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Our talented GIS team assists consortium members in collecting data, producing maps, providing decision support and data analysis for municipal economic development, public works and public safety departments. See details about our GIS services. Interested in joining the consortium? Please contact SSMMA Planning Director Sarah Kobetis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects were scored and ranked according to our methodology In July-August, SSMMA sought public comment on the draft program. On September 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. via Zoom, the recommended Active and Contingency lists will go for approval at the SSMMA Transportation Committee meeting. For questions, please contact SSMMA Transportation Planner Leslie Phemister at email@example.com.
The board’s Sept. 17 session is the final regularly scheduled meeting before an Oct. 28 deadline for awarding a license. However, the board may extend the deadline, even though the date is specified in the 2019 gaming expansion legislation, lawmakers said. “There is some language in the act that would allow for a delay,” said state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights. “It could be a significant delay.” DeLuca and Kristi DeLaurentiis, executive director of the South Suburba
RLL or Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan and is based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Indiana. See the Indy 500 story: Sato makes good on delivering ‘500’ victory to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. According to their website, Lanco is a diverse group of companies specializing in many disciplines: from heavy equipment m
Granite has begun work for a $13 million task order at the Homewood, Illinois Station as part of a Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Stations Program by The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Construction is underway and expected to conclude in December 2021. Amtrak’s ADA Stations Program is a comprehensive program to make the Amtrak-served stations for which Amtrak has ADA responsibility, ADA compliant and ac
Press release from the Regional Transportation Authority: The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced $195,000 in funding through its Access to Transit program to help four communities in Northeastern Illinois complete Phase I engineering for projects that will improve pedestrian and bicycle access to public transit. Two south suburban projects are in Sauk Village and University Park. The RTA launched Access to Transit in 2012 to support small-scale capital projects
Only emailed packets (application, cover letter and resume with 4 professional references) will be accepted. To apply, email a completed packet to Sandy Chandler, Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 9/2/2020. Applicant submittals should be a single pdf document titled with only first and last name.
In the south suburbs, the Village of Dolton was awarded a grant to beautify the Crossroads of the Midwest. The project is currently a dilapidated parcel of land in Dolton that will be by pollinated by planting flowers, bushes and trees.
With the completion of the $3.5 million project, funded through the State of Illinois Bond Program, the station is now fully compliant with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility features a new street-level depot complete with vendor space, a waiting area and restrooms. The project also included rehabilitation of the station’s north and south head houses as well as the stairways leading to the platform. The platform warming shelter
Campus on I-80 in Orland Park Situated 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is a bustling village of more than 58,000 residents. The Metra train system transports commuters back and forth to the Loop and O’Hare International Airport. The Orland Square Mall opened in 1976 with more than 1 million square feet of shopping, sparking substantial economic and residential growth in the village. Today, Orland Park continues to adjust to the changes in mall shopping, the proximi
Calumet City canoe launch and river walk Press release from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $39.5 million in new grants awarded for 27 capital development projects to support continued economic development across the state. The grants are being released through an allocation of $24.8 million from the Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Capital progr
FEMA is offering a series of informational webinars to provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency’s funding priorities and review process. The first webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. CST, and registration information will be available soon. The application period for both grants opens on September 30. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the management system for
Call One to Host Digital Transformation in the Public Sector Webinar
Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Telecommunications Program vendor Call One is hosting a webinar entitled “Digital Transformation in the Public Sector” on Tuesday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. Participants will “learn how modernizing your technology solution reduces costs, eliminate security vulnerabilities and easily adapt to today’s shifting requirements and expectations.” The webinar will be conducted by Call
livestream feed this week at W.W. Holt Funeral Home in Harvey. Zeb Lollis became the first black mayor of Dixmoor in May of 1988. He was selected by the Board of Trustees to fill the office left vacant by the suicide of Kenneth Fisher. Mayor Lollis chose not to seek a full term in the following year’s election. His grandson, John Lewis, paid him the following tribute on Facebook last Father’s Day: “Happy Father’s Day to my World War II United States Army Vet Hero, the former
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Tons of paper work block many business owners who want to move forward despite the pandemic. But, there’s a way you can easily get the help you need. The Southland Development Authority (SDA) has business advisors who are ready to work with you and provide assistance tailored to your needs. They offer reliable advice, creative ideas and useful resourc
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Village of Steger. He passed away peacefully on August 9, 2020 at the age of 92. Mayor Sherman served the Village of Steger for 40 years before stepping down in 2013 (read SSMMA’s tribute from June 2013). According to current Mayor Kenneth Peterson Jr., he was one of the longest serving Mayors in the village, adding: “Lou dedicated his entire life to the service of others. In addition to his forty years as Mayor, Lou was a past president of the South Suburban Mayors and Manag
After it temporarily suspended 2020 Census field data collection activities in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau unveiled a plan in April to seek congressional authorization to end counting on Oct. 31. But last week the bureau announced it will end counting Sept. 30. The changed deadline is a huge concern, said Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward (in photo), who is president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and president of the Southland Regiona