911 Gets Address Wrong; First Responders Can’t Stop Suicide at Correct Address
A chilling message once again became clear recently when 911 dispatchers took a call from a man reporting a suicide. According to our sources, the dispatchers sent the police to the wrong address, where the homeowner was awakened and a thorough search for the man was conducted. Unfortunately, the man who called was a couple houses away at the right address. He committed suicide before the first responders reached him.
It isn’t the first time we’ve heard “mistakes happen” but several first responders employed at the village are asking if the right address was provided would they have saved the troubled man. On the other side of the aisle, administration lackeys continue to claim that mistakes like this used to happen all the time with the union dispatchers. We are told that is false and can’t remember one report like this one.
Help Prevent A Flu Epidemic
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges anyone who has not yet received flu vaccine to get it as soon as possible. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national observance to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. While many people typically get the flu vaccine in early fall, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, a time when many people are out and about.
Chicago Tap Theatre brings ‘Tidings of Tap’ to Moraine Valley stage
The Chicago Tap Theatre will be dancing over to Moraine Valley Community College on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The “Tidings of Tap” performance will be in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors and students, and $10 for children ages 12 and under.
“Tidings of Tap” is a tap dance celebration of all things wintry, including rhythmic and whimsy-filled interpretations of favorite Christmas, Chanukah and winter songs. The fun, yet sophisticated, family-friendly show features seasonal standards and lesser-known songs as well as the spectacular dancing of Chicago Tap Theatre. Children and parents especially will enjoy the last number, when children are invited on stage to dance.
OLHMS Musicians Triumph Again
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Illinois Music Educators Association Junior/Senior High Division held its annual District I Jazz Music Festival at Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, IL. The festival involved only 40 students selected from more than 60 schools throughout the southwestern metropolitan Chicago area. The jazz festival band was conducted by renowned jazz educator Mr. Glenn Williams.