Author: Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor: HB 2531 marks progress for South Suburban Airport, triumph for Chicago Southland

In a momentous event that has been eagerly awaited for several decades, the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with various legislative leaders, recently celebrated the signing of House Bill 2531 into law. This pivotal legislation signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker signifies a significant step forward in building the[Read More…]

Letter: Kudos to Homewood ballfield groundskeepers

Dear Editor, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for the amazing ground crew and all the dedicated volunteers at Homewood Baseball and Softball. As a Juniors level softball coach and 12U travel coach, seeing other parks serves as a constant reminder of how fortunate we[Read More…]

Letter: Area officials urge nonsupport for the referendum to incorporate a 708 board tax in Thornton Township (free content)

We, as south suburban communities in Thornton Township, are writing in response to the referendum question that is being proposed for the April 4 ballot regarding additional property taxes for mental health facilities and services.  We are united in understanding the good intent behind the referendum because we all deeply[Read More…]

Letter: Environmental activists, local NAACP official critical of forum on Calumet Country Club redevelopment (free content)

Wednesday night, March 15, 2023, Hazel Crest President Vernard Alsberry hosted Calumet Country Club owner’s unregistered lobbyists, Catalyst Consulting, and the NAACP Illinois State Conference at an event which was described as a town hall on the industrial development of the Calumet Country Club. During her introduction, NAACP State President Teresa Haley[Read More…]

Letter: Country club redevelopment opponents post open letter to Hazel Crest mayor (free)

President Vernard L. Alsberry: South Suburbs for Greenspace’s (SSG) purpose is to preserve the long-term health, prosperity, and quality of life of Southland residents by preserving greenspace, specifically the 127 acres of greenspace at the Calumet Country Club. Hazel Crest’s decision to annex the property owned by Diversified Partners is[Read More…]

Letter: Charity thanks Flossmoor-area residents for holiday generosity

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Flossmoor​​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected[Read More…]

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