November 28, 2022

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Potential deal could sell former Tinley Park Mental Health Center site to village

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A probable agreement to promote the 280-acre plot of land, at the moment housing the stays of the previous Tinley Park Psychological Health and fitness Centre website, has been attained among the state and the village. But in advance of any arrangement can be officially created, the Illinois General Assembly ought to approve the sale.

Tinley Park Village Supervisor Patrick Carr shared the news at a village board meeting, right after the residence located just off of 183rd Road and Harlem Avenue has sat vacant considering that 2012. The information provides hope to the village as officials have been making an attempt to work out a deal with Illinois Central Management Services (CMS) for many years. 

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The facility was the very last of 12 state owned qualities of its variety when its doors ended up closed a 10 years back. Shuttered without the need of routine maintenance and nestled in the coronary heart of the village, the state owned residence underwent an environmental examine in 2019 that direct to the discovery of several environmental worries, such as asbestos infested properties and black mildew, amid other individuals. 

Condition Rep. Tim Ozinga released legislation to the 102nd Illinois Normal Assembly on Jan. 27, that if passed would make it possible for CMS to convey the home to the village for financial enhancement and remediation for no considerably less than the honest current market benefit, identified by an typical of two appraisals. 

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The proceeds from the sale will then be deposited into the state’s Psychological Wellness Fund, in accordance to the legislation.  

Ozinga launched a different piece of laws on Jan. 27 that would allocate $15 million in cash from the Illinois Bond Fund to the Division of Commerce and Financial Opportunity for a grant to the previous mental health hospital for cleanup initiatives. The money ended up in the beginning released in the 2021 fiscal yr finances, but eliminated with no notice or warning. 

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Carr mentioned the settlement will be set forth in the spring session of the legislature. 

“We’ve labored diligently in excess of the very last 3 months with CMS, it is really been really successful,” Carr stated. “We are really self-assured that this is a gain-get circumstance for the village and the point out. We will proceed to get the job done with them and hold out for our modification to the CMS invoice to be set ahead in the spring session.”

Despite the fact that there is no precise timeline, Carr claimed if the legislation is handed, village lawyers and CMS will get collectively for a acquire sale and intergovernmental settlement with the point out for the ultimate transfer of the home. 

“CMS has worked day in and out getting this arrangement jointly. We are quite thankful for their initiatives,” Tinley Park Mayor Michael Glotz informed FOX 32. “They have accomplished an excellent occupation with our village lawyers putting this legislation together.” 

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