Franklin Avenue Closure [7-14-2021 thru 8-2-2021] ( Franklin Park to Bensenville Connection)

Franklin Avenue Closure

The motoring public in the Leyden Township area is being informed that Franklin Avenue will be closed to traffic starting Monday, June 14 from Williams Drive to Wolf Road through August 2. Please watch for detour signs posted in the area. Local traffic will be able to enter the businesses. This is part of the new O’Hare ring road and toll road expansion project for I 490.

The closure will allow the Illinois Tollway to install a box culvert for Silver Creek at Franklin Avenue and ComEd to relocate numerous main line telephone poles.

Please watch this page for updates. To see the detour route and to learn more:

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This is a cowardly disgusting act. These constant brazen acts will never erase our memory of our fallen heroes who gave their lives so you can freely be such fools !!!

Last month, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation placed 66 billboards throughout the city of Chicago to honor the men and women who serve and protect this city.

In a statement, the Foundation said they were saddened to hear “several of the billboards” had been defaced, including a billboard at LeClaire and Elston that featured Officer Jimenez, a beloved father and husband who died in 2018 responding to a shooting in Mercy Hospital.

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I just heard a trailer bill passed both houses to “fix” some of the horrific issues with that disaster reform Bill. Has anyone heard anything?

UPDATE- thank you, Mike Cujo Palazzo for sharing this.

Improvements in the law (SAFE-T Act)

Body cameras

Removes the provision that said an officer cannot view his or own video before writing a report.
Removes the provision that makes it a felony to violate department policy on body cameras.
Improves the language (in our favor) about what would be a felony for violation of state law regard to use of body cameras. Must be intentional, willing, and a clear attempt to obstruct justice. Eliminates a felony offense for inadvertent mistakes or problems with cameras.
Clarifies that law enforcement agencies that are in universities, park districts, conversation districts, forest preserves, railroads, etc. (any agencies that are not municipal or county) have a mandatory date of January 1, 2025, for implementation of body cameras.

Use of force

Removes the ambiguous language about letting someone flee if they can be apprehended at a later date. The “apprehended later” idea was reinserted in a different place in the trailer bill, but in a different way that initially seems more palatable. We are continuing to review and discuss this.
Addresses the concern that it was unclear what an “imminent threat” might be when it comes to using deadly force, and removes the undefined idea that a serious crime must have “just” been committed. The word “just” has been removed from the law.

Chokeholds and tasers:

Addresses the definition of chokeholds and removes the provision that says you cannot target the back with a taser.
Most new training requirements: Now effective January 1, 2022, instead of July 1.

Obstructing and resisting officers:

Clarifies that you can arrest someone for obstructing without an underlying offense. Separates resisting from obstructing.
Major issues deferred (some for reasons we are OK with)

Citations instead of custodial arrests for Class B and C misdemeanors.

The sponsor understand our concerns, and we expect more negotiation before the effective date of January 1, 2023.
Three phone calls for person in custody. The negotiated language is improved but not part of the trailer bill. Implementation of this will be delayed until January 1, 2022, so that we can continue to discuss.

Decertification issues.

Effective January 1, 2022, so there is time to work on the outstanding critical issues.

Anonymous complaints.

We could not come to agreement with sponsors and advocates on modifying this issue, but allowing anonymous complaints is not effective until 2023, and so there is time.

Major issues not addressed

Funding for the body cameras and storage and funding for all training. Everyone knows it’s a major concern, but it is not addressed yet.
AG civil penalty for officers for pattern and practice violations. We believe these investigations and penalties should be directed at agencies and municipalities, not individual officers. We will continue to discuss this.


The Illinois Chiefs support the trailer bill. It addresses many of our serious concerns with the SAFE-T Act, and law enforcement will be much better off with these changes.

We remain concerned about unresolved and unaddressed issues, but in recent months we have strengthened a process of negotiating honestly and in good faith with legislators about criminal justice reform issues.

TO ILACP members: Please send your questions and concerns to

Respectfully released at 2 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021

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National Donut Day

National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. According to John Costello, Chief Global Marketing & Innovation Officer at Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts wants to make it easy and affordable for people to celebrate National Donut Day. “As the donut leader, we know first-hand how donuts, perhaps more than any other treat, bring smiles to people’s faces and make everyday moments at home, work and at play a little sweeter. To commemorate this occasion and celebrate this classic treat, we invite everyone to visit Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on June 3 to enjoy a free donut with a beverage purchase,” he said.

