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Calumet City Star (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Calumet City, Illinois Music what direction for the Industry in the 1990s? see prime time big time Orland woman a invention goes worldwide recollections of some who had 15 minutes of Fame the Star your Community newspaper Lansing a Lynwood edition 60 pages�?6 sections thursday january la 1990 25 cents per copy vol. 3�?no. 42lansing sets vote on ambulance fees by Dan Culloton Village trustees will vote tuesday on an ordinance that allows Lansing to collect fees from non residents who require the attention of the villages emergency medical personnel. The Law presented monday night by trustee James Mccollom chairman of the ordinance committee establishes How much Lansing will charge non residents for advanced and Basic life support. Advanced life support Calls Are those that require Electrocardiogram monitoring intravenous therapy and drug administration. Basic life support requires Only minimum trauma care. The Village will charge nonresidents $275 for advanced life support and $150 for Basic life support in Lansing or in unincorporated areas around Lansing. Non residents who receive treatment on the expressway will be charged $300 and $200 for the services respectively. A a we be been serving non residents for nothing and its time to Stop a said fire chief Ralph Schauer. A this is important because of the Way that our people have supported the program from Day one. Its time that we relieve them of the non residents who utilize Lansing a emergency medical services will be billed through the Village clerks office Schauer said. Village residents who support the system through their property taxes please turn to Page a-2 school District 215 looks to Community for financial advice by Anita Pfeifer with the financial picture in Thornton fractional township High school District 215 expected to Worsen in coming years the Board of education seeks ways to keep the District afloat and still provide a sound education for its students. On monday the Board decided to ask Community members to take a look at the District and offer their suggestions for Long term solutions. The Board unanimously agreed to appoint a 22-member Blue ribbon committee to take on the task of reviewing personnel facilities and programs and the Way they Impact on finances in the District said Steven Toth Board president. The committee will be made up of representatives from the four communities served by District 215 a Burnham Calumet City Lansing and Lynwood. The districts students attend either Thornton fractional North High school in Calumet City or Thornton fractional South High school in Lansing. Members of the Blue ribbon committee will be nominated from such areas of the Community As business and civic groups As Well As groups within the schools such As Booster clubs and the Pat. Additionally several Community members will be chosen to serve As at Large members the committee. Twenty one members of the committee will have voting privileges Toth said. The chairman of the committee will not have voting Powers but will serve to steer the committee he added. Please turn to Page a-2 computer Purchase oked in Lynwood though the temperatures ventured Only into the 40s Over the weekend it apparently Felt like Spring to these youngsters after the december deep freeze. Kyle Oakley Center and Shane Houlihan left take to the front Lawn of a Calumet City Home for some football As the Sun shone briefly. Lansing police department Aims for National accreditation status by Dan Culloton the Lansing police department should be a nationally accredited organization within two years police chief Dean Stanley said monday. A $15,000 study of the department conducted by the International association of chiefs of police Iacy recommended that the organization seek accreditation. A the accreditation process is our next step that we have planned a Stanley said. The report which made More than too recommendations concerning the departments staff organization and policies said the department was going in the right direction Stanley said. The accreditation process will Cost approximately $9,000, said mayor Bill Balthis and will begin As the department moves in late february and Early March into the new police station at 170th Street and Oakwood Avenue. The entire process should be Complete by May of 1992, Balthis said. To become certified the department must meet standards set by the accreditation Board of the Iacy. New Job descriptions policies and goals will be written by every member of the department Stanley said. The process will require the a total involvement of All personnel a Stanley said. The rewritten policies and objectives will be submitted by each employee a from captains to patrol officers to janitors a to their super visor for approval then to the chief. Once Stanley gives his approval he will pass the documents to the accreditation Board which will Check the new guidelines against their standards. After the Board is satisfied it will Send an inspection team to the Lansing department a to make sure that everything is met in fact As Well As on paper a Stanley said. If the department passes the boards staff and line inspections it will be certified Stanley said. The department must then pass an inspection every two years to keep its certification. A there is not a certified department in the country that Hopes to be de certified Quot Stanley said. The accreditation will help the department provide a More professional service Stanley said. A it sets the Standard for extremely High professionalism and says that the value of Law enforcement has met the highest Standard of Law enforcement there is a Stanley said. The department will begin to grow with the Community if it is certified Stanley said. A it is necessary and needed now that Lansing has reached the size that it has a Stanley said. Balthis said the accreditation