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Message From the Mayor

  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here it is, Spring!  At the May 10, 2021 Board Meeting the newly elected officials were sworn in.  We are looking forward to working with new Trustees Stanislaw Ogorek and Gabriel Lopez, and our new Village Clerk, Dave Kroll.  We wish them well and know they will be vital in improving, growing and moving the village forward.

It looks like a very busy, productive and prosperous year in our village!  All village projects are moving forward.  The tollway crews work day and night and the noise walls are being put up.  They are trying to minimize the length of construction and inconvenience to our residents.  The final results will be better roads, better access to main routes, more business, local job growth and great prosperity for the village.

The development of the hotel, restaurant and retail area behind Damar is in the final engineering phase, the developer is waiting for IDOT to grant access to the property.  IDOT is fixing the sinkhole on 79th Street.  The Justice-Willow Springs Water Commission is working on moving a water main across 79th Street and they are finishing the Cronin Avenue project.  The bid was awarded for the 86th Avenue and Archer Avenue project by Brodnicki school and construction will start as soon as the school closes for the summer.

Our Public Works crew is planning on repaving over 8,000 feet of our streets this year.  We received a grant for the reconstruction of 82nd Place East of 88th Avenue and parts of 82nd Street in Wesley Fields.

Our Village is growing and improving every day.  Our crew is working on ditches and culverts to improve water flow to minimize flooding in the village.  We are waiting on the outcome of some grants we applied for to fund flood projects.  The main project, 75th Street and Cork Avenue is in the works, engineering is done and we expect to have funding in a few months.  Once completed, this will solve the flooding in the area including Covington Pond and 73rd Place and it will greatly help residents there.

Our website has all the latest information on Covid Vaccination accessibility and if you listen to the news, we hopefully will be back to normal by late Spring, early Summer.  We are working on the 2021 Justice Auto Show in August which will be a great event!  With the expectation of the increase in allowable meetings and capacities, we also will return to Townhall meetings and are planning the first one in June.

With great sorrow, I must tell you that we have lost one of our good guys, Police Officer Peter Lenos.  He passed away suddenly and it is a great loss for his family, friends and our village.  He will be remembered by all.  He and his fellow officers keep Justice safe for our residents and businesses and they deserve our respect and appreciation.  Please keep Officer Lenos, his family and his fellow Officers in your prayers.

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Mayor/Village President