The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.
The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority has been operational for just over a year now, and has made exciting progress.
Travel south on Ill. 394 from I-80/I-294, past its merger with Ill. 1, to the proposed Illiana Expressway interchange and you’ll pass 11 distinct communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties.
Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.
For the past several years, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, in cooperation with the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp., has placed a heavy emphasis on the Calumet manufacturing and logistics nexus. Our purpose has been to turn brownfields into jobs in the greate…
The Lake Calumet Airport is still "dead, dead, dead," but it enjoyed a brief, meteoric rise and fall during the long, continuing battle over construction of a third Chicago area airport.
About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.
Recent Rich East High School graduate Raheem Johnson likes working with his hands. One day he wants to study architecture. Or construction. But he isn’t sure and wants to buy some time.
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Executive Director Ed Paesel
Ed Paesel is executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association.
Many aren't aware of it, but there is a committed group of people working quietly behind the scenes to renew and restore Chicago’s south suburban region in more ways than you can imagine.
As part of the overall effort of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. to grow the south suburban region’s economy, no aspect is more important than workforce development. Our employers consistently cite the need for high-qual…
As we all know, an up-to-date highway system is not only critical for our residents to commute to work and make other trips but also for our area to sustain its economy.
Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. They have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.
In his column several weeks ago, Terry McCullough raised important concerns about two programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. I share a number of these concerns, particu…
Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. These individuals have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.
While 2010 was a challenging year economically for our south suburban communities and businesses, we did use the year to move forward several economic development initiatives.
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