Dunkin’ Donuts has led the donut category for more than 60 years, selling 5.3 million donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats every day. Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the United States offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed and Chocolate Frosted. As the brand has expanded into new markets throughout the world, Dunkin’ Donuts has extended its donut leadership and innovation by introducing new varieties created specifically to appeal to local tastes. For example, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Asia currently offer Pork Floss Donuts, yeast donuts topped with dried pork and often paired with dry seaweed topping, as well as Mochi Rings, which are cake donuts indigenous to the region.

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The Missing Man Table

When you see the table of the ones who have not returned, this is what it means. Please take a moment to respect those it represents.

•The Cloth is White- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.

•The Single Red Rose- reminds us of the lives of these Americans, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, while seeking answers.

•The Yellow Ribbon- symbolizes our continued determination to account for them.

•A Slice of Lemon- reminds us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.

•A Pinch of Salt- symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families who long for answers after decades of uncertainty.

•The Lighted Candle- reflects our hope for their return- Alive or Dead.

The Glass is Inverted- to symbolize their inability to share a toast.

•The Chair is Empty- They Are Missing.

🇺🇸Memorial Day 🇺🇸

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Consider Supporting the Palumbo Family Foundation

If you are looking for a worthy cause to donate to and support please consider the Palumbo Family Foundation.

Sebastian (Sam) and Mary Palumbo, along with their children, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Elizabeth, and Gabriella, founded the Palumbo Family Foundation with the desire to offer boys and girls the opportunity to thrive through education and wellness grants. The pursuit of overall well-being serves to allow them to further their education and careers.

The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in two sectors of our communities in the Chicagoland area. One is providing scholarships to well deserving students of lower income families. Without scholarships, many of these students would not realize their dream of furthering their education. The other is providing medical grants to organizations that serve the needs of local medically challenged children.

The Palumbo Family Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization. The administration of the foundation is all volunteers; a 100% of the net proceeds of donations and fundraising events give hope and inspiration to young adults looking for financial help to continue their education after high school; as well as children with medical needs.

Palumbo Family Foundation
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Franklin Park improving streets in anticipation of I-490 western access to O’Hare

Franklin Park is planning a series of road improvements to complement the ongoing planned I-490 interchange project, which will allow drivers to access O’Hare International Airport from the west.

The I-490 project, or O’Hare Western Bypass, “will be built to carry north-south traffic around the western border of O’Hare and provide access to the airport,” according to the Illinois Tollways website. I-490 will begin with a partial interchange with I-294 in Franklin Park.

The tollway website,, offers a map of the I-490 project.

The new configuration will create access to southbound I-294 off of Franklin Avenue in Franklin Park. Meanwhile, northbound I-294 traffic could ramp off to I-490 and then ramp down to Franklin Avenue. As part of this project, Franklin Park will complete reconstructionand widen Franklin Avenue starting in the winter of 2022, with completion planned for the fall of 2023. Franklin Park has received $35 million in grants related to the project. The bulk of the grant funding – about $32.8 million – came from IDOT and the tollway, with the remainder coming through county programs.

In anticipation of the tollway project, and the reconstruction of Franklin Avenue, Franklin Park is making other road improvements meant to align traffic patterns. One of those improvements will be the creation of a dedicated right-turn lane for southbound traffic on Mannheim Road to turn onto Belmont. The truck traffic will then be able to reach Franklin Avenue by turning right onto Williams Drive.

The new traffic configuration should eliminate the need for southbound truck traffic on Mannheim to make left turns off onto Belmont to reach Franklin Avenue. Pedersen said the current traffic pattern can create congestion and delays, as trucks sometimes have difficulty making the left turn onto Belmont.

Right now, we can have situations where a semi is coming across Belmont, and the light changes, and it can actually end up blocking Belmont.

To facilitate the creation of the turn lane, Franklin Park is buying and demolishing 3204 Mannheim Road, a property which has been abandoned for more than a decade. The Village Board approved the transfer this month of $696,700 in funds from the Belmont Avenue/Williams Street Tax Increment Financing District. Franklin Park had already allocated $1.455 million for the project, according to village documents regarding the project.

