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VOYAGER MAYOR TYRONE WARD

Welcome to the Village of Robbins Newsletter

Invest in Cook Grant Award $292,500.00 The Village of Robbins & Crestwood has been selected by the Cook County Dept. of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) to receive a Tri-State (I294) Tollway Interchange Feasibility Study at Midlothian Turnpike and Pulaski. It is a study to determine whether an exist ramp should be place in this location.

Robbins Water Park Moving Forward Juneteenth & Carnival Celebration As we move forward thru the year, I am encouraged to see/feel the potential of the Village of Robbins. Another 1st this year was the roll out of our “Juneteenth & Carnival Celebration.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to 1865.

Forecast/upcoming for 2018 Mayors monthly Coffee& Conversation (sept 8)Fritz Kaige (Cook County Assessor Candidate)
 Teen Summit Coming in Oct. Coordinating with M.V.C.C. focusing on High school students.


135th Resurfacing Project $1,650,000 As we continue to be defined by forward motion, I am Extremely Excited about the upcoming 135th street resurfacing project, which is upon the horizon. Our long term positioning and strategies are becoming reality. This project will go from Kostner east to Claire Blvd. We understand that this process can be a temporary inconvenience, however “if we are a little patient, better results come in the morning I do believe.” “I do believe in connectivity; I do believe in networking; I do believe in prayer; I do believe in positive association; I do believe in team building; I do believe in Tomorrow; I do believe in positive visions; I do believe when I do good, I feel good; I do believe that others can inspire us; I do believe in order to see a rainbow, you have to have rain and sunshine; And I always believe in Robbins.” Mayor Tyrone Ward

Highlighting Youth/Robbins residents, Art work to be displayed in the Village Hall Lobby
 Pro Champs Bank regulation program to assist Code Enforcement. ROBBINS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER VOL. 3 (2018)

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From Mayor Ward VILLAGE OF ROBBINS DESIGNS THEIR FUTURE

IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW Mayor Tyrone Ward (708) 385-8940 Village Administrator Keith Freeman (708) 385-8940 Village Treasurer Margaret Newell (708) 385-8940 x227 Village Clerk-Debra Yates (708) 385-8940 x224 Police Chief- Roy Wells (708) 385-8940 x 236 Fire Chief Antwan Dobson (708) 385-8940 x 247 Public Works Foreman Randall Hughes (708) 385-8940 x 275 Building Department Charles Johnson (708) 385-8940 x 270 Robbins Community Center (708) 239-0044 Trustee Office 708) 385-8940 x231

With support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, and in collaboration with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and other partners, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) hosted community workshops on February 10, March 10, and July 14, 2018. These workshops, which were free and open to the public, helped design the wetland park and develop a strategy to support Robbins. UIC also held a workshop with students, teachers, and administrators from Kellar Middle School on June 6.

Timeline: • “Designing Robbins Workshop: Part 1”Lake Katherine Nature Center; February 10, 2018 • “Designing Robbins Workshop: Part 2.” Robbins Community Center; March 10, 2018 • “Kellar School Workshop” Thomas J. Kellar Middle School; June 6, 2018 • “Designing Robbins Workshop: Part 3” Delia M. Turner Elementary School; July 14, 2018 At these workshops, participants focused on developing a shared vision and goals for the village, looked at how different social and economic aspects support or get in the way of those goals, and identified the farreaching impacts of flooding on the community & ability to realize its vision. Next, we considered the design of specific amenities in the park (ex. playground, restrooms, multi-purpose facility), examining how they might be used and what issues need to be addressed, such as funding and having enough space. Finally, workshop participants discussed how to make the park happen and together started to outline a short-,medium- and long-term strategy for the park’s gradual development and maintenance, to support the shared vision for a vibrant Robbins.

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Spotlight on Robbins 


Mayor Ward Announces 2018 Beautification Awards The 2018 Robbins Beautification Award will accepting applications as early as August 2018. Residents, businesses and churches are welcome to apply. Eligibility requirements are available at the mayor office and online at get2knowrobbins.org. For more information contact Vanessa Marshall at 708-385-8940 ex 262. Get all the latest news and updates at our new Get2KnowRobbins.org website. Visit us now and subscribe to receive digital the Village Voyager Newsletter quarterly.

Rain Ready is an initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), that helps people manage flooding in their own community. In 2016 RainReady Program. We believe that creating a drier Robbins will lead to a more attractive community where residents and business’s thrive. By working together the committee would like to support the Village of Robbins and the members of the community in alleviating flooding issues faced in Robbins. Other goals of the group are to raise the quality of life in the Village through investment in economic development, education and beautification. Projects may include new opportunities for recreation and community gardens in vacant and underused areas. A sense of place will be established through improved communication, beautification projects, and new activities for youth and seniors. The Rain Ready Robbins Steering Committee meets on the first Monday every month at the Community Center, 4:00pm.

