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November 3, 2016
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'For the Record'

with Dave Niemeyer

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween night of trick-or-treating. Also, congrats to the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs!
I'd like to address a question that was raised regarding the possibility of extending the sidewalks along the south side of 175th Street east of Ridgeland Avenue. The Village currently has a sidewalk on the north side of the roadway, with striping for a crosswalk at Tinley Park High School. Not all students utilize the sidewalk, and many choose to walk along the south side of the pavement.
The Village has had an extension planned for some time along the south side of the street. This was targeted to be completed as part of the Cook County improvement of 175th Street to the west of Ridgeland Avenue. Unfortunately, that project stalled in 2009 due to a lack of funding. It was a Cook County-funded project that was to cost about $6 million.
Mayor Dave Seaman and other Village officials recently met with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to get the project back on track, and the Village is currently waiting on Cook County to finalize the review and authorize the Village to proceed on the required engineering and land acquisition.
The area on the south side of 175th Street has some minor ditches that need to be addressed, and the right of way varies. We've recommend that this section of sidewalk be added to the 'gap' plan that is being developed for sidewalks on Oak Park Avenue, Harlem Avenue and 80th Avenue so that if funding becomes available, the sidewalk could be moved forward if the county project again stalls out.
As always, I will keep you up-to-date on this project as it develops.
Boo Bash costume contest winners
Members of the Tinley Park Jaycees judged hundreds of entries and awarded five prizes to local children and families during a costume contest held Oct. 30 during the fifth annual Downtown Tinley Boo Bash at the Oak Park Avenue Metra train station.
Judges considered entrants in five categories, and winners received a trophy and a $25 Target gift card. Winners included:
  • Scariest Costume: Ashlyn and Cailin Smith, of Tinley Park (Silent Hill Characters)
  • Cutest Costume: Easton Burch, of New Lenox (Richard Simmons, pictured at right)
  • Best Homemade Costume: Lily Sievers, of Oak Lawn (Pikachu)
  • Best Baby Costume: Brooks Burch, of New Lenox (Penguin Fishing)
  • Best Family/Group Costume: The Kladis Family, of Joliet (Batman Villains)
The Village would like to thank this year's presenting sponsors, which included Massage Envy, Bettenhausen Automotive, Tinley Sparks and Southwest Synergy Dance, as well as the many business booths that participated.
Click here to watch a 10-minute video chronicling this year's Boo Bash.
Change your clock and your batteries
The Tinley Park Fire Department would like to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they turn their clocks back on Sunday.
Because smoke alarms last 10 years, the fire department also urges residents to check the date the smoke alarm was manufactured and replace it if needed.
For more information, visit the Tinley Park Fire Department and nationally accredited Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau's website at