Jake Pederson goes through the obstacle course Thursday, May 17, during the CMS Olympics staged by Community Consolidated School District 146 at Central Middle School. PHOTOS BY JULIE MCMANN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Margi Strombeck, a special education teacher at CMS and the organizer of the CMS Olympics, said events such as this help “expand the world” for children with disabilities.
Andrew freshman Malachi Spells (right) celebrates after finding out his older brother, Mychah, qualified for state in the 110-meter hurdles Thursday, May 17, during the Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional. JAMES SANCHEZ/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Eight athletes from TPHS and two from Andrew High School will compete at the Illinois High School Association state meet on Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, also known as “Chucktown.”
Tinley Park Trustees unanimously approved the first reading of the ethics code ordinance amendment, but further changes could be made. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO
A compromise “in the interest of intergovernmental coordination” was struck between the Village and the Tinley Park-Park District to officially transfer ownership of the “Bormet Tot Lot” from the former to the latter.
John Bickel, a sophomore 200-meter runner at Andrew, finishes third at a controversial sectional re-race on Saturday, May 19, two days after finishing second to earn a trip to the state finals. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
“After careful consideration of the circumstances surrounding the results and outcome of the 200-meter dash ... Bickel and Adams qualify for the state finals as the result of an administrative error on the evening of the sectional final,” IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said in a statement on Monday.
Concluding a lengthy exploration process for requests for proposals that began last November, Tinley Park’s Director of EMS And 911 Communications recommended the Village stick with its current emergency medical services provider. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO
“Kurtz not only do they have the low price, but had the same amount of continuity that we currently have to provide for some of the plans that we want to go forward,” Carr said. “Not only that, we’re going to get five new box type ambulances, which was a recommendation from our task force, with the emphasis being on pay and benefits.”
The Village of Tinley Park and the Tinley Park Veterans Commission will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Gen. Patrick E. Rea Veterans Plaza, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park.