Evan Yerkes and Troy Murphy, a pair of deadly 3-point threats, have chosen their colleges. But the dynamic duo make far different decisions with their college choices.
Tinley Park residents Kiera Fitzmaurice, Sophia Cescato and Colin Cescato working at the annual lemonade stand on June 16 in support of Midwest BBQ for the Brave. PHOTOS BY LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
June 21, 2018By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance ReporterNews, Community
Kiera Fitzmaurice’s annual lemonade stand was once again open for business outside her home on Sandy Lane on the morning of Saturday, June 16. As temperatures rose so did lemonade sales as members of the community flocked to this delicious fundraiser.
(Left to right) Tinley Park residents Daniel, Michaelene and Jessica Hultman posing for a pre-movie photo on June 15 during the Village of Tinley Park's Third Friday Flicks. LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
June 20, 2018By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance ReporterLife & Arts
Before the movie began, Village of Tinley Park staff members handed out “detention slips” which instructed attendees on each interactive element of the “Hairspray” sing-along. Doing a hair swipe every time one of the characters said, “Link,” and applauding every time someone said, “Corny Collins,” were among the activities.
Tinley Park’s Britney Johnson cried when she first tried Tae Kwon Do but 18 years later is an award winner and a teacher of the sport. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
June 19, 2018By Tom O'Connor, Freelance ReporterSports, Youth
Johnson has perfected the art of self-defense, staving off those in pursuit of her finest exploits, namely a silver medal at the 2018 Illinois State Tae Kwon Do championship.
On June 12, the Public Safety Committee recommended the Board of Trustees approve a purchase for a temporarily 2,000-square foot C-span tent structure and the rental of construction trailer living quarters for the cost of $125,649. VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK PHOTO
Fire Chief Forest Reeder laid out two different options, with the tent structure gaining favor due its multi-use purpose. Reeder said the re-assembled equipment, which will house fire vehicles for the construction phase, will then be given to Public Works for vehicle storage.
Among the sea of red, white blue, placed firmly on NASCAR driver and US Navy reservist’s Jesse Iwuji’s car, will be an homage to one of Mokena’s favorite sons, lost too soon while fighting in Afghanistan: Pfc. Aaron Toppen.
In a positive first step, Village staff and elected officials along with Cruise Nights organizers have agreed to set up a meeting to sit down and attempt to hash out some mutually agreeable changes. It will no doubt be a challenge, but all sides have the same vested interest in providing a safe and successful, family-friendly experience that represents the best of what Village life has to offer.