VILLAGE TRUSTEES DAVID DYSON ddyson@robbins-il.com KORIE DICKSON kdickson@robbins-il.com BERNARD WARD bward@robbins-il.com ERNEST MAXEY emaxey@robbins-il.com JACQUELINE HENRY jhenry@robbins-il.com DARREN BRYANT dbryant@robbins-il.com

VILLAGE CLERK DEBRA YATES dyates@robbins-il.com

I would like to thank every business and business owner for being in compliance with the village. I would like to thank everyone that has followed the process by completing documents and submitting them to received your business license  in the village. I will continue to exemplify the qualities of serving as the Village Clerk of this town.

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Public Safety Fire Department | Chief Antwan Dobson This past summer season was filled with festivals, carnivals and a flurry of community events.TO The Robbins Fire Department was IMPORTANT NUMBERS KNOW excited to be part of most if not all of the community summer events. Robbins Fire Department not only serve the community Mayor Tyrone Ward we also take pride in public relations under emergency conditions, with our(708) citizens. 385-8940 x 223 Over theVillage past few months, Robbins Fire has assisted our neighbors in Administrator Blue Island at several house fires. Fire Chief Daniel Reda sends his Keith Freeman sincere gratitude and thanks for our assistance in fire suppression (708) 385-8940 225incident command management. and rescue efforts; alongxwith It is always Village nice Clerk-Debra to hear from Yates our citizens and visitors who travel through (708) Robbins whether it’s 385-8940 x224on leisure or business. On August 8th 2018, Robbins Fire Department responded to a patient who was experiencing shortness of breath. Upon arrival, the crew was greeted Police Chief- Roy Wells with the patient’s home health registered nurse (RN). After (708) 385-8940 x 236 the completion of the call, the patient’s nurse took time to personally call me and hand wrote a letter to give acclaim to the crew who responded; Lt/EMT. Steve Serviss and Candidate Firefighter/EMT Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Jones, on a thorough job well done! In part the letter reads as (708) 385-8940 x 247 follows; Works Supervisor “ThesePublic two gentlemen were EXTREMELY Winston Sawyer Professional and Compassionate and Caring. Their service will go a 385-8940 x 275 long way(708) in restoring public trust and satisfaction.” Building Department Police Department | Chief Roy Wells Harrison Maddox (708) 385-8940 x 270 Citizen First Meeting bridging the gap with the citizens in the Village. Guest who attended to this summer Com Ed, Cook County Board of Review, Community ActivistCenter Andrew Holmes, Cook County Sheriff, Robbins Community Beloved Wellness Center, Cook County Housing Authority and the (708) 239-0044 Village of Robbins Dept. Heads. Trustee OfficeNational Night Out a great event bringing the community together to 708) 385-8940 deter crime and take backx231 there neighborhoods with caring.

William Leonard Public Library (708) 597-2760 13820 Central Park Ave Robbins, IL 60472 Bremen Township (708) 333-9530 Worth Township (708) 371-2900 David Bryant East Claire Block Club James Collier West Crawford Block Club Helen Echols 135th Lincoln Lane Pulaski Avers Block Club Zachary Fulson Maxey Court Block Club Kandy Hicks Hamlin Spaulding 135th Lincoln Lane Block Club Leotha Murphy Kostner Pulaski Block Club Ms. Hudson & Gregory Jackson Mid Town Block Club

"Cop on Top" Special Olympics Illinois raise money for special need individuals a great success.A message from the Chief of Police. Citizens are first. Professionalism, Integrity and Pride we at the Robbins Police uphold as a team.

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VILLAGE VOYAGER Events and Announcements 


Red, Trustee Henry & Clerk Yates

Judge Steele , Rep. Marcus Evans, Commissioner Simms, Ald. Ramone Williams (Calumet City) & Justice P. Scott Neville

Police Chief Roy Wells, Trustee Henry & Trustee Maxey

J.B. Pritzker

Mayberry at Lil Mama’s Back to School Give a Way

Judge Cobbs & Mayor Covington Joshua McClindon Great Artist

With Mayor Vargas (Blue Island)

Updated Court Room

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ComEd representatives supporting Juneteenth/Carnival

Jeffery Harris Jr. and Mayor Denson at Cal Park Festival

Volunteer (Butch) assisting

National night out with Bethel Church

Jasmine Washington & Red (Burton)“Great Back to School Bash”

Kelwin Harris (CMAP)

Clean up day

With MWRD Commissioner D. Shores

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