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Tinley Park Officials Hopeful About Potential Deal With State To Purchase Abandoned Mental Health Center Site
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After nearly a decade, measures may soon be taken by the State of Illinois that would lead to the remediation of a site in Tinley Park that once housed a mental health center.
Tinley Park Village Manager Patrick Carr updated the Village Board of Trustees Tuesday, Feb. 1, on the status of a possible agreement with Illinois Central Management Services that would allow the Village to purchase the site.Read more
Column: Funding to clean up Tinley Park Mental Health Center is a mystery, but Blue Island gets windfall
Questions about the status of state funding to clean up the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center property have led to revelations of a windfall for Blue Island.
It is unclear whether the state still intends to pay to demolish buildings and remove contaminants from the abandoned 280-acre site near 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue. Last year, lawmakers allocated $15 million in Rebuild Illinois money for the work.
State Rep. Tim Ozinga, R-Mokena, investigated whether unspent money earmarked for the work last year rolled over into this year’s allocation.