Thursday, April 25, 2013
An open letter to the residents of Evergreen Park by Mayor James Sexton.
Thursday, April 25
Dear Community Members: My wife Karen and I so value your friendship and wish to thank you for the support you’ve extended recently at the polls but especially over this last year when my personal health was briefly challenged through contraction of the West Niles Virus. Last month, we were both vividly reminded of what makes Evergreen Park one of the finest communities to call home. As we walked to Circle Park on an ordinary Saturday morning we didn’t know what to expect. We knew there would be some turnout for a run/walk memorial to Meg Donovan Moonan, but the overwhelming, heartfelt responsewas testament to the power of people in Evergreen Park. Thousands of people came in droves by foot, on bikes and pushing strollers to the emotional …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mayoral challenger Shawn Good has some interesting ideas for Evergreen Park, but first she must survive a petition challenge by two associates of Mayor James Sexton.
Evergreen Park mayoral challenger Shawn Good’s back is pressed against the ropes in her bid to get her name on the ballot in the upcoming April election. Sign up for the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Like many rookie candidates, an objection has been filed against Good’s nominating petitions for not being securely bound when turned into the village and for lacking the proper number of valid signatures. Good is challenging Mayor James Sexton in the upcoming consolidated election. She represented herself before the Village of Evergreen Park’s electoral board on Jan. 10. Pending her objectors’ visit to the Cook County Clerk’s office to validate signatures on her petitions, whether or not her name ends up on the …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Take a look at the candidate lineups for this April's local elections.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Who is making the biggest bucks?
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Evergreen Park mayor, public works director and public safety employees draw the highest salaries among village employees. See the full list of all village employees' salaries and benefit packages.
The Village of Evergreen Park posted the 2012 salaries of village employees on its website. Earnings include gross wages (before taxes). We've included some of the top earners, and randomly chosen municipal employees for perspective. Sign up for the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. The highest paid employee was Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael D. Saunders at $135,586. Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus earns $129,512 annually. One of the lowest wage earners is Patrick B. Callahan, a $10-an-hour, meals-on-wheels driver who earned $720 before taxes. James Sexton commands an annual salary of $104,455 as mayor, and $10,000 as the village liquor commissioner. Cathy Apparo is paid $75,788 as village clerk, and $18,000 per …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Seen anything interesting around Evergreen Park lately? Submit your photos and videos here and check out your neighbors' contributions to our community gallery.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The village of Evergreen Park says Cook County will be spraying for mosquitos in town Tuesday evening, weather permitting. The insecticide is harmless to humans and pets, but those with respiratory problems should take precautions.
Following a morning of thunderstorms and hazardous weather, Cook County will be spraying for mosquitos throughout Evergreen Park this evening. Trucks will drive through alleys and streets from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Although the insecticide is completely harmless to humans and pets, the village urges those with respiratory concerns to take extra precautions. "Generally, the air is fine within a half-hour after the trucks pass," said the village. At the most recent village board meeting, Mayor James Sexton said some mosquitoes in Evergreen Park have been tested positive for West Nile Virus, however, there have been no cases of people being infected. Stay updated with the latest information in Evergreen Park by subscribing to our breaking news …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Be the first to answer the question in the comments section and win free Patch Swag!
Welcome back to Eye on Evergreen, a daily look at your village from an alternative view. Every week, we'll have a photo or trivia question from Evergreen Park's Historical Commission and you've got the opportunity to tell us where in town the photographed item is, or the answer. Let the games begin! Submissions of your own Eye on Evergreen photos or trivia questions can be sent to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trivia questions must relate to Evergreen Park. Photos must be taken in public places or from public sidewalks. Photos where the focus is a person or private home will not be considered.
Monday, July 2, 2012
This year's annual Day in the Park saw temperatures near 100 degrees, but that didn't stop families from soaking in the fun. View our gallery and add a few photos of your own.
Although the official summer season arrived over a week ago, it was officially summertime in Evergreen Park Saturday. The village celebrated its annual Day in the Park, the biggest block party in Evergreen Park. Kids had up-close encounters with camels, pigs, ducks, rabbits and other animals brought into town by Andreas Georgiades' All the Fun in One mobile entertainment. Merchants from across the Southland showcased their crafts and unique products at the expo area right outside of the Hamilton B. Maher Community Center. Hungry? Visitors had their choice of pizza, steak, Mexican fare and dessert from Chicago's Original Rainbow Cone. Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button on this article. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter …
Monday, June 18, 2012
At Monday's Village Board Meeting, Mayor James Sexton and the village board is expected to vote on Public Works director William Lorenz's recommendation of a company to broker the village's electrical rates. See what's on the agenda before you go.
The Board of Trustees and Mayor James Sexton will hold the next village board meeting this evening. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be in Council Chambers of Village Hall. See what's on the agenda before you go. On the Agenda: Members of the audience are invited to speak during the open public forum. The board says to limit comments to three minutes.