Thursday, October 4, 2012
We recap your most-read stories, the editor's favorite stories and other top headlines.
The month of September was filled with a community giving projects and political discussions during this election year. At the start of the month, the ShareFest 2012 committee completed 11 days of giving and concluded with the community coming together to halt the spread of heroin. In the days between, residents took opportunities to discuss the pros and cons of political issues while commenting on policies and more. See below for the most-read stories, my favorite stories and five more headlines that impacted the community. Most-Read Stories: Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident ShareFest 2012 Stories: ShareFest 2012 Introduces a Fair Atmosphere: It's Fun to Volunteer A New Way to Pay it Forward Through ShareFest In Spirit of …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mayor Tim Baldermann made a pitch for term limits at the local government level.
Mayor Tim Baldermann broached the topic of term limits for local government officials at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting. He said other communities have moved to setting three or four as the maximum number of terms that one can sevre in a particular role.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The possibility of term limits for the mayor's office and trustees becomes a topic of discussion at a board meeting last week. The issue would require a referendum.
The topic of term limits for village government is being tossed around by New Lenox board members and Mayor Tim Baldermann. The second-term mayor threw out a suggestion at the Sept. 17 Committee of the Whole meeting that perhaps caught some trustees off-guard. He proposed the idea of placing term limits on the role of mayor. There was no agreement on the notion of term limits or the number of four-year terms; however, the idea was introduced for discussion. Baldermann, who was elected to his first term in 2007, pointed out that his comments pertained to the office of mayor only. Some present day governments in Cook and DuPage counties are gravitating toward the idea of limiting the term of office for local communities. Baldermann noted …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Recent arrests involving heroin make this presentation worthwhile.
In light of recent arrests involving heroin, New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann and New Lenox Police are encouraging community members to attend a presentation that has received wide acclaim in communities throughout suburban Chicagoland. The Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) is a presentation for parents and community members. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Lincoln-Way Central High School's Lee F. Rosenquist Auditorium. New Lenox Police have partnered with Will County HELPS in inviting the community to join county leaders to glean their insights about the problem that is sweeping the suburban region. The presentation features first-hand users and victims—those whose lives have been…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Southwest suburban New Lenox weathers recession and comes up strong.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Hard work and conservative spending established stability, according to village officials, and businesses and new developments are on an uptick in New Lenox.
Crain's Business News announced last week that New Lenox was among the top 10 municipalities with the least amount of foreclosures in the Chicago region. New Lenox was tied with Naperville and Highland Park in achieving a foreclosure rate of a mere 2.5 percent per every 1,000 mortgageable properties. The communities with the most foreclosures in the Chicago region included Dolton, Bellwood and Round Lake Beach. Read the whole story in Crain's Business News. Read below for the top 10 communities with the lowest foreclosure rates in Chicago. Last week at the New Lenox Village Board meeting, Mayor Tim Baldermann lauded the fact that New Lenox was on par with communities such as Wilmette and Lake Forest. In a later interview with New Lenox …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Check-out our slideshow of photos from the events taking place at Proud American Days on Saturday, July 28.
New Lenox residents were surrounded with summer activities to partake in during the Saturday, July 28 portion of the 2012 Proud American Days. Before many people were awake, the beef cook-off began at 6 a.m. After contestants prepared their cuts for five hours, select judges, including Mayor Tim Baldermann, graded the beef categories including apperance and taste. The New Lenox Township group came in first place, with the Parks N Rec Roasters and Sugar Daddy's Smokers finishing second and third, respectively. The remaining beef was sold to the public with proceeds benefiting the New Lenox Fire Foundation's Save-a-Life Program. At 9 a.m. both the dog parade and mud volleyball tournament began. While participants in the mud volleyball …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Photo gallery from the Friday night portion of the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life event at Lincoln-Way West.
The 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life started late on Friday, July 13 due to the inclimate weather outside at Lincoln-Way West. After everything was situated inside the school's gym, the fight against cancer went right on schedule throughout the night, until 6 a.m. the next morning. Hundreds of New Lenox and other Southland residents supported finding a cure for cancer by walking laps around Lincoln-Way West's indoor track, playing games where the money contributed went to cancer research and more. Do you have photos from 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life? Share them on Patch! Check back tomorrow for a video recap of the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life at Lincoln-Way West!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Devin Hester and Taj Gibson were in New Lenox this weekend for sports camps at Lincoln-Way Central. Watch video recaps of both events.
It is not everyday that there are television crews from ABC, CBS, WGN and CSN at Lincoln-Way Central. However, when two of the most recognizable professional athletes in the Chicago area are in town, it is understandable. "On behalf of the city of New Lenox, we're so excited to not only have great professional athletes that these kids look up to as role models, but (Taj Gibson and Devin Hester) are good qualitly people," said Mayor Tim Baldermann. There were nearly 400 children in attendance for both Hester's football and Gibson's basketball camp on June 29-30 presented by ProCamps. Both Hester and Gibson spoke to the children in the camp about how important it is to get physical exercise. "While, all your friends might be outside playing …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Residents who wish to select their own electricity provider must opt out by today, though even if you join the village's new program you can drop the service at no cost later on.
Residents who want to opt out of the village's new electricity agreement must post-mark a form to do so by today, though Mayor Tim Baldermann warns that finding bigger savings than the village did could be tough. Earlier this month, the village of New Lenox entered an agreement with Direct Energy to provider cheaper electricity rates to residents at an aggregated cost, simply like buying in bulk, and the savings could be about 25 percent annually. People who don't do anything will be automatically enrolled in the program, but the only change they'll see is a lower electricity bill; ComEd will still handle billing and maintenance. However, if a resident wishes to find his or her own electricity provider, a form must be mailed to Direct …