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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

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.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban land bank making progress

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban land bank making progress

The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority has been operational for just over a year now, and has made exciting progress.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

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.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

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…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Some question whether Daley serious about Lake Calumet Airport

Some question whether Daley serious about Lake Calumet Airport

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.

November 22, 2013 11:00 pm Related
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

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.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Advanced manufacturing training program expands

GUEST COMMENTARY: Advanced manufacturing training program expands

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.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Ed Paesel

Ed Paesel

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Executive Director Ed Paesel

January 31, 2013 6:33 pm
Ed Paesel

Ed Paesel

Ed Paesel is executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association.

December 21, 2012 4:56 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SMMA works behind scenes to improve lives

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SMMA works behind scenes to improve lives

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.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Program preparing workers for advanced manufacturing

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…

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: 2012 will see major roadwork in suburbs

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.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

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.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Reasons for optimism with HUD programs

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…

March 23, 2011 12:00 am
2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

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.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steps in 2010 have positioned south suburbs well

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.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am
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