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President’s Point January 2018

Happy New Year! To Hazel Crest residents, friends and family. I must say, 2017 was an outstanding year for the Village of Hazel Crest and Chicago Southland. In 2017, I was re-elected as Mayor of the Village of Hazel Crest along with a Board of Trustees which brought on a new Village Clerk, Isaac Wiseman, Village Trustee Java Rogers, Village [...]

2018-01-21T10:50:34+00:00January 21st, 2018|Featured, Volume 19 January 2018|Comments Off on President’s Point January 2018

President’s Point September 2017

Dear fellow Hazel Crest residents, neighbors and friends:  As we move from the summer to fall, my family and I would like to personally thank the residents of Hazel Crest for the support in my re-election as Mayor.  The residents also re-elected Village Trustee Kevin Moore and elected a new Village Clerk, Isaac Wiseman, and two new Village Trustees, [...]

2017-09-15T09:14:23+00:00September 9th, 2017|Featured, Volume 18 September 2017|Comments Off on President’s Point September 2017

President’s Point June 2017

Hello residents and friends of the Village of Hazel Crest Illinois and the Southland Region. I hope you are enjoying spring and are excited about the coming summer months. First I want to personally thank Hazel Crest residents for re-electing me for another four-year term as Village President and for supporting the Hazel Crest United Party slate of candidates: Clerk [...]

2017-08-24T06:29:08+00:00June 20th, 2017|Featured, news magazine, Volume 17 June 2017|Comments Off on President’s Point June 2017

Metra Board approves $3 million contract to renovate Hazel Crest Station

Project includes replacement of street-level depot and new elevator.CHICAGO (May 24, 2017) – The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $3 million contract to renovate the Hazel Crest Station on the Metra Electric Line.The Bowa Group Inc. of Chicago was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the contracted work, which will include construction of a new street-level depot [...]

2017-06-20T09:30:17+00:00May 26th, 2017|Featured, Village Hall News, Volume 17 June 2017|Comments Off on Metra Board approves $3 million contract to renovate Hazel Crest Station

Village President’s Speech for the Moving Wall – May 5th 2016

I am a resident of the Village of Hazel Crest, your Village President and a veteran with more than 10 years of active military service. I was proud when Hazel Crest partnered with the federal government to commemorate the service of those comrades who served during the Vietnam War;  recognize those who gave their last full measure of devotion to [...]

2016-10-22T18:37:14+00:00May 28th, 2016|Featured, Volume 15 May 2016|Comments Off on Village President’s Speech for the Moving Wall – May 5th 2016

Keep Power in the Hands of the People

Keep Power in the Hands of the People Vote NO to Two Referendums Voting has been made easier than ever because Illinois residents may now register to vote on Election Day at their local polling place. Streamlined voter registration comes just in time because we have two referendums on the ballot for the March 15, 2016 Primary which directly affect [...]

2016-10-22T18:37:14+00:00January 17th, 2016|Featured, Volume 11 January 2016|Comments Off on Keep Power in the Hands of the People

New Village Manager Selected

Donna Gayden has been selected as the chief administrator of the Village of Hazel Crest, by the Village Board. Gayden brings more than 20 years experience in government administration, financial management and accounting. The new village manager has impressive educational credentials including: Master’s of Science in Accounting – Governors State University Master’s of Science in Tax Law [...]

2017-09-09T05:49:41+00:00December 6th, 2015|Featured, news magazine, Volume 10 December 2015|Comments Off on New Village Manager Selected

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Village of Hazel Crest Partners With U.S. Department of Defense Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration On Saturday, June 13th Village of Hazel Crest President, Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr. and members of the Hazel Crest First Party led the village in a series of events in honor of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration. It is well documented that veterans from [...]

2016-10-22T18:37:15+00:00July 29th, 2015|Featured, news magazine, Volume 9 August 2015|Comments Off on Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month     While some wonder why Black History Month falls during the shortest month of the year, last month’s “Now You Know!” documented why founder Carter G. Woodson selected February. Short it may be, but at least Black achievement and progress is noted locally and across the country. Not so with Women’s History [...]

2016-10-22T18:37:20+00:00March 11th, 2015|Featured, Volume 7 March 2015|Comments Off on National Women’s History Month

February – Our Shortest Month Celebration of Black History – Comes & Goes

“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson There should be a national holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, best known as both the founder of Negro History Week (later [...]

2016-10-22T18:37:21+00:00February 13th, 2015|Featured, Volume 6 February 2015|Comments Off on February – Our Shortest Month Celebration of Black History – Comes & Goes