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March 2, 2017
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For the Record
with Dave Niemeyer
Spring seems to be arriving early, and I hope everyone is enjoying the relatively mild weather and lack of snow as much as I am!
I'd like to discuss an ordinance passed by the Village Board that opts out of recent Cook County laws that increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour starting July 1, 2017 and $13 per hour by 2019 for anyone employed in the county. Cook County also separately approved an ordinance that mandates sick leave for most employees who work in Cook County.
Because Tinley Park is a home-rule community and spans two counties, we learned we have the ability to opt out of these requirements, and this issue was recently discussed by the Village Board. The issue of whether businesses should be required to pay a minimum wage or give employees sick days can be and is debated.
However, the Village of Tinley Park is in a unique position due to the fact we're located in two counties. Will County is considered a much more favorable property and sales tax environment for businesses. Some Tinley Park businesses located in the Cook County side have expressed concern that these two new county requirements would make it much more difficult for them to do business in the Village, in addition to the concerns about taxes.
Ultimately, the Village Board voted to opt out of these requirements via an ordinance you can read by clicking here. One of Tinley Park's strength is our business community. It provides us with a strong tax base, jobs and nearby places to eat, work and shop. We want businesses to thrive in Tinley Park, and to that end we will continue to do what we can to make sure our business are treated fairly!
Fire Department info fair March 8
Have you ever wondered how much a fire truck costs, or how many firefighters are at each station? Wonder no more!
The Tinley Park Fire Department will host an inside look at its inner workings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at Fire Station No. 1, 17355 S. 68th Court, Tinley Park.
Residents also will learn how many fire stations are in Tinley Park, why fire trucks are seen at non-emergencies and in other communities, and much more! Chief officers will be in-house and ready to respond to your inquiries and showcase Tinley Park Fire Department equipment and apparatus.
Feel free to stop by any time during the event so you can better understand the services the Village's Fire Department provides to the Tinley Park community.
For more information, call (708) 444-5200 or stop by Fire Station No. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Will County to host public meeting
The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDT) will hold a public hearing on the preliminary engineering study of 80th Avenue through the villages of Tinley Park and Mokena from 191st to 183rd streets.
The public hearing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. WCDT staff and their engineering consultant will be available to discuss and answer questions regarding the need for the study, the improvement to widen the road to four lanes, right of way acquisition and relocation assistance, and the tentative construction schedule.
Improvements to the intersections of 183rd, 185th, 189th and 191st streets with 80th Avenue and pedestrian and bicycle facilities also are proposed. Maps and exhibits will be available for viewing.  
White Sox to host Tinley Park night
The Chicago White Sox will once again offer specially priced tickets to Tinley Park residents and their families and friends to watch the South Siders take on the Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 23 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Lower Box seats are $29, Outfield Reserved seats are $16, and Upper Box and Bleacher seats are $14).
Please note that orders will not be redeemed at the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket windows or the White Sox administrative offices. To order tickets, v isit