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Justice passes resolution to repeal SAFE-T Act

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By Carol McGowan

Justice last week became the latest community to adopt a resolution urging state lawmakers to repeal or amend the controversial SAFE-T Act.

The resolution was approved unanimously with Trustee Gabriel Lopez absent.

The act was passed by the General Assembly in 2021 and it’s no cash bail provision is due to go into effect on January 1, 2023.

Trustee Melanie Kuban suggested that the resolution be sent to the governor, lieutenant governor, the Speaker of the House, and Illinois Senators and Representatives, along with a letter from Mayor Kris Wasowicz.

In other village business, Trustee Fran Mills mentioned that at the recent Cook County Rabies Clinic in Justice, 150 rabies shots and 150 microchips were administered.  Numbers for service ran out by 10:45 the morning of September 17, and arrivals after that time had to be turned away.

Next year, the village will be making information available regarding the requirements for village pet tags.  They will be able to obtained during the clinic.

During the economic development and business license report, Trustee Stan Ogorek asked for four home occupation licenses to be approved.

They were for Henry’s Trucking Enterprises Inc., a home office for a transportation business at 8956 W. 84th Place, Stairsland LLC, operating a home office for a construction business at 7943 S. 84th Court, License Stamp it Notary Service LLC, operating a home office for a notary service business at 8046 S. 83rd Court, and Blu Kangaroo Realty LLC, operating a home office for a real estate sales business at 8046 S. 83rd Court.

All were approved.

Trustee Jeffrey Allen mentioned that the generator for the lift station has arrived, but there’s not date yet for it to be installed.

The rooftop units have been installed at the Lipinski Center and after the duct work is done, that project will be completed.

Allen said the village would asphalt 80th Street from 82nd court to 83rd Avenue, then 84th Street would be next.

Wasowicz informed the board that a demolition permit has been issued for 8646 S. Roberts Road.

This is a condemned building that was at the center of heated discussions with the zoning board recently over a hotel that wanted to go in there. That proposal was shot down by the village board.

Building Commissioner Ed Shilka stated that the permit was for gutting the interior of the building.

The next Village Board Meeting will take place on Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.

6 Comments

  1. Diane on October 7, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    When did I as a resident get to give my opinion on whether or not I want the SAFE-T ACT repealed?



  2. Chuck on October 8, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Your opinion is by the officials you elected into office



  3. vette on October 8, 2022 at 8:05 am

    How does the vote about the act happen without asking the residents if they agree? Also, now that you’ve done it, tell us why. And please do not repeat the political ads! All of them are bs!



  4. Bill LaVeau on October 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    When did the general public have a vote as to pass this “law ” or not?



  5. Jin on October 13, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Worse still, so many seats in the state senate and assembly go uncontested that it is difficult to send lawmakers a message that will resonate



  6. Henricus on October 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    These whiny trustee losers should resign and move to some red state where innocent until proven guilty means nothing. They are nothing but embarrassments!



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