Monday, May 20, 2013
Patch tells you what boards, commissions and other panels are holding public meetings. Two committees—Public Works and Finance and Economic Development—meet before the Village Board.
Each week, Patch will list the various Village of Tinley Park commissions, committees and other governmental bodies that are meeting over the next five days. These listings will note the top items on the agenda, as well. Meetings are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted. Under the state's Open Meetings Act, notice of public meetings and their agendas must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found at the village website. TUESDAY, MAY 21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Two Ways to Stay Connected to Tinley Park Patch:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Find out how you could receive funds if your home or property was damaged because of the flooding caused by recent rainstorms.
Tinley Park residents affected by last month's flooding could be eligible for federal disaster aid, according to a village press release. Residents whose property was damaged or destroyed from the flooding caused by last month's severe rainstorms and who aren't covered by insurance might be able to receive financial funding or assistance, the release stated. Disaster assistance, however, is not meant to restore damaged property to its condition before the disaster, the release continued. Do one of the following to apply for aid: Flood Coverage on Tinley Park Patch: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Two Ways to Stay Connected to Tinley Park Patch:
Friday, May 10, 2013
These measures will be in effect until Sept. 15 and apply to all Tinley Park residents. Find out when you'll be able to water outside this summer. Plus, take a by-the-numbers look at the village's water use.
With summer just around the corner, baseball and construction season already have begun in Tinley Park. Now, it's time for summer's final season to start: water conservation season. From May 15 to Sept. 15, residents' outdoor water use is limited from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 7 to 11 p.m. on odd or even dates based on their address numbers, according to a village press release. These measures help ensure the village's water supply stays at safe levels for health and environmental reasons, the release stated. As a rule, the village tries to keep at least 50 percent of capacity in the water storage system for drinking water and fire protection, the release continued. The village's water also supplies the Tinley Service Area, which is made up of…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Attention, urban designers: The Village of Tinley Park has an opening for a full-time planner. Plus, managers are needed for First Midwest Bank's Oak Park Avenue branch and Fresenius Medical Care's Oak Forest dialysis clinic.
Finding a job can be a tough task. Putting together a résumé, hitting the streets looking for “Help Wanted” signs and making the best impression on potential employers can be a tall order for anyone. Luckily, Patch wants to help Tinley Park and Oak Forest readers find a few jobs and put some cash in your pockets. That's why each week, Patch will be spotlighting a few job openings that we think our readers can fill. EMPLOYERS: Do you want your business's employment opportunities listed here? Contact Tinley Park-Oak Forest Patch Editor Joe Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your job opening, including a description of duties, candidate requirements, how to apply, contact information and a deadline for applications (Patch articles are…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Last week, the Tinley Park Village Board voted to approve a performance-based incentive package of $70,000 over 7 years for the international auto parts supplier. For its part, UGN will expand its corporate headquarters in the village.
A multi-million dollar auto parts manufacturer is expanding its corporate headquarters in Tinley Park and bringing in new jobs, thanks in part to a performance-based incentive approved by the Village Board last week. UGN, a joint Japanese and Swedish venture that was founded in 1986 and is worth $250 million, will receive $70,000 worth of incentives over seven years to keep and add on to its 18419 Crossing Drive headquarters, according to an official memo written by Ivan Baker, the village's economic development director. Without those enticements, the company said it would move out of the village and Will County. READ: Kmart Needs a Roomie, So Who Should Share the Tinley Store? "In this competitive environment, our company is constantly …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch tells you what boards, commissions and other panels are holding public meetings. This week, the Tinley Park Plan Commission discusses possible amendments to the village's zoning ordinance.
Each week, Patch will list the various Village of Tinley Park commissions, committees and other governmental bodies that are meeting over the next five days. These listings will note the top items on the agenda, as well. Meetings are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted. Under the state's Opening Meetings Act, notice of public meetings and their agendas must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found at the village website. THURSDAY, MAY 2 Plan Commission, 7 p.m.: The panel will look at recommending to the Village Board amendments to the Tinley Park Zoning Ordinance. The amendments deal with indoor commercial recreation; inside warehousing and sale of vehicles; antiques, thrift …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Village of Tinley Park is asking residents to fill out a survey that will gather information about the damage done to homes by the recent heavy rainfall and flooding.
Did your house suffer damage during last week's flooding? If so, the Village of Tinley Park wants to know about it immediately. READ: Overnight Rainfall Causes Flooding in Tinley The village needs residents with any flood damage to report the details in a survey on the Tinley Park website by 5 p.m. Monday, April 29. The surveys will collect data for the village concerning the effect last week's nearly four inches of rain had on residences, according to a press release. Along with gathering general information like address and whether the person rents or owns his or her residence, the survey will collect data describing the type of damage the flooding did to rooms and yards and how much water accumulated inside their homes, the release …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Patch tells you what boards, commissions and other panels are holding public meetings. This week, the Tinley Park Village Board will have a special meeting to approve the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Each week, Patch will list the various Village of Tinley Park commissions, committees and other governmental bodies that are meeting over the next five days. These listings will note the top items on the agenda, as well. Meetings are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted. Under the state's Opening Meetings Act, notice of public meetings and their agendas must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found at the village website. MONDAY, APRIL 22 Public Safety Committee, 7 p.m.: An update on crime-free housing training and potential amendments to the towing ordinance. An executive session also is on the agenda. Executive sessions are closed to the public, but no actions can made in them…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Patch looks at Friday's forecast, as well as what streets are closed in Tinley Park and around the area. Plus, check out some of the images of the flooding locally and in the south suburbs.
The seeming nonstop rain of Thursday has subsided, but Tinley Park residents will still be dealing with the aftermath Friday. And maybe a bit more precipitation. Here's what the National Weather Service has to say about the forecast for Friday, April 19: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. The flooding that caused road closings Thursday were mostly in the southeastern part of the village. These streets are the ones that were affected Thursday, and drivers should be careful Friday morning: Veterans Park areas (west of 76th Avenue) closed: The following are links to stories about other street closings and Thursday…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
It's Election Day! Check out who's on the ballot, how to find your local polling place and, starting at 7 p.m., updates on all the key village and school board races.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Tinley Park Patch's 2013 Election Central is your guide to the ballot contests that affect village residents. Patch will be out at the polls throughout the day. Check the site for updates. Is your local polling place having trouble with the voting machines? Is a race missing from your ballot? Did someone go into labor while you voted? Pass along your tips at by emailing email@example.com or leave it here in the comments section or at Tinley Park Patch's Facebook page. Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, check back with our live blog for live updates as results are tallied. We'll be reporting live from polling places and where some of the candidates are as they watch the votes come in. 2013 ELECTION COVERAGE…