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Zabrocki tributes pour in throughout the region

In a Tribune / Daily Southtown column entitled  “Zabrocki helped those who couldn’t help themselves,” Phil Kadner writes:

Ed Zabrocki’s announcement that he will resign as Tinley Park mayor, effective June 1, means an end to 36 years of public service marked by many accomplishments, but perhaps none as important as humanitarian efforts to help people in need. Zabrocki was instrumental in making Tinley Park home to the Crisis Center for South Suburbia and Together We Cope, organizations that have touched the lives of thousands of people who lived outside the village and could not vote for him…Read more here.

In another Tribune / Daily Southtown story, “Mayor leaves diverse legacy as mayor,” Mike Nolan and Steve Metsch write:

In leaving an indelible mark on a village that he guided as mayor for more than three decades, Ed Zabrocki wasn’t a one-man show but rather someone who could meld divergent views into a plan for progress, friends and village business people said. Calculated, rather than reckless, risks that Tinley Park took during the heady growth years of the 1980s and 1990s paid dividends by broadening the village’s tax base and housing stock, according to those familiar with Zabrocki’s leadership…Read more here.

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