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Message From the Mayor

  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The summer is over and the trees are getting their colors.  It was a very productive time in the village.  We did most of what was planned and in the remaining few months of this year we aim to finish the rest of the projects.

The 86th Avenue and Archer Road project by Brodnicki Elementary School was finished.  We paved over 7,000 feet of streets and 82nd Street and 82nd Place by the Building/Public Works Departments should be finished by the end of this year.

The Village of Justice placed 11 of the 50 safest places in Illinois.  We thank our Police Department for doing an excellent job.

There are many new construction projects in the village and many new families are moving in.  The old gas station on 79th Street was demolished and a new drive-thru restaurant will be built there.  The developer for the property by Bethania is waiting for an IDOT permit to get access and is ready to start the construction.  The Tollway is moving forward and it seems the timetable may be considerably shortened.  Reconstruction of the bridge on 87th Street and Roberts Road is proceeding at pace.  It is fascinating to see how open the area is looking.

Of the tree proposals for the acreage on 83rd Street and Cork Avenue, our board chose on proposal for a planned unit development.  There will be many meetings, discussions and resident input sessions but we believe this will be a good and beneficial addition to our tax and revenue base and will fit well with the new ramps and tollway interchange.

We have secured a good supply of salt and are ready for Old Man Winter.  Our equipment and crew are ready for anything Mother Nature has in store for us.  Our financial position looks good.  We revised our budget mid-year and made necessary adjustments to continue to provide services for our residents and maintain the village.

It is my great honor to wish the best to our veterans and to thank them for their service.  It is only because of them that we enjoy the freedoms we have.  We celebrated them on November 7th.  Due to the pandemic, we were not able to do our traditional luncheon but provided drive-thru meals and a special gift from the village at the Lipinski Center.

We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays and on behalf of myself and everyone at the Village of Justice, we wish everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Mayor/Village President