will help keep the department on its toes. A you got something in Black and White from a third party to serve As a measuring stick in Case there Are any complaints lodged about the Law enforcement service Balthis said of accreditation. Lynwood Village Board of trustees approved a motion to Purchase a backup system for new Village computers during a meeting tuesday evening. The trustees approved the Purchase of a 500-Watt backup system which will provide support to maintain memory in Case of Power failure or electrical surges. The system will Cost the Village approximately $600, trustees indicated tuesday. In other action the Board approved a motion on a variance for an oversized garage allowing the owner to proceed with plans for construction of the garage. However the motion stipulates that the final approval is subject to the submission of the proper plans and agreements. The garage will be used for personal equipment and storage. The Board also granted a liquor License to Joe a pizza As Well As tentatively approving a liquor License for Village cafe inc. A final decision on the liquor License with be made after the Board reviews the plans for the building. In addition to granting liquor licenses the trustees approved a request from police chief Greg Szy Manski to attend a police chief training conference in St. Louis from Jan. 20-23 at a Cost of $355. The Public safety committee announced a meeting for Jan. 16 at 6 30 . To discuss the Purchase of police cars As Well As the Sauk Village communication system. In other business mayor Barclay a a buds Fleming announced the resignation of building commissioner Tom Costino. The next meeting of the Lynwood Village Board is scheduled for Jan. 23 at 7 30 . Trustees continue study of Railroad crossing dilemma committeeman contests looming in most area township elections by Darren Hillock township committeeman is a Job according to some of those who do it with plenty of toil on the front lines of politics and no pay. At times it also Calls for dipping into their own pockets for funds to help the cause some committeemen say. Despite those facts the Field is crowded this year especially on the Republican Side for the purely political jobs to be filled in the March 20 primary election. Of nine South suburban townships eight have challenges on the gop Side. Charles Panici in Bloom township is the sole gop committeeman who can sleep easy come election Day. Democratic committeemen Are facing challenges in Orland and Worth townships. The latter is shaping up to be a bitter contest pitting 20-year Veteran committeeman Harry a a Bush Yourell against Joan Murphy the Worth township supervisor and John Griffin the Moraine Valley Community College Board chairman. Among the Republican committeemen some political observers have speculated that county party chairman Jim Dvorak or suburban chairman Alan Carr of Cicero May be tacitly backing some of the challengers in an Effort to solidify Dvorak a chances of re election As chairman. That vote will take place among the committeemen shortly after the March primary. Officials in the county party organization deny any such movement. A we Are standing in Strong support behind All our incumbents a said John Nevin a Dvorak aide. A a there a no reason to have warfare among ourselves when we need to concentrate on winning elections in november Quot that sentiment is echoed by some of the committeemen. A i done to see any serious threats to incumbent committeemen in any of the elections a said Thornton town ship gop committeeman j. Micheal Peck who pointed out that Dvorak has announced his support for All the current office holders. On the surface Peck might appear to be one of those targeted. His opponent Robert Cook is a Cook county sheriffs Deputy working at the Maywood courthouse. But Peck said he is confident that his re election is assured and that Cook is not being backed by Dvorak who until recently was undersheriff and remains a close ally of sheriff James of Grady. Palos township Republican committeeman Herbert Schumann said please turn to Page a-2 by Dan Culloton there is a cheap method of keeping open the Only route to five Homes in Lansing but maintenance problems Likely would result Village officials said monday. It would Cost approximately $7,000 for a scaled Down version of improvements necessary to make Public a private Railroad crossing at 186th Street and Chicago Avenue. The project would include smoothing out the Steep Grade of the existing one Lane gravel Road by raising it nearly two feet and extending it 80 feet North of the tracks and 90 feet South of the tracks said Village Engineer Jerry Rice at the Village boards committee of the whole meeting. The Road would be 16 feet wide made of gravel and would have Steep Side slopes Rice said. The new project would not include installing warning lights Bells and Gates to the crossing Rice said. The plan supposedly meets the Illinois Commerce commissions absolute minimum standards for a Public crossing said mayor Bill Balthis. However that does not mean the inc will approve the crossing in this Case. A even though they said a these Are our minimum requirements a that does not mean that they will approve of those requirements a Balthis said. A fall the inc is saying is a hey Well look at it a a he said. A a we re not guaranteeing that they would approve it As a Public crossing just by bringing it up to after a hearing the inc May require warning devices to be installed at the crossing. Five homeowners living on the Chicago Avenue Extension South of 186th Street have been trying to secure a private crossing agreement or to make the Road Public since a 1986 fatal Accident at the crossing Cost them their liability insurance. The residents had a private crossing agreement with the grand trunk and Western Railroad that was cancelled after the daughter Mother and please turn to Page a-2 a hint of Spring in january

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