South Suburban Mayors And Managers Association
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.
As part of their ongoing commitment to improving the southern suburbs, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and several of its member communities recently created the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority to help facilitate the redevelopment of vacant, foreclosed a…
In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.
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.
The state line should not be a barrier for recreation trails. It's good to see a concerted effort to link hiking and biking trails in Indiana and Illinois.
A $70 million plan to connect hike and bike trails in Indiana and Illinois is picking up steam, with the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association now throwing its support behind the plan.
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…
CALUMET CITY The Denver Boot is coming to Calumet City.
LANSING | Village officials are preparing to apply for federal funds to help pay for street repairs.
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.
It's that time of year when we traditionally assess our individual situations, count our blessings and celebrate the human spirit. In 2010, for many of us, assessing is outdistancing the counting and celebrating by a mile.
Following several years of study by Metra working with the Southeast Metra Commuter Rail Board, a draft alternatives analysis has been completed and will be presented for public comment at meetings scheduled for Sept. 22 in Chicago Heights and Sept. 28 in South Holland.
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