A tax increment financing district can be created when an area is deemed blighted in such a way that private investment is unlikely to occur without some kind of government intervention. The creation of such a district allows the reallocation and use of property tax dollars to be used for public improvements, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce.

Aside from property acquisition, the project will entail widening Mannheim Road to create the turn lane, the widening and reconstruction of Belmont Avenue from Williams to Mannheim, and the widening of Williams from Belmont to Franklin.

There is no set timeline for the project.

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Do HIPAA Laws Prevent Private Businesses From Asking About Covid?

Well, once again, we can thank social media for stirring up a “fake news” hornets nest. This time, the tin-foil-hat brigade are up in arms about privately-owned businesses possibly asking customers for proof of vaccination.

The CDC, recently, updated their guidelines in regards to mask-wearing. Basically, the organization stated that fully-vaccinated people can now go without wearing masks while indoors. However, they still recommend that non-vaccinated people wear masks.

Almost immediately following the updated guidance, many businesses adjusted their guidelines. Some state you don’t have to wear a mask, inside their establishment, and some stated they wish to continue enforcing mask-wearing.about:blank

Of course, that was enough for trolls to rise from the ashes and begin their BS on social media again.

You’ve probably seen the same posts, that I have, about people claiming they’ll sue a business that asks for proof of vaccination.

Here’s a portion of the post making its rounds on Facebook, currently.nullabout:blank

I am putting everyone on notice, if I walk into a restaurant, bar, retail store of any kind etc, and you ask me for proof of vac, I will immediately file suit against you. I will file both a personal and business lawsuit for violation HIPAA Laws.

They state it’s a violation of HIPAA laws. But, is it really? In short, the answer is no, it’s not a violation of HIPAA laws.

So, let’s take a little dive into HIPAA.about:blank

HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” and is meant to protect some of the patient’s health information to be protected. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, these laws apply to people in medical-related fields; which include medical and insurance providers.

In essence, most businesses aren’t covered/governed by HIPAA laws, thus does not restrict them from asking about your vaccination status.

As a consumer, you have every right to not patronize a business. So, if you don’t feel comfortable “going there” then give another business your money. It really is as simple as that.

For myself, I don’t care either way. There are much greater issues to worry about than worrying if someone knows whether I’m vaccinated or not. However, I’d be willing to bet there are some ambulance-chaser type of attorneys that will challenge HIPAA laws soon, so stay tuned.

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U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Ruled Warrantless Gun Confiscation Is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that warrantless seizures of firearms from Americans’ homes is unconstitutional and violated the Fourth Amendment.

The nation’s highest court found in favor of Edward Caniglia from Cranston, Rhode Island on May 17.

Caniglia’s guns were taken by police after his wife said she was worried he would hurt himself, according to the ABA Journal.

The seizure occurred after he had a fight with his wife and took out an unloaded handgun and put it on the table and told her to shoot him and put him out of his misery.

Caniglia stormed out of the house, so his wife hid his gun and then went to spend the night elsewhere, NPR reported.

When she couldn’t reach him the next morning, she called the Cranston police to do a welfare check and escort her to their home.

Caniglia was on his front porch when they arrived and officers worked to convince him to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation even though they wrote in their police report that he “seemed normal” and “was calm for the most part,” according to the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

He agreed to go, but only after police allegedly promised not to confiscate his firearms, the ABA Journal reported.

But after Caniglia was gone, officers told his wife that he had agreed to have his weapons confiscated, FEE reported.

Then they entered the home and seized two guns, the ABA Journal reported.

Caniglia was evaluated and released from the hospital the same day, but police refused to return his legally-owned weapons that had been removed without a warrant,

So he filed a lawsuit that alleged police had illegally searched his home and seized his guns.

The lower courts ruled that police could enter Caniglia’s home and take his weapons under the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement that applied to homes and cars, the ABA Journal reported.

The exception is a 50-year-old Supreme Court doctrine created to give law enforcement a legal way to remove cars from the side of the interstate and clear car crashes.

The First Circuit called the exception “ill-defined” but allowed that the rule extended to private homes.





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