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South Suburban Mayors And Managers Association

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

Lansing, South Holland want share of potential casino revenue

Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.

March 05, 2014 9:45 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

Sterling Lumber consolidates operations in Illinois

A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm
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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

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…

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.

March 10, 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

EDITORIAL: Build paths to better quality of life

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.

October 14, 2011 12:00 am

Hike and bike trails movement gaining bistate support

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.

October 11, 2011 12:30 pm

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

Cal City to start booting cars in spring

CALUMET CITY The Denver Boot is coming to Calumet City.

February 25, 2011 12:19 pm

Lansing eyes funds to fix streets

LANSING | Village officials are preparing to apply for federal funds to help pay for street repairs.

January 13, 2011 12:00 am
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