Message From the Mayor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are currently exploring an exciting proposal for a $43 million dollar project on the 14 acre Asbury Woods Site. We sincerely hope what is now a concept plan might develop into a reality. Our Economic Development prospects are steadily better due to increased awareness of the Village of Justice as a convenient place to live and work.
The feasibility study of the on and off ramp, exiting from and entering onto I294 North has been awarded and will commence early this year. Each milestone in this ambitious undertaking is a victory in itself and brings us closer to our goal of constructing a full tollway interchange in Justice.
The reconstruction of 85th Avenue and 85th Court from 79th Street to the tollway, and 86th Avenue and 73rd Place on the north side will be completed this upcoming construction season. We anxiously await the start of construction on Frontage Road this year as well.
An MWRD Flood Prevention Project to install new storm sewers from 86th Street to 79th Street along Roberts Road in conjunction with a street resurfacing project is scheduled for construction in 2015.
The Village of Justice and the Justice Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, January 29th at the Wm. O. Lipinski Center to encourage better communication with our local businesses and to further our common goals for the support and encouragement of our business community.
We are well prepared for this winter season. Our first delivery of salt has been accepted and all of our plows are ready to go. Let us hope the winter is not too harsh. Our senior plow list has grown, along with our senior population. We assist those residents over the age of 62 who have no able-bodied individuals in residence at their homes.
The First Annual Winter Wonderland Tree Decorating Event was a huge success. Thirteen community organizations participated and a great time was had by all. Children's crafts, refreshments and a bounty of holiday wishes for each other.
The Holiday Food Basket distribution was completed on December 20th, 2014. Janet Cervantes our Special Events Director had volunteers, staff and village officials working together like a well-oiled machine. Students and staff from our elementary and junior high schools collected bountiful amounts of nonperishables and toys, and came out to sort and wrap days before the distribution. Our Police Department and Emergency Management Agency were on hand to do the heavy lifting and deliveries where necessary. Pictures of the event will be proudly displayed on our website.
I wish to everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Stay Warm!