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Message From the Mayor

  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I'm hoping everyone is safe and healthy throughout these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  These have been trying times for everyone and we are hoping for better days ahead.  We have cautiously moved into Phase 4 of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan and are happy to see businesses re-opening under the guidelines.  Unfortunately, due to the restrictions of the Governor's Plan only allowing 50 people to gather we had to cancel our annual car show which is one of the village events that all residents were looking forward to.

For some good news, the triangle property across from Damar Funeral Home is complete and open for new businesses to come to our village.  I'm sure the new potential service businesses will be welcomed.  Dunkin is already open and doing very well, in fact, they have already extended their hours.

We are pleased to announce the Village of Justice has been ranked the 4th safest city in the State of Illinois!  Due to the self-sacrifice of our Police Department, Dispatchers and Command Staff, we can sleep better knowing they are our there keeping us safe.  Given the exceptional work of our Police Department and in light of the current negativity towards law enforcement, on June 22, 2020 I signed a Proclamation making July 2020 Law Enforcement Month in the Village of Justice to show our support, to thank and honor our Police Department for all they do for us on a day to dy basis.  Please join me in thanking them for their service.  Remember to thank all Law Enforcement Personnel for a job well done during these trying times.

I am pleased to announce that through the efforts of our Building, Economic Development and Public Works teams working with Senator Jacqueline Collins, $2,200,000.00 has been put into the Capital Bill for the Village of Justice through the Rebuild Illinois Infrastructure Program.  Some of this money will be used to alleviate the flooding areas at 75th Street and Cork Avenue and on Marion Drive.  We thank Sentor Collins an our Building, Economic Development and Public Works teams for all their work in getting this award!

Our Building Department has been busier than ever.  Looking around the village, you will see numerous properties hat are being renovated and new housing constructions.  Also, Public Works has been very busy maintaining our village properties and especially working on drainage. 

As a reminder, the vehicle sticker deadline has been moved to July 31, 2020.  Please purchase and display your vehicle stickers prior to August 1, 2020 to avoid any late fees or penalties.

With nicer weather and kids outside playing, I would like to appeal to residents to drive carefully and obey speed limits on our streets.  Please be mindful of each other, also keep an eye especially on our senior residents and assist them if they are in need.  Let's all be good neighbors and take care of each other.

Have a good and safe summer!

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President

kwasowicz@villageofjustice.org