Oak Lawn Reaps Benefits From Gambling After Campaigning Against It
Oak Lawn’s Mayor Sandra Bury campaigned against video gaming in 2013. She even inserted herself into a debate regarding video gaming in nearby Hometown. Despite the campaign rhetoric, gaming is alive and thriving in Oak Lawn. According to the State of Illinois Gaming Commission, Oak Lawn received over $667,000 in gaming revenue. That’s the money that the Village received off the vice. It doesn’t count the money operators made or local bars and restaurants made.
Senior Bus Trip to Navy Pier
Worth Township has a scheduled bus trip to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier on Thursday, March 15th. The bus will leave Worth Township’s office at 11601 S. Pulaski, Alsip at 9:30 a.m. and return to the Township by 3:30 p.m. A payment of $45 includes transportation and admission. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Payment is due by February 22nd and there are no refunds. Anyone interested can sign up and pay at the Worth Township Senior Room, or call 708-371-2900 x28.
District 123 Decorates “Giving Tree” with Donations
In an effort to give back to the less fortunate in the community, students at Kolmar School started a “Giving Tree”. Some readers may know that “Giving Tree’s” are common during the holiday season, they are trees decorated with donations. At Kolmar, students decorated the Giving Tree with donations of hats, scarves, and other winter wear to keep others warm in the cold. The student council was delighted with the generosity of the Kolmar community.
“Student council was excited to be able to sort and box up all of the items,” said Colleen Koch, First Grade Teacher at Kolmar. Donations were collected throughout the month of December, the student council collected 24 hats, 2 scarves, and 46 gloves for a total of 72 items!
Are You Interested in Becoming a Paramedic?
If so, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, is accepting applications for its ten-month Paramedic Education Program that begins on Wednesday, August 6, 2018, and ends Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The program will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the EMS Academy, 5220 W. 105th Street, Oak Lawn. There are skill labs that may occur Monday/Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in some modules. The entire 10-month schedule is distributed on the first night of class.
Advocate Christ Medical Center has an affiliation with Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC). Students will be enrolled as Moraine Valley Community College students and will receive MVCC credits. The 35 transferable college credits achieved upon completion of the program can be applied toward the MVCC Associate Allied Health Science Degree.
The program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMS Division and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). This recognition allows all graduates to be eligible for the IDPH State Paramedic licensing exam and the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification exam.
To learn more about the Paramedic Education Program, an informational session will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at the EMS Academy beginning at 7 p.m. Topics for discussion will include: application process and requirements, program length and time commitment, program components (class, lab, field, clinical), online components (A&P, MVCC Testing Center, FISDAP), tuition and fees and Moraine Valley Community College Affiliation/A.A.S. Degree. A tour of the classrooms and labs will also be included. For additional information, contact Linda Abrahamson, Paramedic Program Director at 708.684.5957 or Donald Mazor, Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator and Education Assistant at 708.684.5979 or to complete the 2018 Paramedic Program application go to: http://regionviiems.com/advocate-christ-emss/