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Column: Rep. Tim Ozinga’s concerns about lawmakers silenced in budget negotiations reveal pitfalls of gerrymandering
I applaud state Rep. Tim Ozinga of Mokena for criticizing the lopsided dynamic of Illinois politics in a newly released opinion piece.
Ozinga, who chairs the Will County Republican Central Committee, opined in an essay distributed Thursday that GOP lawmakers were shut out of the recent state budget-making process by Democrats who control the legislature.Read more
Rep. Tim Ozinga has introduced two bills aimed at assisting the Village of Tinley Park in acquiring the Tinley Mental Health Center land.Read more
Tinley Park Officials Hopeful About Potential Deal With State To Purchase Abandoned Mental Health Center Site
Originally Printed at RichardFreePress.com
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.