Southtown Star from Tinley Park, Illinois on October 24, 1993 · 25
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Southtown Star from Tinley Park, Illinois · 25

Tinley Park, Illinois
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Sunday, October 24, 1993
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GOOD DAY! Splashy feature Home decorating options assign new powers to the humble shower. - See HomeGuide Double trouble Be-witching Halloween special features unusual twist on twin roles. - See TV Close-Up Come to the fair Area congressman makes another effort to match those who have work with those who need it. - See Business VIEWS Slip-sliding away Columnist Tom Houlihan examines the federal government's broadside on the noble White Castle burger box. - See Page A-10 A mouthful, at least As the calendar advances, campaign season draws closer, and the Political Bytes column serves as a reminder of what's to come. - See Page A-1 1 OUR NUMBERS Main number (708) 755-6161 Circulation (708)614-4700 Classified (708) 755-3993 Football Andrew and Sandburg were the big high school football winners Friday while Tinley Park tried to improve on its outstanding record Saturday afternoon. Sandburg rolled to a 48-6 South Inter-Conference Association North Division victory over Argo. Andrew, took a long ride to Roselle and came home with a 35-34 overtime win over Lake Park. In other Friday action, Joliet blanked Lockport, 21-0. Five seek four seats in LTHS race By Jessica Gross Overcrowding in the schools is a crucial issue in the race for Lockport Township High School District 205. Incumbent candidates include Laurence Keogh, Mike Petty, Charles Travis and Dan Kimmel. James J.R." Green is a challenger. Keogh believes that the current system of busing students back and forth between the Central and East campuses is disruptive to academic life. The overcrowding issue needs to be thoroughly re-examined, he said. International education is another concern for Keogh. We need to teach children about the impact if international events on their lives and introduce the possibility of studying abroad," he said. Keogh is a professor of history and sociology at Moraine Valley Community College and is in charge of clinical gerontology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He says he tries to bring an educational point of view to the board, especially in the social sciences. Students need to learn about commu nity involvement and government, so they feel an attachment to the American political system," he said. Keogh has lived in the district for 16 years, both in Homer and Lockport Townships, and has served on the board for four years. He lives in Lockport Township with his wife, Janice. His youngest son is a sophomore at Lockport Township High School and his two older sons are LTHS graduates. Long-range planning right now, is the solution to the overcrowding issue, according to Petty. The board needs to make some projections and decisions for the next 10 years, and not wait for the problems to find us, he said. Petty also wants to keep Lockport Township High School on the cutting edge of technology. Its a whirlwind world as far as computers are concerned. Our kids have to be computer literate or they wont be able to get jobs, he said. Petty is a physical education teacher at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and is also a certified athletic trainer. See DI8T. 205, Page A-4 Storm water management: idea subject of hearing By Tamara Sharman Will Countys bid to create a countywide storm water management planning committee was put on hold last week when the County Board tabled the resolution to allow time for a public hearing. The motion to table came from board member Mary Ann Gearhart, R-Crete, and passed 13-5. As part of her motion, Gearhart asked the county Land Use Committee to call a public hearing to gather input from townships and municipalities. The tabled resolution, if approved, would create a storm water management planning committee with representatives from each of the County Boards nine districts. Municipal representatives would be included on the committee. The committees task will be to formulate a countywide plan to guide the management of storm water runoff. I Municipalities and existing drainage districts would be required to abide by the county plan, according to county officials. County Board members seem to agree that something must be done to addreefi storm water and flooding woes in WIH County, but the idea of forming a storm water management planning committee has snagged on disagreements, mainly about the role and powers of the proposed committee. County officials who support the tabled resolution claim a countywide storm water plan is needed because flooding is an increasing problem throughout Will County and the storm water management plan is the only only way the state allows the county to address these concerns and strengthen drainage and building restrictions. But those who oppose the resolution claim it creates an additional level of government, will remove control of storm water issues from local hands and possibly lead to new taxes. Voter approval must be gained to levy a tax for the committee, county officials indicated. Board member James Gale, R-Wilmington, opposes creating a storm water management committee. Youre going to usurp the local township form of government and where I come from that is the form of government, he told his fallow County Board members Thursday. He called the proposed storm water management committee another branch of government, another level of bureaucracy. Board member Richard Budde, D- Joliet Township, said storm water man- See WATER, Page A-4 Victims family still hunts for