerk, will be leading delegates while they recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Florida to open the evening session of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Village of Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said Rea's prestigious Army credentials and service during the Vietnam War from 1965-66 were "instrumental" in his selection. "Of course this is exciting for Tinley Park!" Zabrocki said. "We're very proud of Pat and all his accomplishments." Rea has been an active republican for years and is the committeeman for the Bremen Township …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Village trustees adopted a set of rules that will help maintain financial responsibility and create more transparency, they said.
At times, village officials' crucial decisions are all about the money. And those on the Village of Tinley Park Board of Trustees said this week that they want those choices—most often made on behalf of residents—to be the right ones. The group unanimously approved adopting a fiscal policies manual Tuesday at its regular meeting. The guidelines are not only meant to help maintain financial integrity, but honor a suggestion from Standard & Poor's, the village's bond rating agency, according to board documents. “It’s important for us to have this all in one place,” Mayor Ed Zabrocki said, of compiling the guidelines. The manual includes village ordinances that relate to financial decisions—such as setting a tax levy—as well as information on…