clues By Mary Paleologos Five years ago in December, Jacquelyn A. Tendall of Seneca was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in board daylight at Orland Square Shopping Center. The driver was never apprehended, and this week, Tendalls daughter-in-law, Barbara Darin, is appealing once again to witnesses who may have seen the driver of a blue luxury car driving away from the scene. Were no further ahead today than at the time of the accident, Darin said. Someone had to see something and we hope they will come forward. The accident occurred in the parking lot of Orland Square Mall on Dec. 10. According to police, Tendall, 55, was returning to her car at about 3:14 in the afternoon with her granddaughter and a mall security agent when the accident occurred. The agent was there to help Tendall retrieve her keys, which she had locked in her car. The three were walking abreast of each other along one of the mails access roads with Tendall the farthest from the curb, when a light blue, two-door, full-size car hit her from behind while traveling at a high rate of speed, according to a report by the security agent. Tendall was thrown into the air, hit the roof of the car and1 landed on the pavement as the car sped away. After police lab tests, it was determined that the car may have been a 1985 Buick Electra or Park Avenue. According to Darin, the car continued westbound on Orland Park Drive, then turned around in the opposite direciton. The fatal accident was featured Sept. 22 on the televison show Unsolved Mysteries. An anonymous tip provided an interesting lead, which Darin said may be investigated by a private detective in the near future. The family has not informed the Orland Park Police Department about the tip, she said. Darin said she believes the Or land Park police did not conduct a comprehensive investigation of the fatality. Im sure the police department feels its done everything it could. But were not happy with what the deparment has done. Eventually, well tell them about the tip. They didnt check all the auto body shops where the driver may have had his windshield repaired or all the insurance companies. A police official with the Orland Park Police Department said on Friday that no new leads have developed in the case. Darin said the family had much to grieve about five years ago. Tendells first and second husbands both died of cancer within six months of her death. Darin said she and other family members are continuing their efforts to solve the myster because she would do the same for of us. Any witness with information on the accident may phone 815-942-0733. Pumpkin picking Four-year-old Ramona Mosby stands out In her coat of many col- during a hunt for the perfect pumpkin to transform Into a Halloween ors in the popular pumpkin patch at Saunorls Brothers In Frankfort jack-o4antern. Crowd of JJC hopefuls vies for two board seats Editors note: This is one of a series of profiles of candidates in the Nov. 2 school elections. Information was provided by the candidates who were asked to fill out questionnaires. Nine names will be on the ballot for the election of two members of Joliet Junior College District 525 Board of Trustees. The terms are six years each. Seeking to return to the board are incumbents David R. Cryer of Joliet and Joyce Heap of Newark. They will be challenged by newcomers John Doc Hertko of Joliet, Marilyn Govoni Hertko of Joliet, Jacomo Jack" Rossi of Wilriiington, Patricia Pat A. Sexton of Joliet, Rosalyne Pauline Gillespie of Joliet,. Barbara L. Newberg of Joliet and Larry Dale of Joliet. , David R. Cryer Candidate Cryer is the brokerowner of Cryer Realty and holds an associate degree from Joliet Junior College. He also attended the College of St. Francis in Joliet. A lifelong resident of the area, he is married to Luana and serves as treasurer of Sugar Creek Homewoners Association in Joliet. He lives at 1515 Lantern Lane, Joliet. He said, My two-year experience as a board member in working with a balanced .budget is an asset to the board. He also included as an asset my ability to read and understand laws as they are related to a community college. He sees as issues before the college campus security, which he believes needs to be better organized and very visible and also keeping a balanced budget but not at Sea JJC, Page A-4 Tezak to plead guilty in arson case: attorney Millionaire businessman and former Will County Coroner Robert Tezak will plead guilty Monday to arson charges. Tezak had been set to go to trial Monday in federal court on charges that he hired others in 1987 to set fires at two buildings he owned. But last week a lawyer for Tezak announced to U.S. Judge Wayne Anderson that Tezak would plead guilty. If the ex-coroner pleads guilty Monday in federal court in Chicago he likely will be sentenced several months from now, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Polales. "Sentencing is typically a few months later, he said. Polales last week commented little about the status of the Tezak case and he refused to divulge the terms of Tezaks plea agreement. Tezak, once a powerful force in the Will County political arena, was indicted last year on charges that he hired others to burn down the Galaxy Bowl in Crest Hill and a downtown Joliet building that housed the Will County Private Industry Council. He allegedly wanted to collect the insurance money from the buildings, which he owned, and to destroy Private Industry Council records because the job-training program was under federal investigation and many of its files had been subpoenaed. Tezk also is charged with obstruction of justice for threatening to See TEZAK, Page A-4 ' ' I v- rve

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